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United Airlines cutting flights at LaGuardia, Newark

Apr. 4, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines is temporarily slashing the number of its flights in and out of New York City-area airports to keep employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak, a top executive told employees on Saturday. Beginning Sunday, United will be cutting nearly 90% of flights at LaGuardia Airport...

NJ reports 200 more virus deaths, topping state's 9/11 toll

Apr. 4, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has announced another 200 deaths from the coronavirus, with Gov. Phil Murphy saying the state has now lost nearly 100 more residents than it did in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Murphy on Saturday said the “particularly sobering" numbers included another 4,331...

Death of man after police chase outside hospital probed

Apr. 4, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities are investigating the death of a man who was in police custody following a foot chase outside a New Jersey hospital. The New Jersey attorney general's office says Trenton police responded shortly before noon Friday to a report of a disturbed man outside St. Francis...

Gas prices in New Jersey, across nation keep falling

Apr. 4, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices in New Jersey and across the nation continue to fall amid the coronavirus epidemic with the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas nationwide dipping below $2 for the first time in four years. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New...

A police officer talks to a motorist at an intersection on the border between Irvington and Newark, N.J., Friday, April 3, 2020. The police officers were reminding pedestrians and the occasional motorist to avoid unnecessary travel and practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ lowering flags indefinitely to remember COVID-19 deaths

Apr. 3, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered flags across the state to half-staff indefinitely to commemorate people who died from COVID-19. The death toll climbed to about 650 people up from more than 500, with nearly 30,000 positive cases, up from about 25,000 on Thursday, the...

Woman found dead in apartment had been repeatedly stabbed

Apr. 3, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A woman found dead in her southern New Jersey apartment this week died from multiple stab wounds, authorities said. Police responding to a 911 call found Darlene Pennewell, 55, in her Salem City Housing Authority apartment around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Salem County...

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Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New...

Judge dismisses latest challenge to NJ's right-to-die law

Apr. 2, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging the right to die law in New Jersey was dismissed. The “aid in dying” law enacted a year ago that allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs survived its latest court challenge, NJ.com reported Thursday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had...

The field medical station set up at the Meadowlands Exposition Center is nearly complete in Secaucus, N.J., Thursday, April 2, 2020. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy toured the medical station that is expected to open early next week. It is slated to field non-coronavirus cases. It's one of four such facilities that are supposed to open in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New Jersey's COVID-19 death rate spikes, totaling 537

Apr. 2, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey reported more than 180 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, double the number from the previous day, bringing the total toll to 537 people, Gov. Phil Murphy said. The jump stems from reporting delays as health care officials determine the cause of deaths, Murphy said. A surge...

Death of man found in home believed to be a homicide

Apr. 2, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — The death of a man found beaten inside his southern New Jersey home will be investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Somers Hickman, 67, was found around 10 p.m. Monday by Somers Point police, who had gone to the residence after his neighbors asked them to conduct a welfare...