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NEWARK — A federal appeals court says a New Jersey man kicked by police during a 2010 traffic stop can't sue for excessive force unless he can identify the officer who kicked him. Emil Jutrowski sued two police officers and two state troopers after the incident in Morris County. Jutrowski said he was kicked in the face and suffered a fractured eye socket as he was being held face down on the pavement. The defendants didn't dispute Jutrowski was kicked, but none admitted doing it or seeing who did. By David Porter. SENT: 324 words.


— ROBBERS DRESSED AS NUNS — A Connecticut woman is headed to prison for her role in a monthlong crime spree in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including an attempted bank robbery in which she and another woman dressed as nuns.

— SPURNED SUITORS STRANGLES WOMAN — A man convicted of strangling a female friend who had spurned his romantic overtures has been sentenced to 30 year in prison.

— ART ALL NIGHT-SHOOTING-TRENTON — Two Trenton men have been indicted on weapons charges stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey's capital city.

— SAUSAGE RECALL — The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

— HOTEL ROBBERIES — A man who admitted robbing 14 hotels in New Jersey and New York is now facing a possible life sentence.

— ART TEACHER'S DRESS-SUSTAINABILITY — A New Jersey art teacher has pledged to wear the same outfit for 100 days to teach students about sustainability.



LAWRENCE, Kan. — The last time Kansas walked off the field at Memorial Stadium, there were a few thousand fans left that couldn't believe the Jayhawks had just lost an overtime opener to Nicholls State. Things have certainly changed in two weeks. The Jayhawks return home Saturday to face Rutgers after their first road victory in 46 games, and with a chance to beat back-to-back Football Bowl Subdivision foes for the first time since Mark Mangino was coach. By Dave Skretta.


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