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Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

10-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would partially ...

Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

10-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring has been sentenced. Lamar Taylor was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay $338,649 of restitution and be under supervised ...

AG says consultant ran scam, used money at casinos

10-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The state has revoked the registration of a Jersey City financial consultant and fined him $2 million after they say he spent investors' money on gambling, football tickets and other personal expenses. Acting Attorney General ...

Hit-and-run driver sought in police stop crash

10-17-14
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state troopers are seeking the driver of a Jeep who sideswiped a vehicle that police had pulled over for a traffic stop. The incident took place Saturday night on Interstate 195 in Upper Freehold ...

New Jersey man sentenced in ‘den of horrors’ case

10-17-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter and stepdaughter in what prosecutors described as a "den of horrors" to 45 years in prison. The 50-year-old Lindenwold resident was ...

NJ Transit train hits abandoned car

10-17-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured when a New Jersey Transit train struck an abandoned vehicle in Clifton. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the train wasn't carrying any passengers when the engineer spotted the vehicle on the tracks ...

New Jersey man accused of eating raccoons

10-17-14
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Monmouth County man illegally trapped and ate raccoons and squirrels. Police have charged 30-year-old Aleksandr Borykan of Ocean Township with animal cruelty. The state also charged him with illegal ...

Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

10-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved. Judge Kevin Gross in Delaware granted a ...

New Jersey man charged in school books scam

10-16-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Gloucester County man has been charged for allegedly sending tens of thousands of invoices to schools for math and language books that didn't exist. Robert Armstrong was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of mail ...
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Monmouth University Hosts Homeland Security Conference

10-16-14
Officials gathered at Monmouth University to discuss security issues at the annual "Emerging Issues in the Homeland Enterprise" conference.