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Mother charged in son’s death to return to NJ

9-4-14
STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman arrested in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son will soon return to New Jersey to face charges. Michelle Lodzinski waived extradition when she appeared in court in Martin County, Florida, on Thursday. Her ...

Document: Wildstein discussed bridge with officer

9-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police lieutenant with ties to Gov. Chris Christie ate breakfast with the executive who ordered the closures on the George Washington Bridge as commuters were stuck in traffic. A ...

Officers: Boss told us to keep quiet about bridge

9-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A summary provided to a legislative panel investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September says police officers warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created and were told not to talk about ...

Indictment: Mom drove into river to kill her kids

9-3-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey mom accused of trying to drown her three teenage children by driving a minivan into in the Delaware River earlier this year has been indicted on three counts of attempted murder. Burlington County ...

More guilty pleas for man involved in $200M fraud

9-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was sentenced earlier this year for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme has admitted to new fraud and money laundering charges. Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood pleaded ...

Man charged with climbing Kennedy Airport fence

9-3-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested after scaling a fence surrounding New York City's Kennedy Airport. Authorities say William Deene (DEEN') was charged with criminal trespass after an airport worker noticed him scaling ...

Driver pleads guilty in accident that killed teens

9-3-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A drunken driver who struck and killed two teenage cousins on a southern New Jersey roadway two years ago has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges. Cape May County prosecutors say 33-year-old Joshua ...

Washington statue vandalized in Trenton

9-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Someone has vandalized a statue of George Washington in New Jersey's capital city. Trenton police are trying to determine who painted Washington's hands red during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The statue stands on a ...

Judge backs NJ police who killed man

9-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a New Jersey man who was shot and killed by police after he flashed a toy gun at officers. The judge says an officer was forced to make a split-second decision ...

Christie seeks to dismiss pension lawsuits

9-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is seeking to dismiss lawsuits filed by public employee unions seeking to force Christie to pay more money into their pension funds. Christie initially planned to make the state's full ...