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Authorities: Teens die after falling through ice into ponds

Jan. 23, 2020 8:47 AM EST

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage boys have died in separate incidents after they fell through the ice on ponds in central new Jersey. In East Brunswick, three teenagers fell into a pond behind police headquarters around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Two of the boys were soon able to get themselves out and they...

Woman charged in tot's death seeks to have statements tossed

Jan. 22, 2020 9:22 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her toddler son and telling police he had been kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home is seeking to have prosecutors barred from using her statements to police in court. Twenty-five-year-old Nakira Griner of...

In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York. Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)

Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Jan. 22, 2020 9:18 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles. Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career solely...

NJ inmates to be counted as residents of their district

Jan. 22, 2020 7:51 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Inmates in New Jersey will now be counted as residents of their most recent address when it comes to drawing the state's legislative districts. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law Tuesday that will change how the state's political power is distributed when it comes to...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles.

Jan. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles.

2 found dead after fire in NJ duplex; cause sought

Jan. 22, 2020 5:36 PM EST

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Two people were found dead after a fire in New Jersey duplex, authorities said. Middlesex County prosecutors and local police said the fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Edison residence. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles

Jan. 22, 2020 5:35 PM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles.

Ex-GOP powerbroker gets prison term for federal tax crimes

Jan. 22, 2020 1:28 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The former head of one of New Jersey's most powerful Republican county organizations was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison for federal tax crimes. George Gilmore, 70, will also have to serve three years of probation once he's freed and must receive mental health...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws — drivers are still permitted to use hand-held...

New Jersey law now requires severance pay for mass layoffs

Jan. 22, 2020 12:54 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the first state to guarantee severance pay for mass layoffs, according to the bill's sponsors and the governor's office. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed legislation Tuesday that requires companies with 100 or more full-time employees to pay them a week's pay...