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News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. In a speech Thursday to a business group, Mayor Marty Small said knocking down the vacant casino once owned by Donald Trump is one of...

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Police in Georgia say three men linked to a violent white supremacist group have been charged with conspiring to commit murder. Friday's announcement comes a day after three other members of The Base who were believed...

Man accused in international fentanyl ring faces new charges

Man accused in international fentanyl ring faces new charges

A man accused in an international fentanyl trafficking operation that was uncovered after the death of a North Dakota teen is facing new charges for obstruction of justice. Steven Pinto is one of more than 30 people...

Man charged in massive fire to remain jailed pending trial

Man charged in massive fire to remain jailed pending trial

A man accused of setting a large fire that destroyed or damaged several buildings in a New Jersey town and caused nearly $52 million in damage will remain jailed until his trial. A judge made the ruling Friday, citing...

NJ passes laws to preserve 'Obamacare' amid court fight

NJ passes laws to preserve 'Obamacare' amid court fight

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a handful of measures aimed preserving the Affordable Care Act. Murphy signed the bills Thursday. Among them are measures to preserve a ban on excluding coverage for...

Vehicle with human remains discovered in New Jersey river

Vehicle with human remains discovered in New Jersey river

SALEM, N.J. - New Jersey authorities say they've discovered a car in the Salem River with human remains inside. Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan says diving contractors were doing work in the area Thursday...

Driver gets prison term for highway crash that killed couple

Driver gets prison term for highway crash that killed couple

A driver who caused the deaths of a couple killed when a crash sent their minivan plunging into frigid waters has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in state prison. Amish Patel was sentenced Thursday. The 31-year-old...

Groom accused of sexual assault at reception gets probation

Groom accused of sexual assault at reception gets probation

A judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his wedding reception to probation. Matthew Aimers of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Thursday to indecent...

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, the home of the $4 latte, is expanding a program to open coffee shops in poor neighborhoods. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S....

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a scheme that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared in...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads not guilty in federal court

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads not guilty in federal court

A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared...

Judge avoids suspension for improper jailing of woman

Judge avoids suspension for improper jailing of woman

A judge whose ethics were called into question after he jailed a woman he accused of being disrespectful in court will avoid being suspended from the bench. New Jersey's Supreme Court issued a public censure Thursday...

Murphy task force finds shaky process for tax break awards

Murphy task force finds shaky process for tax break awards

A New Jersey task force says the tests used by a state agency for awarding millions of dollars in tax breaks to businesses had deficiencies. The task force set up last year by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy issued its second...

ACLU: Disabled asylum seeker wins humanitarian parole

ACLU: Disabled asylum seeker wins humanitarian parole

A civil rights group says a disabled Honduran man has been released from detention by immigration authorities. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says the 23-year-old was granted humanitarian parole and will...

Jury returns mixed verdict in stray bullet slaying of girl

Jury returns mixed verdict in stray bullet slaying of girl

A jury has returned a mixed verdict for the first of four defendants to stand trial in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed in her home. The Cumberland County jury found Leroy...

Indictment: Family members stole more than $1.4M from widow

Indictment: Family members stole more than $1.4M from widow

Five family members and another person stole more than $1.4 million from a widow who was under the family’s care. That's according to an indictment handed up Thursday by a Monmouth County grand jury. Authorities said...

Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City 'going in wrong direction'

Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City 'going in wrong direction'

The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global entertainment company bought its casino here nearly three years ago. Jim Allen said the...

Man charged after handgun found in luggage at NJ airport

Man charged after handgun found in luggage at NJ airport

An Alabama man who allegedly had a gun in his luggage at Newark Liberty International Airport is now facing a weapons charge. Transportation Security Administration officials say agents spotted a .22-caliber handgun in the...

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

The MuslimGirl.com website was started by a New Jersey teenager in her bedroom as a way to defy Muslim stereotypes after 9/11. A decade later, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh has built it into an online magazine with a global...

Major travel delays continue after fiery Turnpike crash

Major travel delays continue after fiery Turnpike crash

Motorists were still facing heavy delays early Thursday on a stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike as crews continued to clean up after a tanker truck carrying propane overturned and burst into flames. The accident occurred...

LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing

LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing

NEWARK, N.J. - A United Airlines jetliner headed for Los Angeles returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after flames were seen near a wing. Flight 1871 landed safely early Thursday after video...

NJ expands terrorism law in response to kosher market attack

NJ expands terrorism law in response to kosher market attack

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation expanding the definition of terrorism under state law in response to last month's fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City. Murphy said the new law...

Man seeks to withdraw manslaughter plea in teen's death

Man seeks to withdraw manslaughter plea in teen's death

A New Jersey man is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea to manslaughter in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend. NJ.com reports that defense attorney Adam Weisberg said 21-year-old Bryan Cordero-Castro filed...

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special...

1 of 4 suspects on trial on stray bullet slaying of girl, 9

1 of 4 suspects on trial on stray bullet slaying of girl, 9

A jury must now decide the fate of one of the suspects charged in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed in her New Jersey home. NJ.com reports that 21-year-old Leroy Frazier III is...

Rights violation tosses teen's conviction in '16 shooting

Rights violation tosses teen's conviction in '16 shooting

A state appeals court has ruled a convicted teenager's comments to his mother shouldn't have been used against him when police were investigating a 2016 shooting. Wednesday's decision sent the case of the...