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 ...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

2020 Campaign 12/04/19, 15:47

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, ...

New Jersey hospital mistakenly gives kidney transplant to wrong patient

U.S. 11/27/19, 06:35

A hospital in New Jersey mistakenly gave the wrong patient a kidney transplant who happens to have the same name as the intended recipient. A Virtua Health representative confirmed that on Nov. 18 in Camden, New Jersey, a 51-year-old patient underwent a successful kidney transplant. The next day, a medical team ...

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn’t pick up

2020 Campaign 09/21/19, 14:07

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday said he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "If you believe in me, this is the time to help because without it we shouldn't be in this race," he told CNN. His campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, ...

Tornado touchdown confirmed in Union County, damage reported

U.S. 08/07/19, 17:29

An EF0 tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 7, in Union County, New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado was spotted in Springfield near Route 22 and Springfield Avenue. Officials said that the tornado had maximum wind speeds of 70 mph. This is at least the fifth tornado to ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

Biden’s burden: What to watch in Democratic debate

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 11:18

Joe Biden has read all the modifiers in front of his front-runner status: shaky, fragile, vulnerable. He'll try to leave the debate stage Wednesday night with a more positive adjective attached to his name. The former vice president will likely be the center of attacks over his views on race and the ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2020 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:31

The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms ...

Update: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

New York 06/17/19, 17:09

The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local):6:10 p.m.An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey.Firefighters and other emergency personnel work at the site of house explosion in ...

Explosion levels New Jersey home; 1 injured

U.S. 06/17/19, 14:35

An explosion leveled a home in northern New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone person inside who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer.Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke were visible as the two-story home quickly crumbled to the ground after the morning explosion ...

Update: Dogs seized from breeder’s home nearing adoption

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:55

The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local):3:30 p.m.The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs are recovering well and that some will be available for ...

Noted dog breeder owns kennels where dogs found in squalor

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:26

The co-owner of a once-renowned New Jersey dog kennel where authorities say nearly 200 terriers and dachshunds were living in squalor says the kennel fell on hard times and found itself with more animals than it could even give away.Martin Strozeski told The New York Times that Rocky Ridge Russells ...

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