State Wrap: Missing Teen Found Safe, High School Sex Scandal
Other top stories this week include tour bus flipping on I-80 exit ramp and a family of six forced to jump from the third-floor of their burning apartment building.
A Clark teenager who tweeted, "There is somone in my hour ecall 911," around 6 p.m. Sunday night before vanishing, turned herself into police Wednesday. The teen's disappearance, which police now consider voluntary, went viral on Twitter, with the hashtag #helpfindkara peaking at No. 3 worldwide.
Three Triton High School teachers are charged with engaging in sexual activity with former students, and two administrators, including Principal Catherine DePaul, are charged with not reporting what they knew.
An unidentified pedestrian killed by a New Jersey Transit train Saturday night in Red Bank purposefully laid on the tracks moments before being struck, according to an engineer's report of the incident.
A tour bus on its way to Manhattan from Toronto overturned Saturday morning on the Interstate 80 exit ramp to Route 46 in Wayne, sending 12 passengers—including eight in critical condition—to area hospitals, Wayne Police said.
The trial of a man accused of killing Point Borough's Kyleigh Sousa in Arizona in May 2010 is just under way. Joseluis Marquez is fighting murder and burglary charges in the death of Sousa, who was 21 years old the night she died outside an International House of Pancakes (IHop) restaurant in Tempe, AZ.
A mother and her five children were forced to jump out of a third-floor window when a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in their Newark apartment.
A Short Hills dentist, who was banned from practicing, used the identity of dead dentist to work out of four dental offices during the last year, according to the state Attorney General.
State environmental officials have approved a revision of the state's public access rules for beaches, bays and tidal waterways, the Associated Press reported Friday.
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin says the new rules maintain existing public access, while granting more power to local communities to write their own access plans, subject to state approval, the AP reported. The Public Access Rule was signed Wednesday, and will take effect Nov. 5.
A Parsippany man was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his wife multiple times inside a Lake Hiawatha restaurant late Friday night.
Authorities have charged 18 people from around the region as part of a months long investigation into drug sales, gambling and violent crime in the Englewood-area, including a seasonal parks worker who was dealing ecstasy from a concession stand in Englewood's Mackay Park, City Police Chief Arthur O'Keefe said.
A 16-year-old Bloomfield High School soccer player died Saturday night in a car crash that left four others injured.
A Toms River man allegedly shared sexually explicit emails over the course of a year with a 14-year-old Jackson schools student, where the man works as a music teacher, officials said.
Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said county detectives charged Michael D. Carattini, 29, Toms River, with child endangerment and official misconduct.