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Political consultant pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Jan. 26, 2022 11:47 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political consultant in New Jersey has admitted paying two men to kill a longtime associate in 2014 who worked with him on various campaigns. Sean Caddle, 44, of Hamburg, appeared in federal court by videoconference Tuesday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

Man sentenced for bid to illegally ship lizards to Hong Kong

Jan. 26, 2022 07:56 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who illegally tried to send 10 live lizards to Hong Kong has been sentenced to three years of probation, including with six months of home confinement. Jason Ksepka, 44, of Farmingdale, had pleaded guilty last September to falsely labeling an...

Pavelski leads Stars past Devils 5-1 for 4th straight win

Jan. 25, 2022 23:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists, and the Dallas Stars extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Roope Hintz scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jacob Peterson got his eighth...

Ayala, Russell backcourt dooms Rutgers in Maryland win

Jan. 25, 2022 22:44 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored a season-high 23 points, Eric Ayala added 22 and the two combined to bury 10 3-pointers to help Maryland past Rutgers 68-60 on Tuesday night. Not until the end did the Scarlet Knights reduce their double-digit deficit which Maryland...

Bills OC Brian Daboll has second interview with Giants

Jan. 25, 2022 18:59 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seemingly has become the front-runner for the vacant New York Giants' head coaching position. Daboll got his second interview for the job in five days when he spent Tuesday with co-owners Steve Tisch and...

Court tosses robbery convictions, citing bias in police stop

Jan. 25, 2022 14:16 PM EST

Two Black men who went to prison for the armed robbery of a convenience store had their convictions reversed Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which ruled a police stop of their vehicle that led to their arrest was unconstitutional because it focused on their race and gender without...

NJ approves company to take bets on competitive video games

Jan. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has approved its first company to take bets on competitive video games, a fast-growing activity known as esports that is popular with young people around the world, officials said Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement granted...

Murphy names acting Human Services head to be commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has tapped the acting head of the state Department of Human Services to become the commissioner of the large state agency. Murphy, a Democrat, made the announcement Monday. He said Sarah Adelman has successfully led the department...

Grundstrom lifts Kings to 3-2 win over Devils

Jan. 23, 2022 23:13 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Carl Grundstrom scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Cal Petersen made 23 saves to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win over New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Kings, who snapped...

Long Island-Brooklyn tops Fairleigh Dickinson 79-75

Jan. 23, 2022 22:16 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Ty Flowers had 30 points and 15 rebounds as Long Island-Brooklyn narrowly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 79-75 on Sunday night. Eral Penn had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Long Island-Brooklyn (8-10, 5-3 Northeast Conference). Isaac Kante added 13 points. Alex...