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Data: 10% of Fatal Car Crashes Involved Drivers Without Valid Licenses

Statistics show that 10 percent of fatal car crashes between 2010 and 2013 involved a driver without a valid license.

Audible approved for $39.3 million incentive to create new tech center in Newark

The EDA approved a 10-year, $39.3 million Grow New Jersey award to Audible Inc. to create a new technology center in Newark.

Christie Defends Pension Stance at Sparta Town Hall

At his 137th town hall, Gov. Christie reiterated his position that the state can't afford to maintain its current pension system for public employees.

Coalition Plans Pushback Against NJ Transit Fare Hikes

Three Democratic mayors and community activists want to stop NJ Transit from raising fares as has been proposed.

NJ BPU Nears Deal with Verizon to Deregulate Landline Phone Service

Verizon and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities are in talks to deregulate landline phone service, which critics say would raise rates. But Verizon says competitive choices still remain available.

NJ Man Among the Dead in Amtrak Train Derailment

Jim Gaines of Plainsboro was one of at least seven people who were killed after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia.

Pointing to ACA Success, NJ Plans to Reduce Hospital Charity Care Subsidies

During a budget hearing Wednesday, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said because so many people have gotten health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey can reduce its charity care subsidies to hospitals.

NJ Man Among Those Killed in Amtrak Derailment

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on its way from Washington, D.C. to New York Tuesday night, killing six people.

Christie Outlines Five-Point Plan for Growth at Speech in New Hampshire

During a major policy address in the Granite State, Gov. Christie laid out a five-point plan for 4 percent GDP growth.

Union Members Rally for Full Pension Payments at State House

Police estimate 2,000 union members gathered in front of the State House to demand Gov. Christie honor the agreement to fund the pension system.