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Dad of toddler found dead in suitcase now facing charges

Apr. 24, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this month is now facing charges. Hudson County prosecutors say 37-year-old Travis Plummer, of Richmond, is charged with desecrating the human remains of 23-month old...

Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

Apr. 24, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned. Attorneys...

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Apr. 23, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey. Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family company...

Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

Apr. 23, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019. The Giants announced the move Monday. New York waived Brad Wing after last season. Dixon was the Broncos' seventh-round pick in 2016. He averaged...

Small plane crashes into lake near airport, injuring pilot

Apr. 23, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a lake near a New Jersey airport, injuring the pilot, who freed himself and swam away before a police rowboat plucked him from the water. Authorities say the pilot was alone in the single-engine plane when it went down shortly before noon Monday...

Happy homecoming: Family welcomes back retired police dog

Apr. 23, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

WENONAH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania transit police officer and his family have been reunited with the police dog they say helped them heal after a son's death. Abal was returned to the Galanti family home in Wenonah Township, New Jersey on Sunday after a struggle over ownership of the dog with the...

Crash involving dump truck, vehicles kills 2, injures 3

Apr. 22, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a crash involving a dump truck and two other vehicles in New Jersey killed two Philadelphia residents and seriously injured three other people. State police said the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when a sedan entering Route 42 from Route 55 hit the...

Lee bloodies, beats Barboza by TKO in UFC lightweight bout

Apr. 22, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kevin Lee missed weight but was on the mark with injecting himself back into the UFC lightweight title picture. Lee pounded Edson Barboza until blood streamed down his face and won a 155-pound bout when the fight was stopped via TKO in the fifth round on Saturday night. Lee kept...

Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

Apr. 21, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "You need your best players to be the best players, and they rose to the occasion," coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1,...

Katai, Sanchez help Fire to 2-1 win over Red Bulls

Apr. 21, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Aleksandar Katai and Nemanja Nikolic scored and Richard Sanchez had a career-high nine saves to help the Chicago Fire beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday. Katai gave Chicago (2-3-1) a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute. Brandon Vincent's corner kick was headed away by New York's...