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Rapper Eric B. gets probation on 17-year-old assault case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. was sentenced to a year’s probation Friday stemming from a motor vehicle stop and police chase that occurred nearly 19 years ago but wasn’t resolved because he failed to show up for his sentencing. Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier,...

Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago

Nov. 22, 2019 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. The comparison was boosted by two new casinos that opened last summer doing much better in the third...

Michigan State needs to beat Rutgers for postseason hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Michigan State wants to go to a bowl, it is going to have to win its final two regular-season games. It looks easy enough on paper: A game at Rutgers (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) on Saturday and then at home against Maryland (3-7, 1-6) next weekend. “To me, it's always a bit about...

‘Sticky Hands’ Griffin becoming dependable target for Jets

Nov. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Griffin has been so sure-handed lately for the New York Jets that he ended up on a T-shirt. Catching touchdown passes certainly helps. But capping them with celebrations that go viral get everyone’s attention. “He's been awesome for us,” quarterback Sam...

Saquon Barkley wants to start having fun playing for Giants

Nov. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley wants to start having fun again playing for the New York Giants. Since returning from a high ankle sprain to his right ankle more than a month ago, the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year hasn’t had a great time playing the game he loves, at least...

Trump golf club gets more time on liquor license challenge

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has granted one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs more time to respond to the threatened revocation of its liquor license over a drunken driving death. The state moved last month to yank the license of the Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck in connection with a...

Raiders look to keep rolling on road vs. Jets

Nov. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders got their season back on track with a three-game homestand sweep. They’re hitting the road again this weekend, traveling to the East Coast to take on Sam Darnold and the rejuvenated New York Jets. “These little road trips are...

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Nov. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that...

New York Red Bulls decline option on goalie Luis Robles

Nov. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have declined the contract option on Luis Robles, the league’s goalkeeper of the year in 2015. The 35-year-old Robles completed his eighth season with a 13-14-6 record and nine shutouts. For his career, Robles has a 114-71-53 mark with 72 shutouts and a...

Woman gets 6 years for fatally stabbing her identical twin

Nov. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed her identical twin during a drunken street fight is now headed to prison. Amanda Ramirez received a six-year sentence Thursday. The 27-year-old Camden resident had pleaded guilty in September to manslaughter. Ramirez initially denied stabbing her...