Friday, October 9, 2015

New Jersey

MARGATE, N.J. (AP) - An animal rights organization is offering to help save a giant wood and tin elephant if it can send a message about the plight of the real-life creatures.
Last summer, citizens of the tri-state area clenched their teeth in fear when footage of a bear walking on its hind legs surfaced onto the Internet.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to delay the state's biggest health insurer from rolling out a new tiered health care system.
A campaign-fueled text-message thread among close Republican allies in a Gloucester County township, inadvertently sent to an unintended recipient, has set a bitter tone for an election that once again will decide which party runs the town.
MARGATE, N.J. - A week after calling this well-heeled beach town "selfish" for refusing to give up land needed for the state's dune project, Gov. Christie on Thursday moved to give Margate no choice.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, earned nearly $1 million last year, up from about $700,000 in 2013, according to tax returns released by his office on Friday.
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A tuna fisherman charged with killing a pilot whale that died of a bullet wound said Friday the charges against him should be dismissed.
DEAL, N.J. (AP) - A wealthy New Jersey shore town denies it tried to limit public access to its newly replenished beaches by restricting nearby parking to residents only.
TRENTON - A New Jersey judge on Friday blocked attempts by environmental groups and a state senator to appeal the state's settlement with ExxonMobil Corp. in a high-profile pollution case.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man is hospitalized after police say he was stabbed with what appeared to be a sword.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man has been cited for his daily routine of feeding dozens of homeless cats living near the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked a young girl and left four people hurt on a street in northern New Jersey.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company has voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.
Gloucester Township police have created a detective position dedicated to addressing domestic violence, part of an initiative town and Camden County officials announced Thursday.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former Boy Scouts leader who distributed child pornography over the Internet has been sentenced in New Jersey to 20 years in prison.
South Fifth Street is closed at South Street due to a water main break overnight. It is not clear yet if the break will affect water supply to homes and businesses in the area.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in New Jersey when his car crashed into the woods on a parkway.
Gladys Reiter did not glide effortlessly through her college education, her daughter Jeanne Reiter recalled. "My brother was a little boy at the time," she said of Charles Reiter, "and that's why it took so long for her to get through college."
A federal judge ruled again against Sen. Robert Menendez on Thursday in the New Jersey Democrat's corruption trial, denying all of his remaining motions to dismiss the charges.
Kiersten Rickenbach stood out for both her long blond hair and sharp mind at Washington Township High School, where she often spoke of her plans to attend Duke University and become a pediatric oncologist.
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) - The fifth defendant in a case of mistaken identity that led to an accidental kidnapping spanning from New Jersey to Missouri has admitted his role in the incident.
A Camden man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to sell 22 guns without a license.