State Wrap: Daring Rescue, Pols Charged and a World Record

Other top stories include a truck that transported recovered Ground Zero wreckage is implicated in 9/11 scam and Snooki & JWoww pass on Morristown for their Jersey Shore spin-off.

A pair of 14-year-olds and a volunteer firefighter  at a train underpass in Glen Rock, after the woman maneuvered around safety cones to prevent passage through the flooded area.

Rebecca Soni won her first gold medal at the London Olympics and broke her world record time in the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday. She had previously  on Monday, with a silver in the 100-meter breaststroke. 

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New Jersey State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder was charged Friday with writing almost $400,000 worth of bogus checks to people who invested in his Hillsdale-based company, All Points International Distributors, according to a press release from the state attorney general's office.

Fourth Legislative District Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty was arrested Tuesday afternoon in his hometown of Washington Township, Gloucester County, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Moriarty, 55, served as Washington Township mayor from 2004 through 2008, and was elected to the Assembly in 2005. He reportedly refused to provide a breath sample once at the police station, according to one source, who spoke to Patch on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

A Morris Township teen was in the right place at the right time early Tuesday evening when she revived a woman at a beach in Ocean County.

The woman was spotted by Michael Ems, of East Hampton, and Catherine Ghee, of Connecticut. When the two pulled the woman from the water, she had no pulse and was not breathing, Butler said.

The same truck that transported a tower piece recovered from the wreckage of Ground Zero to Barnegat last year — to serve as a memorial for those who died — is now at the center of an alleged scam.

Thomas J. Scalgione, 40, of Manahawkin and Mark Anthony Niemczyk, 66, of Tinton Falls were accused this week of promoting a bogus 9/11 victims' charity by driving around in a pickup truck painted with the names of first responders who perished.

The New Jersey State Police Drug Trafficking Unit arrested four men and seized forty kilos of cocaine and $1 million from a warehouse in Metuchen, the State Police announced on Monday. The July 24 bust was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation that has yielded more than $3 million in assets.

With a week to go before the expected start of filming in Morristown of the "Snooki & JWoww" Jersey Shore spin-off series, the town was informed that there has been a change of plans.

Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews is under investigation by a House ethics panel for his use of campaign funds, the Huffington Post reports. 

Andrews, a Haddon Heights resident, reportedly spent $97,000 on at least 18 trips to California from 2007 to 2011. He was first elected to Congress in 1990 and represents New Jersey's 1st Congressional District, which comprises parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. 

A 28-year-old city man has been charged with murder, weapons offenses and aggravated assault following a shooting last weekend, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark police announced. 

An Atlantic City man was arrested in southern Texas Monday night in connection with the murder of an Atlantic City woman in May, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced Monday night.

David J. Williams, 48, was charged with the murder of 23-year-old Siddiqah Bryant in May, McClain said. Bryant was discovered dead inside a parked van on the 1800 block of Arctic Avenue on May 17 after being reported missing earlier in the day, McClain said.


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