NFL backs push for youth concussion protocols

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is joining two New Jersey lawmakers in pushing for federal legislation aimed at protecting student athletes from the dangers of concussions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Girl escapes serious injury in fall from ski-lift

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A young girl apparently escaped serious injury when she fell about 25 feet from a ski-lift chair at a resort in northern New Jersey. Bergen County Police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1civVmz) that the 6-year-old girl was ...

NJ man tests positive for swine flu

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has tested positive for swine flu. Health officials in Warren County told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jGlsTF ) Thursday that a teacher at Liberty Elementary School had been confirmed to have H1N1, ...

Camden School District Launches Pilot After-School Dinner Program

In an effort to make sure students receive three meals a day, the Camden school district has begun a pilot after-school dinner program.

Shelters Help More Homeless During Bitter Cold

With frigid temperatures taking hold in New Jersey, those who run homeless shelters are seeing more clients.

Ocean County Prosecutor Warns Batch of Heroin is Deadly

Heroin stamped with a Bud Light logo has been linked to two deaths in Ocean County.

Merck recalls all supply of combo cholesterol drug

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness. Merck says the recall covers all four dose strengths and ...

NJ man named NY racing agency’s top horse vet

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Gaming Commission has named a prominent veterinarian from New Jersey to oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York racetracks. The agency, along with Cornell University's College of Veterinary ...

Ocean County official issues warning about heroin

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County authorities have issued a warning about what may be a tainted batch of heroin that's being sold in the region. The warning comes after two men suffered fatal overdoses in separate incidents last week. Both men ...

Woman sentenced for stealing from trust fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former owner of a third-party insurance administration agency is headed to prison for stealing nearly $500,000 from a trust fund that administered health insurance policies and prescription coverage. Prosecutors say ...