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1,900 New Jersey ballots whose envelopes were opened early must be counted, judge rules

Jun. 07, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state judge on Friday ruled that some 1,900 mail ballots in a New Jersey county whose envelopes were prematurely opened should be accepted and counted. Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee ruled from the bench in the case involving 1,909 mail ballots in...

New Jersey State Police 'never meaningfully grappled' with discriminatory practices, official finds

May. 21, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police didn't do all they could to prevent discriminatory policing practices from their ranks, the state's comptroller said in a new report issued Tuesday. The report found that while the state police regularly issued lengthy reports on racial...

MLB extends Draft League through 2030 season and announces plan to expand to eight teams

May. 02, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball extended the MLB Draft League through the 2030 season and announced plans to expand by two teams to eight. The Draft League launched in 2021 following the reorganization that trimmed the minor leagues and it started play with six teams that had...

A rabbi serving 30 years to life in his wife's contract killing has died, prison officials say

Apr. 20, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey rabbi serving a decadeslong sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife has died. Fred Neulander, 82, was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a hospital in Trenton after he was found unresponsive in his cell in the...

Workers sue to overturn law that exempts Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

Apr. 05, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers on Friday tried a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that leaves casino workers as the only ones not covered by the...

New Jersey youth wrestling coach sentenced to more than 7 years in child sex abuse images case

Mar. 30, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey youth wrestling coach and former state champion who made headlines for becoming the NCAA’s first openly gay college wrestler has been sentenced to more than seven years in a case involving images of children. Alec Donovan,...

Suspect in 3 Pennsylvania killings makes initial court appearance on related New Jersey charges

Mar. 27, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the fatal shooting of three family members in Pennsylvania and related carjacking and weapons counts in New Jersey will remain behind bars while his case proceeds, a judge ruled Wednesday. Andre Gordon Jr., 26, appeared via video from the...