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UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …


Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive …


Police: Man drove drunk to pick up woman charged with DWI

Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Chris Christie to join Gen. James Mattis at Spokane fundraiser in October

The Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank, will bring the former governor of New Jersey to Spokane on Oct. 24 for its annual fundraiser.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

New Jersey high school’s celebrated ‘Alien’ play gets encore

A New Jersey high school’s stage production of “Alien” is coming back with help from the 1979 film’s director, Ridley Scott.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don’t …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

New Jersey Senate postpones vote on legal recreational pot

New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor’s lobbying campaign …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” …


New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure that raises the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

‘Love ain’t easy’: Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common sense of purpose.”


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Trump resort hired undocumented workers, New York Times reports

NEW YORK – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion

Multiple people were found dead Tuesday at a mansion that caught fire near the New Jersey shore and is owned by a tech company executive, hours after a blaze also …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday.


6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.


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.