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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as weather-weary New Jerseyans brace for several more inches of snow.
The Washington Township police officer charged in connection with what prosecutors deemed an illegitimate arrest of an assemblyman in 2012 has been found not guilty on all counts.
Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader.
An Atlantic City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges alleging that she attempted to drown her baby while jumping off a jetty into the ocean last year, said Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New York man has been accused of using a fake Facebook account to coerce a teenage girl into sending him nude images of herself and of traveling to New Jersey to have sex with another girl.
FAIR LAWN, N.J. - Gov. Christie took his call for a pension system overhaul to Bergen County on Wednesday, but no one asked questions on that topic during the town-hall-style forum.
Gov. Wolf named six new members to the governing board of the bistate Delaware River Port Authority on Wednesday. The agency, which operates the PATCO commuter rail line and four toll bridges between Philadelphia and South Jersey, is now run by 16 Democratic appointees or officeholders.
EWING, N.J. (AP) - The shooting deaths of an elderly couple found in their central New Jersey home is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Robert M. McCormick III, a veteran newspaper executive who was publisher of The Press of Atlantic City for several years, has died. He was 76.
Orlando Matos was already nervous when a customer who was actually a confidential informant pulled up behind his white Ford Crown Victoria in a Camden restaurant parking lot.
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) - State police say several cars were damaged when they struck a large pothole that developed on the New Jersey Turnpike during the morning commute.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey appear to have stalled.
Name: Kris Kolluri What he does: Kolluri was hired last summer as the first CEO to head operations for the Rowan University-Rutgers-Camden Board of...
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Police have launched an internal investigation of one of their own over Facebook comments that appear to be about the death of a dog that was inside a pickup that was driven on a frozen river and plunged through the ice.
The Charlotte Hornets didn't try to hide it: This was an important game.
Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.
Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes in a 79-66 win over Seton Hall.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Damon Lynn had 16 points and Winfield Willis had 15 points with the pair combining for six 3-pointers to lead NJIT to a 71-62 win over Howard on Wednesday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer for the widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says she hasn't been identified as a witness in her brother-in-law's trial, and they have not been told she's the subject of any investigation.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey mom who allegedly jumped into the ocean with her month-old child last year has been indicted on attempted murder and aggravated assault charges.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have assailed a proposed court settlement of about $250 million between Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil in an oil and chemical contamination case in which the state originally sought nearly $9 billion.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.
Health care giant Johnson & Johnson reportedly is close to buying biopharmaceutical company Pharmacyclics, its longtime partner in developing blood cancer treatment Imbruvica.
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a dog has died after it fell through ice on the Barnegat Bay.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Pacers center Roy Hibbert will not play Wednesday night against New York.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have signed former Arizona Cardinals defensive end Ronald Talley.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.
New Jersey lawmakers plan a hearing and a lawsuit over a settlement that the Christie administration has reportedly reached with ExxonMobil Corp. in a years-long legal battle over the company's discharge of hazardous materials onto 1,500 acres of state land.