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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, crime scene tape surrounds the Robert Morris Apartments in Morrisville, Pa. Shana Decree and her daughter Dominique Decree who are charged in the killing of their close family members are expected to enter pleas Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in court in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mom, daughter plead not guilty to slaying 5 close relatives

Feb. 18, 2020 1:10 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her adult daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing five of their close relatives, including three children, at an apartment outside Philadelphia. Forty-six-year-old Shana Decree and her 20-year-old daughter Dominique Decree sat side by side in court in suburban...

New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) defends against Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils selling with the NHL trade deadline approaching

Feb. 17, 2020 6:15 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL trade deadline a week away, the New Jersey Devils may as well have a giant “for sale” sign hanging outside the dressing room. Interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald gave a clear indication the Devils are ready to unload when he shipped defenseman and captain...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Blackwood makes 52 saves, Devils beat Blue Jackets 4-3 in SO

Feb. 16, 2020 10:45 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While there has been a lot written about No. 1 overall draft selections Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes being the New Jersey Devils' future, there is no doubt rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood is the club's best player. Blackwood made a career-high 52 saves and stopped six of seven...

New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) watches a replay on a giant video screen above the ice after scoring a game-tying goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils trade captain Andy Greene to New York Islanders

Feb. 16, 2020 10:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders solidified their defense for the playoff push Sunday, acquiring New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene. The Devils got young defenseman David Quenneville and the Islanders' second-round pick in the 2021 draft in return for Greene. The deal came eight days before...

Vaughn propels Rider to 79-63 victory over Quinnipiac

Feb. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Dimencio Vaughn finished with 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Rider breezed to a 79-63 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday. Vaughn buried 8 of 13 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers for the Broncs (15-10, 9-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Frederick Scott...

Saint Peter's remains atop MAAC beating Fairfield

Feb. 16, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Estrada had a season-high 20 points as St. Peter's beat Fairfield 61-44 on Sunday. The Peacocks remain a half-game ahead of Siena in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. Siena (13-10, 9-5) beat Manhattan on Sunday. Fousseyni Drame had 11 points and 10 rebounds for St....

Wright has 21, Princeton cruises past Brown 72-53.

Feb. 15, 2020 8:35 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Ethan Wright scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Princeton rolled to a 73-54 win over Brown on Saturday. The Tigers (11-10, 6-2 Ivy League) took control early, shooting 54% in the first half to 34.5% for the Bears (12-9, 5-3) and racing to a 37-24 lead. It didn't...

Rutgers' Myles Johnson, left, tries to dunk the ball over Ohio State's Andre Wesson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Rutgers 72-66. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Harper scores 27, Rutgers beats No. 22 Illinois 72-57

Feb. 15, 2020 8:16 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. broke out of his shooting slump with one of those nights where he hit almost everything. Harper hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Rutgers remained unbeaten at home with a 72-57 victory over No. 22 Illinois on Saturday, sending the Illini to...

Man gets 1 year in case of dog left in cage with tide rising

Feb. 15, 2020 1:31 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year in prison for leaving his girlfriend's young dog in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide. Aaron Davis, 36, wanted revenge against his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, who had given her the dog, prosecutors have alleged. Jurors in December...

Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov (37), of Russia, celebrates his goal as he skates by New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Svechnikov, Mrazek help Hurricanes beat Devils 5-2

Feb. 14, 2020 10:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored on a perfectly executed rush in the second period to push his point streak to six games and help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Friday night. Nino Niederreiter and Warren Foegele scored first-period goals for the Hurricanes, helping...