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7 new laws boost protection for sexual assault victims in NJ

Apr. 19, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law seven bills aimed at strengthening protections for sexual assault victims. Among the new laws are measures to set up a three-year pilot program in the office of the attorney general that aims to...

Man working on lawn mower killed when it falls on him

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A man working on a commercial lawn mower at his home in northern New Jersey was killed when the machine fell on top of him, authorities said. John Levinski, 74, of Hillsborough, wasn't breathing when a neighbor found him around 5 p.m. Sunday....

NJ to waive waive minimum terms for non-violent drug cases

Apr. 19, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey prosecutors must waive mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenses, the state attorney general said Monday in a new directive. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the mandatory terms were “outdated policy," which was...

Atlantic City's Ocean Casino plowing $15M into renovations

Apr. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Following a year when it was the only Atlantic City casino to increase its operating profit during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ocean Casino Resort is spending $15 million mostly on renovations. The work will include upgrades to the casino...

NJ adds 'X' gender option for driver's licenses, ID cards

Apr. 19, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has added an “X” gender option for driver's licenses and identification cards for those who do not want to specify male or female, the state's Motor Vehicle Commission said Monday. The commission said that the option is for residents...

New Jersey man dies in Pennsylvania skydiving accident

Apr. 19, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania on Monday were investigating a skydiving accident which claimed the life of a New Jersey man. The incident happened Sunday. Officials found the body of Ed Harney, 74, of Paramus, New Jersey,...

Bobby Flay restaurant in Borgata casino closing in June

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A celebrity restaurant inside Atlantic City's leading casino will close in June, both parties announced Monday. Bobby Flay Steak at the Borgata casino will close on June 30. The casino and the restaurant's parent company,...

Rangers finish off four-game sweep of New Jersey Devils

Apr. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another birthday for the New York Rangers. Another big day for the birthday boy. A day after Pavel Buchnevich scored a hat trick on his big day, Mika Zibanejad celebrated his 28th birthday and helped the Rangers cap a four-game sweep of the Devils...

Man charged in alleged knife attack on 2 police officers

Apr. 18, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder in an alleged knife attack on two police officers, authorities said. Lakewood police said the officers were called to a home shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday by a woman who said her son had been acting...

Carjacking suspect arrested after chase through NJ towns

Apr. 18, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A carjacking suspect from Pennsylvania man was arrested after a chase through several New Jersey towns over the weekend, police said. Atlantic City police said Sunday a patrol officer heard a woman screaming just before 2 p.m. Saturday. The...