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William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey

New Jersey’s mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer.


Police: Gunman ambushes 2 officers sitting in vehicle

A gunman has opened fire on two New Jersey police officers who were sitting in their vehicle at a red light, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Washington, five other states and NYC sue U.S. over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City sued the federal government Wednesday, joining other cities and states who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state while the state …


A man went crabbing – and came back with flesh-eating bacteria

It was still morning on July 2 when Angel Perez returned home in New Jersey with a haul of freshly-snagged crabs and, unknown to him at the time, something much …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

The mother of a teenager at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death told dozens of family members, friends and others at the girl’s funeral Friday …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

Two gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

New Jersey’s governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

School chief doesn’t explain public defecation at hearing

A school superintendent accused of repeatedly relieving himself during early morning workouts and leaving piles of his own feces next to a track at a New Jersey high school didn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

School bus ripped apart in dump truck crash, killing 2

A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a …


Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker’s car

The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey.


New Jersey superintendent charged with defecating on high school field

It was a disturbingly normal discovery for the students and faculty at Holmdel High School in New Jersey: human feces on or near the track and football field, found before …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Man on a ‘jihad’ sentenced to life without parole for murder

A former Seattle resident who admitted killing four people on a self-proclaimed “jihad” to avenge U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East received a life sentence without parole Tuesday for …


Sleeping bear flees New Jersey town, climbs tree in another

A black bear spotted sleeping in a tree near a New Jersey home this week has made its way to another tree in a neighboring town.


Danny DeVito gets his own day in his native New Jersey

Danny DeVito has gotten his own day in his native New Jersey.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Mega Millions winner is New Jersey food production manager

The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn’t sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won …


New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to tighten gun laws

New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly passed six measures aimed at strengthening the state’s already-strict gun laws.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Jersey Shore town seeks ferry to dock next to Kushner resort

The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to …


Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.


Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to …


Yet another House chairman giving up a coveted post

New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is bowing out after one term.


3 Northeast states to sue feds over GOP’s tax overhaul plan

New Jersey and Connecticut are joining New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states announced Friday.


Emails: Utility worked with Christie staff to shield data

Lobbyists for New Jersey’s largest utility worked with former Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to craft a $300 million bailout for nuclear power, while adding language to shield the company’s financial …


Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him.


‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino pleads guilty to tax evasion

Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, one of the stars of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series that depicted 20-somethings partying and brawling by the seaside, pleaded guilty Friday to cheating on …


Christie leaving governor’s office as Democrat takes over

New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is sworn in as governor.


Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal

Federal lawmakers who represent New Jersey from both parties have asked the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal.


Court suggests it may side with NJ in sports gambling case

The Supreme Court on Monday suggested it may side with New Jersey in its effort to make sports gambling legal, a case that could make betting on football, basketball and …


Jurors begin 7th day of Menendez bribery trial deliberations

Jurors began a seventh day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend Wednesday, as defense attorneys pushed for the judge to instruct …