New Jersey

People run to a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen, File)

Family of man who set self on fire says he was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, […]

10/08/2013

An April 22, 2013 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Lauryn Hill allowed to tour before sentence ends

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey is allowing Lauryn to participate in a concert tour before completing her sentence in a tax case. Attorney Nathan Hochman says Hill has been permitted […]

10/08/2013

Text mistakenly sent to cop leads to arrest

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man mistakenly sent a text message to a police detective to set up a drug sale and now faces charges. Authorities say a detective received the […]

10/01/2013

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Life in prison for NJ chemist who poisoned husband

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – A Chinese-born chemist who worked for a decade for one of America’s biggest pharmaceutical companies was a cold, calculating murderer who poisoned her husband rather than let him divorce her, […]

09/30/2013

An employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, releases a Red Knot on the north end of Nauset Beach in Eastham, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

APNewsBreak: Feds to protect red knot shorebirds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. The rosy-breasted red knot makes a 10,000-mile migration from South America to the Arctic and stops to refuel in Cape Cod […]

09/27/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, laughs with Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker in Newark, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Newark charter schools. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ’s Booker defends Twitter exchange with stripper

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker says the disclosure that he messaged with a stripper aren’t going to change anything about how he uses Twitter. Booker told reporters Thursday that he communicates […]

09/26/2013

Vince A. Sicari, a South Hackensack, N.J., Municipal Judge, performs at Carolines on Broadway comedy club in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

‘Joking judge’ resigns after losing ruling

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants — he just can’t play a judge in real life. The New Jersey municipal judge, who is also an established stand-up […]

09/19/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Christie defends Sandy aid for burned NJ shore businesses

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday defended his decision to use federal Superstorm Sandy recovery money to help rebuild businesses burned by a devastating boardwalk fire last week. Christie said boardwalk-area businesses […]

09/18/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ boardwalk fire linked to Sandy-damaged wiring

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The massive fire that destroyed part of a Jersey shore boardwalk and dozens of businesses began accidentally in wiring damaged in Superstorm Sandy, and should prompt coastal property owners to […]

09/17/2013

Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America 2014 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Miss America: ‘First and foremost American’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nina Davuluri isn’t the first Miss America of color. She’s not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters. […]

09/16/2013

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri walks on the beach during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New Miss America takes dip in NJ surf

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On her first day as the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri dipped her toes into the Atlantic City surf. But hours earlier, she had to dive headfirst into the complex […]

09/16/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — They were the kind of places that made for family memories of french fries and ice cream, but also created some raucous reality TV, like the time Snooki was laid […]

09/13/2013

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