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Authorities: Man stabs woman, 2 kids, then kills himself

Jun. 09, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man stabbed and injured a woman and two young children inside their northern New Jersey apartment before killing himself with the knife, authorities said. Jersey City police responded to the apartment shortly after 7 a.m. Monday and found the...

The Pompidou, Paris' temple of modern art, plans NJ branch

Jun. 04, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

The Statue of Liberty could be getting company from her native France. Paris' acclaimed Pompidou Center announced plans Friday to open a satellite museum in what is now a gutted industrial building in New Jersey's Jersey City, not far from where Lady Liberty stands in New...

NJ hits deadline for police cams, but implementation lags

Jun. 01, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Police departments in New Jersey reached a deadline Tuesday for all officers on patrol to begin wearing body cameras, although many departments across the state still have not implemented the technology. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside other state and local...

Gunfire in NJ city kills 2, wounds 4; no arrests reported

May. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gunfire in a New Jersey city killed two people and wounded four others, authorities said. The Hudson County prosecutor's office said Jersey City police received multiple reports of gunfire shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. Responding officers found...

Woman admits accepting bribes in pharmacy kickback scheme

May. 18, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A doctor's office staffer has admitted her involvement in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme that defrauded the government, federal prosecutors said. Yudelka “Vicky” Ayala, 42, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy charge and...

Firefighters rescue residents trapped behind burning home

May. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire that damaged three multifamily homes in a northern New Jersey city also briefly trapped several residents behind one of the homes as heavy flames cut off their escape routes, authorities said. The fire in Paterson broke out...

NJ teacher suspended after profane Floyd comments to class

May. 01, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended with pay after profanity-laced comments to students in his class about George Floyd, the man killed by a Minneapolis police officer. A recording aired by WNBC-TV shows Dickinson High School...

In-person learning returning to NJ's biggest districts

Apr. 29, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Students in New Jersey's two largest cities have begun making their return to classrooms in person after working remotely because of the COVID-19 outbreak. On Thursday, students in Jersey City began returning to school, just days after Newark...

Man ordered to stand trial in 1976 slaying of pregnant teen

Apr. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

WEATHERLY, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a retired school bus driver to stand trial in the cold-case slaying of a pregnant New Jersey teenager whose remains were found on a riverbank in eastern Pennsylvania more than four decades ago. Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone...

Ex-inmate admits role in federal prison smuggling scheme

Apr. 20, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former inmate at a federal prison in New Jersey has admitted his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle drugs and other contraband to inmates into the facility, authorities said Tuesday. Jason “Juice” Arteaga-Loayza, 30, of Jersey City,...