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  • Mom charged after boy accidentally shoots sister

    November 16, 2014 1:29 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - A 9-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded by her 12-year-old brother as he played with a handgun in their Newark, New Jersey home, and the children's mother faces child endangerment charges. City police tell NJ.com that 33-year-old Catrease Thomas also faces a weapons count. But they... more »
  • Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers

    October 27, 2014 2:03 AM

    NEW YORK - The governors of New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as they back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. The two governors late Sunday night emphasized separately that their policies permit home confinement for medical workers who've had contact... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • 7 charged in high school football hazing case

    October 11, 2014 1:29 PM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Prosecutors say seven students have been charged as part of an investigation into hazing on a New Jersey high school football team. Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said Friday night three of the students are charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint and other crimes.... more »
  • Drama at Miss America

    September 10, 2014 8:00 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY- The Miss America Organization says it still hasn't been determined if Miss Rhode Island will compete after fainting Tuesday night during an awards presentation. Ivy DePew's medical condition is being monitored after a host of the event told the audience DePew "got a little overheated."... more »
  • Murder-suicide claims Christie team member, spouse

    August 9, 2014 10:45 AM

    DENVILLE, N.J. - The daughter of a prominent New Jersey Republican Party leader who was killed by her husband before he committed suicide says her parents were experiencing "enormous stress" in recent weeks. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall says John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years was suffering from dementia. She... more »
  • Mayor lashed out over memorial to cop killer

    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 »
  • Cub in a cookie jar

    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 »
  • Nanny springs into action in New Jersey

    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 »
  • Christie says he can beat Clinton

    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 »
  • Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

    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 »
  • Confession in 30-year-old murder-for-hire case

    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 »
  • Christie spokesman to testify in traffic jam case

    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 »
  • Gone to the birds

    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 »
  • Bridge panel to hear from ex-Christie aide

    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 »
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice in courthouse on assault charge

    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 »
  • Parking spot argument leads to dog's death

    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 »
  • Man sentenced for threatening Governor Jindal

    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 »
  • Dove's armpit backfires

    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 »
  • Feds: man groped woman sleeping on plane

    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 »
  • Suspicious powder mailed to hotels near Super Bowl

    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 »
  • Players prep for cold Super Bowl XLVIII

    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 »
  • Forecast for Super Bowl nothing out of ordinary

    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 »
  • Goodell to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    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 »
  • Dem plans probe of NJ gov's office over Sandy aid

    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 »
  • Christie denies knowledge of aides' payback plan

    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 »
  • Teen celebrates new license with pot

    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 »
  • NJ mall reopens after shooting

    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 »
  • Shots fired at NJ mall, shooter kills self

    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 »
  • Texting the wrong person

    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 »
  • Joking judge turns in his robe

    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 »
  • Fed court nixes NJ appeal in sports betting case

    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 »
  • Officials: Embers a problem in NJ boardwalk fire

    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 »
  • Firefighters making progress in NJ boardwalk fire

    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 »
  • Officials says 32 boardwalk businesses burned

    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 »
  • 'Ocean's 16' workers in NJ claim Powerball share

    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 »
  • Toby Keith concert-goer charged with intimidation

    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 »
  • Plane where man claimed wide poisoning lands in NJ

    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 »
  • Keep the politics out

    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 »
  • Police: Spectator revives NJ youth baseball player

    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 »
  • Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

    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 »
  • Fists fly at 'Real Housewives of NJ' event

    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 »
  • As Rutgers sets to repair image, AD's job in limbo

    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 »
  • Powerball winner due in court over child support

    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 »
  • NJ governor: Fed flood insurance program 'awful'

    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 »
  • NJ Sandy milestone: Last shuttered town reopens

    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 »
  • Stripped and whipped

    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 »
  • US announcing charges in alleged credit card fraud

    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 »
  • Eating champ 'El Wingador' indicted on drug charge

    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 »
  • Plane from NY blows tires, veers off NJ runway

    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 »
  • NJ Gov. Christie blasts fellow Republican Boehner

    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 »
  • 3 officers hurt in shooting at NJ police station

    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 »
  • Man accused of threatening public officials

    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 »
  • Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

    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 »
  • Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package

    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 »
  • Landrieu, other senators tour NJ Sandy damage

    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 »
  • NJ Gov. Christie announces re-election bid

    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 »
  • NJ storm victims finding lost mementos online

    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 »
  • Frontier adds direct flight from NO to NJ

    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 »
  • State deploys DCFS team to NJ to help with Sandy

    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 »
  • NJ ends gasoline rationing from storm

    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 »
  • People who endured Sandy are now recovering from new storm

    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 »
  • La. Troopers deployed to New Jersey permitted to vote absentee

    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 »
  • Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots

    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 »
  • La. troopers giving a hand in NJ

    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 »
  • Obama to NJ residents: 'We are here for you'

    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 »
  • Obama, Christie view damage from Sandy

    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 »
  • Obama goes to FEMA before visit to storm-racked NJ

    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 »
  • Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    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 »
  • Sandy moves inland after leaving 17 dead

    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 »
  • Sandy slams NYC, other areas Play Video

    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 »
  • Superstorm Sandy loses hurricane status

    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 »
  • Sandy expected ashore by evening

    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 »
  • NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

    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 »
  • Police analyze PCP after 2 NJ children killed

    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 »
  • At least 3 dead in NJ supermarket shooting

    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 »
  • NJ mom in son's decapitation lost custody once

    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 »
  • Woman denies NJ man locked her in room for years

    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 »
  • Girlfriend locked in room for years

    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 »
  • Romney entourage crashes NJ wedding site

    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 »
  • NJ man finds pythons in yard twice in 4 days

    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 »
  • Woman's body stolen from NJ mausoleum

    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 »
  • 2 NJ women plead not guilty in girl's death

    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 »
  • NYC man gets 2 1/2 years for illegal kidney sales

    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 »
  • School trip leads to sex charges

    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 »
  • Beachgoers reminded of Nazis

    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 »
  • Wing-eating champ 'El Wingadore' faces drug charges

    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 »
  • NJ sheriff's office creates 'Facecrook' site

    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 »
  • Mass. woman balks at paying old $73 debt to NJ

    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 »
  • NJ woman denies trapping mother-in-law in basement

    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 »
  • Jindal to attend school summit in New Jersey

    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 »
  • Fake Bieber accused of abusing NJ girl online

    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 »

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