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Christie in Iowa pitching for locals, not himself

7-17-14
MARION, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Iowa for a series of fundraisers and campaign stops in a state with the first presidential caucuses. He was warmly greeted on Thursday by Iowa voters at MJ's restaurant in Marion, Iowa. ...

2nd NJ Transit bus driver disciplined for reading

7-17-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Another New Jersey Transit bus driver has been disciplined for reading while behind the wheel. A passenger on the Route #137 bus out of Toms River sent a cellphone photo to NJ Transit that appeared to show the driver ...

Wake held for slain New Jersey police officer

7-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mourners are paying their respects to a rookie New Jersey police officer slain in the line of duty over the weekend. Hundreds of Jersey City police officers and officers from surrounding towns filed in and out of a funeral ...
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GWB Committee Hears Testimony from Regina Egea

7-17-14
The Select Committee on Investigation heard testimony from Regina Egea about the GWB lane closures.

Indiana county to make money off of bad drivers

7-17-14
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana county has agreed to sell court records to a data-mining company that plans to supply them to insurers who will use them to raise rates for bad drivers. The Times of Munster reports ...
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Federal Highway Funding Offers Short-Term Fix for NJ Roads

7-16-14
The House of Representatives approved $11 billion for the federal Highway Trust Fund through May, but officials say that will only help New Jersey temporarily.
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Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

7-16-14
The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.

Mayor: Officer who shared threat faces discipline

7-16-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor says a police officer who posted information online about an alleged threat to police by gang members will face department discipline. News of the threat comes in the wake of a shootout Sunday that ...

Christie: ‘Beware’ of candidates who declare early

7-16-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists he hasn't decided whether to run for president. But he does have sharp words for those who have. Speaking Wednesday before a Wall Street crowd at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference, Christie ...

Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

7-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan. Christie's office removed a trailer that it posted to YouTube for a mock summer blockbuster titled "No ...