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Vatican orders sex abuse investigation of Brooklyn bishop

Jan. 20, 2020 7:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Vatican has ordered an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation against Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who was previously named by Pope Francis to investigate the church's response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York received...

Fairleigh Dickinson routs Central Connecticut 83-60

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Xzavier Malone-Key had 23 points as Fairleigh Dickinson routed Central Connecticut 83-60 on Monday. Jahlil Jenkins had 16 points for Fairleigh Dickinson (4-13, 2-4 Northeast Conference). Brandon Powell added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Elyjah Williams had 13 rebounds. The Knights...

Man sentenced to decades in prison in drug deal slaying

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

A man has been sentenced to decades in prison by a judge who told him he had “thrown his life away” by killing another man over a small amount of marijuana. John Curtain, 20, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison and ordered to spend at least 34 years behind bars before becoming eligible for...

NJ man found shot to death along Pennsylvania highway

Jan. 20, 2020 10:21 AM EST

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a New Jersey man whose body was found along an eastern Pennsylvania highway. State police were called to Interstate 295 in Bristol, Bucks County after the body was reported at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Trooper Nathan Branosky said...

Worker killed in industrial accident at New Jersey plant

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man was killed in an industrial accident in a New Jersey processing facility, authorities said. Emergency responders were called to the Safeway Freezer Storage plant in Vineland shortly after 12:30 a..m. Saturday, police said. Lt. Brian Armstrong said 28-year-old Felipe...

Rutgers' historic Big Ten start continues, beats Minnesota

Jan. 19, 2020 5:52 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell doesn’t want to talk about his team potentially being ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in over four decades. Caleb McConnell had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers used a balanced team effort in a 64-56 win over Minnesota on Sunday to...

Township to close airport with turf runway in September

Jan. 19, 2020 2:40 PM EST

ANDOVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey township says it plans to shut down an airport it purchased almost two decades ago and will continue to review possible future uses for the 121-acre site. NJ.com reports that the 81-year-old Trinca Airport in Sussex County, where planes take off and land on a turf runway,...

Remains in submerged vehicle identified as missing woman

Jan. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Skeletal remains found in a crushed vehicle submerged in a New Jersey river has been identified as those of a woman missing for six years, authorities said. State police responded Thursday to an area near the port of Salem after the Walker Diving Underwater Construction Co. reported what appeared to be human...

Mother, 7-year-old son found dead after NJ house fire

Jan. 19, 2020 9:35 AM EST

NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — A mother and her 7-year-old son were found dead after a fire in a New Jersey home over the weekend, authorities said. The blaze was reported at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. in a two-story home in Nutley, a spokesman for the Essex County prosecutor's office said. Chief Assistant Prosecutor...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...