Latest New Jersey News

Mathis' career highs lead Rutgers past Nebraska 76-69

Jan. 21, 2019 11:36 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tim Miles didn't divulge his game plan for defending Montez Mathis. Asked what the game plan was, and how Mathis handled it, the Nebraska coach didn't feel the need to share his faulty formula. "He did just fine," Miles said. "So apparently my game plan didn't matter." Mathis...

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Jan. 21, 2019 8:46 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

Betsy Ross Bridge reopens following fire in Philadelphia

Jan. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Delaware River Port Authority says a bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey has reopened after a large tire fire in northeast Philadelphia caused it to close. The fire broke out in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood just after 4:30 p.m. Monday. Flames and smoke could be seen...

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

Jan. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing touchdowns for...

Edge, Bishop propel FDU to victory with long-range shooting

Jan. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge scored 23 points and Kaleb Bishop 21, with each making five 3-pointers, and Fairleigh Dickinson beat Mount St. Mary's 87-69 on Monday. Xzavier Malone-Key added 16 points and Jahil Jenkins 10 for the Knights (7-11, 2-4 Northeast), who snapped a three-game losing streak...

Sportsbook credits Saints bets over uncalled penalty

Jan. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sportsbook in New Jersey is offering betting credits for customers who bet on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by referees during its loss Sunday in the NFC championship game. PointsBet initially said Monday it...

Rutgers names Maryland's Andy Buh its defensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has named Maryland's Andy Buh its defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring Monday. Buh, who spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, replaces Jay Niemann. Niemann had been the Scarlet Knights' defensive...

Thief steals $1,000 from Girl Scouts selling cookies at mall

Jan. 21, 2019 12:38 PM EST

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a thief stole $1,000 from a group of Girl Scouts who were selling cookies at a New Jersey mall. Woodbridge Township police say the theft occurred between 4:20 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. Friday on the upper level of the Woodbridge Center mall. The money —...

PATCO to issue new tickets for 50th anniversary

Jan. 21, 2019 12:17 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-New Jersey rapid-transit system has announced it will issue new paper tickets to commemorate a transit line's 50th anniversary. The Courier-Post reports PATCO officials said they will start issuing tickets with the 50th anniversary logo starting Tuesday and continuing...

Carey scores 30 as No. 20 Rutgers tops No. 17 Michigan State

Jan. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Stasha Carey and Rutgers just keep rolling in the Big Ten. Carey scored a career-high 30 points and the No. 20 Scarlet Knights remained perfect in the conference with a 76-62 victory over 17th-ranked Michigan State on Sunday. "We take it one game at a time and don't want to get...