Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Jersey

Gov. Christie signed legislation Monday allowing Cooper University Hospital to take control of emergency medical services in Camden, a bill that drew criticism from the city's longtime paramedic-services provider.
A vocal duo's flawless a cappella rendition of "Over the Rainbow" hushed the crowd outside Independence Hall as the reenactment of a pioneering LGBT civil rights demonstration began.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation increasing a tax credit for lower-income residents in New Jersey.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) - Dredging work should resume later this month at a beach replenishment project in southern New Jersey.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday.
HAMMONTON, N.J. - Workers head out each morning to pick the plump, ripe blueberries from bushes that run in long rows, like ribbons, across thousands of acres around Hammonton.
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NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A Philadelphia couple faces theft charges for allegedly stealing items from the bags of beachgoers in southern New Jersey.
TRENTON - The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a tiny, metallic-green beetle - just a half-inch long by an eighth of an inch wide. But it creates big problems for ash trees, and it is now in Westampton.
Five tickets, including one sold in Burlington County, will split a $909,890 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. New Jersey Lottery officials said the five tickets each matched the winning numbers drawn Monday: 27, 37, 39, 41 and 43.
SALEM, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say at least five children have been given the wrong immunizations at a New Jersey health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - The man suspected of shooting a Camden County police officer has had his bail doubled to $2 million.
Two years after Gloucester County became the first county in New Jersey to close its jail, a legal objection by public defenders is set to be formally settled under an agreement that guarantees certain accommodations for inmates.
SPOTSWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Officials are warning Spotswood residents to be on the lookout for a coyote after a teenage fisherman said he fought off the animal.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie signed legislation Monday that would provide new protections against any proposed commercial development at Liberty State Park but does not meet the expectations of park advocates, who still fear the site is "very vulnerable."
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Borgata casino will receive about $63 million after a state appeals panel concluded Monday that Atlantic City had overcharged it on property taxes.
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.
New buildings will increase TCNJ’s STEM space by nearly 60 percent when complete in August 2017. The state is funding part of the construction.
It has been a long journey to the priesthood for the Rev. James J. Grogan. He comes from a family that has produced about 15 priests in Ireland and the United States over the last century.
Rocky took the stage at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Cape May Court House to pick a winner in the women's World Cup soccer finals - the U.S. vs. Japan.
As an administrator for the Washington Township School District, Susan Rodgers Reintzel "was really effective at being a calming presence," said Jan Giel, the student information manager there.
Authorities on Monday identified the two Camden County police officers who shot and killed a man Friday. Sgt. Keith Henderson, a 10-year veteran, and Officer James DiMarco, who had been on the job for four weeks, opened fire on Oscar Camacho, 33, of Camden. Police said Camacho drew a weapon and that he had called 911 and threatened to kill himself before officers arrived.