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Supreme Court restores state trooper's whistleblower award

Jul. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a jury award for a former state police sergeant who said he suffered retaliation after he refused to destroy evidence relating to an infamous high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway. Two troopers lost their jobs for escorting the caravan of more than two...

Murphy signs bill aimed at making smart guns available

Jul. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law a measure to make so-called smart guns available in the state, reversing his predecessor's vetoes of similar legislation. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill at Governor Livingston High School alongside Attorney General Gurbir...

Officer admits involvement in illegal stops, shakedowns

Jul. 16, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another member of a police force has admitted to stealing money during illegal traffic stops and shakedowns and then falsifying reports. Paterson Officer Frank Toledo faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to violate individuals' civil rights, using...

Johnson & Johnson 2Q profit jumps 42% despite lower sales

Jul. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson posted slightly lower sales across much of its business in the second quarter, but a big one-time gain and lower spending on marketing and administration boosted its profit a whopping 42 percent. That blew past Wall Street expectations. The maker of baby shampoo and cancer and immune...

2 charged, 4 sought in beating of motorist caught on video

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City police have arrested two women and are seeking four more people in connection with the beating of a motorist following a fender-bender that was caught on video. Bria Exum and Shirley Burrows both face aggravated assault counts, while Exum is also charged with burglary...

Brother charged in murders facing insurance fraud charge

Jul. 16, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother's wife and two children is facing a new charge of insurance fraud. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office refused to give any details of the latest charge against Paul Caneiro (kah-NEH'-roh). It was announced Tuesday....

Report calls for changing how NJ draws legislative districts

Jul. 16, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report is recommending that New Jersey change how it draws its legislative districts. The "Improving New Jersey's Legislative Apportionment Process" report came out Tuesday. It recommends several changes, including that the state add three independent commissioners to its...

Death of man who died in police custody is under review

Jul. 16, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man while he was being arrested at a central New Jersey apartment complex. Old Bridge police went to the Stratford Apartments around 12:30 a.m. Monday after someone reported a man was causing a disturbance inside a neighbor's apartment....

The Latest: O'Rourke's fundraising plunges in 2nd quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on second quarter fundraising totals (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, a dramatic drop in fundraising that underscores his campaign's struggle to gain traction. The former Texas congressman...

Officer charged in ex-wife's shooting death, wounding of man

Jul. 15, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been charged in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and wounding of a man at a New Jersey home. Morris County prosecutors say Newark police Officer John Formisano was arrested early Monday in Livingston, New Jersey, not long after the...