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TRENTON - High-performing New Jersey high school juniors can now qualify for the NJ STARS scholarship, which will enable them to attend community college tuition-free after they graduate, according to a recently signed bill.
A Camden man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly tried to stab a police officer with an ice pick.
An Ocean County grand jury has indicted two Little Egg Harbor men for allegedly intentionally setting a boat fire that tore through a marina five years ago, the county prosecutor's office announced Wednesday.
A Camden woman whose disappearance stirred a two-day effort by police and friends to find her, and a public plea from relatives to return home, said Wednesday that she was unaware of the "uproar" and that she just needed time to herself.
A crisis intervention counselor is accused of stealing 12 iPads from the Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro.
New Jersey has reported the state’s first case of enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children across the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials have hired Philadelphia's deputy chief medical examiner to become Delaware's new chief medical examiner.
Gov. Chris Christie’s attempt to flout state travel rules will be contested in New Jersey appeals court. The case pits the governor’s power...
Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
In an effort to prevent raw sewage from spilling into New Jersey’s waterways, the state is beginning to require sewer plants to plan for 500-year storms...
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention.
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A judge is allowing a southern New Jersey woman to bring her pet bobcat home.
Voters who approved injecting politics into Mount Holly elections for the first time in decades will be handed ballots in November that are bereft of a clear choice.
U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker's campaign says he has agreed to just one debate in his reelection race this fall against Republican Jeff Bell.
TRENTON - When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies, and employees who couldn't get to work - problems a new federal report finds they were unprepared to handle.
MONTREAL (AP) - Marco Di Vaio scored in the first half in the Montreal Impact's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets had just seen a tying touchdown erased from the scoreboard by an ill-timed timeout call when Geno Smith and the offense huddled up again.
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a drug recovery conference later this month in Newark aimed at reducing the stigma associated with addiction.
DEAL, N.J. (AP) - Joan Higgins and Canada's Judith Kyrinis advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur final, winning two matches Wednesday at Hollywood Golf Club.
BOSTON (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday that questions about an investment made by New Jersey in a venture capital firm with ties to him have been resolved.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets are hoping Eric Decker's hamstring doesn't keep him sidelined against the Chicago Bears.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who allegedly used an ice pick in a bid to injure a police officer.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and cornerback Dee Milliner have sat out practice with injuries, and their status is uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks signed former St. John's forward Orlando Sanchez on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kenzadargent, the 2-5 favorite, easily won the $78,400 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Belmont Park on Wednesday.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a pregnant woman had to be extricated from her car after a baby shower balloon drifted into her view, causing her to swerve and strike a tree.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Since Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee retired at the start of training camp and high-priced free agent Geoff Schwartz was injured in a preseason game, there have been giant concerns about the New York's offensive line.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer.
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man's body was found in the ruins of a central New Jersey home that was destroyed in an explosion and fire.
The mystery surrounding the disappearance Sunday of a prominent leader of the Camden Children's Garden ended Tuesday night with a brief statement from the Camden County Police Department: "Valerie Frick has been located and is no longer missing."