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The drowning of a man who was swept out to sea from a beach at the Jersey Shore could have been prevented, his family said, if only the town had posted...
A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - A two-day drive from home, they came on buses from across the country. They watched as the cornfields of rural America morphed into the lush, deciduous trees separating major East Coast cities. A series of "Welcome to" signs slipped by until their buses came to the end of the line - the Atlantic Ocean, something that many of the volunteers with Lutheran Social Ministries last week had never seen before.
New Jersey's largest newspaper has sold the building it has called home in the state's largest city for nearly 50 years to a New York firm.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on the side of the road in Winslow Township overnight.
Tony Greenfield went into the telephone-answering business with five employees, 35 customers, and a one-room office with a switchboard in downtown Mount Holly.
Gov. Christie’s statement this week dismissing a New York Republican gubernatorial candidate’s campaign as a “lost cause” prompted the candidate, Rob Astorino, to suggest that Christie step down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Now the controversy has apparently drawn in several Republican governors – and potential Christie rivals in a 2016 presidential race – who have thrown support to Astorino, the candidate said Thursday. The announcement comes after Christie indicated the RGA would not devote resources to Astorino's campaign against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
A central question in the debate over a Rutgers University-led study of the ocean floor off the coast of Long Beach Island is whether the loud sound waves used to map the sediment will harm dolphins, whales, and other animals.
A suspended New Jersey Human Services Police captain has been convicted of using a secure FBI database to conduct background checks on members of his minor league baseball team.
ATLANTIC CITY - Chanting "Keep Showboat open," hundreds of casino workers and supporters staged a noisy, enthusiastic protest Thursday night on the Boardwalk aimed at getting the owners of Showboat Atlantic City Hotel & Casino to reverse their decision to close it next month.
The drowning of a man who was swept out to sea from a notorious beach at the Jersey Shore could have been prevented, his family said, if the town had posted adequate warnings and prohibited access.
They came from a variety of backgrounds. Andrew Schreiner and Armando Nortez were school-bus drivers. Jonathan S. Fink was a health-care company executive. Arlanda Johnson was a software engineer with high security clearance.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey this year, federal officials announced Thursday.
Jason Allen would like to spend the summer reaching out to the community, organizing exhibits, tours, and special programs that tell the history of Camden County.
TRENTON - With less than two weeks to vote on a measure that could lead to pretrial detention without bail, New Jersey lawmakers remain divided over how to address the right to a speedy trial.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A British man has been charged with hacking into computers belonging to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Sentencing Commission and an FBI laboratory, among others.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Jersey City has 26 new firefighters, including the city's first black woman to wear the uniform.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former Princeton youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Babin is practicing with the New York Jets a day after signing a two-year deal.
NEW YORK (AP) - Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks was hired as an appeals officer Friday by the NFL and the players' union.
The National Transportation Safety Board is wrapping up its investigation into a train derailment that caused a chemical leak in Paulsboro in 2012.
New Jersey's largest newspaper has sold the building it has called home in the state's largest city for nearly 50 years to a New York firm.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The wife of a New Jersey detective has told a jury her husband flashed his badge at an irate driver before the two men stopped for a fatal face-off along Interstate 97.
MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) - A military unit at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has a new commander.
CHICAGO (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) campaign for Illinois governor.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a suspect after a woman's body was found on the side of a road in Camden County.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors in Morris County are accusing a woman of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
A New Jersey couple was killed when a tree fell on their tent at a campground in Virginia. Virginia State Police said Jersey City residents Lord Balatbat...