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Anti-legal-pot group placing ads near Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group opposed to marijuana legalization is concerned about this year's Super Bowl between teams from the two states that have legalized pot. Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it's running ads on billboards ...

NYC turns Times Square into Super Bowl Boulevard

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Times Square is now known as Super Bowl Boulevard. Bundled-up football fans were sliding down a giant Manhattan toboggan run Wednesday. It towers over the 13-block street fair that has taken over the city's busiest ...

NY-NJ bridge to be lit up in Super Bowl colors

NEW YORK (AP) — The George Washington Bridge isn't taking sides. It will be lit up in Bronco orange and Seahawk green for the Super Bowl. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey installed 156 orange and green LED lights on the bridge between ...

NJ tot left on cold school bus for nearly 6 hours

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in central New Jersey have fired a school bus driver after a toddler was left on his bus in bitter cold weather for nearly six hours. The 3-year-old got on the bus at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the ride to the ...

Super Bowl circus takes center stage

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon's Pick Boy was in the house. Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. It seems ...

Despite traffic, Newark handles media day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After serving as the site for the NBA and NHL drafts, a Stanley Cup final and numerous concerts, Newark had no problem dealing with handling a media horde covering the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. ...

2 charged with selling fake Super Bowl tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York say two men have been charged with making and selling counterfeit tickets for the Super Bowl and other postseason NFL games. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William J. ...

NJ touts problem gambling help ahead of Super Bowl

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — With the Super Bowl less than a week away, New Jersey is taking its programs to help compulsive gamblers on the road. The state Council on Compulsive Gambling launched a mobile billboard Tuesday that will drive around the area ...

NJ gov reminds people Super Bowl is in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor is reminding people that the Super Bowl will be played in his state this weekend. Chris Christie weighed in Monday on recent comments by New Jersey politicians who say the state was getting slighted in the ...

Feds suspend NJ slaughterhouse; cruelty alleged

A New Jersey slaughterhouse is temporarily barred from processing meat after federal officials viewed secretly shot video showing animals being treated inhumanely. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli ...