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Gang violence behind gun battle at festival

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/18/18, 10:50 am

A dispute between neighborhood gangs in Trenton, N.J., erupted into a gun battle Sunday that killed one suspect and injured 22 people at an arts festival, police said. Numerous fights broke out and police tried to shut down the Art All Night Trenton festival before the gunfire started at about 2:45 a.m. About 1,000 people attended the event. “There was a report that the mood inside the venue had been changing,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. “During that time period, prior to the shooting, the Trenton Police Department began dispersing individuals.”

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Weinstein pleads not guilty

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/05/18, 11:09 am

Making his second appearance in a Manhattan courtroom on sexual assault charges, Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday. A grand jury last week indicted him on counts of rape and criminal sex act in connection with accusations by two of the dozens of women who say Weinstein abused them in years past. Neither Weinstein, his lawyer, nor Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. made statements to the media immediately after the court appearance. Last week, attorney Benjamin Brafman said the sexual encounters in question in the case were consensual.

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Prosecutors accuse Manafort of witness tampering

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/05/18, 09:34 am

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried to convince witnesses in his criminal case to lie about the extent of his work with Ukrainian political interests, federal prosecutors alleged in a court filing late Monday. Manafort faces charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements, and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests.

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