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Suspicious device snarls traffic on George Washington Bridge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare. Officials say the suspicious device was found on the upper level of the bridge near the New Jersey side just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing authorities to briefly shut down...

Man accused of burning, beating child faces murder charges

Aug. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of burning and suffocating his girlfriend's daughter is facing murder charges. NJ.com reports that Maison Andres Torres was arrested Wednesday evening after the death of 2-year-old Lia Victoria Merino-Rodriguez. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office alleges...

Women steal baby stroller from store, leave child behind

Aug. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Two women who allegedly stole a baby stroller and left a child behind have been arrested in New Jersey. A group of three women and children entered a baby store in Middletown on Aug. 16. Authorities say one of the women went to the front of the store to grab the stroller, while the...

Atlantic City casino profits down 6.8% in 2nd quarter

Aug. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More competition continues to mean smaller profits for Atlantic City's casinos. The nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by nearly 7% in the second quarter of this year. It's the latest indication that the addition of two new casinos last summer is making things...

Man charged in death of co-worker killed during lunch break

Aug. 22, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the death of a co-worker who was killed inside her apartment when she returned home for lunch. Middlesex County prosecutors say Kenneth Saal also faces a weapons count stemming from the June 10 slaying of 26-year-old Carolyn Byington. The...

NFL 2019: Eyes on Jones in what could be Eli's final year

Aug. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is entering a team-record 16th season with the New York Giants and his career in some ways might be coming full cycle. The 38-year-old, two-time Super Bowl MVP is entering the final year of his contract and there is a similarity to his rookie season in 2004. The...

NFL 2019: New era, vibe as Gase, Douglas seek playoff return

Aug. 22, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase can't stand to lose at anything. The New York Jets coach despises it, even when it comes to practice. So, squaring off every day at training camp against defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has stirred up the competitive juices for both men. And it has turned each...

Report: New Jersey spends most on roads, doesn't get results

Aug. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spends more per mile on its highway system than any other state in the country but isn't getting its money's worth, according to a report released Thursday by a nonpartisan public policy group. The report by the Reason Foundation ranked New Jersey's highways dead last in...

Boat operator charged in death of friend who fell overboard

Aug. 22, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs has been charged in the death of his friend who went overboard and drowned in northern New Jersey earlier this month. Morris County prosecutors say 24-year-old Nicholas Zarantonello, of Lake...

Off-road vehicles destroy 400 trees planted by teens

Aug. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe off-road vehicle riders in New Jersey's Pinelands ripped up 400 trees days after they were planted by teenagers. Jason Howell of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance tells NJ.com he returned to the site to install barriers at the Bucks Cove Run Preserve in...