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Indictment: 4 cops allegedly planned retaliation

10-26-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Four Edison police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to retaliate against an officer from another department because he arrested one of the Edison officer's relatives for drunken driving. The indictment ...

Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

10-26-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie predicts Republicans could capture governor's offices in states carried by President Barack Obama, an effort that could burnish his potential 2016 presidential campaign. Christie says in an interview ...

Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences

10-26-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top infectious control doctor says mandatory quarantines of Ebola patients can have what he calls the unintended consequence of discouraging health care workers from volunteering in the Ebola-ravaged countries of West ...

NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

10-25-14
AKRON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in Iowa spending time with political activists who could prove helpful if the Republican runs for president in 2016. Christie is headlining Gov. Terry Branstad's birthday bash Saturday night ...

Atlantic City, Revel battle over property taxes

10-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for Atlantic City and the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel are battling over as much as $30 million that Revel owes for property taxes and penalties. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1ru8B8p) reports that ...

Man sentenced in crash that killed police officer

10-25-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A drunken driver who led police on a pursuit that ended when he crashed into a police cruiser, killing one officer and severely injuring another, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The July 2012 crash occurred as ...

Glance: New Jersey’s 2 statewide ballot questions

10-25-14
New Jersey voters will see two statewide ballot questions when they cast their votes in the Nov. 4 election. This is what the questions will look like on the ballot: BALLOT QUESTION 1: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW A COURT TO ORDER PRETRIAL ...

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

10-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains ...

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

10-25-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office ...

3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

10-24-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit West ...