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UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections

Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city’s first Sikh mayor.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor’s races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Two longtime House Republicans announce their retirements

Two longtime GOP lawmakers announced their retirements Tuesday from the House of Representatives, adding to the growing list of Republicans electing to leave Capitol Hill under the Trump administration rather …


In 10th week, Menendez bribery trial goes to jury

After nine weeks of testimony and nearly eight hours of closing arguments spread over two days, a jury began deliberating Monday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017

Christie denies making remark about Trump, opioid crisis

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denying a published report that he said Donald Trump’s “presidency is over” if he doesn’t recognize the seriousness of the opioid crisis.