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Cop Kills Assailant, Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges, 'Wall of Shame' Top State News

Other top stories this week include an armed robbery in Toms River and the shutdown of a major tax fraud scheme.

Mt. Laurel Man Shot and Killed After Firing at Cop

A Burlington City cop shot and killed a man who fired at the officer during a foot chase late Monday night, authorities said.

High School Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges

A 27-year-old Clifton High School teacher who grew up in Fair Lawn was indicted this week on sexual assault charges stemming from two sexual encounters she allegedly had this April with one of her male students.

'Wall of Shame' Farm Stand's Way of Ousting Shoplifters

A self-service farm stand in Montville that has had problems this year with people taking fruits and vegetables without paying has hung a "Wall of Shame" poster, revealing surveilance images of people caught stealing from the stand.

Couple Tied Up as 3 Men Invade Home with Handguns

A Toms River couple was tied up by three men in ski masks armed with handguns who ransacked their Rivercrest Manor home before midnight, police said.

Two New Brunswick Men Arrested in Connection with Major Tax Fraud Scheme

One of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity tax refund fraud schemes was been shut down by a New Jersey-based task force, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Former Sheriff's Deputy Will Spend 2 Years in Prison

A former Essex County Sheriff's deputy will spend 24 months in prison for money laundering proceeds he thought was drug money but turned out to be from an undercover officer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Criminal Investigation Underway Into West Deptford Water and Sewer Department

The state attorney general's office is investigating alleged improprieties in the West Deptford Water and Sewer Department.

Among other things, investigators are looking into whether certain Water and Sewer Department employees continued to receive water and sewer service at their residences even after their service should have been discontinued. 

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