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2 juveniles charged with setting fire that shut Parkway

Jan. 27, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Two juveniles are facing charges that they deliberately set a fire that shut down a section of the Garden State Parkway in Brick overnight earlier this month. State police say the two were charged Tuesday with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, interference with...

Democrats kick ex-Senate president off redistricting panel

Jan. 26, 2022 18:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's former Senate president, who lost reelection to a little-known Republican in November, has been booted from the commission charged with redrawing the state's legislative districts. Steve Sweeney had been one of the Democratic Party's...

New Giants GM Schoen talks process, building the right way

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rather than promise a quick turnaround, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants...

Political consultant, hit man admit to murder-for-hire

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a stunning revelation even for the rough-and-tumble arena of northern New Jersey politics, a longtime political consultant has admitted he engineered the killing of another political operative nearly eight years ago. Sean Caddle, a political consultant in...

NRC fines owner of former nuke plant for 2nd security lapse

Jan. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined the owners of a former New Jersey nuclear power plant for security-related violations. The agency said Wednesday it fined Jupiter, Florida-based Holtec...

Unlucky 13: Flyers stumble in franchise-worst losing streak

Jan. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EST

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — The stirring “Rocky” soundtrack cranked full blast inside the Flyers’ training complex seemed a strange dichotomy for a fallen franchise mired in the longest losing streak of its 54-year existence. Then again, much like the fictional fighter, the...

CBI returning to Daytona Beach for second straight year

Jan. 26, 2022 16:38 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The College Basketball Invitational is heading back to Daytona Beach. The CBI had been held on campus sites for 12 years before shifting to Florida last season. “The response we received before, during, and after last year’s CBI was...

Man sentenced for bid to illegally ship lizards to Hong Kong

Jan. 26, 2022 07:56 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who illegally tried to send 10 live lizards to Hong Kong has been sentenced to three years of probation, including with six months of home confinement. Jason Ksepka, 44, of Farmingdale, had pleaded guilty last September to falsely labeling an...

Pavelski leads Stars past Devils 5-1 for 4th straight win

Jan. 25, 2022 23:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists, and the Dallas Stars extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Roope Hintz scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jacob Peterson got his eighth...

Ayala, Russell backcourt dooms Rutgers in Maryland win

Jan. 25, 2022 22:44 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored a season-high 23 points, Eric Ayala added 22 and the two combined to bury 10 3-pointers to help Maryland past Rutgers 68-60 on Tuesday night. Not until the end did the Scarlet Knights reduce their double-digit deficit which Maryland...