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Florida court rules against Delaware AG Biden

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Florida appeals court has rejected Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's effort to reopen and intervene in a 2004 reorganization of the trust that funds the Nemours Foundation. The court said in a 2-1 ruling Wednesday that ...

Campers safely flee fire that destroys school bus

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Several young campers were able to safely escape from a school bus that caught fire at a northern New Jersey park. Fire officials tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1kweHmu) that the blaze apparently started around 9:50 a.m. ...

State issues citations to dozens of contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors, seeking more than $1.3 million overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution. The citations against the 68 ...

Amtrak cop arrested after Woodbridge party

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an Amtrak police officer beat an Iraq War veteran from New York City at a housewarming party in New Jersey. Officer William Gonzalez is charged with aggravated assault after officers said Gonzalez knocked out ...

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business. Owner Ted Horodynsky tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qGr1o1 ) his signs began to disappear ...

Loaded handgun found in child’s bag at day care

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police say they've arrested the father of an 11-month-old girl after a day care worker found a loaded handgun in the child's bag. Police responded to the El Centro Day Care Center in Camden Tuesday morning, where they say they ...

FBI, area authorities dig for clues at Camden site

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement authorities are conducting excavation work near some homes in southern New Jersey. But they won't say why they are digging at the site on Erie Street in Camden. The work began early Tuesday ...

Stop-and-Frisk Targets Black Males, Which Is Not News to Many Newarkers

Data shows that Newark police use stop-and-frisk about 1,700 times a month and that 70 percent involved black males.

Man convicted in slaying of NJ football star

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Essex County jury has convicted a man of killing a former Orange High School football star. The panel deliberated for about a day and a half before convicting 22-year-old Mark Lovett of aggravated manslaughter in the death ...

ACLU-NJ Executive Director: Newark’s Stop-and-Frisk Raises Red Flags

ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer says that the Newark stop-and-frisk program raises constitutional red flags because 78 percent of stops have been of innocent people.