Shooting victim’s organs being donated

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood will help save the lives of others as an organ donor. The Rev. Della Fischer, a spokeswoman for the family ...

New Jersey doctor gets 2 years in bribe scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey doctor who was arrested last year in a medical lab kickback scheme is now going to federal prison. Dennis Aponte received a two-year sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark. The Cedar Grove ...

Nonprofits help the dying make farewell videos

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The farewell video is evolving. A dying person who wants to leave a recording of memories and advice no longer has to talk to an unmanned camera on a tripod or a videographer who also does weddings and bar mitzvahs. ...

Summer Food Service Offers Healthy Meals for Needy Students

The Summer Food Service Program provides up to two meals a day to children who live in areas where at least half of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

Learn the Facts of Drowning

It's important to know how to prevent drowning and what to do if it happens, especially during the summer season.

University Hospital Reaches One-Year Mark as Independent Facility

While the day-to-day functions at University Hospital haven't changed much since it went independent, it has gotten equipment upgrades.

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards grants to states in the Great Lakes region ...

Prosecutor warns of possible tainted heroin

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's prosecutor is warning about the possibility of tainted heroin being sold in the county with a distinctive logo on it. Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says that police responding to an emergency at a home in ...

Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. The company says the lids of the ice cream are labeled correctly, but the list of ingredients describes ...

Senate tries to halt transfers of disabled

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would place a moratorium on transferring developmentally disabled residents with out-of-state back to New Jersey. The measure passed on 37 to 1 vote Thursday. It comes in response to ...