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Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

10-10-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority. They say any efforts to challenge the screening efforts in court ...

2 police officers plead not guilty in sex assault

10-9-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino have pleaded not guilty. WMGM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1EAqtIR ) that 35-year-old Devon Thomas pleaded not guilty and ...

Yogi Berra World Series rings, MVP plaques stolen

10-9-14
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say several of Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two MVP plaques were stolen from a museum honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer. The break-in occurred Wednesday morning at the Yogi Berra Museum and ...
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Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

10-9-14
At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.

3 kids hurt after SUV overturns on Turnpike

10-9-14
WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — An SUV lost control on the New Jersey Turnpike and overturned, sending three children to the hospital with serious injuries. New Jersey State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams says a family from New York was driving ...

Man convicted of brutal attack of police officer

10-9-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A 38-year-old northern New Jersey man has been convicted of brutally attacking a Plainfield police officer in 2012. Andre Henderson was convicted after a three-week trial of punching Officer Israel Valentin in the head, ...

Man charged with fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend

10-9-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old man has been charged with murder after they say he fatally stabbed his former girlfriend in Jersey City. Hudson County prosecutors said Thursday that Michael Humphrey was arrested Thursday ...

Man gets prison in Rhode Island Amber Alert case

10-9-14
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for traveling to Rhode Island to meet a 13-year-old girl, then taking her back and sexually molesting her. Daniel Berger of Haskell, New Jersey, was ...

3 NJ residents plead guilty in Va. cigarette case

10-9-14
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Three New Jersey residents have pleaded guilty in Virginia to charges stemming from a cigarette smuggling scheme. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1vOX1ts ) reports that 38-year-old Xochilt Williams and 44-year-old Mark ...

New Jersey bar shooting suspect caught in New York

10-9-14
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 27-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting inside a New Jersey bar last month has been captured in western New York. Local media outlets in Rochester say U.S. Marshals took Andre Green into custody ...