Friday, November 27, 2015

New Jersey

As department stores wrestle over whether to start their Black Friday specials a day early, Burlington County's Columbus Farmers Market is resuming Thanksgiving Day sales a year after a large fire altered its decades-old tradition of staying open through the holiday.
OceanFirst Bank, of Toms River, N.J., bought Renault Winery Inc. Golf out of bankruptcy last week and will operate the Atlantic County facility under the new name, Tuscany Resort, while trying to sell it, the bank said.
As a rookie Camden police officer in 1969, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson responded to the slaying of two officers, rushing one of the mortally wounded men to the hospital in the backseat of a cruiser.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed when two sport utility vehicles collided on a southern New Jersey roadway.
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have made an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found in his southern New Jersey home this week.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A Muslim receptionist at a southern New Jersey hospital says she was disciplined after reporting for work with henna ink designs on her hand - a traditional ceremonial practice in her faith.
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The charges were serious: A brutal assault that left a young woman bruised and fighting for her life. Testimony on the witness stand was heated, emotional, and, at times, racially charged.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man who was convicted more than 40 years ago on robbery charges in Atlantic City, but who has recovered from the drug addiction that once consumed him.
Earlier this year, Kenneth and Lorryn Calicchio bought a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta from Toms River Volkswagen, thinking its diesel engine met federal air quality standards. But the couple learned that VW engineers had installed software that activated pollution controls only during emissions tests.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Workers have finally stopped the flow of water three days after a pipe and valve broke in Hoboken.
UNION, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer shot and killed a dog that charged at him.
TRENTON - The Christie administration on Tuesday defended its decision to privatize parts of New Jersey's lottery system, even as officials said revenue collected for the fiscal year that ended June 30 fell short of contractual targets.
Over the last 10 years, Camille Scott has made presents for 1,344 men and women she's never met. The Voorhees retiree and mother of three began sewing and crocheting hats and scarves for needy people in 2005.
Authorities on Wednesday took photographs and set up evidence cones at the Camden apartment complex where police fatally shot a suspect Tuesday night. A woman who knew him said the shooting never should have occurred.
TRENTON - Federal prosecutors say the trial of former allies of Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case should remain in New Jersey, rejecting one of the defendants' arguments, that "sensationalistic" media coverage has prejudiced a potential jury pool in Newark.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school.
A man who allegedly shot at police in Camden was killed Tuesday night in an exchange of gunfire with officers, authorities said.
Four New Jersey State troopers on Monday helped deliver a baby girl on the side of the Turnpike after the mother's water unexpectedly broke, police said.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Developer Glenn Straub, utilities and a bank reached a deal Tuesday that removes a major obstacle to the reopening of Atlantic City's former Revel casino.
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) - Police are blaming a space heater for sparking a fire that killed two women and injured two others in an independent living facility in Fair Lawn.
Authorities in Massachusetts issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for an "acquaintance" of Ashley Bortner, a Paulsboro woman whose body was found gagged and burning near railroad tracks in Bridgewater, Mass., this month.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man with a record of drug use on Wednesday, saying he turned his life around after a 1972 robbery conviction in Atlantic City.