Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is insisting that Gov. Chris Christie voice support for a package of bills to aid Atlantic City and its casinos before they can be voted upon.
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at his latest town hall meeting.
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a report about an armed intruder at a central New Jersey school appears to have been a hoax.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a southern New Jersey man who died while in police custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.
Despite persistent opposition, a large redevelopment project in Washington Township that appeared destined to remain tied up in court may be heading toward construction, after officials authorized a tax deal for the plan.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing federal legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Rutgers University continued to work Monday afternoon to bring its computer systems back to full functionality after a distributed denial-of-service attack Friday afternoon
The Burlington County prosecutor's office has not yet decided whether to try, for the fourth time, Vonte Skinner, an aspiring rap artist whose trial on an attempted-murder charge ended with a deadlocked jury Friday.
After paying $6.50 an hour to 125 nursery workers, a Philadelphia-based farm-labor contractor has been ordered to pay $146,100 in civil penalties for back wages and other federal violations.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two doctors who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals have been sentenced to federal prison terms.
The Christie administration extended the term of a $40 million loan to Atlantic City that was due Tuesday, a move that was expected because the city’s highly-publicized financial woes have locked it out of the capital markets.
During his 54-year career, Bill Fritz and the men and women he trained won enough championships, titles, and honors to fill a trophy room. Or a hall of fame.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in a fatal shooting that occurred two years ago.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is expecting a federal indictment Wednesday, according to two Democratic sources.
NEW YORK (AP) - An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Northern Arizona's fans spilled out of the stands and jumped almost in unison at center court of the Walkup Skydome. One was brave enough to do a snow angel next to a pulsating throng that continued to grow as more people streamed from the seats.
Chris Kreider scored with 3:46 left in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers rallied to beat the Jets.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he's transferring, making him the second player to leave the program in two days.
Jack Johnson's backhander 56 seconds into overtime lifted the Blue Jackets past the Devils.
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore scored in each half and Argentina defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a friendly match Tuesday.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a southern New Jersey man who died while in police custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.
A ruling that demanded the New Jersey state government contribute another $1.6 billion to public employees' retirement funds came from a judge who "fabricated a constitutional right to pension funding," Gov. Chris Christie's administration told an appeals court on Tuesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Inmates and reporters challenging a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot can proceed with their lawsuit, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two doctors who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals have been sentenced to federal prison terms.
DETROIT (AP) - In a story March 27 about a 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island, The Associated Press, due to incorrect information from the Arab American National Museum, erroneously reported the date the exhibit will open. It opens Oct. 1, 2016, not Oct. 1 of this year.
MERCHANTVILLE A man who drove his SUV at high speed into oncoming traffic in Merchantville, killing a mother and daughter, pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges. Citing forensic testing, officials said he had "significant levels" of PCP in his blood and urine.