Third man charged in the N.J. political operative’s murder-for-hire case
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Third man charged in the N.J. political operative’s murder-for-hire case

A Connecticut man was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire scheme in which a New Jersey-based political consultant paid him and another man to kill a longtime associate. George Bratsenis, 74, of Monroe, Conn. previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. His…

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Prosecutor: Former Steinert High School teacher charged with sexual assault

A former teacher at Steinert High School in Hamilton has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for having a sexual relationship with a female student more than two decades ago, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office. Joseph DePuglio,…

Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

The cyber crimes unit in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office is investigating recent telephone scams where callers spoof the non-emergency telephone numbers for various police departments in an attempt to scam residents. Scammers claim falsely that the resident has a warrant out for their arrest.  Law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over…

Prosecutor releases results of autopsy report in death of Princeton University student whose body was found on campus in October
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Prosecutor releases results of autopsy report in death of Princeton University student whose body was found on campus in October

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie died by suicide, officials announced on Wednesday, Dec. 28, more than two months after her body was found on campus. Ewunetie went missing in the early morning hours of Oct. 14. Her family reported her missing on Oct. 16 after not hearing from her. A search for her began on…

Pedestrian rescues West Windsor man from car after it crashes

A car crashed into a tree and caught on fire in West Windsor on Tuesday, Dec. 27. A pedestrian saved the driver, police said. Just after 7 p.m., the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord, Christopher Howard of West Windsor, was traveling east on South Mill Road just before the intersection of New Edinburg Road….

Elderly man crashes into apartment building in Lawrence

A 72-year-old Bucks County man was hospitalized after he drove into an apartment building in Lawrence on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Police received several 911 calls about the crash just after 1:30 p.m. The apartment building is located on the 2600 block of Lawrence Road/Route 206. Officers found the man unconscious and trapped inside his car….