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Rapper Eric B. gets probation on 17-year-old assault case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. was sentenced to a year’s probation Friday stemming from a motor vehicle stop and police chase that occurred nearly 19 years ago but wasn’t resolved because he failed to show up for his sentencing. Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier,...

New Jersey eyes $20M for Sandy recovery in Atlantic City

Nov. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering spending $20 million on Superstorm Sandy recovery projects in Atlantic City. The state Department of Community Affairs is proposing spending money from its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program to repair and replace infrastructure...

Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago

Nov. 22, 2019 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. The comparison was boosted by two new casinos that opened last summer doing much better in the third...

Prosecutors: Missing woman’s ex-boyfriend found dead in home

Nov. 22, 2019 2:43 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend has been found dead inside his New Jersey home. Monmouth County prosecutors say the death of 29-year-old John Ozbilgen isn’t considered suspicious, but they declined further comment. His body was...

Michigan State needs to beat Rutgers for postseason hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Michigan State wants to go to a bowl, it is going to have to win its final two regular-season games. It looks easy enough on paper: A game at Rutgers (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) on Saturday and then at home against Maryland (3-7, 1-6) next weekend. “To me, it's always a bit about...

Police: Woman left 3 dogs to die in empty home

Nov. 22, 2019 11:22 AM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — A woman who allegedly abandoned three dogs that were found dead at a vacant New Jersey home this month is now charged with animal cruelty. Ocean County prosecutors say Allissa DeStefano was responsible for caring for the dogs and had left them alone for an unspecified amount of time, but...

Driver pleads guilty in highway crash that killed couple

Nov. 22, 2019 7:21 AM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A driver has admitted causing the deaths of a couple killed when a crash sent their minivan plunging into frigid waters in New Jersey. Burlington County prosecutors say Amish Patel pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving and two counts of vehicular homicide. The 31-year-old...

Salem Oak seedlings to be distributed across New Jersey

Nov. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EST

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — When we inevitably leave this earth one day, we live on through our progeny. That's true even if you're a 600-year-old tree. The famed, historic Salem Oak unexpectedly fell to its demise in June. But New Jersey officials announced a plan Wednesday to ensure the tree's legacy by...

New Jersey man honored for community service work

Nov. 22, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — When Todd Irwin took the field at Lincoln Financial Field, he wasn’t quite ready to suit up in Eagles green, but he had earned the honor of quarterback. Irwin, of Burlington Township, was there to accept his recognition as Santander Community Quarterback, along with nine...

Man who fled police shooting on adult tricycle captured

Nov. 22, 2019 6:06 AM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the search for the suspect who exchanged gunfire with a police officer in southern New Jersey has ended with his arrest at New York’s Penn Station. The Ocean County prosecutor says 29-year-old Miguel Villegas of New Haven, Connecticut, opened fire Thursday...