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Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court

9-6-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once it's agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that. They coaxed settlements in housing ...
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Ukrainians in NJ React to Ceasefire

9-5-14
Ukraine and Russia have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire, but some are skeptical that it will hold.
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Newark Hires First Class of Cops Since 2010

9-5-14
Thirty-five recruits have been added to the Newark Police Department, the first class since 2010.

Teacher charged with having sex with student

9-5-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County teacher has been charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Kalee Warnick on three charges stemming from an investigation alleging that she entered ...

Man faces 15 years in prison in heroin ring

9-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Passaic County man who led a heroin supply ring has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Authorities say 38-year-old Segundo Garcia's network supplied heroin to large-scale dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania ...

Rainforest Cafe sues to stay at Trump Plaza

9-5-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A popular restaurant at Trump Plaza is suing the Atlantic City casino, asking a judge to permit it to keep operating after the casino shuts down on Sept. 16. The Rainforest Cafe, whose parent company owns the Golden ...

9/11 responders urged to register for NY benefits

9-5-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and union activists are urging Sept. 11 responders to sign up for New York worker compensation benefits. They say that those who worked around the World Trade Center site should enroll with the state Workers ...

Paterson teacher accused of sex with student

9-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $150,000 for a Paterson school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Authorities in Essex County have charged 28-year-old Adelardo Romero with nine counts of sexual assault, ...

Newark mayor to swear-in new police recruits

9-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is getting new police officers from its first class of new recruits since 2010. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Friday will swear-in the recruits on Friday. Thirty of the 35 recruits are men. The city ...

TSA appoints new safety director for NJ, Delaware

9-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has appointed a new federal security director for airports in New Jersey and Delaware. Thomas Carter will have oversight of security at Newark Liberty, Atlantic City International, ...