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Police in New Jersey praised for marching in Floyd protests

May. 31, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyd's death. Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki, who has been working in the city for decades, joined the front line of a march in...

In this Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas.  Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America must rush to do so or perhaps face a greater risk of losing. Attorneys for the Scouts and victims agreed this month on a Nov. 16 deadline for victims to make a claim or be barred from bringing one later. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Boy Scout victims' choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

May. 31, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing. Attorneys for the Scouts and...

LL Bean awards grants for park projects

May. 30, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is awarding grants for creation and improvement of outdoor spaces in New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The retailer, in partnership with The Trust for Public Lands, announced the $50,000 grants for each of the projects. In Newark, New Jersey, the grant will help create an...

Crash involving sedan, bus, kills 3, injures 2

May. 30, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An early morning crash involving a sedan and a New Jersey Transit bus left three people dead and two others injured, authorities said. Police said the crash happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Route 38 in Moorestown. Police said the bus was making a left turn southbound from...

Gas prices tick up again in New Jersey, around nation

May. 30, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices ticked upward again in New Jersey and around the nation, but analysts don't expect gasoline to become as expensive as it was last summer. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.02, up a penny from a week ago. The...

NJ tallies $200M in expenses responding to COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

New Jersey's state government has racked up about $200 million in expenses responding to the COVID-19 crisis over the roughly two months since the first case became know, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The receipts obtained through the state's public records law show $197 million in...

3 wounded in Newark street shooting; Motive not yet known

May. 29, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A street shooting in New Jersey's largest city has left three people wounded, authorities said. Newark police officers responding to reports of shots fired around 8 p.m. Thursday found the victims in the 100 block of Scheerer Avenue. All three were taken to a hospital and treated for...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2020, file photo shows slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City,N.J., that are controlled by gamblers over the internet. The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FIle)

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting

May. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. Most major sports remain shut down due to the virus, but European soccer...

FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Major League BaseballCommissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft, in Secaucus, N.J. Major League Baseball will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million. Clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, May 8, 2020, on condition of anonymity because no decision was announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

May. 29, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10. MLB shortened the selections to five rounds and 160 picks in response to the new coronavirus pandemic, by far the fewest since the draft...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...