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A South Jersey sex offender arrested earlier this month after more than 22 years on the run has been charged with bail jumping for failing to appear at a 1991 court hearing, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat.
A Gloucester Township, Camden County, police officer was injured while chasing a hitchhiker who tossed heroin packets as he fled and eventually turned...
A teenage boy and girl from New Jersey were charged Thursday with exchanging texts that included naked pictures of another teen, which possibly then...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to bribe an official with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in an effort to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property.
A Willingboro man has been charged with murder for allegedly running down his brother with a car last month.
Gov. Christie has named the dean of Seton Hall University School of Law to serve in the newly created position of ombudsman for his office - a step recommended by the review Christie commissioned as a result of the George Washington Bridge controversy.
A 26-year-old Camden man was sentenced Thursday to 57 months in prison for beating a man unconscious near Independence Hall in 2012, federal prosecutors said.
They call it the Roster of the Ridiculous, a list including a dirty dozen of the crazy - and disgusting - pieces of marine debris collected during annual Jersey Shore beach cleanups.
New Jersey's unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in March, the first increase since July 2012, according to preliminary estimates released by the state Labor Department Thursday.
Happiness is alive and swell in Ronaldo Byrd's paintings, where the party never ends - and everyone's invited. Goth punks, Girl Scouts, golfers, DJs, and urban, suburban, and country kids of every hue and hairdo are among the 300 original characters the artist, 25, showcases in his lively canvases.
The Township Council has introduced a $33.64 million budget for 2015 that calls for no increase in municipal property taxes.
PATERSON, N.J. - The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
A Camden man was sentenced to 57 months in prison Thursday for randomly beating a 35-year-old software consultant near Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in the early hours of June 16, 2012.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four men have been arrested on child pornography charges following a long-running investigation by authorities in southern New Jersey.
ALLENDALE, N.J. (AP) - A man sought by authorities probing an international carjacking ring was arrested after he allegedly tried to take a luxury car from a garage at a northern New Jersey home.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a worker was injured when he fell off a ladder at a residential development under construction in northern New Jersey.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania college is paying tribute to one of the last surviving members of the World War II group known as the Monuments Men.
HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey college student was shot and wounded when a man who had been thrown out of an off-campus house party returned to the residence and opened fire.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Murder charges have been filed in the case of a man found stabbed to death in an abandoned Newark home last weekend.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that this past week was the exception, not the norm.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to bribe an official with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in an effort to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property.
ALPINE, N.J. (AP) - Land doesn't come cheap in one of New Jersey's priciest communities.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Port Authority police say a truck driver from New York used a license plate on a hinge to try to beat paying a toll on the New Jersey side of the Goethals Bridge.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey is offering a weeklong amnesty to parents who are behind in child support payments.
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) - Environmentalists say plastics led the debris picked up during New Jersey's annual beach sweep.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.
Officials at the Burlington County Jail should have known about an inmate's heart condition and a hospital's recommendation that he receive follow-up treatment - which his fiancee alleges he was never taken to - before he died Feb. 25, according to medical records provided by her.