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160811Flanagan

Same-Sex Couples Sue Over Fertility Treatment

8-11-16
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield says they were following the state mandate that requires women to prove their infertility through “two years of unprotected sex with a man” with no regard for their sexual orientation.
160811Schmertz

A Wrongful Conviction ‘Destroyed’ This Man’s Life

8-11-16
Dion Harrell was convicted of rape in 1999. Over 20 years later, DNA proved his innocence and cleared his record, but not after prison and years of living on the sex offender registry destroyed his life.
160810Flanagan

Punishable Distracted Driving Habits Broadened in New Bill

8-10-16
A new bill would amend New Jersey’s no cellphone while driving law to include a ban on distracted driving behaviors.
160810Delmore

School Security Panel Discusses Need for Preparation

8-10-16
State officials and prosecutors, along with an FBI agent that investigated the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the former Columbine High School principal, discussed what can be done to make NJ schools safer.
160805Schmertz

New Jersey Welcomes Syrian Refugees

8-5-16
The State Department reports that New Jersey has taken in 194 refugees since last fall, and 80 just in July. Most of the refugees are making their new home in immigrant-rich areas near Jersey City, Elizabeth and Paterson.
160804Verniero

Former NJ AG Discusses Current Choice for Position

8-4-16
Former state Attorney General and state Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero said Christopher Porrino is a "superb choice" to fill the position of New Jersey attorney general.
Sweeney

Senate President Accuses NJEA of Trying to Extort Public Officials

8-3-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the U.S. attorney and New Jersey attorney general to investigate claims that the NJEA is trying to coerce officials into approving a pension ballot question by threatening to withhold political contributions.
160802Flanagan

NJ Freight Bridges Appear to be in Poor Condition

8-2-16
Advocates peer worriedly at a rusty, century-old drawbridge perched on crumbly-looking supports. But without an engineering report, it’s tough to determine whether injuries are structural or cosmetic.
160802Vannozzi

Research: Law to Prevent Kids from Tanning Ineffective

8-2-16
New research shows the 2013 law put in place to prevent children younger than 17 years old from hopping in a tanning bed hasn’t worked.
160801Vannozzi

Police Fatalities Up for First Half of 2016

8-1-16
A report issued by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows as of Aug. 1, 34 officers were killed by gun fire in the line of duty -- up from 20 at this time last year.