Arts & Entertainment

Florida, Ohio contestants win Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Contestants from Florida and Ohio won the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant on a night that saw one of the contestants collapse onstage. Miss Florida Victoria Cowen won the swimsuit ...

Family tragedy shapes some Miss America platforms

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Family tragedies including homicide, suicide and drug abuse have shaped the public-service platforms of several of this year's Miss America contestants. The brother of Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson killed himself after ...

Tenant: I’ll leave ‘Real Housewives’ stars’ home

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man who has waged a legal battle to continue renting a northern New Jersey mansion owned by "Real Housewives of New Jersey" co-stars Melissa and Joe Gorga says he will end his fight. The Star-Ledger ...

Oprah opens ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has completed the first stop of an eight-city tour of "Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend," rocking an Atlanta arena with inspirational talks and exercises on transforming one's life. Organizers said the two-day event, ...

Folk Project Festival Draws Ukulele Fans

The Folk Project held a festival in Morristown to celebrate the ukulele, which has seen a resurgence in popularity.

Jersey Fresh Wine Festival and Fall Craft Show in NJ This Week

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 Sept. 5-11.

NFL reviewing Jets WR’s domestic violence arrest

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL is reviewing the arrest of New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa under its new domestic violence policy as police released details of last weekend's incident. Enunwa, a member of the Jets' practice squad, was ...
Kites flying. Photo courtesy of Mike Dallmer.

Belmar Business Partnership Sponsors Belmar Kite Festival

The Belmar Business Partnership is sponsoring the Belmar Kite Festival with South Jersey Kite Flyers on Sept. 7 in honor of the Belmar Public Library and Belmar Woman's Club 100th anniversaries.

Deal averts sale of NJ shore town’s carousel

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The Seaside Heights Carousel that survived Superstorm Sandy and a boardwalk fire will not be going up for sale. A deal has been reached to keep the merry-go-round in the New Jersey shore town. The Asbury Park Press ...

Miss America contestants arrive in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The 53 contestants vying to become the next Miss America have met the public on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Entrants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands appeared at the ...