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NJ Transit train hits abandoned car

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured when a New Jersey Transit train struck an abandoned vehicle in Clifton. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the train wasn't carrying any passengers when the engineer spotted the vehicle on the tracks ...

New Jersey man accused of eating raccoons

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Monmouth County man illegally trapped and ate raccoons and squirrels. Police have charged 30-year-old Aleksandr Borykan of Ocean Township with animal cruelty. The state also charged him with illegal ...

Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved. Judge Kevin Gross in Delaware granted a ...

New Jersey man charged in school books scam

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Gloucester County man has been charged for allegedly sending tens of thousands of invoices to schools for math and language books that didn't exist. Robert Armstrong was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of mail ...

Monmouth University Hosts Homeland Security Conference

Officials gathered at Monmouth University to discuss security issues at the annual "Emerging Issues in the Homeland Enterprise" conference.

NJ Director of Homeland Security: We Continue to Improve Ability to Respond to Events

New Jersey State Director of Homeland Security Chris Rodriguez says that Homeland Security continues to work to improve its ability to respond to emergencies.

Menendez racking up legal expenses over donor ties

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is continuing to rack up legal bills related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. New filings released through the IRS late Wednesday show a ...

22 charged in drug ring in 3 New Jersey counties

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged 22 people with running a large-scale drug operation. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and ...

Details released in fatal farm fest accident

CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Morris County have released additional information about an accident that killed a child at a farm festival last weekend. The accident occurred Sunday at Alstede Farms during its 31st annual Chester Harvest ...

Prominent New Jersey lawyer Buckman, 61, dies

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawyer who helped make racial profiling into an issue that got attention nationally has died. Authorities say 61-year-old William Buckman killed himself in a Mount Laurel hotel. Buckman, who lived in Cherry ...