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Hit-and-run driver sought in police stop crash

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state troopers are seeking the driver of a Jeep who sideswiped a vehicle that police had pulled over for a traffic stop. The incident took place Saturday night on Interstate 195 in Upper Freehold ...

New Jersey man sentenced in ‘den of horrors’ case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter and stepdaughter in what prosecutors described as a "den of horrors" to 45 years in prison. The 50-year-old Lindenwold resident was ...

NJ Transit train hits abandoned car

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured when a New Jersey Transit train struck an abandoned vehicle in Clifton. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the train wasn't carrying any passengers when the engineer spotted the vehicle on the tracks ...

New Jersey man accused of eating raccoons

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Monmouth County man illegally trapped and ate raccoons and squirrels. Police have charged 30-year-old Aleksandr Borykan of Ocean Township with animal cruelty. The state also charged him with illegal ...

Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved. Judge Kevin Gross in Delaware granted a ...

New Jersey man charged in school books scam

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Gloucester County man has been charged for allegedly sending tens of thousands of invoices to schools for math and language books that didn't exist. Robert Armstrong was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of mail ...

Monmouth University Hosts Homeland Security Conference

Officials gathered at Monmouth University to discuss security issues at the annual "Emerging Issues in the Homeland Enterprise" conference.

NJ Director of Homeland Security: We Continue to Improve Ability to Respond to Events

New Jersey State Director of Homeland Security Chris Rodriguez says that Homeland Security continues to work to improve its ability to respond to emergencies.

Menendez racking up legal expenses over donor ties

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is continuing to rack up legal bills related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. New filings released through the IRS late Wednesday show a ...

22 charged in drug ring in 3 New Jersey counties

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged 22 people with running a large-scale drug operation. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and ...