Man accused of killing his child’s mother, fleeing to Cuba

U.S. 06/03/19, 17:04

An attorney is going to trial on charges that he shot and killed the mother of his child at her home in an upscale New Jersey suburb, then fled to Cuba and was caught by customs authorities in Havana who had received an Interpol alert about him.More than seven months ...

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

Entertainment 05/23/19, 12:01

Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an unspecified violation.Sheriff ...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

Sports 05/17/19, 15:18

A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme.Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges.Prosecutors say ...

Governor signs 4 bills aimed at improving maternity care

Health 05/08/19, 13:43

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed four bills into law Wednesday aimed at improving maternal health care, particularly lower-income residents using Medicaid.The first-term Democrat signed the measures alongside first lady Tammy Murphy, as well as a handful of lawmakers and other advocates at University Hospital in Newark.Murphy said the measures ...

MTV Video Music Awards is heading to New Jersey

Entertainment 04/29/19, 17:45

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards has a new home: New Jersey.The network announced Monday that its annual awards show will take place Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The VMAs are typically held in New York, though it has also taken place in Los Angeles, Miami ...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

U.S. 04/24/19, 16:20

A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in federal court in Newark, cried ...

Update: Ex-Christie aide gets 13 months in bridge ploy

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:17

The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff was resentenced to 13 months for her role in the George Washington ...

Wendy Williams files for divorce after 21-year marriage

Entertainment 04/12/19, 10:11

Wendy Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager.Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where the talk show diva has a home. Vidas would not comment further on what she called "a private family ...

Update: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

U.S. 04/09/19, 21:46

The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local):7:15 a.m. WednesdayThe Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday.Afghan security forces gather at the site of Monday's attack near the Bagram ...

Ken Gibson, first black Northeast major city mayor, dies

U.S. 03/31/19, 19:58

Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, died. He was 86. NJ.com reported that Gibson, who died Friday, served as the city's mayor from 1970 to 1986, helping establish a foundation for black ...

Plane makes emergency landing, passengers evacuated

U.S. 03/09/19, 13:23

Smoke reported on board an Air Transat flight forced an emergency landing Saturday at a New Jersey airport, where the 189 passengers were evacuated by emergency slides. Air Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold ...

Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

U.S. 02/15/19, 14:36

Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.Officials in Newark, New Jersey, made a giant heart that read, "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" Word came from Chicago and suburban Maryland that they, too, are still interested ...

Booker says having ‘run something’ distinguishes him in pack

Politics 02/09/19, 15:33

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says having been a big city mayor distinguishes him from his rivals for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Asked during a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa, what separates him from fellow Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, he said it's that he's "run something." Booker was mayor of ...

Newark Airport parking garage fire damages numerous vehicles

U.S. 01/31/19, 11:04

Authorities say a parking garage fire at an airport right outside New York City has severely damaged more than a dozen vehicles. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the fire at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey started on the rooftop of the garage at Terminal ...

Drone sighting over New Jersey raises concern for aviation

Business 01/23/19, 16:05

The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply.Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so high ...

Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals

U.S. 01/22/19, 20:06

Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel.At about 5 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration received two reports from flights headed to Newark that they ...

Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

Entertainment 12/19/18, 23:03

Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport.Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, was sentenced Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey, to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to ...

Mann scores 20 as No. 11 Florida State beats UConn 79-71

Sports 12/08/18, 21:32

Terance Mann scored 20 points, reserve David Nichols had 16 and No. 11 Florida State beat Connecticut 79-71 on Saturday night in the second game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic.Mfiondu Kabengele added 15 points for Florida State (8-1), which has won three in a row. Christ Koumadje finished with ...

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