New Jersey

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
March 29, 2019 - 7:18 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a New Jersey contractor who stole grant money earmarked for homes ravaged by Superstorm Sandy was sentenced to a decade in prison. Robert Brower admitted he stole more than $225,000 from a federal grant that was supposed to be used for repairs to a home in...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
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March 29, 2019 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, both Democrats, are fuming over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to implement congestion pricing for vehicles entering parts of Manhattan via bridge and tunnel crossings. It's a proposal now wrapped up in state budget...
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A smartphone.
Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- There's no more texting, scrolling Instagram, or sending snaps at Maxson Middle School in Plainfield. RELATED: Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones | Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes | Panhandler scammed drivers, had...
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South Brunswick 'superheroes' at the skate park.
Kristen Braconi
March 29, 2019 - 9:50 am
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A group of New Jersey teenagers made an autistic boy's 5th birthday extra special. RELATED: Kids at a Vatican charity give Pope Francis a birthday cake | WWII veteran who asked for 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday gets thousands | Seattle police...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew has introduced a bill to crack down on irritating robocalls. “Over the years, countless people throughout South Jersey have shared with me that they are constantly harassed by robocalls and scams,” said Representative Van Drew. “Robocall...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks during a meeting with local residents, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 29, 2019 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will launch a two-week national tour next month from his presidential campaign's base in Newark, New Jersey. It's an effort by Booker to break out from the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary field. Booker's campaign announced Friday it will hold a...
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March 28, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An Arabic sign has sparked some controversy in a New Jersey community. A contractor remodeling a New Jersey home attempted to surprise a homeowner by gifting him a sign in Arabic which translated to "What God has willed, God bless." Fliers which read "Un-American building -...
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Getty Images
March 27, 2019 - 6:42 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey will soon kick off its annual campaign against distracted drivers, particularly those who text while driving. Authorities say 207 police departments and law enforcement agencies will get more than $1 million in grants overall for additional patrols to issue tickets...
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Paterson PD
March 27, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A former Paterson police officer who admitted dealing drugs -- including some he stole from a crime scene while on duty -- and taking part in the unrelated assault of a hospital patient has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Federal prosecutors say Ruben McAusland...
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March 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A sixth police officer in New Jersey's third-largest city faces criminal charges in connection with a federal probe that has painted a grim picture of illegal searches, drug dealing, thefts from drug suspects and assaults. Paterson Police Officer Daniel Pent was arrested...
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