PERTH AMBOY, NJ—The county's top law enforcement official announced on March 20 that his agency was seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was found dead in Perth Amboy last August.

The unidentified man's body was found in the woods near the intersection of Riverview Drive and Herbert Street, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police are investigating an aggravated assault that was reported to have occurred in the early morning hours of March 8, according to a Rutgers University crime alert.

New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD), the lead agency in the case, did not publicize the incident, which only came to light due to the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD).

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Two American paragons of retail, Sears Roebuck & Company and Kmart said historical income from operations reflected “substantial doubt” over their ability to stay in business, according to a March 22 regulatory filing.

Twelve years ago, the two titans merged to form Sears Holdings, the parent company which now finds itself in debt.

That debt has so far added up to $4.2 billion, and Sears Holdings said it doesn’t know if it can obtain the badly needed cash to meet its business obligations.

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—A local man has been found guilty of murdering his next-door neighbor in the summer of 2014, after a second trial that followed a "hung jury."

The "retrial" began on January 18 in the Middlesex County Courthouse, located in downtown New Brunswick.

On February 28, 44-year-old Roland E. Amos was found guilty of fatally shooting Brian A. Hoey, who was 43 at the time and left behind a longtime girlfriend and their eight-year-old daughter.

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FRANKLIN, NJ–More than 230 people have already signed up for the Franklin Food Bank's Annual "Tour de Franklin" Charity Bike Ride, which is taking place on Sunday, April 30.

"Our registration discount has been extended until April 7!!" reads the Facebook page for the upcoming event.

Those who register before the April 7 deadline can get a discount and register for $45.  After April 7, adult registration will be $50.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Local police reminded city residents that "anyone who legitimately works for the City will have proper identification" after a Tunison Road resident was scammed by imposters.

"If a resident has any doubt, they should call the police department before letting anyone have access to their residence," reads the Nixle alert issued to community members on February 27.

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