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Shelter director faces animal cruelty charges

MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — The head of a northwestern New Jersey animal shelter is facing 18 counts of animal cruelty. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III and state SPCA officials say 84-year-old Theresa Carlson of Milford failed to provide ...

Martin Luther King Day Celebrations Around NJ

Events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are scheduled throughout the state.

NJ groups call for changes in Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Housing advocates and civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for more help for renters and greater transparency for the state's next allocation of federal Sandy recovery funds. Fair Share Housing Center and other groups ...

US probes NJ’s $25M post-storm marketing effort

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote the Jersey shore after Superstorm Sandy. Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.'s office says the ...

NJ teacher, believed to be oldest, turns 100

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman believed to be the oldest working teacher in America is celebrating her 100th birthday. Students, teachers and family members of Agnes Zhelesnik (zel-LEZ'-nik) gave her a birthday celebration at The Sundance School in ...

Next Miss America pageant set for Sept. 14

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America is staying in Atlantic City. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri announced Friday that the next pageant will take place in the New Jersey shore resort on Sept. 14. Preliminary competitions are scheduled over ...

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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 ...

Newark to add police to stem rising violent crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will hire 100 more police officers as part of an effort to stem the rising tide of violence in the city. Mayor Luis Quintana and law enforcement officials announced the measures Tuesday. City Police Director Samuel DeMaio ...

NJ Gov signs immigrant tuition act

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has held a ceremonial signing of a bill that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status. Christie signed the bill privately last month, the day ...

Vietnam Vets Work to Restore Military Helicopter

Veterans of the Vietnam War are working to restore the Huey, a military helicopter used in the war, for display at the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.