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Missing man's body found 1,500 feet underwater in Lake Tahoe

Sep. 30, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The body of a New Jersey man who went missing in California's Lake Tahoe in mid-August was recovered more than 1,500 feet (457 meters) underwater, officials said. Authorities began a missing person investigation on Aug. 10 after a boat rented by 29-year-old Ryan Normolye of...

Chemical company to pay $11M for cleanup of toxic site

Sep. 30, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

A chemical production company will pay $11.3 million for the cleanup of a Superfund site in Gloucester County, New Jersey, under a consent decree reached in federal court with the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hercules Inc. will implement a 2018 EPA plan to excavate four feet (1.2 meters) of...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

Sep. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday. Trevontae Washington and Ronnie Magrehbi each face wire fraud conspiracy and...

Report links governor's office to ex-chief of school agency

Sep. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report from the New Jersey’s state watchdog says officials in the governor’s office were in close touch with an official accused of hiring relatives and friends while she led a state school construction agency. The State Commission of Investigation released a report...

File-New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) prior to an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.   New York Jets wide receivers Perriman and Jamison Crowder sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, with injuries, and they could miss the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Jets' Perriman out vs. Broncos; Crowder, Becton questionable

Sep. 30, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman will be sidelined a second straight game because of a sprained left ankle. The speedy receiver was ruled out, as expected, on Wednesday for the Jets' home game Thursday night against Denver. Perriman was injured during New York's loss...

Prosecutor: Officer fired at car; no injuries reported

Sep. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

KEARNY, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer fired his weapon at the driver of a car reported stolen, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The Hudson County prosecutor’s office said a Kearny police officer shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday spotted a car that had been reported stolen and...

N.J. Devils re-sign three players, Seney, Street, Jacobs

Sep. 30, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Josh Jacobs and forwards Brett Seney and Ben Street. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signings Wednesday. Seney signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 at the AHL level. He spent the...

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Winless Broncos, Jets square off looking to avoid 0-4 starts

Sep. 30, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Banged up, struggling and desperate for a win. That describes both the Denver Broncos and New York Jets, who’ll square off Thursday night at MetLife Stadium with their seasons spiraling, coaches on the hot seat and rosters ravaged by injuries. Yeah, this might not...

Authorities: 4-year-old wounded in Trenton street shooting

Sep. 30, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A street shooting in New Jersey's capital city has left a four-year-old girl wounded. The child and her mother were standing near their vehicle in Trenton when several shots rang out around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was struck in the hand by at least one shot, but the injury was not...

Customers make bets at the William Hill sportsbook inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., on March 8, 2019. Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, it is buying William Hill for $3.7 billion. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B

Sep. 30, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S. Caesars said it is interested in the the company's U.S. assets,...