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NJ’s bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

8-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The state attorney general's office ...

Judge to arson suspect: ankle monitor or jail

8-16-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ordered an arson suspect to wear an ankle monitor after the man was allegedly found at the home where a fire was set in April. Aaron Fletcher had been ordered not to have contact with his former residence in ...

NJ teacher charged with sexual contact with girl

8-16-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former band teacher at a southern New Jersey high school has been charged with having sexual contact with a female student. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced the charges against Christian Reynolds ...

Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

8-16-14
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after they were abducted from a roadside farm stand in northern New York. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain disclosed the alleged abuse Saturday — a ...

Christie faces mounting suits over public records

8-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came into office promising a new era of transparency. But lawyers, media organizations and watchdog groups say his administration routinely stonewalls most basic public records requests. That ...

Eviction delayed at ‘Real Housewives’ stars’ home

8-15-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" co-stars Melissa and Joe Gorga can't evict a tenant from their mansion just yet because it isn't a registered rental property. Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor said Friday he would hear ...

NJ men sentenced in human trafficking case

8-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men who pleaded guilty to running a human trafficking and prostitution ring in May are receiving prison time. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says that Jose Cruz Romeo-Flores of Lakewood and four associates ...

Teen mother faces charges in infant’s death

8-15-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Paterson teenager is charged with delinquency for allegedly causing the death of her 2-month-old son. Authorities say the mother's alleged actions would have resulted in charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare ...

Tennessee man sought after missed court appearance

8-15-14
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A central Tennessee man facing multiple sex-related charged involving a minor is being sought after police say he cut off an ankle monitor and skipped town ahead of a court date. Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold says ...

Officials unveil blimp security at Maccabi Games

8-15-14
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Camden County officials put new high-flying public safety technology on display during this year's Maccabi Games. A helium-filled blimp with a tethered camera purchased last month held a bird's-eye view of the games at a high ...