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Teenage boy to be tried as adult in child's shooting death

Jun. 20, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenager charged in a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead and his mother wounded will be tried as an adult. Monmouth County prosecutors say 16-year-old Jah-Del Birch, of Neptune Township, faces murder, conspiracy, aggravated assault, and weapons charges stemming from the...

Fast-moving Bayonne fire kills woman, leaves 16 displaced

Jun. 20, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving fire roared through three buildings in northern New Jersey, killing a woman and displacing more than a dozen residents. The fire in Bayonne broke out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and soon spread to the two other structures. Dozens of firefighters then fought...

Rutgers will manage medical examiner duties for NJ county

Jun. 20, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says it will now manage the medical examiner duties for Bergen County in New Jersey. Under a new five-year contract, Rutgers University Medical School in Newark announced Tuesday it will staff the Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office with at least two...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will begin hearing Ocean Resort's licensing case Wednesday afternoon, and has set aside time on...

Lawmakers advance $36.5B budget, including business tax hike

Jun. 19, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a $36.5 billion budget on Tuesday that includes boosted school aid and a hike in the state's business tax rate. The Assembly and Senate budget committees approved the measures, the same day Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy warned he would veto any measure that...

NJ governor blocks state resources' use in border policy

Jun. 19, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order barring state resources from being used to carry out a federal policy of separating children from their parents after illegal border crossings. Murphy on Tuesday called the practice "inhumane and cruel" and said earlier there...

GOP Senate candidate: child separation policy should stop

Jun. 19, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin says the White House policy that results in the separation of families at the southern border is "unacceptable." Hugin said in a statement on Tuesday that the policy should be stopped immediately. He was responding to a pastor who called...

Report calls corrupt pawn shops 'cash machines' for addicts

Jun. 19, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report from a state watchdog says lax oversight has allowed corrupt pawn shops, scrap yards and secondhand stores in New Jersey to serve as "cash machines" for addicts looking to swap stolen goods for drug money. The report released Tuesday by the State Commission of Investigation...

2nd arrest in deadly shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Jun. 19, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made a second arrest stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey. Mercer County prosecutors say Davone White is facing three weapons charges. The 26-year-old Trenton resident was among nearly two dozen people wounded in the...