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Man accused of setting fire that destroyed home

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man intentionally set a fire last week that destroyed a home under construction in northern New Jersey. Bergen County prosecutors say 19-year-old Antonio Almodovar, of Pomona, is charged with arson, ...

Authorities identify 2 people killed in house fire

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed last weekend when a fast-moving roared through their northern New Jersey home. Paterson police say 24-year-old Jaclyn Pruyn and 45-year-old Eddy Nelson Diaz died the two-alarm ...

New charge for teacher accused of sex assault

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed another charge against a substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student in a northern New Jersey school district where she sometimes taught. The Record (http://bit.ly/1voweo2) reports that ...

Casino seeks law exemption to serve booze longer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The CEO of a Connecticut casino says he wants the state to consider changing its liquor laws so patrons can drink and gamble around the clock. Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Felix Rappaport says Connecticut's casinos are at a ...

At St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Christie Talks Ferguson and a ‘Lack of Leadership’

Gov. Christie said Americans have the right to express their views, but non-violent protest is what brings about change.

Doctor loses license over improper prescriptions

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State medical officials have revoked the license of a Jersey City neurologist who they say improperly prescribed opiate drugs and fraudulently overcharged Medicare. The state Board of Medical Examiners also ordered Magdy Elamir ...

New Jersey authorities foil murder-for-hire plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say state police foiled a Pennsylvania woman's plot to have her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people killed. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Denise Nagrodski, of ...

Driver to face upgraded charge in fatal crash

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charge filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed his car earlier this month, killing a passenger. Middlesex County prosecutors initially charged 20-year-old ...

Officer suffers broken arm while making arrest

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey police officer suffered a broken arm while apprehending a shoplifting suspect who had tried to flee. Hamilton Township officer Brian Miller had just responded to the department ...

Taj Mahal casino seeks new bankruptcy financing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino expects to run out of cash by mid-January and is seeking new financing to get it through its Chapter 11 case. Trump Entertainment Resorts asked a Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday to ...