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Officials: Vandals damage cast-iron fountain

Aug. 21, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey are searching for the suspects who vandalized a park fountain. The Jersey Journal reports a cast-iron fountain in Jersey City's Hamilton Park was pushed over Sunday night. Municipal workers removed the fountain Monday morning. City spokeswoman Kimberly...

Jets' Bates on Darnold: 'He's owned the playbook'

Aug. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeremy Bates already knew Sam Darnold was pretty special from working with the No. 3 overall draft pick in the offseason. Still, the New York Jets offensive coordinator wasn't quite sure what to expect from the young quarterback on his first day of training camp. After all,...

Success of Giants' offense rests with line

Aug. 20, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There is no doubt the New York Giants have the talent at the skill positions to be a success on offense. It starts with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at quarterback and extends to three-time Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley...

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K

Aug. 20, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others bullied her have led to a loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants. In a Twitter post late Sunday night whose...

Governor closes state lands to bear hunting

Aug. 20, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday ordered the closure of state lands to black bear hunting this year. The first-year Democratic governor announced the decision with an executive order, but stopped short of unilaterally ending the hunt altogether saying he doesn't have the...

NYC commuters are spared a nightmare as road project starts

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first day of a long-term road project expected to bring epic traffic jams for commuters to and from New York failed to live up to the hype Monday, giving them at least some hope that the predictions of "carmageddon" were overstated. Cars streamed along Route 495 toward the...

The Latest: On day 1 of huge road project, drivers get break

Aug. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the first full day of lane closures on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The first day of a major road project that was expected to bring epic traffic jams for New York commuters has failed to live up to the hype. Monday is the first full...

Woman fights for fair housing for more than 50 years

Aug. 20, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968, Lee Porter, who had been battling housing discrimination in Bergen County for years, thought she would have to return to her career as a licensed X-ray technician. Instead, Porter, now 91, is still...

Prosecutor: Man gets 13 years in good Samaritan's death

Aug. 20, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in the death of a good Samaritan who tried to help a woman he was assaulting at a bus stop. The Atlantic County prosecutor's office said Monday that 24-year-old Calvin Wiggins was sentenced Friday after...

Man convicted of strangling girlfriend, now faces life term

Aug. 20, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of killing his girlfriend and then fleeing the state with their infant daughter has been convicted of murder. Arturo Alomas faces a possible life term when he's sentenced Oct. 12. A Union County jury convicted the 35-year-old Elizabeth man on Friday, reaching...