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State seeks to buy flood-prone homes in Manville

1-17-14
MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department is offering to buy 150 flood-prone homes in Manville. Most of the homes are in the town's Lost Valley section, where the Royce Brook meets the Millstone River. The neighborhood ...

NJ search for missing WSJ reporter reaches 6th day

1-16-14
LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The search for a Wall Street Journal reporter who left his northern New Jersey home to go for a walk and disappeared has stretched into its sixth day. Dozens of police officers, rescue workers and volunteers looked ...

NJ-Beijing flight returns after turbulence; 5 hurt

1-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A commercial jet traveling from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Beijing has experienced turbulence and been forced to return to the airport. Five flight attendants have suffered minor injuries. Port ...

Dismantling of closed Atlantic Club casino starts

1-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The dismantling of the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has begun in Atlantic City. Workers disconnected hundreds of slot machines, wrapped them in plastic, and wheeled them out the front door Thursday onto tractor ...

Boehner: House won’t repeal flood insurance hikes

1-16-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House won't take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners who have long paid below-market rates with big ...

Marcal sign to be lighted

1-16-14
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A familiar landmark for motorists in northern New Jersey will be visible at night. Marcal Paper Mills' sign, which sits atop the factory off Interstate 80 in Elmwood Park, will be lighted in time for the Super Bowl on Feb. ...

Pa. casinos suffer revenue hit despite table games

1-16-14
Gamblers at Pennsylvania casinos continued to hit the tables in a big way last year, but all those hands of blackjack and spins of the roulette wheel still weren't enough to prevent the industry from suffering its first overall revenue decline since ...

3 in NJ accused of doctoring emission results

1-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a private auto inspection business in Paterson and two employees are accused of using electronic devices to falsify auto emission results. State officials say Five Stars Auto Inspection charged customers up to ...

Carlye Group makes $4.15B offer for J&J business

1-16-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is being offered $4.15 billion by The Carlyle Group for its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. The New Brunswick, N.J., company has until the end of March to decide whether to accept the offer. Johnson ...

Crystal Bridges to move NJ Wright house to NW Ark.

1-15-14
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has purchased a house in New Jersey that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and plans to move it to the museum's grounds in northwest Arkansas. The museum, founded by Wal-Mart Stores ...