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  • Christie ends shutdown, but beach pictures left an imprint

    July 4, 2017 11:24 AM

    TRENTON - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed his final budget after a three-day state government shutdown that included a viral photo of him lounging on a state beach that was closed to the public because of a budget impasse. The Republican governor signed the $34.7 billion... more »
  • New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea

    May 23, 2017 9:15 AM

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm's most enduring images, the ride has been replaced - safely inland this time. Hydrus opened this month at the Casino Pier amusement park, built above the... more »
  • Sinking feeling: SUV gets stuck in surf at New Jersey beach

    May 17, 2017 8:41 AM

    BERKELEY TOWNSHIP - A man's plans to take photos of his SUV by the Atlantic Ocean on a New Jersey beach didn't turn out as planned. The vehicle started sinking as it was buffeted by waves. WNBC-TV reports Island Beach State Park police responded on Tuesday to a report of... more »
  • Report: FBI recovers Rockwell painting taken in 1976

    March 30, 2017 7:49 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The FBI has recovered a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago from a New Jersey home. The painting, sometimes called "Lazybones" or "Boy Asleep with Hoe," graced the cover of the Sept. 6, 1919, edition of the Saturday Evening Post. The oil-on-canvas piece was... more »
  • New Jersey School district under fire over slave auction reenactment

    March 22, 2017 3:02 PM

    MAPLEWOOD - Parents at a New Jersey school are outraged after white students held a reenactment of a slave auction of a black child during class. A spokeswoman for the South Orange Maplewood school district outside New York says the assignment was not authorized by the district. Spokeswoman Suzanne Turner... more »
  • No 'Jersey Shore' redux; beach town wary of new reality show

    February 17, 2017 10:54 AM

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Some residents of the New Jersey shore town stung by MTV's "Jersey Shore" are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show. The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for "loud and fun" single... more »
  • Judge: Bridge case complaint against Christie can proceed

    February 16, 2017 10:09 AM

    HACKENSACK - A New Jersey judge says a criminal complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal in 2013 can go forward. Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady announced his ruling Thursday in a complaint that accuses the governor of failing to stop subordinates from purposely... more »
  • To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

    February 8, 2017 10:53 AM

    TRENTON - New Jersey could become the first state to prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats. The bill's sponsor, Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton, says declawing is "a barbaric practice" that more often than not is done for the sake of convenience. The American Veterinary Medical Association does not support having lawmakers... more »
  • Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member

    February 8, 2017 8:42 AM

    MAPLEWOOD - A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts. The Record reports 9-year-old Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform and joined Pack 20 in Essex County on Tuesday following a decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow transgender scouts.... more »
  • No evidence that dumbbell was intentionally tossed at New Jersey driver

    January 27, 2017 10:46 AM

    OLDMANS TOWNSHIP - Authorities have found no evidence suggesting that a dumbbell that went through the windshield of a 75-year-old motorist on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this month was a deliberate act. State police reported that Jack DeCarlo died at a local hospital on Tuesday after succumbing to injuries... more »
  • NJ lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

    January 19, 2017 12:12 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules. Republican Leonard Lance and Democrat Bill Pascrell introduced legislation Tuesday to permit the blue lines... more »
  • Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at N.J. mall parking lot

    November 25, 2016 11:28 AM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Authorities have identified two brothers who were shot, one of them fatally, in the parking lot of a mall in New Jersey. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton says the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Friday outside the Macy's store of the Hamilton Mall in Mays... more »
  • NY, NJ bombing suspect in custody after shootout with police

    September 19, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, is now in custody after a shootout with police, sources said. The shootout happened Monday in Linden, New Jersey, a local and federal law enforcement official said. Police have connected... more »
  • New Jersey man dies in three-vehicle crash in Slidell

    September 6, 2016 11:48 AM

    SLIDELL – A three-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound near Old Spanish Trail in Slidell claimed the life of one man from New Jersey. The crash happened on Labor Day around 12 p.m. when 66-year-old Milton Frank was traveling east bound on I-10 near Spanish Trial in a Chrevrolet Tahoe.... more »
  • Driving instructor and students donate truck load of supplies to EBRSO deputies Play Video

    August 30, 2016 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office got a special delivery on Tuesday from New Jersey. Joe Autera and his team of good Samaritans drove a truck load of supplies from New Jersey all the way to Baton Rouge to help out deputies who were impacted by the... more »
  • New Jersey little league team honors slain Baton Rouge officers Play Video

    August 8, 2016 6:08 PM

    HERSHEY, Pa. – A South New Jersey little league team honored Baton Rouge's fallen heroes last week in a unique way. Instead of wearing jerseys with their own names and numbers, the jersey names were replaced with the name and badge number of a fallen officer. The South Jersey... more »
  • Pit bull leads his owner to puppy 'left for dead'

    August 8, 2016 5:21 PM

    It looks like pit bulls stick together. A man walking his dog, a pit bull named Ace, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was led off track on July 31 into a building's basement. There, the man found Theo, a puppy pit bull in dire need of medical attention. ... more »
  • Minor league baseball team urges fans to bring cats to the game

    July 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A minor league baseball team in New Jersey affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies is so confident that furballs and flyballs go together that they are inviting fans to bring their cats to this weekend's game. Saturday is CATurday when the BlueClaws play the West Virginia Power... more »
  • New Jersey couple face charges after 276 dogs found in home

    June 17, 2016 7:22 PM

    HOWELL - A couple accused of having 276 dogs in their bi-level New Jersey home face more than 550 counts of animal cruelty. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says Charlene and Joseph Handrik have been charged with 276 counts of animal cruelty for providing inhumane living conditions and 276 more... more »
  • Taylor Swift gives surprise show at fan's wedding reception

    June 5, 2016 3:10 PM

    LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - New Jersey newlyweds got an unexpected gift at their wedding reception: a performance by Taylor Swift. The superstar played a stripped down version of her song "Blank Space" at Max Singer and Kenya Smith's reception in Long Beach Township on Saturday as amazed guests looked... more »
  • 'Possible' white supremacist arrested in New Jersey with gun cache

    May 16, 2016 2:10 PM

    TRENTON, NJ - Police in New Jersey arrested a suspected white supremacist who was wearing combat gear and toting numerous firearms on Sunday afternoon. 42-year-old Bruce Post was taken to police headquarters and charged with first degree unlawful possession of weapons along with other weapons-related charges. Charges are still... more »
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

    May 8, 2016 2:54 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold in Mercer County. Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed, and it's anticipated that the... more »
  • Fire prompts two evacuations at Newark airport

    April 4, 2016 6:44 AM

    NEWARK, N.J.- Officials say a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport was evacuated twice early Monday when a fire re-ignited. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that fire broke out just after 1 a.m. in a boiler room ceiling in Terminal B. Reports say the terminal... more »
  • Concerns over 'distracted walking' grow as injuries mount

    March 26, 2016 2:53 PM

    TRENTON - Walk down most streets in New Jersey, and you'll see someone using an electronic device to text, listen to music or do other tasks. But if a "distracted walking" measure recently proposed by a state assemblywoman eventually becomes law, those people could be facing fines or even jail... more »
  • 6 NJ papers: Christie should quit over Trump nod

    March 2, 2016 11:44 AM

    MIAMI - Six New Jersey newspapers say Gov. Chris Christie should resign over his endorsement of Donald Trump. They add that if Christie refuses to quit, New Jersey citizens should initiate a recall effort. The papers on Wednesday ran brutal editorials saying they are fed up with everything from Christie's... more »
  • New Jersey woman pleads guilty to setting her newborn on fire in road

    February 29, 2016 11:54 AM

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - A woman has pleaded guilty to setting her newborn on fire and leaving her in the middle of a New Jersey street. Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier pleaded guilty Monday in Mount Holly to aggravated manslaughter. She had previously pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. Authorities say the... more »
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    February 13, 2016 3:12 PM

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. - A southern New Jersey man who shot down a drone flying above his neighborhood has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Cape May County prosecutors will recommend that Russell Percenti receive probation when he's sentenced April 29. The 34-year-old Lower Township man was charged with... more »
  • Spokeswoman: Christie quits presidential race

    February 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president says he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Christie's decision to exit the race comes a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith says Christie broke... more »
  • Former hospital pharmacist accused of morphine theft

    January 24, 2016 1:10 PM

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked. Frederick McLeish was arrested at his home after an Atlantic County grand jury indicted him on charges of drug tampering,... more »
  • Three dead in New Jersey murder-suicide

    December 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    EDGEWATER, N.J. - Authorities say three people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a luxury high-rise apartment building in New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the bodies were found Friday night at the Windsor at Mariners Tower, an apartment building on the bank of the... more »
  • New Jersey girl calls 911 after touching Elf on the Shelf

    December 23, 2015 11:35 AM

    OLD BRIDGE - A New Jersey girl called 911 after she touched her Elf on the Shelf. Police say 7-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta of Old Bridge was worried because, according to the popular children's book, the magic of Christmas goes away if the elf is touched. WNBC-TV reports the girl told... more »
  • Hoboken celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday

    December 12, 2015 2:54 PM

    TRENTON - Some young-at-heart residents in Hoboken, New Jersey, may be raising a glass in memory of "Slacksy O'Brien." That was one of their nicknames for Frank Sinatra, the native son who would have been 100 years old on Saturday. Sinatra got the nickname because he always had nice clothes.... more »
  • License of nurse who reused syringes for flu shots suspended

    October 8, 2015 12:16 PM

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey has had her license temporarily suspended. The state Attorney General's Office said Thursday that the nurse voluntarily surrendered her license Wednesday. She isn't able to... more »
  • Quarterback dies after on-field injury

    September 26, 2015 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON, N.J. - School officials say a New Jersey high school football player has died after suffering an injury on the field. Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback Evan Murray died after being injured in a game Friday night. A statement from interim Superintendent Gary Bowen on Saturday called the... more »
  • Third fatal flight in New Jersey this week claims one life

    September 12, 2015 1:26 PM

    WATERFORD, N.J. - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a wooded area behind a home in southern New Jersey, leaving one person dead. Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says the plane crashed Saturday morning in Waterford Township. He says one person has been confirmed killed in the crash.... more »
  • New Jersey town wants to be its residents' designated driver

    September 1, 2015 4:42 PM

    MARLTON - A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver. Evesham Township will operate a shuttle system to take people home from bars on weekends as part of a 30-day pilot program. NJ.com reports the shuttle will make five stops near nine... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Hide and seek fall out of window

    August 14, 2015 8:50 PM

    OLD BRIDGE, NEW JERSEY- A game of hide and seek almost had a tragic ending when a child fell two stories out of a window. An eight-year-old went to the hospital after falling to the concrete below, headfirst. Police say he was hiding behind widow blinds inside a bathroom.... more »
  • New Jersey brewer releasing Pope Francis-inspired beer

    August 14, 2015 8:36 AM

    CAPE MAY, N.J.- A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month. Cape May Brewing Co. co-owner Ryan Krill says his company is brewing 500 gallons of YOPO, or "You Only Pope Once." The pope-inspired beer is a hoppy pale... more »
  • 11 flights report being lit by lasers over New Jersey

    July 16, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEWARK - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey. The FAA says the incidents occurred Wednesday between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The agency says the lasers hit the left and right sides of the cockpits,... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty to fatally stabbing beau over Xbox

    June 9, 2015 12:18 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - A New Jersey woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute over their Xbox console has pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter. NJ.com reports that 28-year-old Aisha Barr entered her plea Tuesday during a brief appearance in state Superior Court in Essex County. She remains... more »
  • Rowdy concert crowd, state cops hurt

    June 8, 2015 8:54 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY- Eight New Jersey state troopers were hurt and 60 people were arrested during a melee outside MetLife stadium after a hip-hop concert Sunday night. The people were arrested after they tried to climb fences and get past security guards trying to get into the sold-out... more »
  • John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, dies in NJ

    May 24, 2015 3:04 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86. Police say John and Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi... more »
  • Wolverine tries to escape from carrier at New Jersey airport

    April 15, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized. Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday... more »
  • Christie building up campaign while sticking close to home

    March 13, 2015 2:56 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's team is pushing back against the impression that he's struggling in his expected presidential bid. Lest there be any doubt his presidential prospects are alive, Christie's supporters announced new hires and donors Thursday, as well as the launch of a super PAC... more »
  • $7.3M award owed to woman who discovered Lady Gaga upheld

    February 5, 2015 6:16 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge in New Jersey has upheld a $7.3 million award owed by Lady Gaga's first producer and former boyfriend to the Hollywood songwriter with whom he promised to split profits for discovering her. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares ruled Wednesday against producer Rob Fusari's... more »
  • Baby set on fire still had umbilical cord, placenta attached

    January 20, 2015 12:13 PM

    MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Authorities say a baby who died after being set on fire in the middle of a New Jersey road still had an umbilical cord and placenta attached. Twenty-two-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier of Pemberton Township faces an initial court appearance Tuesday in Mount Holly on murder charges. It... more »
  • Driver sentenced for leaving kids on bus

    January 19, 2015 7:43 PM

    NEWTON, NEW JERSEY- Its three years probation for a school bus driver for leaving two special needs kids on her bus unattended for 45 minutes during a hot summer day. Kimberly Moumblow must also undergo a mental health evaluation after she pleaded guilty to cruelty and child neglect. Moumblow... more »
  • Prosecutor: Mother set newborn on fire on New Jersey road

    January 17, 2015 7:35 PM

    PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier was jailed Saturday on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she... more »
  • Woman run over by minivan after Christmas Eve Mass

    December 25, 2014 11:44 AM

    HAMMONTON, NJ - Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street. Hammonton police that the 77-year-old woman was struck by a Chevy Venture after leaving St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic church in Hammonton on Wednesday... more »
  • New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

    November 23, 2014 2:07 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey is the latest state to consider requiring colleges to define when "yes means yes" in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults. But whether the policy - known as affirmative consent - will reduce sexual assaults on campus remains unclear. States and universities... more »
  • 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 »

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