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2 charged, 4 sought in beating of motorist caught on video

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City police have arrested two women and are seeking four more people in connection with the beating of a motorist following a fender-bender that was caught on video. Bria Exum and Shirley Burrows both face aggravated assault counts, while Exum is also charged with burglary...

Officer charged in ex-wife's shooting death, wounding of man

Jul. 15, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been charged in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and wounding of a man at a New Jersey home. Morris County prosecutors say Newark police Officer John Formisano was arrested early Monday in Livingston, New Jersey, not long after the...

Olympic silver medalist Stevenson demands tougher pro fights

Jul. 14, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson keeps his Olympic silver medal in his room, not so much as a reminder of the experience, but as motivation that second place is never good enough. "I don't really care for it that much because it's silver," he said. "I care about only gold medals. And that ain't the...

Officer shoots, kills man after call about altercation

Jul. 14, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a suspect while responding to a call about an armed man in New Jersey. The New Jersey attorney general's office said officers in Orange were sent to Oakwood Towers shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday on a report of an altercation and a man with...

Olympic silver medalist Stevenson wins in Jersey hometown

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson came ready to put on a show in his hometown. He delivered with a big KO — and a promise of big fights at home to come. Stevenson stamped his homecoming fight with a third-round knockout of Alberto Guevara, keeping the New Jersey fighter and 2016 Olympic silver...

Plane bound for Florida evacuated at Newark airport

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane bound for Florida was evacuated at a New Jersey airport due to a suspicious item. NJ.com reports that JetBlue flight 573 was scheduled to depart Newark Liberty International Airport for Tampa when a flight attendant alerted authorities at about 7:45 a.m....

Candidate Booker reports for jury duty in city he once led

Jul. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some northern New Jersey residents got a surprise when they reported for jury duty in Newark. One of the prospective jurors was Sen. Cory Booker, who took time out from his presidential primary campaign to report to the Essex County courthouse on Thursday. Some people tweeted selfies...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

Teens face carjacking, other counts after police pursuit

Jul. 10, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Newark teenagers face carjacking charges after they were captured following a police chase. Authorities say the boys, ages 14 and 15, carjacked a man at gunpoint around 11 a.m. Monday. One boy asked the man for money while the other entered the car on the passenger's side and...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 9, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind. The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Democratic primary for the White House after all, saying his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics....