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Shooting shows New Jersey's gun laws aren't stopping imports

Dec. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers, but the fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey shows how fruitless those efforts can be. Three civilians and a police officer were...

New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement

Dec. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EST

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year. Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people at the...

Official: Jersey City attack was 'fueled' by anti-Semitism

Dec. 12, 2019 4:40 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal also disclosed that the man...

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Details emerge in New Jersey shooting, but questions remain

Dec. 11, 2019 7:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday named three victims and the suspected assailants in an hourslong shooting in Jersey City along with a rough timeline of what happened. But state and federal authorities are still investigating the attack. A look at what is still unknown: MOTIVE New Jersey...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

Nov. 13, 2019 6:58 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers in a Jersey Shore neighborhood. And it doesn’t involve them winding up on dinner plates in two weeks. The state Department of Environmental Protection will trap scores of...

New Jersey seeks to revoke Trump golf club's liquor license

Oct. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week formally sought to revoke the liquor license of one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs as a result of charges the club served too much alcohol to a man who pleaded guilty in a fatal drunken driving accident. The Washington Post first reported details of the...

Investigators: Outlaw biker gang growing at alarming rate

Oct. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A violent biker gang that is involved in illegal drug trafficking and considers women to be "below dogs" is growing in New Jersey at an alarming rate, state investigators said Wednesday at a public hearing. Pagan's Motorcycle Club, or the Pagans, which now has about 300 members...