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Rutgers official sorry for video of her yelling at police

Jun. 24, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police camera video shows the chancellor of Rutgers University's Newark campus flaunting her position and shouting "If I miss my plane you folks are in trouble!" to campus officers investigating a fender-bender involving her driver and a parked police SUV. The university says Nancy...

Legal feud still simmers in 'Melrose Place' fatal crash case

Jun. 24, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bitter legal feud is showing no signs of abating in the case of a former "Melrose Place" actress who's already served prison time for a fatal drunken driving crash nine years ago but could wind up back behind bars. Through three sentences issued by two judges and numerous appeals, the...

Man sentenced for concealing toddler daughter's remains

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to New Jersey railroad tracks has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Travis Plummer was convicted in April of unlawful concealment of human remains. The 38-year-old Richmond man was sentenced Friday....

Man gunned down in Lakewood home, police seek suspect

Jun. 24, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police have not made any arrests in a shooting that left a man dead in Lakewood. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has released few details about happened in the home on Friday night. Police found the 36-year-old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital,...

Man accused of 2 killings charged in February slaying

Jun. 23, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of having killed his ex-girlfriend's grandmother and brother — and then live-streamed his own police chase — has now been charged in a slaying in February, authorities said. Terrance Matthews, 23, is accused of firing at two men who were...

Subban excited with trade to Devils

Jun. 23, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — P.K. Subban wasn't exactly shocked Saturday when the six-time NHL defenseman was traded from the Nashville Predators to the New Jersey Devils. "I've been through the process before," Subban said in a conference call with the media Sunday. "There was a lot of talk after the season about...

Small plane overshoots runway, goes into marsh; no injuries

Jun. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a small plan overshot the runway and went into a New Jersey marsh, but no one was injured. Atlantic County officials say the Cessna 140 was trying to land at Ocean City Municipal Airport before 10 a.m. Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says there was a hard...

SUV stopped on parkway struck, killing teen, injuring 1

Jun. 23, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle that pulled over on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey was struck by another SUV, killing a teenage girl from Pennsylvania. State police said a Ford Explorer veered onto the shoulder where two other vehicles were stopped near Brick shortly...

States' push to legalize sports betting differs by region

Jun. 23, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But...

Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation

Jun. 23, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But...