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Shooting at Trenton community event wounds 4, injures child

Aug. 19, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say four people were wounded and a child was struck by a dirt bike when gunfire broke out at a community event in Trenton. Neighbors said the 8:30 p.m. Saturday shooting occurred at the end of an event in which back-to-school supplies were given to children....

Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler's death

Aug. 17, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner's biological daughter was killed in a New Jersey traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren't married or in a civil union. An appeals court issued that ruling on Friday, reversing a lower court's...

NJ Transit, Murphy seek rule change to end engineer shortage

Aug. 16, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy began to take steps Thursday to address an engineer shortage at the state's transportation agency that has been developing for years but has only recently attracted sustained attention due to dozens of train cancellations. Murphy directed lawmakers to...

Motorist fatally shot while driving in New Jersey community

Aug. 15, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say man who was shot multiple times while driving through a central New Jersey community has died from his injuries. Mercer County prosecutors say Matthew Dukes was found around 11 p.m. Tuesday in his vehicle on a Hamilton Township street. They had responded to...

Court: Face tattoos unfairly identified robbery suspect

Aug. 15, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court has overturned a man's robbery conviction, finding that a witness' identification of him that was based on his face tattoos wasn't reliable evidence. A detective investigating a 2015 grocery store robbery in Trenton initially showed the witness a set of...

1 of 2 pleads not guilty in shooting at 24-hour festival

Aug. 13, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of two men charged in the deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. Twenty-three-year-old Amir Armstrong was wounded himself in the June 17 gunfire at the Art All Night Festival in Trenton. He was moved...

Northeast Corridor rail service resumes after fatal accident

Aug. 9, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed rail service between Trenton and New York's Penn Station following an accident that killed a person along the tracks. But officials say commuters should expect delays of up to 60 minutes in both directions and some cancelations throughout...

Defendant who was 17 at time of 2016 murder gets 38 years

Jul. 29, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A defendant convicted of the murder of a man who authorities said was lured into a New Jersey alley and shot has been sentenced to 38 years in prison. NJ.com reports that Mada Eoff was 17 years old when 19-year-old Lance Beckett was killed in an alley in Trenton's West Ward in...

Officials: Mom dies in house collapse, shields teen daughter

Jul. 23, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman killed in a New Jersey house collapse shielded her youngest daughter as the structure came down, authorities said. The home tumbled into rubble on South Broad Street in Hamilton Township, near Trenton, just before 7 a.m. Monday. The 16-year-old girl and her 20-year-old sister...

The Latest: Mom killed in house collapse shielded daughter

Jul. 23, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly house collapse in New Jersey (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Authorities say a woman killed in a New Jersey house collapse shielded her youngest daughter as the structure came down. The 16-year-old daughter and her 20-year-old sister survived the collapse...