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Armed robbery attempt on Rutgers campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for the man who held up a Rutgers University student on the New Brunswick campus at gunpoint. Police say the student was walking on Mine Street near Union Street when he was approached by the man on ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...

Judge mulling release of ’11 toll hike documents

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is considering whether to force the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to release internal documents that guided the decision to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels. The American Automobile Association of New York and ...

40 face drug charges in Camden County

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network. Authorities say the police department alerted prosecutors that Officer Ashley Bailey's husband was a member ...

Casino servers settle lawsuit over skimpy uniforms

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forty women employed at an Atlantic City casino have resolved their discrimination lawsuit over skimpy uniforms. The lawsuit stemmed from 2011 when Resorts Casino Hotel adopted a roaring '20s theme after the popularity of ...

EEOC sues Honeywell over medical testing policy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Honeywell Inc., over a health care policy requiring employees and their spouses to take medical tests or face monetary penalties. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court ...

Camden man arraigned in son’s death

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $200,000 for a Camden man charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of his 9-week-old son. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jonathan Garrett was home alone with the boy when he called police on Feb. 1 to ...

New Device Gets School Personnel Help with Push of a Button

Bergen County Technical High School in Paramus has started using a device that allows teachers to immediately alert school security of an issue.

Mom, her brother charged after child hospitalized

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mother and her brother face charges after the woman's 10-week-old son was hospitalized with a serious head injury. Bergen County prosecutors say 24-year-old Mirna Balan-Cusanero, of Palisades Park, ...

Man indicted in crash that killed 2 women

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges stemming from a crash that killed two Pennsylvania women earlier this year. A Cumberland County grand jury recently returned the charge against ...