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A medical worker collects a sample after a patient self-administered a COVID-19 nasal swab test at a Walgreens pharmacy, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Newark, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s coronavirus caseload and the rate of transmission have climbed higher and are “setting off alarms.

Airbnb shutters party houses in NJ amid COVID-19 clusters

Jul. 31, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Airbnb said Friday it's cracking down on party houses throughout New Jersey, suspending or removing altogether 35 listings, after state health officials warned house parties led to clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks. “We ban party houses and will not tolerate irresponsible behavior...

Man sought in teenage girl's slaying caught in Pennsylvania

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N..J (AP) — A man wanted in the death of a 17-year-old girl gunned down on a northern New Jersey street earlier this month was captured early Tuesday in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Jahquell Carter, 24, was arrested around 7 a.m. in Plymouth, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's...

3 charged in death of 17-year-old girl shot on NJ street

Jul. 26, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three people have been charged in the death of a 17-year-old girl gunned down on a New Jersey street earlier this month, authorities said. Heavenley Cherry, 19, of Jersey City is charged with first-degree murder, murder as an accomplice, conspiracy and weapons counts in the July 6...

Alleged gang members charged in drive-by that wounded child

Jul. 15, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three alleged gang members were charged in a drive-by shooting that left a 12-year-old wounded last week, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Marc Taylor, Jashawn Tate and Damari Blackwell, all 18 and from Jersey City, are each charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in...

Teenage girl dies after being found shot in Jersey City

Jul. 7, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A teenage girl found shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey city has died from her injuries, authorities said. Jersey City police responding to reports of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Monday found Tyeah Garner, 17, with gunshot wounds to her upper body, Hudson County Prosecutor...

In this image provided by the Freedom Initiative Mohamed Amashah is greeted by family members upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Monday, July 6, 2020. The American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. (Bushra Soltan/Freedom Initiative via AP)

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

Jul. 6, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The release of Mohamed Amashah, a dual Egyptian-American citizen from Jersey City, New Jersey, followed...

2 found dead in Hudson River in Jersey City

Jul. 5, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in the Hudson River in Jersey City over the weekend. Hudson County prosecutors said police and the county prosecutor's homicide unit responded shorty after 7:30 p.m. Saturday to the river...

Man dead in fireworks blast outside NJ housing complex

Jul. 4, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a fireworks explosion outside a pubic housing complex in New Jersey early on the Fourth of July. Jersey City police officers were called to the Booker T. Washington complex at about 1 a.m. Saturday and found a man bleeding heavily. Attempts to revive...

3 charged with stealing $50K in NJ union pension funds

Jun. 23, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three people have been charged for allegedly stealing $50,000 in pension funds from two New Jersey factories, prosecutors said. The prosecutor’s office’s Special Investigations Unit announced Monday that it arrested Francisco Jara, 63, Elkin Garcia, 55, and Marta...

Shooting in Jersey City kills 1, wounds 4; no arrests

Jun. 20, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say early morning gunfire in Jersey City killed one man and wounded four others. The Hudson County prosecutor's office and city police said officers responded at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday to a report of gunshots and found multiple shooting victims at the...