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Explosion Along Semper Five 5K Route in Seaside Park

A device in a garbage pail exploded around 9:35 a.m. Saturday in Seaside Park along the planned route for the Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K.

Municipalities Differ with Rules About Tree Removal

Hundreds of New Jersey towns have laws governing the removal of trees on private property, but they differ so homeowners should ask before they take action.

Christie Approves Use of Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Gov. Christie signed a bill that adds PTSD to a growing list of conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana.

NJ Bail Reform Goes into Effect Jan. 1

A major hallmark of New Jersey's bail reform law: those arrested on a warrant must get a six-point assessment or algorithm hearing within 48 hours to determine bail.

Nine Jurors Seated for Bridgegate Trial

Nine people have been chosen for the jury in the Bridgegate trial and 19 were dismissed. Opening arguments are scheduled for Monday.

Picatinny Arsenal Holds Active Shooter Drill

Police cars, fire trucks and ambulances barreled toward Building 151 at Picatinny Arsenal as the military research and development center kicked into high gear for an active shooter drill.

NJPAC Hosts Frank Discussion About Race and Policing

Two organizations invited hundreds to NJPAC to talk and listen and share ideas about reforming the Newark Police Department.

Jury Selection Continues in Bridgegate Trial

Potential jurors in the Bridgegate trial have been narrowed down from 253 to 139. In the next phase of jury selection, both sides will begin questioning and objecting to certain jurors.

ACLU Challenges Law Enforcement Asset Forfeiture

ACLU-NJ charges the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is illegally suing people to keep their cash and possessions seized by officers on the street.

Officials Outline Flood Mitigation Plan for Rahway River Basin

The Rahway River Basin runs through 24 municipalities in Union, Essex and Middlesex counties, threatening homes and businesses when heavy rain falls as happened during Irene. The Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to help prevent flooding.