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Authorities: Mother wounded in shooting inside Trenton home

Oct. 22, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was shot several times inside a home in New Jersey's capital city. But it's not yet known what spurred the shooting in Trenton, which occurred around 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities say the shooter fired at least ten shots inside the home, but it wasn't immediately...

Hot coals blamed for damaging 7 cars in stadium lot

Oct. 22, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Hot coals left by tailgaters are blamed for fires that damaged seven vehicles at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium parking lot. It happened Sunday during the game between New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. State Trooper Alejandro Goez tells the Star-Ledger of Newark a driver...

Cousins, Vikings look to improve, even after blowout of Jets

Oct. 22, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins was happy with the victory, of course — a road win against a team Minnesota had never beaten away from home. But the star quarterback knows the Vikings' offense can be even better. Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Latavius Murray ran for two scores, and...

Police officer charged with crashing his car into a bar

Oct. 22, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey say a township police officer drunkenly crashed his car into the front of a bar. Hamilton Township police say they were called to the scene early Friday to find off-duty Officer Edward Lugo, who had crashed into the tavern. NJ.com reports the Mercer...

At 3-4, Jets insist they won't repeat last season's spiral

Oct. 21, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets were in this exact spot a year ago. They were 3-4 after seven games and at a crossroads in their season — which quickly spiraled from that point. The Jets lost the following week and won only two more games the rest of the way while stumbling to a 5-11...

Cousins, Murray lift Vikings past Darnold, Jets 37-17

Oct. 21, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike Zimmer gathered his team around him in a victorious locker room and let them in on what they just accomplished. The Minnesota Vikings, he told them, had never defeated the Jets on the road — until Sunday. Kirk Cousins and the rest of his teammates broke out in big...

The Latest: Bucs' Catanzaro makes longest-ever OT field goal

Oct. 21, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 7 (all times EDT): 4:50 p.m. Tampa Bay's Chandler Catanzaro has hit the longest overtime field goal in NFL history, a 59-yarder to give the Buccaneers a 26-23 win over the Cleveland Browns. The previous long was 57 yards by Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski against the Jets on Oct. 19,...

Governor, first lady announce death of her father

Oct. 21, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and first lady Tammy Murphy have announced the death of her father. They said they consider themselves "blessed" to have been able to speak with Edward Brown Snyder only 12 hours before his passing. The statement by the governor and first lady said her...

Hundreds gather to honor officer killed in off-duty crash

Oct. 21, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, friends, police officers and other members of the community gathered over the weekend to honor a police officer killed in an off-duty crash after less than a year on the force. Hillside officer Giovanni Esposito, 30, killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer...

First responders get leg up through drone use

Oct. 21, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

MAURICE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Joe Sterling has spent 36 years as a volunteer with the Leesburg Fire Department, but he's recently taken on a new title — the township's very own licensed drone pilot. The township is the first in Cumberland County to have a drone team ready to respond to emergencies. The...