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Schneider makes 30 saves as Devils beat undermanned Ottawa

Feb. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators' decision to sell off talent heading into the NHL trading deadline worked very well for Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils. Schneider made 30 saves in posting his first shutout since November 2017 and Devils beat the undermanned Senators 4-0 on Thursday night...

Fairleigh Dickinson tops Sacred Heart 81-63

Feb. 21, 2019 9:25 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Holloway Jr. had a career-high 35 points as Fairleigh Dickinson topped Sacred Heart 81-63 on Thursday night. Holloway made 15 of 19 shots. He added eight rebounds. Jahlil Jenkins had 12 points for Fairleigh Dickinson (14-13, 9-6 Northeast Conference). Kaleb Bishop added 10 points....

NJ lawmakers advance bill to pressure Trump to release taxes

Feb. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump could miss out on being on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill now advancing. The Democratic-led state Senate passed legislation Thursday inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his tax returns. The...

Former Rutgers football player indicted for attempted murder

Feb. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers football player has been indicted for allegedly plotting to murder family members of a female acquaintance. A grand jury in Middlesex County handed up an indictment against Izaia Bullock on Thursday. Bullock faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly 2016 hit-and-run boat crash

Feb. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run boat crash on a New Jersey lake on Labor Day 2016 has been indicted on death by vessel charges and other counts. Shawn Kelly pleaded not guilty to the charges during a court appearance Tuesday. The 44-year-old Paramus man is accused of...

Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting

Feb. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are looking to embrace and profit from it, too. Casino sportsbooks are already taking action on the Alliance of American Football, a new spring league. And the Arena...

Booker to bring presidential campaign to Nevada on Sunday

Feb. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will make his first trip to Nevada on Sunday as a Democratic presidential candidate. Booker's campaign announced Thursday that he's planning to hold a "Conversation with Cory" in North Las Vegas to discuss his record and what he wants to accomplish. Booker's...

Testimony ends in murder trial of man charged in strangling

Feb. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the murder trial of a man accused of strangling a former high school classmate during a robbery and throwing her body off a New Jersey bridge. Monmouth County prosecutors say Liam McAtasney thought he was going to get $100,000 from the robbery but only got...

School bus driver revived with opioid antidote after crash

Feb. 21, 2019 11:19 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey's largest city say they used an opioid-overdose antidote to revive a school bus driver after the bus carrying a dozen special-needs children hit a tree. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose says authorities used naloxone because it appeared 57-year-old Lisa...

New Jersey Democrats support Booker's 2020 campaign

Feb. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats are lining up behind Sen. Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign. Booker's campaign said in a statement Thursday that the Democratic lawmaker has the backing of Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Bob Menendez, top legislative leaders and the party chairmen of all 21...