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Biden calls new Republican ad ‘return of Willie Horton’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan

The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal.


Judge to weigh Menendez dismissal bid when government rests

When the government rests its case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, whether it moves forward or is dismissed without the defense having to call a witness will hinge on how …


Wayward bull corralled on interstate highway in New Jersey

State police have helped capture a wayward bull that was found walking along a major interstate highway in New Jersey.


Mayor orders religious shrine removed from state land

A religious shrine that has served as a focal point for Hispanic residents of a New Jersey city has been removed after occupying ground on state-owned land for 14 years.


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017

Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark in New Jersey

A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.


New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.


Prosecutors: Bridgegate mastermind should stay out of jail

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme to avoid prison when he is sentenced Wednesday because his testimony helped …


Liquidation sale starts at Trump’s former Taj Mahal casino

For some, it was The Art of the Steal. Hundreds of people swarmed the lobby of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday, hoping to score big.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

New Jersey man accused of threatening The Evergreen State College

A New Jersey man stands accused of making threatening calls to a college in Washington after protests there last month attracted national attention.


An unapologetic Chris Christie announces deal to end N.J. shutdown

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …


N.J. government enters third day of shutdown on budget impasse

New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …


New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown

New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.


Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie’s replacement

The candidates running to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fanned out across the state Tuesday as voters made their selections in the first statewide primary races since Republican President …


Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger

A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at …


Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church

The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation have been taken down at a New Jersey church.


Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017

Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church. But the tree – believed to be among the oldest in …


Two ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal …


New Jersey Boy Scouts to pay $18K to transgender boy

A New Jersey branch of the Boy Scouts has agreed to pay $18,000 and issue a formal apology to a 9-year-old transgender boy who was barred from joining.


Man who doesn’t know how to swim rescues boy in hotel pool

Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn’t know how to swim jumped in and rescued a boy from drowning in a pool at a New Jersey hotel.


Fire guts 4 New Jersey homes, damages 3 others; 2 injured

A fast-moving fire gutted four homes and damaged three other structures in a historic New Jersey shore community.


Prosecutor again says he won’t pursue case against Christie

For the second time, a New Jersey prosecutor has declined to pursue a resident’s criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.


Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114

A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114. Martin Funeral Home says Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member

A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children …


Chris Christie won’t be charged with misconduct in bridge scandal

New Jersey prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue a criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.


Cops: 3 arrested drivers owe $682,000 in unpaid tolls, fees

Transit police say they’ve arrested three New Jersey residents who owe more than $682,000 overall in unpaid tolls and fees. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say …


Police: Jitney driver owes more than $50,000 in tolls, fees

Transit police say they’ve arrested a New Jersey woman who owes more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.


Christie attorney argues to have misconduct case thrown out

An attorney for Republican Gov. Chris Christie has told a judge that a criminal misconduct complaint against the governor over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should be tossed for …