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1 month 2 weeks ago

Dog thrown from car

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend had been taken without its owner's consent. The dog was seriously injured in the incident, but was released from a veterinary hospital on Monday afternoon....

1 year 1 month ago

Judge sentences woman who faked cancer

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has ordered a woman to perform 500 hours of community service for scamming relatives and others into thinking she was dying of cancer. Lori Stilley pleaded guilty to theft by deception for receiving nearly $12,000 in donations from more than 300...

1 year 9 months ago

37 cases of fungal meningitis now reported in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey health officials say 37 cases of fungal meningitis have now been reported in the state. The cases, two confirmed and 35 considered probable, are linked to a recalled, potentially tainted steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. Nationally, officials say more than 500...

2 years 8 months ago

Train ride ends with an extra passenger

An expectant New Jersey couple took a train ride they will never forget, yesterday, when they headed to Manhattan for a routine doctor's appointment. Along the way, the pregnant mother began to feel what she though was false labor. Instead, it was the real thing. Train officials bypassed...

3 years 1 month ago

East Coast braces for Irene

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane watches are out from North Carolina to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene that is still battering islands in Bahamas before heading to the East Coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday afternoon also issued the first warnings for the entire North Carolina coast to...

3 years 1 month ago

Verizon expanding strike

MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) - Verizon workers will take their strike to their CEO's New Jersey home Thursday. Members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers plan to stage a candlelight vigil outside Lowell McAdam's residence in Mendham. About 45,000 Verizon workers from...

3 years 2 months ago

Audit advises foreign securities for CO treasury

DENVER (AP) - An audit of Colorado's Treasury Department recommends that it should consider expanding investments beyond only U.S. securities and look into foreign securities. Tuesday's audit says lawmakers should examine the possibility of eliminating statutory limits that require only domestic security investments. The audit conducted by Buck Global...

3 years 2 months ago

Stun gun found on airplane

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a stun gun got aboard a JetBlue plane that landed at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The crew was cleaning up after the 10:20 p.m. flight arrived from Boston on Friday and found the stun gun tucked into...

3 years 9 months ago

Police dog killed by suspect

Officials say a New Jersey police dog was killed when the suspect he was apprehending threw the dog into traffic. Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle said that the 3-year-old German Shepherd named Schultz, was released by an officer when the suspect in a restaurant robbery was spotted. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson soldier killed by IED

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Spc. Pedro A. Millet Meletiche, 20, of Elizabeth, N. J., died Aug. 22 at Arghandab River Valley, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Homeless man found living in library

I can think of worse places to live--Police say a homeless man lived unnoticed in the basement of a New Jersey library for nearly two weeks. He had plenty to read, internet access, and abundant food--thanks to the employee break-room. (And workers thought that weasley guy in Research was stealing...

4 years 4 months ago

Obama 0-for-4 in endorsements

The White House says it's not worried about four consecutive losses by Democratic candidates President Barack Obama had supported. The latest defeat came Tuesday when Sen. Arlen Specter lost to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gave a simple, one-word answer when asked...

4 years 5 months ago

School serves up cheese sandwich punishment

Students at New Jersey's Atlantic City High School have learned not to mess with the lunch ladies. Cafeteria workers served only cheese sandwiches Wednesday and Thursday as punishment for a food fight. School Superintendent Fredrick Nickles says the school supplies only the basic food requirement when there's been...

4 years 5 months ago

Dismembered bodies found New Jersey

Police say the dismembered bodies of a man and woman have been found in several garbage bags along a residential street in Linden. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says the bodies were found among four cloth laundry bags and two black garbage bags that were left on the street,...

4 years 6 months ago

Northeast recovering from drenching

Utility crews in the Northeast continue to chip away at the leftover power outages from the weekend storm. A New Jersey utility says the storm caused more outages than any storm in its history -- affecting more than 400,000 homes and businesses. A low pressure system lingering off...

4 years 6 months ago

Mystery sweaters grace New Jersey town

Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey shore town. An unknown person dubbed The Midnight Knitter by West Cape May residents is covering tree ranches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the guerrilla crocheting,...

4 years 6 months ago

The neighbors were not amused

She had a striking resemblance to the Venus de Milo, but one complaint about a nude New Jersey snow sculpture led to it being clothed in a bikini instead of the being in the buff. "I don't think God made anything dirty," said Larry Cappiello of the Art Guild...

4 years 8 months ago

In NJ airport video, man follows woman past guard

New Jersey's two senators are taking federal authorities to task for Sunday's security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez criticized the Transportation Security Administration for allowing a man to enter a terminal following a woman without passing through security. The breach closed the terminal...

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