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Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on mountaintop

Jan. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EST

ROXBURY, N.J. (AP) — The husband of a woman whose body was found on a mountaintop in Oklahoma in 2009 faces sentencing in her death. The Record reports court documents filed Thursday show Donald Wilson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and faces five years in prison. He had been scheduled for...

Federal monitor gives Newark police mixed grades in report

Jan. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's police department is making significant progress in engaging with the communities it serves but needs to improve its handling of civilian complaints and investigations of officer misconduct, according to the latest report by a federal monitor. The department has been under...

Murphy counsel says he didn't tell governor of assault claim

Jan. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's top attorney said Friday that he didn't relay to him a state official's allegations of sexual assault against an administration employee when he first found out about them, six months before the claims became public. Chief Counsel Matt Platkin testified...

Weekend storm to bring rain, snow, icy roads

Jan. 18, 2019 9:26 AM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A weekend storm could bring just about every type of precipitation imaginable, with icy roads a likely end product. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for New Jersey's northern and western counties, where accumulations of between five and eight inches are...

Court reduces sentence in '13 beating, stabbing murder

Jan. 18, 2019 6:53 AM EST

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A North Plainfield man has had his murder sentence reduced after an appeals court ruled it was excessive because he wouldn't have been released until he was in his 90s. Gary Passarelli was 42 when he was convicted in 2015 of the beating and stabbing killing of John Niko, an...

Boy at preschool takes nap and dies

Jan. 18, 2019 6:10 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool. Staff at the Cordero School in Jersey City found the boy unresponsive after he took an afternoon nap Thursday. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead....

Lee scores twice, Isles use 3-goal 1st to beat Devils 4-1

Jan. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are proving to themselves — and the rest of the NHL — that they are legitimate playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders used a three-goal first period to win for the ninth time in 11 games with a 4-1...

Freshmen lead Manhattan past Saint Peter's 58-56

Jan. 17, 2019 9:56 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Freshman Samir Stewart buried a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining for his only points of the game, freshman Warren Williams scored 15 and hit a pair of big shots down the stretch and Manhattan rallied past Saint Peter's 58-56 on Thursday night. Derrick Woods made two free...

Salnave, Hammond lead Monmouth to 3rd straight win, 74-57

Jan. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Ray Salnave scored 17 points with a trio of 3-pointers and had three steals as Monmouth ran away from Fairfield 74-57 Thursday night, winning its third straight. Deion Hammond added 16 points and four 3-pointers for Monmouth (5-14, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Association) and...

NJ lawmakers advance bill seeking donor disclosure

Jan. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation requiring independent expenditure committees to disclose their donors. The Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee advanced the bipartisan bill on Thursday. The measure requires advocacy groups that seek to influence elections to disclose where...