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Are You Giving Away Personal Information with a License Scan?

Security experts say allowing businesses to scan your driver's license could compromise your personal information stored in the codes.

Rules of Religious Divorce in Orthodox Jewish Community Led to Kidnapping

Three rabbis have been convicted on charges they kidnapped men and forced them to grant their wives a religious divorce, called a get.

Weinberg Goes to Court Seeking Documents on IZOD Center Closing

Sen. Loretta Weinberg has launched a legal battle to obtain documents to explain the Sports and Exposition Authority's reasoning for closing the IZOD Center.

NJEA Quits Pension Negotiations with Christie Administration

Amid a lawsuit from pubic workers unions over Gov. Christie's decision not to fully fund the state pension system, the NJEA has quit pension negotiations with his administration.

Judge Blocks Generator Use to Power Revel

New Revel owner Glenn Straub wanted to hook up generators to restore power to the building that ACR Energy turned off, but a federal judge blocked that action.

Family Files Suit to Change Cause of Death for John Sheridan

John Sheridan's sons say he did not kill his wife and commit suicide as the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office determined and they're filing a lawsuit to change the cause of death from suicide to undetermined.

Rep. Payne Introduces Bill to Make Trains Carrying Oil Safer

Congressman Donald Payne has introduced a bill that would retrofit tank cars to help prevent explosions during derailments of trains carrying Bakken crude oil.

NJ Leads Nation in Declining Incarceration Rate

From 1999 through 2013, New Jersey decreased its incarceration rate by 29 percent, the highest reduction in the U.S.

Martell’s Suspended, Fined After Serving Patron Who Caused Fatal Crash

Martell's Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant has agreed to a one-month suspension and a $500,000 fine after it allegedly served a drunk patron who drove away in the wrong car and died in a wrong way crash.

NJ Supreme Court to Take Up State Pension Dispute as Soon as Next Month

Administration and public-employee unions sidestep Appellate Division and move straight to top court.