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Pastrnak, Grzelcyk score 2 each, Bruins beat Devils 5-1

Nov. 19, 2019 11:22 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After blowing a couple of late leads, the Boston Bruins got back to playing the right way with the game on the line. They got stingy on defense, turned to old reliable David Pastrnak for offense, and got a little help from a couple of unexpected sources — defensemen Matt Grzekcyk...

With Gore, New Jersey announces aggressive wind energy goals

Nov. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is doubling down on expanding its wind energy production, and then some. Flanked by former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime climate activist, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday that commits the state to produce 7,500 megawatts of electricity...

Judge: Man accused in parents' slaying will remain jailed

Nov. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EST

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly used baseball bats and a knife to kill his parents in their home will remain jailed until his murder trial. A judge made the ruling Tuesday, citing evidence presented by Warren County prosecutors against Todd Warner. The 50-year-old Washington Township man, who...

Police kill fox after it attacks 5 people in New Jersey town

Nov. 19, 2019 12:55 PM EST

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Police have killed a fox that they say attacked five people in a northern New Jersey community and also tried to attack an officer. Glen Ridge police say the first attack was reported around 9:15 a.m. Friday. As officers from that department and the Bloomfield Animal Control agency...

Cops: Woman left child alone in hotel so she could gamble

Nov. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman left a 4-year-old girl alone in a hotel room while she gambled at a Pennsylvania casino. Police went to the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem around 4 a.m. Saturday after the girl was found wandering alone in the casino’s hotel lobby. The girl...

Police call disappearance of bar owner ‘suspicious’

Nov. 19, 2019 9:33 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police are calling the disappearance of a Connecticut bar owner “suspicious,” and want to question her boyfriend after his car was found at a New Jersey airport. Waterbury police Chief Fernando Spagnolo on Monday said “things right now are grim” in the...

Police detective admits sexually assaulting 2 children

Nov. 19, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A police detective accused of sexually assaulting two children has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. William Sanchez-Monllor entered his plea Monday as part of a deal with Burlington County prosecutors. He will receive a 30-year prison term with no chance for parole when...

Authorities: Shooting in Newark leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in New Jersey’s largest city has left one person dead and three others injured. The gunfire in Newark erupted shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. But it wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the shooting or how many shooters may have been involved. The...

Driver in texting case denies responding to message

Nov. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The driver in what is believed to be New Jersey’s first texting-while-driving vehicular homicide case denies responding to a message when police say she caused a crash that left a pedestrian dead. Alexandra Mansonet on Monday testified she was looking down to turn on her rear...

NOAA asks residents to keep eye out for stunned sea turtles

Nov. 19, 2019 5:29 AM EST

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is asking New Jersey and New York beachgoers to report any sightings they might have of stranded turtles. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a recent cold snap has suddenly resulted in cold-stunned sea turtles washing up on beaches. The...