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Authorities say they've busted a South Jersey marijuana operation, arresting four Gloucester City men and seizing 26 pounds of the drug. The Gloucester...
New Jersey State Police are crediting their social media followers with helping investigators find the suspects wanted in scrap-metal and gun theft cases...
A man was shot by Camden County police officers while trying to flee the scene of a hit-and-run following an argument, authorities said. The Camden...
Authorities are investigating allegations that a New Jersey priest sexually abused a 16-year-old boy. The Diocese of Trenton says it learned about the...
Perched atop a hill, Camden High School resembles a castle, with more than 80 entrances for a student to quietly slip out of or an intruder to sneak in.
TRENTON - New Jersey's legislature is on break, but there is still some intrigue in the Statehouse over how Republican Gov. Christie will deal with 39 bills passed in June by lawmakers.
High school students in public schools across New Jersey will soon be taught how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator.
As she watches Mo'ne Davis mesmerize crowds at the World Series, Maria Pepe is overcome with as much pride as regret.
Members of the clergy locked arms as they led a march of about 400 Unite Here Local 54 members in "a prayer vigil for Atlantic City's service economy" on Wednesday night. "This is union territory," the casino workers chanted as they marched along New Jersey Avenue amid car horns honking in support.
The word is out: The Jersey guys didn't take the cake, but they did the Garden State and themselves proud.
History should decide, not the courts, whether Chris Goldstein and Don DeZarn - two New Jerseyans who each lit up a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette during a protest at Independence National Historical Park last year - belong in the same pantheon as Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harvey Milk, and Allen Ginsberg, a federal judge said in a caustic written opinion issued this week.
Pa. man, 28, said Google captured a drug deal on its Street View mapping system in 2012.
ON THE outside, Fernando Ramos' house behind a chain-link fence in the Cramer Hill section of Camden still seemed immaculate despite the fire, the paint still a vivid yellow against the charring around the newly boarded windows.
A Jersey Shore hotel accused of post-Sandy price gouging has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the state Division of Consumer Affairs.
The Delaware River Port Authority postponed action Wednesday on a measure that would have allowed commissioners and staffers subpoenaed by a federal grand jury to choose their own lawyers.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's largest city is facing criticism for its school enrollment program.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's 11 casinos saw their gross operating profit increase by nearly 35 percent in the second quarter of this year.
A New Jersey appliance chain has agreed to pay $1.56 million to settle allegations it failed to pay New York taxes over a 10-year period.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) - Newton police have arrested a drug suspect after he hid in a drainage tunnel for two hours.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - The Port Authority Police Department has graduated its largest class in the department's 86-year history.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in New Jersey's largest city.
ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Police are probing possible ID thefts linked to two farmers markets in northern New Jersey.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - One of the Republican Party's movers-and-shakers is more of a mover this week.
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in southern New Jersey have seized 26 pounds of marijuana and arrested four men.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Trenton Diocese has suspended a priest after he was accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy.
TRENTON - The vacant but historic Westmont Theatre in Haddon Township may soon be home to a new Planet Fitness gym.