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U.S. Sen. Booker Wants to be Bridge Builder for Issues

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that he wants to take action in a bipartisan manner and be a bridge builder around the issues that matter.

Morris Co. man gets 12 years for molesting child

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge in Morris County has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a boy over a period of several years. Keith William Harp had pleaded guilty in January to aggravated sexual assault encompassing acts ...

Phila. man gets 15 years for planned drug heist

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a plan to rob a drug stash house in New Jersey. A federal judge imposed sentence on Ralph Dennis Friday in Camden. Dennis and another man were convicted ...

Passaic recreation director arrested

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a longtime recreation director has been charged with extorting sports teams who wanted to join city leagues. The Passaic County prosecutor's office says 54-year-old Eriberto Carrero was ...

Attorney: Appeal coming in NJ gay conversion suit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he'll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed ...

Blood, dead chickens found in NJ cemetery

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to determine if a bloody scene at a New Jersey cemetery is tied to a religious or gang-related ceremony. Six bloody machetes, six dead chickens and one injured bird were found along with blood on tombstones in ...

Suspect in 2012 Camden killing due in court

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man wanted in a 2012 in Camden is due in court. Tino Cruz faces arraignment Friday after he was arrested last month at a friend's home in Jacksonville, Florida. The 32-year-old is charged with murder in the 2012 death of ...

Man shot on NJ Transit train platform

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man was shot in the leg on the New Jersey Transit train platform in Elizabeth. It happened just before 5 a.m. and he was taken to a hospital. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy ...

Woman falls to death from Newark housing project

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to determine what led a woman to fall to her death from a 10th floor window at a Newark housing project. Police found the 35-year-old on the ground outside the Stephen Crane project on Thursday. Police have ...

Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.