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2 die in separate shootings in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating two shootings in which a boy and a man died. Authorities say the first incident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday on Spruce Street. Officers found ...

Ex-Giant Petitgout out on bail in sex assault case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York Giants player facing a sex assault charge in New Jersey has been released on bail. Luke Petitgout's (PEHT'-ih-gooz) attorney says the former offensive lineman was released from the Bergen County Jail on ...

Preparing Emergency Responders for Crude Oil Disasters

Local officials want greater resources to respond to a crude oil disaster like one that happened in Quebec. State emergency responders are equipped to handle those situations, but it could take hours for them to arrive.

Has Kyleigh’s Law Prevented Car Crashes?

A new study claims requiring new drivers to use license plate decals has prevented thousands of crashes since Kyleigh's Law took effect in 2010.

New Changes Made To Seat Belt Laws

Under a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision, criminal charges could be filed if one fails to wear a seat belt while inside a vehicle.

New Jersey judge rules drum-playing not a nuisance

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The beat will go on for a Morris County teenager. A state Superior Court judge has ruled the teen's drumming practice in his parents' detached garage didn't qualify as a nuisance to his neighbors. Joanne Traetto filed suit ...

1 victim identified in fatal Route 21 crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Essex County have identified one of the victims of a fiery crash that killed two people on Route 21 north of Newark. The Essex County prosecutor's office and Belleville police say 26-year-old Jonathan Fontenot of ...

ATM stolen from Newark store in truck smash-grab

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in Newark are looking for whoever ran a pickup truck into a downtown convenience store and made off with a cash machine. The robbery occurred early Thursday morning at the store on Park Place, across from Military Park ...

NJ man accused of beating another over $10 debt

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City police say a man nearly beat another to death with a tree branch over a $10 drug debt. Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas Rivera is held on $150,000 bail, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other ...

2 charged after suspicious Turnpike roadblock

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — State Police believe a suspicious roadblock on the New Jersey Turnpike captured by a dashboard camera was a lapse in judgment and not a robbery attempt. A motorist on the Newark Bay Extension in Jersey City early Monday ...