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4-Year-Old Shoots 6-Year-Old, Diner Manager Charged in Murder Plot Top State News

Other top stories this week include a missing college student and a student protest of budget cuts in Newark.

A Toms River 6-year-old who was shot in the head by a 4-year-old died Tuesday, according to Toms River police.

Tick Tock Diner Manager Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

The manager of the iconic Tick Tock Diner in Clifton tried to have his uncle killed in an elaborate murder-for-hire plot, state police said at a news conference Wednesday.

Paige Aiello, a student at The College of New Jersey, was last seen on Tuesday; her car was found a day later in a New Brunswick parking deck, authorities said.

Hundreds of Newark Students Leave Class to Protest Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Newark youth marched out of their high school classrooms at noon Tuesday to protest proposed cuts to the school district’s nearly $1 billion budget. 

Doctor Sentenced to 9 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

An Englewood doctor was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison in a murder-for-hire plot targeting his lover and ex-business partner, prosecutors said. 

A former Newark police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, two counts of loan application fraud and bank bribery, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Former Englewood Cliffs Banker Admits Loan Scam

An Englewood Cliffs man and former bank executive admitted Thursday to conspiring to commit bank fraud in a scheme to obtain a $1.5 million residential real estate loan for a client, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Former Mayor Robbed of Gold Chain on Newark Street

Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James had a gold chain snatched from his neck by a teenager Thursday, NJ.com reports.

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