6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

U.S. 12/10/19, 15:54

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The slain officer, Detective Joseph ...

Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty

U.S. 04/26/19, 15:55

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty.Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi's flag from a display of each state's flag at Liberty State Park, ...

Fire at scrap yard near NYC creates huge plume of smoke

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:28

A fire at a scrap metal yard sent dark smoke billowing over the sky in New Jersey across the Hudson River from New York City.Video from television news showed emergency workers Thursday afternoon trying to put out the fire at Sims Metal Management scrap metal yard along New York Harbor ...

Ex-governor fired as head of prisoner re-entry program

U.S. 01/08/19, 08:06

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has been fired as the head of a nonprofit that manages Jersey City's job training and prisoner re-entry program.The board that oversees the program voted 5-3-1 on Monday night to fire McGreevey. That came after a meeting that lasted more than two hours and ...

Polish statue, subject of international flap, won’t be moved

U.S. 12/21/18, 07:35

A Polish memorial statue that was at the center of a trans-Atlantic debate when a New Jersey mayor proposed moving it from its waterfront location will stay put.Jersey City's council voted early Thursday to keep the Katyn memorial where it has stood for more than 25 years. The Jersey Journal ...

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

U.S. 12/11/18, 17:43

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming ...

Hillary Clinton apparently unharmed in parking-garage crash

U.S. 10/17/18, 06:31

Hillary Clinton appears to have been unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash.The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was headed to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. The vehicle pulled into a parking ...

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