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NJ Mother Who Smothered 3-Month-Old Baby After Heavy Drinking Gets Prison Time
Authorities say a New Jersey woman who accidentally smothered her 3-month-old son after a night of heavy drinking was sentenced to prison time. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that 39-year-old Melissa Johnson was sentenced to four years.

12 Arrested In Trafficking Untraceable ‘Ghost Gun’ Assault Rifles, Drugs, New Jersey Attorney General Says
Twelve people in New Jersey have been arrested following a year-long investigation dubbed “Operation Stone Wall,” which targeted so-called “ghost guns.” The guns, which have no serial numbers and can be bought online, were made illegal in New Jersey last year.

3 Confirmed Measles Cases In Lakewood
Health officials are warning residents of a third confirmed measles case in Lakewood, New Jersey. It’s possible the man exposed others to the highly contagious infection between March 9 and 14.

Nearly $2 Billion Wagered On Sports In New Jersey In Nine Months
Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and the two days preceding it.

Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Emaciated Dog Found Eating Carcass Of Another Dog
A dog named Ruth is on the mend after being subjected to deplorable conditions in Salem County. But Ruth still faces challenges in her recovery.

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