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New Jersey residents split on Christie gun veto

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie's decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tuesday finds 49 percent of Garden State ...
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NJ Police Departments Get Military Vehicles

8-18-14
Police in Middletown and Bergen County are getting MRAPs, mine resistant armor protected vehicles. Officials say they will be used mainly for water rescues.

Police: Men abandon stolen car after finding child

8-18-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say that two men abandoned a vehicle they stole in northern New Jersey after realizing a child was still inside. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1AsOa2D) that a man was loading his car in Elizabeth on Saturday ...

Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...

Police: Burglary suspect strikes 2 police cars

8-18-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two northern New Jersey police officers suffered minor injuries while chasing a man they suspected of a residential burglary. Paramus police Deputy Chief Robert M. Guidetti said that 26-year-old Marquis Z. ...

Christie comes to Perry’s defense after indictment

8-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Rick Perry's defense. The chair of the Republican Governors Association released a statement Monday defending his Texas counterpart, who was slapped with two felony counts of abuse of ...

Latin King says he’s ready for another trial

8-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former leader of the Latin Kings street gang in Trenton has told a judge that he's ready to face a third trial on charges that he killed a woman because she witnessed a kidnapping. The Times of Trenton reports ...

Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly

8-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Revel Casino Hotel says that it still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses. The Press of Atlantic City reported (http://bit.ly/1taMSHd) that attorney John Cunningham said in ...

Atlantic City police probe shooting

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A person on a bike sprayed homes and cars with bullets in Atlantic City. The gunfire erupted around 11:30 a.m. Sunday along North Virginia and Sewell Avenue. Witnesses tell WMGM-TV (http://bit.ly/1qj4OdQ ) at least 14 ...

3 men accused of causing trouble on PATH train

8-18-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Brooklyn men are accused of disrupting service on a PATH train. The train had left Hoboken for Jersey City when Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say 24-year-old Francisco Lopez, 32-year-old Shawn ...