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Kid says teacher taped mouths, prompting probe

6-6-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher in northern New Jersey is under investigation following a complaint she taped the mouths of several children who were talking during quiet time. Police in Elizabeth say the incident occurred Monday and ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

6-6-14
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening June 6 to June 12.

Corbett, Christie campaign; Wolf gets labor nod

6-6-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to spend a lot of money to ensure his fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett gets re-elected this year to another term in Pennsylvania. The men appeared together Friday afternoon at ...

Rutgers starts institute to prepare for disasters

6-6-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has launched a new institute to help government agencies and businesses prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The state's flagship public university announced the institute Friday during ...

Appeals court upholds firing of New Jersey teacher

6-6-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the firing of a special-education teacher at a central New Jersey school who told her predominantly black students they were "stupid" and "acting like monkeys." Courtney Watson was a ...

Security boosted at North Bergen school

6-6-14
NORTH BEGERN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are taking no chances after a written threat to "shoot up" North Bergen High School was found written on a desk. The school's 2,800 students will be subject to a metal-detector search and students will not be ...

At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

6-6-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Stakes officials say the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years comes as they're unveiling a new program designed to attract fans even when history isn't on the line. Racing operations director Martin Panza ...

Suspect Sandy charity Distributes funds

6-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has finished distributing $325,000 under a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation distributed $100,000 to two groups in ...

Stolen playground signs delivered to Connecticut

6-5-14
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Two police officers from Herndon, Virginia drove to Connecticut Wednesday to return signs stolen from playgrounds built to honor two victims of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. Herndon police Lt. Jim Moore and ...

Christie attends Stockton groundbreaking

6-5-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is touting his administration's investments in higher education. The Republican governor traveled to Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township Thursday to join school administrators at a ...