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Rapper Juelz Santana pleads guilty to airport gun charge

Aug. 16, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The...

TSA officer accepts child's dance challenge

Aug. 14, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer showed he has some moves as he processed a family of five through security at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. Officer Joshua McCall admired how one of the three children danced and the boy challenged McCall to a...

Ex-police officer convicted of illegal weapons possession

Aug. 13, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former New Jersey police officer who was fired a decade ago but according to authorities continued to wear his uniform in public has been convicted of illegal weapons possession. The Essex County prosecutor's office says 39-year-old Newark resident Eddie Gonzalez has...

Bus hits overpass at New Jersey station, several injured

Aug. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bus hit an overpass at Newark, New Jersey's Penn Station, peeling back part of its roof and injuring several passengers. Officials say 46 people were aboard the bus, which was headed to New Jersey from Washington, when it hit the overpass at the entrance of the station late Sunday....

Police: Hit-run driver caused turnpike bus crash

Aug. 12, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — State police have confirmed that a hit-and-run driver caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that overturned a school bus taking families home from a picnic. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, but no serious injuries were reported. Sgt. Jeff Flynn says Sunday that a...

Trial delayed as rapper Juelz Santana negotiates for deal

Aug. 10, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana's scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at an airport has been pushed back so he can continue negotiations for a plea deal. A trial had been scheduled for early September. But an order filed this month extended the trial date at least until...

Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

Jul. 28, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a...

Superintendent accused of going No. 2 on track resigns

Jul. 27, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — The school superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school's track has resigned. The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the Kenilworth school board accepted Thomas Tramaglini's resignation Thursday. In an email and voicemail sent to staff, the board said it became...

Indictment: Sandy worker sought bribes from storm victims

Jul. 23, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man working at a Superstorm Sandy housing recovery center in New Jersey solicited thousands of dollars in bribes and fictitious fees from storm victims by telling them he could expedite and/or increase the amount of money they received, authorities announced Monday. The...

Van with 2 crime spree suspects crashes into commuter bus

Jul. 20, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a church van being chased by police has crashed into a New Jersey Transit commuter bus, and 10 people have suffered minor injuries. Officials say the two suspects who were being pursued following a crime spree early Friday in Newark, New Jersey, are in custody. The NJ...