Politics & Government

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana's changing legal status is complicating matters in family law courts. The drug remains illegal federally, but its growing acceptance is making it more complicated to resolve custody and child-endangerment disputes that ...

Authorities: 6 people displaced by house fire

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say six people were left homeless and a firefighter was injured when a fast-moving fire severely damaged a two-story home in northern New Jersey. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1usQ9Py) reports the three-alarm ...

Christie disagrees with Perry on gay comparison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this week in San ...

Praise For Camden, Sixers Deal Not Unanimous

The 76ers practice facility is moving to Camden and some New Jersey lawmakers are not happy about the tax incentives used lore them.

Political Roundtable: June 13, 2014

Republican Strategist Amanda Woloshen and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News anchor Michael Hill.

AP: Bill extending arbitration caps set for vote

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced legislation that could end the stalemate over arbitrator-awarded pay increases to police and firefighters. Prieto's bill extends the 2 percent cap through 2017 and calls for ...

Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty in drug-related death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from another man's drug-related death last year. The Ocean County prosecutor's office said Friday that 22-year-old Nicholas Ippolito of Point Pleasant pleaded ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 13, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Bestiality bill clears NJ Assembly panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. New Jersey is one of 14 states that does not explicitly ban bestiality. The bill's sponsor says the state's ...