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 ...

Eric LeGrand to visit injured NJ hockey player

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Paralyzed former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand plans to visit a New Jersey high school hockey player who suffered a broken neck. LeGrand will spend time with Michael Nichols at Morristown Medical Center Wednesday. ...

Lawyers detail $765M plan for NFL concussions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of concussion-related claims have detailed how the money would be distributed. The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with Lou Gehrig's ...

Rutgers Legal Expert: Nuns’ Challenge of Contraceptive Mandate ‘Unusual’

Colorado nuns have filed a legal challenge claiming the mandate providing contraceptives to employers goes against their religious beliefs. Rutgers legal expert Ron Chen says it's unusual to ask for a stay because the law already has a religious exemption.

Planned Parenthood is Fighting for Birth Control Benefits

Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Auction Fund of New Jersey Ed Remsen says that Planned Parenthood is fighting for women to have to right to get birth control benefits as part of their health insurance.