Man who confessed to killing 11-year-old sentenced to life

U.S. 05/31/19, 20:54

A New Jersey man who admitted to raping and killing his 11-year-old neighbor was sentenced to life in prison Friday, three months after pleading guilty on the eve of his trial. Twenty-year-old Andreas Erazo will have to serve 85% of his sentence, or roughly 64 years, before being eligible for parole, ...

Tornado warning? In East, storm season brings bewilderment

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:04

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 coverage by television and radio stations.Marie Raffay was at a high school sports award banquet in Stanhope on Tuesday night ...

‘Kai the Hitchhiker’ gets 57 years for beating man to death

U.S. 05/30/19, 14:36

A man who gained internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" was sentenced to 57 years in prison Thursday for the beating death of a New Jersey man he had met in Times Square.Caleb McGillvary will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence under terms imposed in state ...

Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

U.S. 05/30/19, 11:51

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 coverage by television and radio stations.Marie Raffay was at a high school athletic awards banquet in Stanhope on Tuesday night ...

Search on for survivors after small plane crashes in ocean

U.S. 05/29/19, 16:16

The Coast Guard is searching for any survivors after a small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey.The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Mooney M20J crashed Wednesday morning about 1,200 feet (365 meters) from the Cape May Lighthouse.State police say that the plane is in about 18 ...

Update: Mueller closes special counsel’s office, ends Russia probe

Politics 05/29/19, 11:28

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): ___ 12:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says special counsel Robert Mueller is moving on with his life "and everyone else should do the same." Sanders said in her statement that Mueller noted that his office has closed ...

Tornadoes ravage Kansas City area in latest spasm of storms

New York 05/29/19, 02:29

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were ...

Police say 10 wounded following shooting at New Jersey bar

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar.Authorities say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside a bar in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the unidentified bar.Trenton police spokesman ...

New Jersey beach smoking ban in place for start of summer

Health 05/23/19, 12:26

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer.Smoking and vaping will be banned on nearly every public beach in the state this summer under tougher new restrictions.Nonsmokers are rejoicing over the ban, which also applies to public parks. But some smokers ...

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

Entertainment 05/23/19, 12:01

Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an unspecified violation.Sheriff ...

Chemical plant fire prompts warnings, bridge, road closures

U.S. 05/18/19, 12:29

Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes.Kearny fire officials said the blaze at the Alden Leads chlorine plant in ...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

Sports 05/17/19, 15:18

A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme.Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges.Prosecutors say ...

Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

Enviroment 05/16/19, 16:22

The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts to grow them in New Jersey and use their natural ability to filter and improve water quality.A proposed remedy could actually make matters even worse by removing state oversight and potentially causing the ...

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down ‘Bridgegate’ appeal

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:00

The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Further review is not warranted," the brief filed late Wednesday said. The ...

New Jersey will ask voters to legalize recreational pot

U.S. 05/15/19, 12:05

A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate president said he would instead look to voters next year and will pursue separate bills to expand medical cannabis and wipe clean some criminal records.The Democrat vowed that adult-use marijuana — supported by fellow ...

Year after Supreme Court win, New Jersey sports bets thrive

Sports 05/14/19, 13:42

New Jersey casinos and racetracks took nearly $314 million worth of sports bets in April, the sixth consecutive month such wagering exceeded $300 million.The figures were released Tuesday, the anniversary of New Jersey's U.S. Supreme Court win clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting.The sports ...

Brown’s hot seat actually quite cool as 76ers stand pat

Sports 05/14/19, 11:12

Josh Harris is a billionaire and he if wants to shuttle between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers headquarters in New Jersey on a helicopter, the team owner can do it with ease. If Harris wants to pay $45 million for his luxury home, he can spend pocket change on ...

Cory Booker’s tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

Politics 05/13/19, 12:58

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San Francisco. Booker was there to promote Waywire, the social media company that he ...

Booker plays up Vegas connection in crucial Nevada caucus

2022 Campaign 05/12/19, 11:27

As Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the ground to woo voters in the early voting state of Nevada, many are touting how closely their home states align with the fast-growing tourist mecca. Few, though, can say it's where they stop for mom's home cooking. Cory Booker rose to national fame as a ...

Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018

Business 05/09/19, 13:51

New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy said the tourism industry generated $5 billion in state ...

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