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Police: Man fatally shot during fight with roommate

Jun. 10, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A man is facing weapons charges after Newark police said he fatally shot his roommate during a fight. As officers responded to a report of a disturbance early Tuesday, police said they received another call reporting a shooting at the same home. When...

Feds: Interstate burglary ring targeted Asian homeowners

May. 25, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey announced charges Tuesday against eight people who allegedly ran a coordinated, multi-state residential burglary ring that targeted people of Asian descent. The group gained information on potential victims by...

Lawsuit: Former Newark archbishop abused 5-year-old girl

May. 18, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An archbishop of Newark groomed a 5-year-old girl by delivering food to her struggling family and regularly babysitting her, then sexually abusing her on multiple occasions in the 1970s, a lawsuit alleges. The suit filed in March is believed to be...

Police: Woman charged with DUI after crash with police SUV

May. 17, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del (AP) — A Newark woman is facing drunken driving charges after Delaware State Police said she crashed into a police SUV stopped along Interstate 95. Police said in a news release that troopers were called early Sunday to southbound I-95 in the Wilmington...

Man admits stabbing 2 during Labor Day beach brawl in NJ

May. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man who stabbed two New York men during a Labor Day beach brawl at the Jersey Shore last year has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and a weapons offense, authorities said. Juwan Roman, 18, entered his pleas...

New Jersey solar, gas power plans spotlight justice concerns

May. 13, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Two energy projects highlighting the environmental justice movement in very different ways are under way in New Jersey. A gas-fired power backup power plant is proposed for a sewage treatment facility in an already-polluted minority community. And a solar farm has opened...

Correction: Earns-Prudential story

May. 05, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story about Prudential Financial’s quarterly results — generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research — The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company posted first-quarter net income of $2.78 billion. Its net income for...

3 more plead guilty in multistate bank fraud scheme

Apr. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced three more guilty pleas Thursday in a bank fraud case that affected banks in multiple states. The three, from New York, Ohio and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and face sentencing in...

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...

JetBlue to offer flights from Milwaukee to East Coast

Apr. 24, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — JetBlue Airways is preparing to offer flights from Milwaukee to the East Coast next year. The airline plans to offer nonstop flights from Mitchell International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York...