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For months, the peculiar saga of a downtown Swedesboro liquor shop owner scaring away customers - many of them shouted down with racial epithets in a manner reminiscent of a bygone era - has been the talk of the borough.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey.
It has been 15 years since the state broke up its gas and electric monopolies, allowing consumers and businesses that heat their homes with natural gas...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats at the opening of a drug rehabilitation center here, Gov. Christie continued Monday to advocate for treating nonviolent offenders instead of jailing them, saying that changing attitudes on the topic will require political courage.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man jumped to his death from a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with his dog in his arms.
For most of the last nine years, the $52,000 camera system in West Deptford's police cruisers functioned well. It recorded intoxicated drivers swerving through lanes or later stumbling on their feet. Sometimes the footage helped prevent lengthy drags through the court system, because, as West Deptford Prosecutor John Moustakas said, "You really don't have a defense."
TRENTON - The state Treasury Department has sold its stake in a venture-capital fund tied to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate who contributed to the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Fortune reported on Monday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
ATLANTIC CITY - Vidilia Ormolea stayed true to her favorite casino here to the bitter end, squeezing in a final visit to Trump Plaza on Sunday - despite peeling wallpaper in the hotel rooms and other signs of a years-long decline.
The election for sheriff in Mercer County has turned into a referendum on New Jersey’s costly tradition of double-dipping by public officials. With...
DEPTFORD Rev up your engines and ride for a good cause. More than 150 local motorcycle riders are expected to take part Oct. 5 in the Children's Fresh Air Home's Annual Ride to Rebuild.
Yet again, a court has struck down New Jersey’s efforts to develop new natural-gas power plants in the state -- a strategy relying on extensive subsidies...
Aspiring veterinarians have a new option to earn a degree that could allow them to finish their education faster and more cheaply.
Housing advocates are decrying a proposal by Gov. Christie that would allow municipalities - rather than the state - to set their own affordable-housing goals, essentially gutting a nearly 30-year-old housing program that was mandated by the courts.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - A traffic stop led Fort Lee police to recover more than $1 million worth of heroin.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey.
RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting following a chase in northern New Jersey.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey prosecutor is reviewing how to handle the case of a woman who is facing prison time after bringing into the state a gun she owns legally in Pennsylvania.
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) - An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who authorities feared may have wandered into the ocean has been found safe on land.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man jumped to his death from a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with his dog in his arms.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie's multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's second-largest city will lower its speed bumps because they are causing vehicles to bottom out.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials have reached a proposed $190 million settlement with the last remaining defendant stemming from lawsuits filed over pollution in the Passaic River.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - A judge has ruled a Jersey shore town's parking ordinance is unconstitutional and motorists might be eligible for refunds.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.
NEW YORK (AP) - By the time the Marlins put a ball in play Monday night, the entire lineup had batted. By the time they reached the ninth inning, they were closing out a comeback win.
Rutgers University officials apologized profusely Monday for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their football fans who mocked the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-assault scandal during the school's weekend game against Big Ten rival Pennsylvania State University.