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Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told
Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told

At least three media outlets have been told they'll have to buy a ticket if they want to cover this year's Miss America competition. The Miss America Organization has denied press credentials to its longtime...

9 cats killed in Manchester house fire

9 cats killed in Manchester house fire

Nine cats died as fire swept through a house in Manchester Township. No one was home when the blaze broke out in the residence on Rabbit Court Sunday afternoon. Smoke and flames were coming from the side of the one-story...

Second phase of New Jersey's bear hunt off to a wet start

Second phase of New Jersey's bear hunt off to a wet start

The second phase of New Jersey's black bear hunt is off to a wet start with rain falling over the state. Hunters can only use firearms during the hunt, which runs from Monday through Saturday. The six-day hunt could...

2 dead, 3 hospitalized in apparent drug overdose

2 dead, 3 hospitalized in apparent drug overdose

Two people are dead and three others hospitalized in what authorities say was an apparent drug overdose in a home in Red Bank. Police were called to the home on Bank Street early Sunday morning. The Monmouth County...

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

These are challenging times for many Catholic priests across the United States. Due to a severe shortage of priests, many of them now run parishes single-handedly, with a heavier workload than in the past and a greater...

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

These are challenging times for many Catholic priests across the United States. Due to a severe shortage of priests, many of them now run parishes single-handedly, with a heavier workload than in the past and a greater...

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Cory Booker says the Democratic party's process for determining who gets on the debate stage puts “elites" and “money" in control. His Sunday remarks come as he fights to hit the polling thresholds to be on the Dec. 19...

Prosecutors: Man's body found in trunk of car

Prosecutors: Man's body found in trunk of car

Authorities are investigating the body of a man found in the trunk of a car in New Jersey. The Hudson County prosecutor's office says Bayonne police responded to the scene just before 10 p.m. Saturday on a report of...

Prosecutor: 1 dead, 1 wounded in early morning shooting

Prosecutor: 1 dead, 1 wounded in early morning shooting

Authorities say one man was killed and another wounded in an early morning shooting in New Jersey. NJ.com reports that responding officers found both victims with gunshot wounds at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Paterson. The...

Suspended officer, ex-officer face additional charges

Suspended officer, ex-officer face additional charges

Prosecutors say a suspended New Jersey police officer and a former special law enforcement officer face additional charges relating to two alleged vandalism incidents. Monmouth County prosecutors say the Asbury Park...

Motorists see prices at the pump dip following holiday

Motorists see prices at the pump dip following holiday

Motorists are seeing prices at the pump dip a bit in New Jersey and around the nation.AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.56, a penny lower than a week ago....

Prison inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death

Prison inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death

Authorities say a New Jersey prison inmate has been charged with homicide in the death of his cellmate.The Cumberland County prosecutor's office says 25-year-old Keyon Wade of North Brunswick was found unresponsive...

Amazon signs lease for New York office space

Amazon signs lease for New York office space

Amazon says it has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan to house more than 1,500 employees. The lease was announced less than a year after the online retail giant scrapped a deal for a bigger headquarters in...

Prosecutor: Couple's death probed as apparent murder-suicide

Prosecutor: Couple's death probed as apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say the death of a couple whose bodies were found in their New Jersey home is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide.Middlesex County prosecutors and Woodbridge police say officers were called to the...

Iran: Held US grad student to be exchanged for scientist

Iran: Held US grad student to be exchanged for scientist

Iran's foreign minister says a detained Princeton graduate student will be exchange for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S. Mohammed Javad Zarif made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday. The trade involves...

Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist

Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist

Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist

' 'Bridgegate' duo to use different tactics at Supreme Court

' 'Bridgegate' duo to use different tactics at Supreme Court

One of the defendants seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court overturn his conviction in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" case wants to argue separately from his co-defendant, highlighting the different strategies they plan to...

Imprisoned pharmacist loses appeal in oxycodone case

Imprisoned pharmacist loses appeal in oxycodone case

A New Jersey pharmacist whose comments to police about being extorted later helped lead to his conviction for illegally distributing oxycodone has lost a court appeal. Michael Ludwikowski claimed he made the comments...

Man who fled police shooting will remain jailed until trial

Man who fled police shooting will remain jailed until trial

A Connecticut man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with a police officer in southern New Jersey will remain jailed until his trial on attempted murder and kidnapping charges. A judge issued the ruling Friday during a...

NJ man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

NJ man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a state charge stemming from a scheme that raked in more than $400,000 in online donations with a phony story about a homeless veteran. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty Friday in state...

Man who left caged dog to drown convicted on cruelty count

Man who left caged dog to drown convicted on cruelty count

A man accused of leaving a young pit bull mix to drown in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide last year has been convicted of animal cruelty. A Monmouth County jury rendered its verdict against Aaron Davis on...

Woman, young boy wounded when shooter opens fire on car

Woman, young boy wounded when shooter opens fire on car

Authorities say a shooter opened fire on a car along a Philadelphia street, leaving a woman and a young boy wounded. It's unknown what sparked the shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the...

Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

A top Comcast executive who’s been a longtime civic leader in Philadelphia is stepping down from his operational duties next year as he turns 65. David L. Cohen has helped guide the cable giant's lobbying,...

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

Member of food stamp fraud ring sentenced to three years

Member of food stamp fraud ring sentenced to three years

HARTFORD, Conn. - An employee at a Connecticut supermarket has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for his role in a food stamp scheme that brought in millions. Muhammad Shahbaz, of Jersey City, New...

Authorities ID man killed in southern New Jersey house fire

Authorities ID man killed in southern New Jersey house fire

Authorities have identified a man killed when a fast-moving fire raced through his southern New Jersey home this week.Florence police say 76-year-old township resident William Comisky was found dead when emergency...