Sunday, May 3, 2015

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After the news broke Friday that his former allies had been indicted in an alleged plot to create traffic jams to punish a New Jersey mayor, Gov. Christie distanced himself from the scandal, casting the developments as validating his position that he had no role in the scheme.
The rowhouse at 753 Walnut St. is vacant and dilapidated, like many in Camden. Windows are boarded up, part of the roof has given way, and an adjacent lot is overgrown.
John Paff retreats to a small room in his chilly basement each morning and fires up his computer.
One of the Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray is a former volunteer firefighter in Gloucester County.
Federal prosecutors have closed an investigation into claims that officials in Gov. Christie's administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money from Hoboken if the mayor did not approve a private redevelopment deal.
WASHINGTON - When it came time to exact political revenge by shutting down lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Christie's allies decided to wait until after August - traffic was too light right then.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who submitted more than $500,000 in fraudulent health care claims to her insurer is now headed to prison.
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer shot and wounded a man after the man fatally shot the mother of his child during an argument outside her home.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of firearms parts out of the United States.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Investigators say a man found wounded on a Camden street has died from his wounds.
A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in Camden on Friday night, according to Camden officials. Mark Stone of Sewell, N.J., was found lying in the intersection of Dauphin and Ramona Gonzalez streets with a gunshot wound when police responded to the scene shortly before 9 p.m.
Four soldiers were injured, one critically, when their Humvee was hit from behind and overturned Friday night on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County, state police said.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey mayor targeted for political retribution for not supporting Gov. Chris Christie's re-election effort in 2013 said that indictments in the case Friday were a "punch in the gut."
A handful of people in New Jersey are looking to decriminalize slingshots, a weapon they claim was made illegal because of an error.
TRENTON - New Jersey legislators had little success Thursday clearing the cloud of questions surrounding Stockton University's December purchase of the Showboat casino.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The leader of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he's optimistic about the agency's future even as the criminal case surrounding lane closures at the George Washington Bridge moves forward and a second investigation still looms.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man has been convicted on several counts stemming from a bar brawl that authorities say ended when he stabbed another man.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A man has received a lengthy prison term for his role in a heroin ring run by a street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of Atlantic City's illegal drug trade.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally.
Brian Cashman says the team doesn't plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist toyed with three rivals Saturday to win the $142,500 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Giants continued to fortify their offensive line depth Saturday with seventh-round pick Bobby Hart, an offensive tackle out of Florida State.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Sebastian Giovinco scored on a free kick in the 34th minute and Toronto FC ended a seven-game trip with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - Habitat took the lead early on and posted a 3 3/4-length victory in the $133,170 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotting colts at Freehold Raceway on Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Monmouth receiver Neal Sterling with their first of two picks in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Three juveniles charged in the street shooting death of a 14-year-old New Jersey girl last year will be tried as adults.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Giants gave themselves some insurance against a repeat injury to Victor Cruz with sixth-round wide receiver Geremy Davis of UConn.
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - State police say four soldiers were injured when their Humvee overturned following an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New Jersey man is accused of stealing enough musical equipment to outfit quite a few bands.
Faced with a $3.5 million budget gap, the Gloucester City Board of Education may shut down a respected program that has enabled nearly 1,200 former dropouts to graduate from high school.