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Firefighters are working to contain a 1,500-acre forest fire burning in Cumberland County. The battle comes as the entire region is under a red flag warning for a second day because of the potential of wildfires due to high winds and low humidity.
Rutgers University announced a new chancellor Wednesday for its Camden campus: a former professor at Temple University's law school who is now the law school dean at the University of Maryland.
A Connecticut man was convicted Wednesday of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in Woodbury, N.J. and brutally beating the woman in front of her three small children.
CHERRY HILL The Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill will host a screening of Shell Shocked, a film about the effects of gun violence on youth, followed by a panel discussion with teenagers from Camden.
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Two of the three men charged in the shooting of an undercover police officer in a North Jersey shopping center parking lot made their initial court appearances Wednesday.
WASHINGTON Gov. Christie continued Tuesday to make his pitch for pension reform and renewal of a cap on raises for public workers, sounding alarms about the state's economic future in a speech at a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner.
Early this year, banking and real-estate analysts concluded that New Jersey had achieved a dubious distinction, passing Florida to become the state with...
Edwin B. Leaf tells seafaring tales in three dimensions. He's built more than 150 exquisitely detailed, historically accurate model ships - to scale, by hand - and has authored a book (Ship Modeling From Scratch) about how to do it.
When the Delaware River Port Authority borrowed $487 million in December to repair its bridges and refurbish its PATCO train cars, it paid about $1.5 million to politically connected lawyers and bankers.
DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
The New Jersey legislative panel investigating September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has called four people - current and former members of the Christie administration and officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - to testify next month.
CAMDEN The two school operators hoping to open "Renaissance" schools in Camden this fall have requested waivers from the state for the portion of their application requiring that they provide an address and building schematics.
New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood-prone areas.
GARFIELD, N.J. A routine undercover drug buy ended in gunfire in a North Jersey shopping center parking lot Tuesday, leaving a police officer wounded and two suspects in custody, and a third hospitalized.
SEWELL A Brooklyn, N.Y., man who died Sunday in Sewell during a skydiving jump loved the sport so much that he was willing to risk death, his son said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit train commuters are facing delays into and out of New York City.
EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) - Police have ordered the evacuation of the Evesham municipal complex after a suspicious package was found in the lobby.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - No one puts Atlantic City's mayor in the corner when it comes to playing Monopoly. Not even a circus elephant.
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a Flemington police officer who apparently shot himself by accident plans to return to work next week.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Five lives have been saved by police in Ocean County since they began using a heroin overdose antidote this month.
DOWNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - State Forest Fire Service crews are working to contain a forest fire in the Bevans Wildlife Management Area in southern New Jersey.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) - Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a fire that broke out above the Carlstadt Post Office.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby.
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie could face some harsh critics of the state's Sandy recovery efforts when he travels to a town hall meeting on the Jersey Shore.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets are holding training camp at SUNY Cortland again this summer, returning to central New York for the fifth time in the last six years.
BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from showing pitcher Michael Pineda walking in the tunnel from the team's dugout to the clubhouse on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
BOSTON (AP) - The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Maybe just a touch of the flu is what New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips needed.
WASHINGTON TWP. The state legislator who was cleared of a charge of driving while intoxicated and other offenses relating to a 2012 traffic stop has filed a suit against the township patrolman who stopped him and the police department.