New Jersey

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September 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LODI, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials say a 62-year-old man's death last week was the state's first confirmed fatality from West Nile virus this year. Officials did not release the man's name. But relatives of Fred Maikisch have said the Lodi man was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has resigned after a recording surfaced on Thursday of him making disparaging remarks about blacks and the state's first Sikh attorney general, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office confirmed. WNBC first reported about his...
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September 20, 2018 - 7:03 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey employers added 1,600 jobs in August but the unemployment rate held at 4.2 percent. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the Bureau of Labor Statistics data from last month on Thursday. The new jobs are just a fraction of what the...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. The moves announced Monday resolves a lawsuit the state attorney general's office filed against Mahwah last October. The town had already repealed an ordinance...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former corrections officer who allegedly smuggled drugs to inmates at a federal prison and used some of the cash he was paid to gamble in Atlantic City has been indicted on bribery charges and other counts. Federal prosecutors say Paul Wright allegedly received the drugs and...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:26 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey authorities say a police officer and a firefighter were among 24 men who tried to lure teenagers for sexual activity. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the men charged in the statewide sting used social media and chat apps to communicate with people they thought...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:15 pm
MONTGOMERY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey school district has fired a bus driver who got lost on the first day of school. Montgomery schools Superintendent Nancy Gartenberg says the unidentified male driver was unfamiliar with the route and failed to go on a required practice run. The driver left...
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September 18, 2018 - 5:42 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says his mind is unchanged about phasing out a controversial standardized test despite legislative concerns over dropping the exams. Murphy spoke Tuesday in Carteret at an unrelated announcement on preschool expansion. His comments come a day after...
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September 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm
TRENTON, NJ (1010 WINS) -- Lawmakers in New Jersey have a legal marijuana bill they say has high odds of passing The plan would make New Jersey's the lowest marijuana tax in the country, and allow for weed delivery along with consumption outside of the home, NJ.com reported. The new bill calls for...
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September 17, 2018 - 7:29 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering...
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