July 14, 2014 7:24 PM
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY- People who memorialized a man who killed a police officer over the weekend got a tongue-lashing by the mayor of Jersey City.
Lawrence Campbell ambushed officer Melvin Santiago and Campbell's widow says she is sorry for Santiago's family but her husband should have killed more... more »
July 1, 2014 7:23 PM
RINGWOOD, NEW JERSEY- A bear cub rummaging for food in the trash got its head caught in a cookie jar and had to be rescued in a town in New Jersey near the New York border.
Authorities say the small cub found some crackers in the jar and as... more »
June 17, 2014 7:29 PM
HACKETTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY- A nanny climbed into a deep septic hole to rescue a three-year-old who was neck-deep in water in New Jersey.
Luz Jimenez heard Alison Machigua screaming after she walked into the yard and fell 15-feet through a grass-covered hole.
Jimenez grabbed a rope and went... more »
June 13, 2014 2:13 AM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie appears confident in his presidential prospects despite the ongoing bridge scandal that has tarnished his national reputation. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" that aired late Thursday night, Christie was asked whether, "hypothetically," he thinks he could beat Democrat... more »
May 20, 2014 2:14 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey legislators investigating lane closings at the George Washington Bridge are set to hear from a former aide who worked in the office of Gov. Chris Christie and on his re-election campaign. Matt Mowers has been ordered to appear Tuesday and is the fifth person subpoenaed... more »
May 16, 2014 10:38 PM
ANGOLA- A man serving a live sentence at the State Penitentiary confessed to a 30-year-old murder but won't be tried in connection with the crime.
Larry Thompson, 71, is doing time for other crimes. He said he was hired to kill Maria Marshall in Toms River, New Jersey in... more »
May 13, 2014 2:18 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's long-time press secretary is set to tell a state legislative committee what he knew about a political retribution plot carried out by former aides to the governor. Michael Drewniak is scheduled to testify under oath Tuesday. The panel is investigating the intentional... more »
May 6, 2014 7:44 PM
SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY- An emergency siren is silent because birds built a nest inside and by law, can't be removed.
A pair of ospreys even have a pair of chicks that have hatched.
The siren was turned off in the resort town of Spring Lake for the... more »
May 6, 2014 5:30 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey lawmakers probing the George Washington Bridge lane closures are set to hear from a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Christina Renna has been subpoenaed to appear Tuesday before the legislative committee investigating who was behind the politically motivated order to close lanes leading to... more »
May 1, 2014 7:41 AM
MAYS LANDING, N.J.- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in a New Jersey courthouse to face assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. Rice, a former Rutgers star, arrived at court Thursday morning holding hands with the woman, now his wife.... more »
April 29, 2014 8:09 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot.
Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft.
Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
March 13, 2014 7:31 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man from New Jersey got two years probation as his sentence for pleading guilty to making threatening phone calls to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal two-years ago.
Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne left voice-mail messages to Jindal and other Republicans saying they would "get a bullet in... more »
March 4, 2014 7:23 PM
NEW YORK- Dove scrapped a plan to run a billboard campaign in New Jersey that tells residents to embrace being called the "Armpit of America."
It sparked complaints after a newspaper ran a story about it last week.
The article featured an image that was planned for billboards... more »
March 3, 2014 7:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man from Baton Rouge is accused of groping a woman while she was asleep on a plane.
Federal prosecutors say Devender Singh, 61, was arrested when the plane landed in New Jersey on Sunday.
Singh appeared in U.S. District Court on a charge of... more »
January 31, 2014 12:45 PM
CARLSTADT, N.J. - The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on... more »
January 29, 2014 5:05 PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even... more »
January 27, 2014 11:11 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi says the forecast for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high... more »
January 20, 2014 3:16 PM
NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
January 19, 2014 10:46 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey Democrat leading the investigation into traffic jams orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's aides says his committee will look into a new allegation of political retribution by the Republican administration. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NOO'-skee) says Hoboken Mayor... more »
January 9, 2014 7:03 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly,... more »
November 27, 2013 8:06 PM
BOOTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY- Two teens were high on marijuana when one of them crashed his car just hours after getting his driver's license on his 17th birthday.
No one was hurt as police say the car drifted into an oncoming lane and hit a guardrail before running off... more »
November 6, 2013 7:56 AM
PARAMUS, N.J. - Workers are returning to New Jersey's largest shopping mall today - two days after a man fired shots inside and then killed himself.
The Garden State Plaza in Paramus was closed after Monday night's shooting, and remained closed Tuesday as investigators did a thorough search of... more »
November 5, 2013 7:42 AM
PARAMUS, N.J. - Authorities don't believe a gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall wanted to hurt anyone.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that 20-year-old Richard Shoop went into the Garden State Plaza Mall with the intent... more »
October 1, 2013 7:44 PM
SPARTA, NEW JERSEY- Texting the wrong person put a man in jail. Police in New Jersey say a man mistakenly sent a text to a detective to set up a drug buy.
The message came on the detective's new cell phone and the sender said he had a quarter... more »
September 19, 2013 8:11 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A city judge who was told by the New Jersey State Supreme Court he can't be a stand-up comedian while he sits on the bench turned in his robe and resigned.
Vince Sicardi was told his acting and comedy career "is incompatible" with judicial conduct codes.... more »
September 17, 2013 10:27 AM
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports gambling. In a decision released Tuesday, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld a judge's ruling that New Jersey's law allowing sports betting conflicts with federal law and shouldn't... more »
September 13, 2013 9:17 AM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire.
Officials say 300 to 400 firefighters were there Thursday when the fire raged... more »
September 12, 2013 9:30 PM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - Firefighters appear to be getting the upper hand on a raging fire that destroyed much of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk after a last-ditch effort to slow its spread by ripping up boards that had not yet burned. Authorities had not declared the fire under control... more »
September 12, 2013 6:05 PM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - An official from the Jersey shore town where a raging boardwalk fire has been burning out of control says the blaze has taken out virtually all of the town's boardwalk businesses. Seaside Park Councilwoman Nancy Koury tells The Associated Press the Thursday fire took out about... more »
August 12, 2013 1:38 PM
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The 16 public employees from New Jersey who had one of the three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot have come forward to claim their prize. The Ocean County employees are calling themselves "Ocean's 16," a play on the "Ocean's Eleven" series of movies.... more »
June 24, 2013 7:54 PM
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY- A man attending a Toby Keith concert in New Jersey climbed a fence into a nearby housing complex and waived a Confederate flag and shouted racial slurs at people who live there. Darren Walp was arrested in the crowd at the Susquehanna Bank Center near the Royal... more »
June 17, 2013 1:58 PM
NEWARK, N.J.- A flight from Hong Kong on which a man claimed everyone was poisoned has arrived safely in New Jersey and the man taken off the plane. An FBI spokesman says the man stood up during the flight Monday to make the claim but that there is no indication... more »
May 22, 2013 7:47 PM
BELMAR, NEW JERSEY- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says keep the politics out of getting aid to people in Oklahoma trying to recover from a devastating tornado. He says now is "not the time for political retribution", referring to Oklahoma's two Senators who voted against bills sending $60-billion in federal... more »
May 11, 2013 6:12 PM
HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. - Police say a New Jersey boy temporarily lost consciousness when he was hit in the chest with a ball during a youth baseball game but was quickly revived by a spectator who performed CPR. Harrington Park police tell The Record the 8-year-old Northvale boy was sliding... more »
May 3, 2013 9:11 AM
CAMDEN, N.J.- Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementos from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early NBA career. A southern New Jersey auction house is suing for the right to sell the stuff after the NBA star's... more »
April 5, 2013 9:04 AM
RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Accusations and fists were flying at an event that featured cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show. A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe "Joe" Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in a hair salon in Ridgewood on Saturday. John Karagiorgis... more »
April 5, 2013 8:58 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J.- As Rutgers works to mend its image in the wake of this week's firing of basketball coach Mike Rice, Tim Pernetti's position as athletic director now appears to be in jeopardy as well. Pernetti dismissed Rice after a videotape aired on ESPN showing the coach using gay slurs... more »
April 1, 2013 8:48 AM
PATERSON, N.J.- The New Jersey man who just won a $338 million Powerball jackpot is now due in court. Pedro Quezada is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in state Superior Court in Paterson. The 1:30 p.m. hearing stems from a child support warrant issued for the 44-year-old Passaic resident, who... more »
February 28, 2013 7:50 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is criticizing the federal government over its slow processing of flood insurance claims for Superstorm Sandy victims. The Republican governor says he complained to President Obama over the weekend that "the performance of the national flood insurance program is unacceptable, that it's... more »
February 22, 2013 9:09 AM
MANTOLOKING, N.J.- New Jersey has reached another milestone in its recovery from Sandy.
The borough of Mantoloking is allowing residents to move back in Friday. It's the last storm-ravaged shore town to do so - 116 days after the superstorm struck.
It's not a mad rush. The winter population of the barrier... more »
February 13, 2013 7:51 PM
Three people are behind bars for stripping and whipping a young man because of his father's $20 debt. Authorities in Newark, New Jersey say they have a video showing the beating and the three arrested are affiliated with a street gang. The 21-year-old was beaten with a belt and had... more »
February 5, 2013 8:53 AM
NEWARK, N.J.- Federal officials are announcing charges against 18 people in what they say was one of the largest credit card scams ever broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman is scheduled to announce details Tuesday in Newark. The case is being prosecuted in New... more »
February 1, 2013 10:59 AM
WOODBURY, N.J. - A five-time wing-eating champion known as "El Wingador" has been indicted in New Jersey on cocaine distribution charges. William Simmons is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of manufacturing or distribution of more than a half ounce of cocaine... more »
January 21, 2013 5:12 AM
NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities say a United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport and veered off a runway.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Ron Marsico says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing Sunday night... more »
January 2, 2013 3:23 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blasting fellow Republican John Boehner for the House Speaker's decision to delay a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief and says the inaction is "inexcusable." Christie said Wednesday that the House is playing politics with the $60 billion aid request and it's... more »
December 28, 2012 9:34 AM
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Three officers have been injured in a shooting at a police station in southern New Jersey.
The shooting occurred at the Gloucester Township police station in Camden County.
Police say gunfire erupted inside the police station at about 5:45 a.m. Friday as a man... more »
December 20, 2012 12:30 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana's governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman. Authorities have charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce. Prosecutors allege McMillian regularly... more »
December 17, 2012 4:52 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids. Thirteen-year-old McKenna Pope of Garfield, N.J., met Monday with officials at the company's... more »
December 12, 2012 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. Working from the emergency spending request President Barack Obama made five days ago, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday released draft... more »
December 10, 2012 2:49 PM
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A group of Democratic U.S. senators from around the country is touring storm-ravaged parts of the New Jersey shore with a pledge to support the expensive cost of rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. The senators also say they have encountered support from Republican senators as billions... more »
November 26, 2012 2:51 PM
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will seek re-election to a second term.
Christie says he want New Jersey residents to know that he's "in this for the long haul" as he leads the state's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
The governor confirms he... more »
November 23, 2012 6:47 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey residents devastated by Superstorm Sandy are being reunited with lost photographs and objects through social media. There are at least four Facebook pages targeted to New Jersey residents that help connect them with their possessions. People who find lost mementos can post photos of them... more »
November 16, 2012 9:33 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Frontier Airlines says it's adding a direct flight to Trenton-Mercer Airport in New Jersey from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starting Feb. 1.
An Airbus A319, which features seating for up to 156 passengers, will fly to and from New Orleans on weekdays. Frontier also... more »
November 13, 2012 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy. The team will remain in New Jersey to provide technical support and advice as long as... more »
November 13, 2012 10:12 AM
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Gasoline rationing imposed in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy has ended.
The odd-even rationing began Nov. 3 because some gas stations couldn't get fuel while others didn't have electricity to pump it.
Gov. Chris Christie says gas supplies are plentiful and there are no more... more »
November 8, 2012 5:04 PM
NEW YORK - One man who lives along the New Jersey coast says he just had power restored a couple of days ago following the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy -- and how, he's lost it again. A new storm that struck the Northeast yesterday has caused hundreds of thousands... more »
November 6, 2012 8:27 PM
BATON ROUGE -Louisiana State Troopers on emergency deployment in New Jersey managed to fulfill one of their most basic rights as citizens, they voted.
The unexpected pre-dawn emergency deployment of troopers to New Jersey to assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts inadvertently put the volunteer officers far from their... more »
November 5, 2012 10:56 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - Some New Jersey election watchdog groups are worried about the security of letting displaced New Jersey residents vote by email. Rutgers-Newark Law School Professor Penny Venetis says that when New Jersey residents living overseas vote by email, they also must send a paper ballot so that vote-counters... more »
November 5, 2012 10:28 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - Eight states are lending law enforcement power to New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa swore in more than 200 out-of-state troopers Monday. The troopers, who are on loan from as far away as Mississippi, will handle security checkpoints and conduct patrols... more »
October 31, 2012 4:13 PM
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - President Barack Obama is telling New Jersey residents devastated by a massive storm that "we're going to be here for the long haul." Joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama inspected the devastation from superstorm Sandy, flying high over flooded neighborhoods and sand-strewn streets. At a... more »
October 31, 2012 1:23 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have begun an hour-long aerial tour of New Jersey hurricane damage aboard Obama's Marine One helicopter. Obama flew to New Jersey today for a first-hand look at the devastation from the storm. He's officially away from the... more »
October 31, 2012 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama is paying a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters ahead of his trip to New Jersey to see the damage done by superstorm Sandy. Obama took a motorcade to FEMA's offices to meet with agency chiefs before a planned flight to Atlantic City, N.J., to... more »
October 30, 2012 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first responders. The White House says Obama will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in viewing the damage. Christie is a Republican... more »
October 30, 2012 8:11 AM
NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
October 29, 2012 10:18 PM
NEW YORK- What was Hurricane Sandy is now Superstorm Sandy and has knocked-out power to a hospital and some 1.5 million people along the East Coast.
New York Mayor Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked residents to only call 911 if "it was a matter of life or death," and implored... more »
October 29, 2012 6:59 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane but is still a dangerous system taking dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware. The National Hurricane Center said Monday evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.... more »
October 29, 2012 2:42 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hurricane Sandy is now expected to blow ashore in New jersey or Delaware by this evening -- hours sooner than previously expected. The storm has picked up some forward speed. It's already washed away a part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. And it's threatening to cripple... more »
September 28, 2012 12:47 PM
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman scammed relatives and others out of cash, meals and even a wedding by falsely claiming she had bladder cancer. The Burlington County prosecutor has charged 40-year-old Lori Stilley of Delran with theft by deception. Officials say in February 2011, Stilley... more »
September 5, 2012 1:08 PM
CAMDEN, N.J. - Police are trying to determine if a contaminated batch of PCP is going around Camden after a child was decapitated and two other children's throats were slashed by people believed to be using the illegal drug. They've begun analyzing batches of PCP for something that would cause... more »
August 31, 2012 7:23 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - A law enforcement official says at least three people have died in a shooting at a New Jersey supermarket.
The official says the person believed to be the shooter is among the dead.
It happened early today inside a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge,... more »
August 22, 2012 12:50 PM
CAMDEN, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman who apparently decapitated her 2-year-old son before killing herself had regained custody of her son just five months ago. Prosecutors say Chevonne Thomas had lost custody of Zahree Thomas in 2010 when she allegedly left the boy unattended in a car.... more »
August 15, 2012 12:46 PM
PATERSON, N.J. - A New Jersey woman who police say was held captive for years says it's all a lie. Nancy Rodriguez Duran says her boyfriend is "a good man" who has never abused her. Speaking to reporters before 42-year-old Michael Mendez appeared in court Tuesday, Duran says she asked... more »
August 13, 2012 7:37 PM
Police in Paterson, New Jersey say a woman may have been locked in a bedroom of her boyfriend's apartment over extended periods for years.
Agents were searching Michael Mendez's apartment for drugs when they found the 44 year-old woman in his bedroom.
Authorities say she was kept in... more »
August 8, 2012 5:23 PM
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Mitt Romney is crashing a New Jersey wedding. The Republican presidential contender's motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood, N.J. Several guests in yarmulkes who were standing around turned... more »
August 3, 2012 12:42 PM
WEST MILFORD, N.J. - Summer vacation has been anything but routine for a New York City social studies teacher who lives in northern New Jersey. James Geist has spotted pythons twice within days in his West Milford yard. Geist was reading on his deck when he thought he saw a... more »
August 1, 2012 12:46 PM
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - Cult activity is suspected in the theft of a woman's body from a southern New Jersey mausoleum. Pleasantville police say someone broke into a mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery on Thursday night or Friday morning and stole the body of Pauline Spinelli. She died in 1996 at the... more »
July 19, 2012 12:35 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - Two New Jersey women pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Tuesday in the case of an 8-year-old girl found dead of severe malnutrition and an untreated fracture. Attorneys for the child's mother, Venette Ovilde, also known as Krisla Rezireksyon, and her roommate, Myriam Janvier, entered... more »
July 12, 2012 12:50 PM
TRENTON, N.J. - A New York City man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a case prosecutors say is the first ever federal conviction for illegally selling human kidneys for profit. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum showed no immediate reaction to the sentence Wednesday in Trenton federal court.... more »
July 10, 2012 8:03 PM
A court ruling allows prosecutors in New Jersey to try two high school employees on charges they had sex with students on a class trip to Germany. Lawyers for a coach and the vice-president of operations at Paramus Catholic High School contended New Jersey had no jurisdiction because the acts... more »
June 25, 2012 7:40 PM
A plane pulling a banner with a swastika startled beach goers in New Jersey but the group behind it says they had the wrong reaction. The International Rawlian Movement says the swastika is a symbol of peace and beauty corrupted by the Nazis in Germany. The group says the flight... more »
June 22, 2012 12:30 PM
WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. - A five-time wing-eating champion known as "El Wingador" is under arrest in New Jersey on a charge of cocaine distribution. State police say they recovered about $8,000 worth of cocaine and $4,000 cash when they stopped 50-year-old William Simmons on Friday in southern New Jersey. He... more »
June 20, 2012 12:47 PM
HACKENSACK, N.J. - A New Jersey sheriff's office has a new website that's looking for arrests instead of friends. "Facecrook" features the names, photos and last locations of fugitives wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. The site creates a map and users can send anonymous tips to help authorities... more »
April 30, 2012 12:56 PM
AMESBURY, Mass. - A Massachusetts woman who got a bill for $73 from the state of New Jersey for a decades-old debt says she has no intention of paying. Alice Mainville, of Amesbury, got a letter recently telling her she owes New Jersey's Department of Labor $73 because it gave... more »
April 25, 2012 12:30 PM
WEST NEW YORK, N.J. - A northern New Jersey woman charged with elderly neglect after authorities found her mother-in-law living in the basement with the door barricaded says police have the story wrong. Piedad Linden tells WABC-TV in New York that she was wrongfully arrested after police came to their... more »
April 24, 2012 7:24 AM
BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel to New Jersey next week to speak to a pro-voucher group, only two weeks after the Louisiana governor signed a bill that creates a statewide voucher program that will use tax dollars to send children to private schools. The American Federation for Children... more »
April 18, 2012 12:25 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities have accused a Justin Bieber impersonator in Canada of threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl on a video chat site. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto, Ontario, posed as the pop star on Facebook. Authorities allege he... more »
March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
A jury told a lottery winner in New Jersey he had to pay 5 co-workers $2 million apiece for stiffing them out of their share of the winnings. Americo Lopez worked at a construction company and began a lottery pool 5 years ago. He claimed his winnings were won on... more »
February 29, 2012 12:33 PM
SADDLE RIVER, N.J. - A New Jersey mother born on February 29 beat 2 million-to-1 odds when she had her daughter - who was also born on leap day. Michelle Birnbaum of Saddle River tells The New York Post that she'll use the occasion to teach her 4-year-old daughter Rose... more »
February 24, 2012 6:12 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Opening arguments are scheduled for Friday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Nineteen-year-old Dharun Ravi faces 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. The case... more »
February 19, 2012 2:04 PM
WESTFIELD, N.J. - Whitney Houston is being buried today during a private ceremony in New Jersey.
Houston died Feb. 11 in California at age 48. No cause of death has been determined.
She is being buried at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield where her father was interred in 2003.... more »
February 18, 2012 11:30 AM
NEWARK, N.J. -The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark is filled for the invitation-only service, with some people standing in the aisles. A gospel choir whose members are dressed in white and gold is performing, and churchgoers were swaying and clapping along. Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are among those... more »