Sunday, November 24, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court won't review a ruling that erased the guilty plea and 10-year prison sentence given to a Pennsylvania convict who took part in a bank robbery while he was supposed to be looking for a job. The Courier-Post says the Supreme Court's decision means Leon Glaspie could soon be freed. Glaspie was given a two-hour leave in November 2008 from a Philadelphia halfway house to seek work, but he and another Philadelphia man robbed a bank instead.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man convicted of fatally stabbing a man during a street fight in Atlantic City has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Manuel Concepcion Jr., was convicted last month on aggravated manslaughter and weapons charges stemming from the July 2011 fatal attack on 45-year-old Ignacio Castro.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there last week. Officials at the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township say its reactor resumed full-power operations at 12:18 a.m. yesterday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.19, up 7 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.54.