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Rutgers student crowned Miss New Jersey

6-15-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University student has been crowned Miss New Jersey. Cierra Kaler-Jones of Galloway Township won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 23 other contestants. It was the fourth time she ...

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

6-15-14
DENVER (AP) — Marijuana's changing legal status is complicating matters in family law courts. The drug remains illegal federally, but its growing acceptance is making it more complicated to resolve custody and child-endangerment disputes that ...

Riders relieved Philadelphia rail strike is over

6-15-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Passengers are relieved that Philadelphia-area commuter trains are back on track before the Monday morning rush hour. Employees ended a one-day strike early Sunday after President Barack Obama intervened. Obama created an ...

Obama order forces Phila. rail workers back on job

6-14-14
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job. Obama granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the ...

State: District’s ‘virtual school day’ won’t count

6-14-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — State education officials say a northern New Jersey school district's decision to have student's log on for a "virtual school day" during a winter storm earlier this year was innovative. But it won't count as an official ...

Last superstorm-damaged boardwalks getting fixed

6-14-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed. The biggest project still underway is in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, where a protracted funding dispute with the Federal ...

Governor asks US for help in Philly transit strike

6-14-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the Philadelphia transit strike. Corbett said Saturday that he asked Obama to appoint an emergency board to mediate the dispute between the Southeast ...

Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy

6-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view ...

Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

6-13-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are being urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to an upcoming construction project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says beginning June 16, three ...

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

6-13-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...