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New Jersey officials expect to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30, a windfall that Gov. Chris Christie is proposing using for pensions for public workers.
The Somerset County (N.J.) Prosecutor's Office has transferred to Middlesex County the criminal drug case against the son of Cooper University Health System's deceased chief executive John P. Sheridan Jr.
Harry John Neher, a 35-year-old man who ran a computer repair business from his home in Woodbury, was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of Sabrina Bullock.
A former police officer at Stockton University was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for selling hundreds of oxycodone pills in Camden County.
NEWARK, N.J. - The prosecution of Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni has just begun in the George Washington Bridge saga, but the two have already made part of their legal strategy clear: Neither is stupid enough to have closed lanes at the bridge to punish Fort Lee's mayor. And the government's key witness is a liar.
Former New Jersey State Sen. Martha W. Bark, 86, a Republican from Burlington County, has died, a family friend confirmed Monday.
New Jersey could lose close to $100 million from tax incentives that have drawn big businesses to Camden in recent months, according to a report by an advocacy group.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The teenage son of a military couple charged with abusing their three foster children told a jury Tuesday that his parents used Bible passages to justify hitting the toddlers with a paddle, stick and other implements.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An Atlantic City police officer was convicted of charges that he improperly made thousands of dollars through a program intended to help the community.
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey woman allegedly set fire to her boyfriend's apartment after they had a heated argument.
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) could face his toughest challenge yet if national Democrats get their way.
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man has been indicted on two counts of attempted murder stemming from the shooting of a couple outside a convenience store last year.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - A stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge Township was shuttered for several hours after a tanker-truck crashed on an exit ramp, sparking a smoky fire.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - About 2,000 meeting planners will gather in Atlantic City next year at a new conference center set up to attract exactly that type of business.
New Jersey's state Supreme Court will take arguments this week on whether Gov. Chris Christie's administration - and taxpayers - should be required to make nearly $1.6 billion more in contributions to the pension funds for public workers.
New Jersey officials expect to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30, a windfall that Gov. Chris Christie is proposing using for pensions for public workers.
DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is bringing to the state a smartphone app that has been used by tens of thousands of people elsewhere to safeguard videos they record of law enforcement officers at work.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former police officer who worked at a southern New Jersey college is now headed to prison for selling prescription painkillers to an undercover federal agent.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - Three years after taking over Monmouth Park, the operators of the New Jersey shore thoroughbred racetrack believe the facility either will break even this year or make a profit.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games than it used to be.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A Camden man accused of fatally shooting a former Marine who was trying to break up a fight outside a city bar has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - During a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama couldn't help but reflect on the swings that have confronted his attempts to tackle immigration. "I just want to remind everybody that progress is not always a straight line," he said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man who disrupted the sentencing of his brother's killer is now facing charges after he allegedly rushed three sheriff's officers in an unsuccessful bid to get back in the courtroom.
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.
Isiah Thomas is back in New York, this time running the WNBA's Liberty.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An Atlantic City police officer was convicted of charges that he improperly made thousands of dollars through a program intended to help the community.
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey woman allegedly set fire to her boyfriend's apartment after they had a heated argument.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has named an official with the New Jersey Lottery Group to head Maryland's gaming agency.
Investigators and family members of an Audubon man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident one month ago handed out fliers Tuesday in hopes of finding the driver, who has eluded authorities since Christopher Dean was found lying on the side of a road.