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2 lost skiers found from Vt.’s Killington resort

2-20-14
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two New Jersey skiers are safe after they got lost when skiing out-of-bounds at Vermont's Killington ski resort. State Police say Jack Cole and Jack Kiess, of Glenn Rock, N.J., called 911 for help at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday ...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

2-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...

Lawyer: Port Authority chair’s vote misrecorded

2-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A vote by the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey two years ago that has drawn scrutiny over a possible conflict of interest may get a do-over. A Port Authority lawyer has sent a letter to chairman David ...

NJ bar group backs chief justice, warns gov

2-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Bar Association says Gov. Chris Christie would undermine the independence of the judiciary if he refuses to reappoint the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. The association announced Thursday it ...

NJ adopts new safeguards for prescription forms

2-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Producers of prescription forms used by New Jersey doctors will soon have to add enhanced security features. The state Division of Consumer Affairs adopted new regulations that will be phased in over the next six months. ...

NJ police: Ravens’ Rice knocked out fiancee

2-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police complaint alleges Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked out his fiancee during an argument at an Atlantic City casino. Police charged both Rice and Janay Palmer with simple assault in the incident ...

Former TV reporter convicted of child sex assault

2-20-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York City television reporter has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child at his home in New Jersey. A jury Thursday also found former Fox 5 reporter Charles Leaf of Wyckoff guilty of ...

NY man charged in NJ with human trafficking

2-19-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A traffic stop in northern New Jersey earlier this month led to a New York man's arrest on human trafficking charges involving a 16-year-old girl. Bergen County prosecutors say the girl was with 34-year-old Miguel Hernandez ...

Trial date put off in NYC 1979 missing-boy case

2-19-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York murder trial for a suspect in one of the country's most prominent missing-child cases is being postponed for months as psychiatric exams and other trial preparations continue. Pedro Hernandez had been tentatively set to ...

North NJ man admits distributing child porn online

2-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse online. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old John Ellenbacher of Linden pleaded guilty Wednesday. He will have to register as a sex offender and ...