MANTUA, N.J. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a homeowner who had called 911 to report intruders outside his southern New Jersey home has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.
The count against Mantua Township Police Officer Salvatore Oldrati was handed up Tuesday by a state grand jury and was made public Wednesday night.
Aaron Rodgers strains calf during warmups, sits out first Jets practice open to mediaMay 23, 2023 GMT
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers never made it past warmups in his first New York Jets practice in front of the media.
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A bulldozer began moving sand along a stretch of badly eroded beach Monday in a Jersey Shore town where the bitter fight over how to protect its rapidly shrinking shoreline has led to $33 million worth of litigation.
Police: Bystander comes to aid of officer put in chokehold by man during mall struggleMay 21, 2023 GMT
DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man put a police officer in a chokehold before a bystander came to his aid during a struggle at a New Jersey mall, police said.
Deptford Township police said officers were sent to the Deptford Mall just after 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey blinks in dune repairs standoff, allows emergency erosion fixes in defiant townMay 18, 2023 GMT
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials will allow a shore town to carry out emergency repairs to its badly eroded beachfront, even as they continue a years-long fight with city officials over how best to protect the popular Jersey Shore resort's fragile coastline.
Federal judge blocks part of New Jersey’s handgun carry lawMay 16, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked part of New Jersey's new handgun carry law that barred weapons from being carried in so-called sensitive places and halted a new insurance mandate the law sought to institute.
New Jersey governor nominates immigration lawyer for open seat on state Supreme CourtMay 15, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Michael Noriega to be the next justice on the state Supreme Court, who if confirmed would be the first former public defender to sit on New Jersey's top court.
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A metallic object that punched a hole in the roof of a central New Jersey home this week, smashing into a hardwood floor and bouncing around a bedroom, was a meteorite, experts announced Thursday.
Justice Dept. settles with New Jersey county over ballot languages, highlighting widespread barrierMay 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey county over language barriers for Spanish-speaking voters, emphasizing a growing challenge for certain minority communities nationwide.
Possible meteorite crashes into New Jersey home, no injuriesMay 9, 2023 GMT
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A metallic object believed to be a meteorite punched a hole in the roof of a central New Jersey home this week, smashing into a hardwood floor and bouncing around a bedroom.
Americans bet $220B on sports in 5 years since legalizationMay 8, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans have bet over $220 billion on sports with legal gambling outlets in the five years since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it, and the industry shows few signs of slowing despite some recent scandals that have put a spotlight on wagering safeguards.
Officer shot during struggle with armed man dies weeks laterMay 8, 2023 GMT
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A police officer wounded during a struggle with an armed pedestrian earlier this year has died from his injuries, police said.
Deptford Township officer Robert Shisler, 27, died Sunday in the hospital where he had been treated since the March 10 incident, which also left the pedestrian dead, according to a statement from the Deptford police department.
NJ GOP seeks wind projects halt to see if whales benefitMay 3, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers and other New Jersey opponents of offshore wind turbines called Wednesday for a 30- to 60-day moratorium on construction work at such sites to see if it would lead to a decrease in whale deaths.
Muslim mayor blocked from White House decries “watch list”May 3, 2023 GMT
A New Jersey mayor who was blocked from attending a White House celebration this week with President Joe Biden to belatedly mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan called Tuesday for the administration to end the federal “watch list” that he said illegally targets Muslims and others.
Muslim mayor blocked from White House Eid celebrationMay 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service said Monday it blocked a Muslim mayor from Prospect Park, New Jersey, from attending a White House celebration with President Joe Biden to belatedly mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A NJ pastor-politician is gunned down, and a community reelsApril 28, 2023 GMT
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Nicole Teliano used to play games on her phone in the mayor’s office while her mother worked down the hall several evenings a month, tending to the tedious, often acrimonious task of serving in local government.
A NJ pastor-politician is gunned down, and a community reelsApril 28, 2023 GMT
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Nicole Teliano used to play games on her phone in the mayor’s office at Sayreville Borough Hall while her mother tended to the tedious, often acrimonious task of serving in local government.
Panel: Climate change, not wind prep, is threat to whalesApril 24, 2023 GMT
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Climate change, spurred by the burning of fossil fuels, is the biggest danger to marine life including whales, a panel of Democratic officials and environmental groups said Monday.
Struggling Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy protectionApril 24, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Bed Bath & Beyond — one of the original big box retailers known for its seemingly endless offerings of sheets, towels and kitchen gadgets — filed for bankruptcy protection, following years of dismal sales and losses and numerous failed turnaround plans.
Gas prices rise again in New Jersey and around the nationApril 22, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices continued to rise in New Jersey and around the nation at large this past week, but analysts say a drop in demand and falling oil prices may soon bring relief at the pumps.
New wave of GOP candidates poised to join 2024 campaignApril 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening phase of the Republican presidential primary has largely centered on the escalating collision between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov.
New York hosts New Jersey with 2-0 series leadApril 21, 2023 GMT
New Jersey Devils (52-22-8, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (47-22-13, third in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Rangers -136, Devils +115; over/under is 5.5
Christie: Trump reruns would be worse than original showApril 21, 2023 GMT
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered his opening arguments against Donald Trump on Thursday, sounding like the prosecutor he once was and the presidential candidate he might become again.
New Jersey acts to help problem gamblers, sets ad standardsApril 20, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is changing its gambling regulations to set advertising standards, making it easier for people with gambling problems to exclude themselves from casinos and marketing from the gambling houses and creating a position to monitor how well the state's problem gambling outreach efforts are working.
Connecticut man sentenced to 55 years in manhunt killingApril 19, 2023 GMT
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the killer of her boyfriend was about to be sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday, Shannon Spies said the plea deal provided no solace. It couldn't bring back Nicholas Eisele, or erase the trauma of being a kidnapping victim.
New Jersey halts electric vehicle rebates, demand too highApril 18, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents looking to buy or lease an electric vehicle won’t be able to get a government rebate — at least temporarily — because the state program is so popular that it's already running out of money, officials said.
Supreme Court: New Jersey can quit mob-busting port agencyApril 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says New Jersey can withdraw from a commission created decades ago with New York to combat the mob’s influence at their joint port.
2.5 years after signing, NJ environmental justice law beginsApril 17, 2023 GMT
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Two and a half years after it was signed into law, a measure designed to prevent New Jersey communities already dealing with sources of pollution from having to accept more of them took effect Monday.
New Jersey casino, sports betting revenue up 15% in MarchApril 14, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos, horse tracks that take sports bets and the online partners of both types of gambling won over $487 million in March, an increase of 15% from a year earlier.
Massive New Jersey Pine Barrens fire now fully containedApril 13, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A fire that tore through 6 square miles (15 square kilometers) of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens this week has now been fully contained, authorities said Thursday.
Big flames, raining embers in New Jersey Pine Barrens fireApril 12, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — The 200-foot wall of flames, the burning embers landing miles away and the carloads of evacuees fleeing to shelter at a high school — it all took place in New Jersey but could happen in almost every part of the country this week due to dry conditions and strong winds that have raised the danger of forest fires.
2 New Jersey police chiefs facing misconduct, other chargesApril 12, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities on Wednesday arrested a small-town police chief, charging him with sexually assaulting subordinates over more than a decade, while also announcing misconduct charges against another police chief who recently retired.
Blinken names ex-NSC official to be new State Dept spokesmanApril 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday chose an ex-National Security Council communications official to be the next spokesman for the State Department.
In a statement, Blinken announced that Matthew Miller will assume the role as the daily face of American foreign policy from the State Department podium at the end of April.
Jersey City mayor seeking Democratic bid for NJ governorApril 11, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced Tuesday he's running to be New Jersey's next governor, aiming to succeed term-limited Democrat Phil Murphy.
Fulop, the third-term Democratic mayor of the state's second-biggest city, announced his bid in a video posted online.
NJ order prioritizes skills over degrees for some state jobsApril 10, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order aimed at prioritizing skills and work experience over college degrees for some state jobs in New Jersey.
The order signed Monday directs the state's civil service commission to identify jobs that require college degrees and determine which should have hiring guidelines revised to emphasize practical skills and experience over academic attainment.
Gas prices surge in NJ, around nation after OPEC statementApril 8, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices surged in New Jersey and around the nation at large following OPEC’s announcement last weekend that it plans to cut production by more than a million barrels a day starting in a month.
NOAA: NJ wind farm may ‘adversely affect,’ not kill whalesApril 4, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first offshore wind farm may “adversely affect” whales and other marine mammals, but its construction, operation and eventual dismantling will not seriously harm or kill them, a federal scientific agency said.
Officers kill man sought in arson at NJ motel where 2 killedApril 1, 2023 GMT
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement officers shot and killed a man in eastern Pennsylvania who was wanted in an arson at a New Jersey motel — and being sought for questioning in a double slaying there — and was also wanted in a double shooting in Philadelphia, authorities said.
Gas prices increase in NJ, around nation amid higher demandApril 1, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices increased in New Jersey and around the nation at large amid increased demand as warmer spring weather lures motorists back out onto the roads, analysts said.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.25, an increase of two cents from last week.
Skinner scores in OT to lift Sabres past Rangers 3-2April 1, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored at 1:50 of overtime and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday night.
J.J. Peterka and Jordan Greenway also scored for the Sabres, who recovered after giving up a 2-0 lead to improve to 3-0-1 in their last four games.
New Jersey passes bill overhauling campaign finance systemMarch 30, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state's campaign finance laws on Thursday, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.
Tarasenko, Kane both score as Rangers down Blue Jackets 6-2March 29, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Filip Chytil, Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane scored early and Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves as the New York Rangers beat the hapless Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Tuesday night.
NJ takes over Paterson police after crisis worker’s shootingMarch 27, 2023 GMT
New Jersey's attorney general said Monday that his office has taken control of the police department in the state's third-largest city, Paterson, less than a month after officers there fatally shot a well-known crisis intervention worker during a tense standoff.
Tiger and Trout get together to build New Jersey golf clubMarch 27, 2023 GMT
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Three-time American League MVP Mike Trout always wanted a golf course, and he picked 18-time major champion Tiger Woods to build it for him.
Trout, the 10-time All-Star centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, and a business partner in New Jersey are building a golf club called “Trout National — The Reserve” not far from where Trout grew up in southern New Jersey.
Devils face the Islanders in Metropolitan Division actionMarch 26, 2023 GMT
New Jersey Devils (46-19-8, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (37-28-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils visit the New York Islanders in a matchup within the Metropolitan Division Monday.
Tuch has 2 goals, assist as Sabres beat Devils 5-4March 25, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Tuch had two goals and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Friday night.
Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn each had a goal and an assist, Tage Thompson scored his 44th goal, and JJ Peterka had two assists to help the Sabres snap a four-game skid and win for the third time in 13 games (3-8-2).
DeBrincat, Tkachuk score twice in Sens’ rout of LightningMarch 24, 2023 GMT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex DeBrincat and Brady Tkachuk each scored two goals and the Ottawa Senators cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
DeBrincat added an assist, and Derick Brassard, Erik Brannstrom and Austin Watson also scored for Ottawa, which earned its first 35-win season since 2015-16.
$300M NJ statehouse renovation wraps up as governor moves inMarch 22, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's statehouse building, part of which dates to the 1700s and was called a fire trap, is once again open after a renovation spanning almost six years and nearly $300 million in taxpayer money.
Officials: 8 dolphins dead after stranding in New JerseyMarch 22, 2023 GMT
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight dolphins have died after they became stranded on a beach in New Jersey, marine animal welfare officials said.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center said on Facebook on Tuesday morning that a pod of eight common dolphins had become stranded in Sea Isle City and that staff and a veterinarian had responded with help from local officials.
Teravainen scores late, Hurricanes rally to beat Rangers 3-2March 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Huge fire destroys New Jersey church, draws 150 firefightersMarch 21, 2023 GMT
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Fire destroyed a large New Jersey church, collapsing its roof as more than 150 firefighters fought to control the blaze.
Video showed the Fountain of Life Center in Florence Township engulfed in flames Monday night.
Teen driver in crash that killed 5 children had no licenseMarch 20, 2023 GMT
A 16-year-old driver killed in a one-vehicle crash that also took the lives of four young relatives did not have a driver's license or permit and may have fallen asleep or become distracted before the SUV veered off a New York parkway, officials said Monday.
Gas prices dip in NJ, around nation amid oil price dropMarch 18, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices dipped in New Jersey and around the nation as a whole amid a drop in crude oil prices. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.29, down a penny from last week.
Blais scores 2, Hofer wins in debut as Blues top Caps 5-2March 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sammy Blais scored twice, Joel Hofer made 33 saves in his season debut and the St. Louis Blues dealt the Washington Capitals a significant blow in their long-shot bid for a playoff spot with a 5-2 victory Friday night.
Aston-Reese scores 2 as Maple Leafs beat Hurricanes 5-2March 18, 2023 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 Friday night to snap a two-game skid.
Morgan Rielly had a goal and an assist, and Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews also scored to help Toronto improve to 4-2-1 in its last seven games.
Videos show tense standoff before fatal NJ police shootingMarch 17, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A five-hour-long standoff between police in Paterson, New Jersey, and a well-known anti-violence worker in the city — that ended with officers fatally shooting him in his brother's apartment — began with sobbing pleas from the man’s mother to end the ordeal.
Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 4-3 in shootoutMarch 17, 2023 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist in regulation, and Alex Killorn and Ross Colton each scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
New Jersey casino, sports revenue was up 10.4% in FebruaryMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos, horse tracks that take sports bets and the online partners of both types of gambling saw their revenue increase by 10.4% in February.
But what the industry considers to be its core business — money won from in-person gamblers — was up only slightly for the month, and only three of the nine casinos won more than they did in February 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
GOP congressmen: Halt offshore wind, probe whale deathsMarch 16, 2023 GMT
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Republican congressmen called Thursday for a halt to all offshore wind power projects amid a spate of whale deaths on the U.S. East Coast in what was likely the beginning of an expected investigation by the GOP-controlled House into the Biden administration's clean energy plans.