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Significant Reduction in Criminal Backlog Highlighted in Judiciary Report

STATE — A 13 percent decrease in backlogged criminal cases during the past court year is only part of the good news to be found in the Judiciary’s annual statistical report, Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts, announced Tuesday.

Teacher Fined, Placed On Probation For Credit Card Fraud

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A South Brunswick High School English teacher has been placed on probation for three years and was fined $1,000 for taking credit cards from two co-workers and running up a bill of more than $600, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.

Former Teacher Sentenced For Improperly Kissing Student

NEW BRUNSWICK – A former eighth grade English teacher has been sentenced to serve 364 days at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick for improperly touching and kissing a 14-year-old female student nearly four years ago.

Nurse Charged With Stealing From Summit Beating Victim

SUMMIT — A registered nurse at Overlook Hospital was charged with one count of third degree theft on Monday, after he allegedly stole several hundred dollars from an unconscious man who was brought into the hospital’s emergency room on July 17.

Christie Kills Supplemental Spending Bills

STATE – Citing the need for fiscal responsibility, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed three Democrat-initiated spending bills on Friday. The governor shot down a homebuyer’s tax credit bill, and proposals to restore funding for the FamilyCare program and women’s health and family planning services.