Saturday, April 18, 2015

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a second person has been charged in the shooting of a man found dead inside a New Jersey restaurant.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks.
NASHUA, N.H. - Car-rental agencies likely were cleared out of Chevrolet Suburbans as almost every Republican presidential hopeful, major and minor, flocked to New Hampshire on Friday for the state's first candidate forum, a chance to jostle for some political oxygen in a crowded field.
Police initiated an emergency lockout at a South Jersey grade school Friday afternoon after receiving a report of gunshots, later found to have come from a nearby shooting range.
Analysts at Moody's Investors Service have again downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds, marking the third time the ratings agency has taken such action since Gov. Christie took office in 2010.
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A suspicious vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint at an arsenal on Friday, triggering an evacuation and tying up traffic nearby, but it was later deemed to pose no explosive threat.
ATLANTIC CITY - A stagehand died this week after falling while working on a concert venue at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Months after being fired, Washington Township's ousted solicitor is contending in federal court that four members of the town council and two former councilmen, motivated by politics and power, conspired to wrongfully remove him.
The idea of buying cemeteries to generate revenue didn't immediately appeal to Medford Township officials when the owner first made the unusual offer in 2012. They were skeptical.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former longshoremen's union official is headed to prison for his role in a plot to extort money from workers at the ports of Newark and Elizabeth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former New Jersey governors were among the hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of a man believed to be the state's longest-serving mayor.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A judge has thrown out a legal challenge to a law requiring that certain employers in New Jersey's capital city offer workers paid sick leave.
ALLENHURST, N.J. (AP) - Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A baby sitter accused of fatally shaking a toddler left in her care has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment but acquitted of murder.
PINE BROOK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son at a New Jersey inn.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Philipp Grubauer became the first German-born goalie to start an NHL playoff game, filling in for an ill Braden Holtby and helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a second person has been charged in the shooting of a man found dead inside a New Jersey restaurant.
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A motorcyclist accused of riding recklessly on a suburban New York highway and causing a wreck that killed a rapper thrown off another bike has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A suspicious vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint at an arsenal on Friday, triggering an evacuation and tying up traffic nearby, but it was later deemed to pose no explosive threat.
Luke Rockhold has chewed up and choked out his last three opponents with such force that there's seemingly only one fighter left for him to get past to finally earn a shot at the middleweight championship.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A central New Jersey man shot by police as he allegedly stabbed his father earlier this month has died from his wounds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former New Jersey governors were among the hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of a man believed to be the state's longest-serving mayor.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge is prohibiting the new owner of Atlantic City's former Revel casino from connecting to equipment owned by a utility company at the center of a literal power struggle at the now-dark Boardwalk complex.
KINNELON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman pulled from a wreck before her car burst into flames has been charged with driving drunk.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A former southern New Jersey high school band director who sexually assaulted a female student is now headed to prison.
While in New Hampshire seeking to boost his presidential prospects, Gov. Christie said Friday that he did not consider himself wealthy.