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Police arrest driver in crash that killed off-duty officer

Jan. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EST

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a crash that killed an off-duty police officer in New Jersey. Prosecutors say the man was driving with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit with Giovanni Esposito as passenger when he collided with a tractor-trailer that...

Giants backup QB pleads to charges from traffic offense

Jan. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta has pleaded guilty to a disorderly person offense and two traffic offenses after failing to obey an officer's orders while driving near a construction site in October. Lauletta pleaded guilty Tuesday. The plea deal calls for dropping...

Korpisalo stops 29 shots, Blue Jackets beat Devils 4-1

Jan. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their win streak to four games and stayed in the thick of the battle at the top of the tough Metropolitan Division. The team's productive top line is a big reason why. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist...

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

The Latest: GOP leaders fault Murphy on taxes, affordability

Jan. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's state of the state address (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Republican legislative leaders say Gov. Phil Murphy's first state of the state address failed to address the state's high taxes and poor affordability. Assembly Minority Leader Jon...

Police, FBI hunt for Choate sculpture stolen from apartment

Jan. 15, 2019 12:32 PM EST

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police department is seeking the public's help in finding a 1930s sculpture that was stolen from an apartment in November. The Courier Post reports the Cherry Hill Police Department announced Tuesday they're seeking a marble, unfinished bust of a Sudanese woman by the...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Jan. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that...

Body found near airport runway

Jan. 15, 2019 12:27 AM EST

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Police have identified the body of a man found near the Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire as a New Jersey-native. Authorities say a snowmobiler found the body of 37-year-old Corey Wilson, of Belleville, New Jersey, in the woods near the airport runway Sunday afternoon. Police...

Man fatally struck by NJ Transit train

Jan. 15, 2019 12:22 AM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey Transit train struck and killed a man. NJ Transit spokesman Nathan Rudy says the man was hit around 8:30 a.m. Monday at a crossing in Paterson. His name has not been released. The train was carrying equipment and no passengers, and train service was...

Arrest leaves man in critical condition

Jan. 15, 2019 12:21 AM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Jersey are investigating police after a recent arrest left a man in critical condition. The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office says Vineland police were called to the Inspira Medical Center Saturday afternoon for a domestic incident involving a man believed to be...