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Authorities probing 2 triple shootings in New Jersey city

May. 27, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two triple shootings that occurred within two days in a northern New Jersey community do not appear to be connected, authorities said. The first shooting in Paterson occurred late Sunday, when three people — including a 15-year-old — were wounded on a city street,...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NJ Devils season comes to end as NHL plots playoff plan

May. 26, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils' season came to an end on Tuesday after the NHL abandoned the rest of the regular season and announced plans to head straight into the playoffs with 24 teams. Only seven teams were left out of the postseason under the plan commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled to resume the season later this...

Man accused of trying to kidnap nurse after psych evaluation

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was arrested and sent for a psych evaluation last week tracked down a nurse from the medical center he was at and assaulted her before she was able to fight him off, police said. An officer and his police dog found Leonardo Larrarte, 37, after the alleged attack...

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Victim's wife says fugitive student sought their neighbor

May. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A college student police say is an armed fugitive after killing two people was looking for a young woman he knew when he began his rampage, the wife of his first victim said Tuesday. University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, 23, is a fugitive in the machete killing of...

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

Judge whose anti-rape advice was 'close your legs' loses job

May. 26, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge who suggested that a woman seeking a restraining order could “close your legs” to prevent a sexual assault was removed from the bench Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court and permanently barred from presiding over a courtroom. The unanimous decision cited...

Woman who left girl, 4, alone while gambling gets probation

May. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who pleaded guilty to leaving her 4-year-old girl alone in a hotel room while she gambled at an eastern Pennsylvania casino last fall has been placed on five years' probation. LehighValleyLive.com reports that 27-year-old Rebecca Yandoli said Tuesday she's taken...

Authorities: 2 killed in head-on crash on New Jersey highway

May. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man and a New Jersey woman were killed in a head-on crash on a major highway in central Jersey, authorities said. Michael Santana, 24, of Staten Island, was driving his car northbound on Route 130 in South Brunswick when he lost control of the vehicle around...

People walk on a mostly empty beach Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Belmar, N.J., during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Murphy says outdoor graduations permitted starting July 6

May. 26, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey schools can hold outdoor graduation ceremonies starting July 6, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. Murphy, a Democrat, announced the latest relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in a tweet before his regular news conference on the outbreak. “To the class of 2020, I am...

New Jersey man dies after shooting at Pennsylvania hotel

May. 26, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was shot during a disturbance at a hotel in Pennsylvania has died from his wounds, authorities said. When Falls police responded to the hotel around 1 a.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired, they encountered a large number of people trying to leave the site. They soon...