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Voters sunk a measure Tuesday to make facility improvements at Sterling High School in Camden County that would have required increases in real estate taxes.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), who has frequently and forcefully clashed with President Obama over Iran policy, gave the administration some breathing room Tuesday.
A blizzard was supposed to shriek up the Atlantic seaboard overnight, but Doug Maday went to bed Monday knowing what he would do.
A spokesman for Gov. Christie on Tuesday declined to comment on a Moody's Investors Services report suggesting that the appointment of an emergency manager is a credit negative not just for Atlantic City, but also for other financially troubled municipalities in New Jersey, such as Newark and Paterson.
Updated below with new comments from a South Jersey lawmaker supporting Obama's plan. WASHINGTON – Several New Jersey lawmakers blasted an Obama...
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Several people allegedly attacked and injured a gas station employee who authorities say was trying to stop them from shoplifting.
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Two brothers wanted on attempted murder charges in Florida were captured after the stolen car they were in crashed in northern New Jersey.
New Jersey's U.S. senators and a congressman have denounced a White House draft proposal that would authorize drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
A Camden County couple purchased the jackpot-hitting ticket that won more than $300,000 in Friday's Cash 5 drawing, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A snowstorm that had been billed as "crippling and potentially historic" instead left only a few inches of snow in New Jersey on Tuesday, yet still paralyzed the state because of travel restrictions and shut down train service.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say workers clearing snow from some walkways uncovered a body in a wooded area of central New Jersey.
Eddie Campbell's four tours of duty as a Marine in Korea and Vietnam helped prepare him for the battles that confronted him in Willingboro nearly 30 years later. But there were still a few ambushes.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Transit shut down and Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Monday as the storm taking aim at the Northeast dropped several inches of snow, a precursor to the up to 2 feet that was forecast to fall in some parts of the state.
SOMERS POINT, N.J. - Their homecoming has been long awaited. Every time the remains of Navy Master Commandant Richard Somers and the crew of the USS Intrepid get the attention of leaders in Washington, world events intervene.
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie plans to meet with president Reuven Rivlin of Israel later this week.
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say one person died and nine residents were displaced when a fire broke out at a southern New Jersey apartment complex.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - With less than half the season to go, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Former Wolverhampton defender Ronald Zubar has agreed to join Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State agriculture officials are warning residents about a paprika product that contains an undeclared peanut allergen.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have hired Brian Heimerdinger as the team's director of player personnel under new general manager Mike Maccagnan.
DETROIT (AP) - Former state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr has told Detroit-area business leaders that the city's journey from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy is not over.Orr said Tuesday at a Detroit Economic Club event that bankruptcy is "not the end, it's the start."
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is set to rule on whether the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois.
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A central New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a toddler and recording the attack has been indicted on numerous counts, including aggravated sex assault and child endangerment.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Another northern New Jersey man faces felony murder charges stemming from the shooting of a New York City man killed during a botched robbery last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare.
A Burlington County mother accused of lighting her newborn baby on fire on a neighborhood street repeatedly said, "I'm sorry," as a man held her down, according to a recording of a chaotic 911 call obtained by The Inquirer through a public records request.