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Stranded humpback whale dies on Long Island beach

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-foot (11-meter) humpback whale washed ashore and later died on a New York beach, one of several cetaceans discovered over the past two months along the shores of New York and New Jersey. The whale was discovered Monday morning at Lido Beach West Town...

Skull found on riverbank in 1986 ID'd as missing NJ man

Jan. 30, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a skull found on banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania more than 3 1/2 decades ago has been identified as that of a man long believed slain in New Jersey along with his girlfriend, whose body had been found in the river on the New Jersey side the...

Man who tossed Molotov cocktail at synagogue door sought

Jan. 29, 2023 16:04 PM EST

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in New Jersey. Police in Bloomfield in Essex County said officers responded at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of property damage at Temple Ner Tamid....

Man gets 55 years in slaying of co-worker on lunch break

Jan. 29, 2023 13:02 PM EST

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison in the stabbing death of a co-worker authorities say was slain on her lunch break 3 1/2 years ago. Kenneth Saal, 33, of Lindenwold pleaded guilty last fall in Middlesex County to first-degree murder...

Gas prices shoot up in NJ, around nation amid mild weather

Jan. 28, 2023 09:54 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices shot up in New Jersey and around the country at large amid increased demand during unusually mild weather and a slight increase in crude oil prices. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on...

Police: 29-year-old posed as teen to enroll in high school

Jan. 27, 2023 15:44 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman used false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attended some classes over a four-day period before her scheme was discovered last week, authorities said. It's not yet known what the woman's intentions were,...

Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Jan. 26, 2023 22:30 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it's clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come home from...

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

Jan. 25, 2023 14:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit local governments and state agencies from entering into contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private detention facilities to detain immigrants in civil cases. The bill...

LIV to stage 3 events on Trump sites; ranking decision looms

Jan. 23, 2023 18:57 PM EST

The second year of Saudi-funded LIV Golf will be going to three courses owned by former President Donald Trump as part of a 14-event schedule in 2023, according to a report from SI.com. The report said LIV Golf announced its schedule, although the LIV website only said that a full...

Refusal to release inaugural donors exposes gap in Pa. law

Jan. 23, 2023 15:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The refusal thus far of Gov. Josh Shapiro to disclose who paid for his glitzy inaugural bash has exposed the gap in state law that lets governors in Pennsylvania escape the kind of transparency that is sometimes required elsewhere. Presidential inaugural...