News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are searching for the pilot of a single-engine plane that illegally landed on a Coast Guard beach in New Jersey. The Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May increased security after the craft landed on its beach just before 8 p.m. Sunday. There was no sign of the pilot.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The former commander of the Ocean County Sheriff's Department's canine unit who stole cocaine that was meant to train the dogs has been sentenced to three years in prison. John Adams had pleaded guilty last December to official misconduct and theft. Prosecutors have said the 41-year-old Toms River man diverted more than 1 kilogram of cocaine intended for training and ingested it.
SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) - People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave _ but they've got the wrong Red Hen. Restaurant managing partner Elizabeth Pope tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the New Jersey eatery has received at least 600 phone calls from people mistaking it with another similarly named one in Virginia.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A chiropractor involved in a medical fraud ring that bilked nearly $4 million overall from several insurers is now headed to prison. John Langeraap received a three-year sentence Friday. Langeraap was a front man for a chiropractic practice operated by Phillip Potacco, another chiropractor whose license had been revoked for misconduct in 2002. Potacco used a medical consulting group to recruit accident victims and people who staged car crashes so he could submit bogus insurance claims.
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