SOUTH AMBOY, NJ—A cop who put dozens of people behind bars on drug charges is now trying hard to avoid a prison sentence of his own after getting caught stealing heroin from evidence.

The suspended South Amboy detective, 40-year-old Matthew Barcheski, may well succeed in avoiding prison despite pleading guilty to four different criminal charges before Superior Court Judge Michael Toto.

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ELIZABETH, NJ—A grand jury in Union County has indicted four men from Middlesex County in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on January 14.

At approximately 4 am on that Sunday morning, local police found 30-year-old Tyrone Osorio outside an Elizabeth Avenue restaurant suffering from gunshot wounds.

Osorio, the father of a young daughter, was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he died the following day.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ–Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't hold back on what she believes ails American politics when she sat down with the Director of the Rutgers Eagleton Insitute of Politics on March 29. 

During the hour-long conversation with Dr. Ruth Mandel, Clinton touched on many topics such as her role as a woman in politics, the hyper-partisanship in government, and why she doesn’t plan on leaving public life any time soon.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJ-SPCA), based in New Brunswick, has long been mired in controversy.

In January, continued calls to action by animal-rights activists and state-sanctioned reports over the course of nearly two decades, culminated in the adoption of a state law to strip the NJ-SPCA of its police powers.

Former Governor Chris Christie signed the bill, which passed the state Assembly 63-0 with four abstentions, during his final days in office.

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