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Lawmakers concerned about falling lottery revenue

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers worry falling income from the state's recently privatized lottery could affect state agencies after a report showed revenue projections are down. The state Treasurer's review from last month shows lottery revenue down ...

Repairs could slow NJ Transit trains

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — Track repairs could slow the commute for riders on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor trains. Beginning Tuesday, Amtrak will replace concrete ties near Metuchen Station. NJ Transit says passengers heading to Newark and ...

GOP fundraiser: Christie sand dune plan ‘stupid’

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — Plenty of oceanfront homeowners at the Jersey shore are unhappy with GOP Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes along the state's entire 127-mile coastline. Among them is Lawrence Bathgate, ...

End near, future uncertain for red light cameras

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's red light camera program is coming to an end in a few weeks after a sometimes-rocky five-year run, and that's not soon enough for some critics. For others, it will be a sad farewell. The pilot program has endured ...

Small Businesses Try to Cash in for the Holiday Shopping Season

With big box retailers offering hours and sales earlier and earlier for the holiday shopping season, local retailers are trying different tactics to lure customers.

Gun Sales High for the Holidays

Black Friday sales on firearms are high like other retail purchases, which stresses the background check system.

Teens Use Stickers to Help Prevent Underage Drinking

A group of teens are putting neon green stickers in liquor stores to remind people of the dangers of buying alcohol for minors.

Child Homelessness Increasing in New Jersey

A new report from the National Center on Family Homelessness has found 17,000 children in New Jersey are homeless, and that number is climbing.

Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in the state. On Friday, the potential 2016 presidential contender called the bill a "solution ...

NJ Transit: Man sitting on tracks killed by train

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man sitting on elevated tracks west of Newark's Penn Station has been killed by a train. New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said a preliminary investigation found that the unidentified man made no ...