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Driver sentenced for hitting man in casino parking garage

Nov. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who authorities say purposely drove at and struck another man after they scuffled in an Atlantic City casino parking garage on New Year’s Day has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison. Witnesses said Michael Garland and Raymond Rivera had argued on the fourth...

Shooting leaves 1 killed, 2 wounded in Newark barber shop

Nov. 20, 2019 6:20 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One man is dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in a barber shop in New Jersey’s largest city. The shooting took place around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the shop on Clinton Place in Newark. It’s not clear what led to the gunfire. There is no word on the condition...

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...

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...

Man, wife plead guilty to running Ponzi scheme

Nov. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey couple has pleaded guilty to ripping off investors for more than $500,000 in a Ponzi scheme. Alcibiades Cifuentes and Jennifer Wee Cifuentes have admitted in federal court in Newark that they took money from about 25 people, purportedly to invest in the foreign...

Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

Nov. 16, 2019 8:23 AM EST

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on President Donald Trump. It adds to the now months-long debate within the Democratic Party over...

NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

Nov. 15, 2019 1:25 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum showed up in downtown Newark earlier this week with the greatest gift he could provide. Water. Lots and lots of bottles of it. New Jersey's largest city is dealing with a serious drinking water issue, stemming from the old lead pipes through which it flows into...

Grocery store owner gets prison term for food stamp scheme

Nov. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a grocery store in New Jersey's largest city is headed to prison for running a food stamp benefit fraud scheme while trying to hide his involvement in the business. Jamil Bader received a 37-month sentence Thursday. The 60-year-old Teaneck man pleaded guilty in July to a...

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

Nov. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week. The attorney informed Catholic...

NJ considers setting up nation’s second public bank

Nov. 13, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would become the second state with a publicly run bank — after North Dakota and its century-old institution — under the aims of an executive order Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Wednesday. Murphy, a wealthy former executive at Goldman Sachs who’s...