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Authorities: Shooting in Newark leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in New Jersey’s largest city has left one person dead and three others injured. The gunfire in Newark erupted shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. But it wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the shooting or how many shooters may have been involved. The...

Driver in texting case denies responding to message

Nov. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The driver in what is believed to be New Jersey’s first texting-while-driving vehicular homicide case denies responding to a message when police say she caused a crash that left a pedestrian dead. Alexandra Mansonet on Monday testified she was looking down to turn on her rear...

NOAA asks residents to keep eye out for stunned sea turtles

Nov. 19, 2019 5:29 AM EST

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is asking New Jersey and New York beachgoers to report any sightings they might have of stranded turtles. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a recent cold snap has suddenly resulted in cold-stunned sea turtles washing up on beaches. The...

NJ lawmakers planning cannabis question for 2020 ballot

Nov. 18, 2019 9:18 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey legislative leaders unveiled a proposed ballot question Monday that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. If the proposal to amend the state constitution is approved in 2020, New Jersey would join the District of Columbia and 11 other...

Norcross defends tax breaks at hearing where critic removed

Nov. 18, 2019 9:16 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s most influential Democratic powerbrokers disputed corruption allegations at a legislative hearing Monday where a woman organizing protests against him was dragged from the room by state police. George Norcross is an executive at insurance broker Conner Strong...

Philadelphia Eagles to host HS football game after shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 8:07 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have offered to host a high school football game that was interrupted by a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association says in a release Monday that the game between Pleasantville...

New York Giants leading receiver Evan Engram out of boot

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Giants tight end Evan Engram is out of his walking boot and may play Sunday when New York travels to Chicago. Engram said Monday his sprained left foot is feeling better and he hopes to start running later this week. The Giants’ leading receiver with 44 catches, Engram...

Woman sentenced for involvement in money laundering scheme

Nov. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who admitted to her involvement in a money laundering scheme has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Jazmin Vega, of Atlantic City, was sentenced Friday. She previously pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit...

The Latest: AG to discuss protester’s removal with chairman

Nov. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on tax incentives in which a critic of the political powerbroker testifying was removed by police.(all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New Jersey attorney general’s office says it will speak with the state Senate chairman about his decision to order troopers...

Man, wife plead guilty to running Ponzi scheme

Nov. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey couple has pleaded guilty to ripping off investors for more than $500,000 in a Ponzi scheme. Alcibiades Cifuentes and Jennifer Wee Cifuentes have admitted in federal court in Newark that they took money from about 25 people, purportedly to invest in the foreign...