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  • Flash Flooding Ensnares New Jersey and New York City Commuters

    Heavy afternoon rain contributed to flash flooding, slowing or stopping travel on major traffic arteries and leading to many rescues.
  • Hammer vs Shields: Women's blockbuster fight is on

    Two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields will face unbeaten Christina Hammer of Germany in a middleweight unification bout Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Shields (6-0) holds the IBF and WBA titles at 160 pounds, and Hammer (23-0) has the WBC and WBO belts. Hammer has dominated...

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  • From North Bergen to Bayonne, Hudson tries to stay above water

    From North Bergen to Bayonne, the heavy rain is wreaking havoc on Hudson County Tuesday. Watch video From North Bergen to Bayonne, the heavy rain is wreaking havoc on Hudson County Tuesday. Parking lots and roadways are flooded, stranding motorists, bringing traffic to a standstill and stretching police and fire departments thin as perform dozens of rescues. Jersey City is getting hit especially hard on its west side, with numerous disabled vehicles...
  • Cory (Not-Running-for-Anything-Now) Booker Says New Jersey Is His Priority

    Senator Cory Booker, who has found himself increasingly on the national stage, has been crisscrossing his home state to stump for Congressional candidates.
  • Eagles Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald dies at 84

    Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84. His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed. McDonald was a two-time All-American from Oklahoma who played 12 NFL seasons for five teams and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. When he retired in 1968, he ranked second in league history in touchdown catches,...

  • Search for child rape suspect ongoing. He's now charged with assaulting Pennsylvania cop

    David A. Hamilton, Jr. is charged with 12 felonies, and he's been on the run for almost a week The Bucks County, Pennsylvania, fugitive charged with raping a child and who's been spotted on foot and bike along the Delaware River since late last week will be charged with assaulting the New Hope police officer he struggled with Friday afternoon. Investigators on Monday were in the process of drawing up criminal complaints against David A. Hamilton, Jr. for aggravated...
  • A N.J. driver thought he saw a toy in the middle of the street. It was a baby.

    Police and the state child protection agency are investigating the incident.
  • Gunman who opened fire on his family, wounding 3, still at large

    A man shot his wife and 2 other family members in Trenton, then fled their house A Trenton man was at large Monday after shooting multiple family members during an argument at his home very early Sunday morning, police said.  A police spokesman said the man and his wife, 31, were having a verbal argument in their home on Maple Avenue in Trenton around 2:30 a.m. When the conversation began to get heated, police said, the woman's mother and brother tried to...
  • Eyes of the global marijuana industry are on Canada as it legalizes recreational use

    The move comes at a time when major corporations like Constellation Brands are deepening investments in the space, cannabis stocks are seeing major volatility, and talk of a bubble is brewing.

  • Driver, 80, killed after car runs red light on Route 1, cops say

    The East Brunswick man was pulling out of Walmart onto Route 1 when his car was hit An 80-year-old man was killed Saturday after his car was hit by a vehicle that ran a red light on Route 1 in Middlesex County, authorities said.  Wen-Fu Lin, of East Brunswick, was pronounced dead after a car driven by a 42-year-old Paterson woman disregarded a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1 and Fashion Plaza Drive in North Brunswick, township police said. As Lin was...
  • $539K Jersey Cash 5 ticket sold at convenience store

    The winner bought the lucky ticket in Bergen County A jackpot-winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $538,792 was sold for Sunday's drawing at a Bergen County convenience store.  It was bought at Krauszer's Food Store on River Road in Fair Lawn, state lottery officials said Monday.  Sunday's winning numbers were 11, 13, 18, 41, and 43. The XTRA number was 2. N.J. man finds $1M Mega Millions ticket in wallet days after drawing Retailers statewide sold 475,013 tickets...
  • N.J. man dies from injuries after being struck by PSE&G truck

    Robert Armbruster was a longtime copy editor for The Star-Ledger The 76-year-old man struck by a PSE&G truck Friday morning in Bergenfield died Sunday from his injuries, his family said.  Robert Armbruster, a borough resident and former copy editor for The Star-Ledger, was crossing eastbound on South Washington Avenue as the truck turned left from Magnolia Street to head south around 10:20 a.m, Bergenfield police said.  Armbruster was taken to Hackensack...
  • Jersey Journal front and back page news: Monday, Sept. 23, 2018

    Top news and sports headlines in today's Jersey Journal. Jersey City's Greenville section has seen three shooting homicides in the last three weeks. The state health commissioner is impressed with Christ Hospital's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Make-A-Wish celebrated 10,000 wishes grant. A second woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate behavior decades ago. New Jersey City University will honor the legacy of Jersey City's...
  • N.J. pets in need: Sept. 24, 2018

    Dogs and cats all over New Jersey await adoption. Canines and their owners are invited to Roosevelt Park in Edison on Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the fourth annual DogFest New Jersey benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. DogFest New Jersey takes place on Oct. 7 at Roosevelt Park in Edison.Courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence  DogsFest will include speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more. The annual event raises funds for...
  • A G.O.P. Senate Candidate Highlights His Drug Industry Career. Should He?

    The race for Senator Robert Menendez’s seat has proved competitive in deeply blue New Jersey. His Republican opponent, Bob Hugin, built his career in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Third fatal shooting in three weeks in same Jersey City neighborhood

    The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Twitter this morning that it is investigating the fatal shooting of a male on New Street in Greenville. A third person has been shot and killed in the same Jersey City neighborhood in less than three weeks. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Twitter this morning that it is investigating the fatal shooting of a male on New Street, a two-block street in Greenville. According to police radio...
  • At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

    President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and...

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  • Ed Sheeran at MetLife Stadium: Full review, photos, videos from the monster one-man show

    Ed Sheeran played two enormous concerts in New Jersey this weekend. Here's what you missed.
  • 2 dead in separate Newark shootings

    Two people were killed in the last 24 hours in Newark. Two people were shot dead in separate incidents in the last 24 hours in Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Sunday.  On Saturday evening around 6:40, at least one man was struck by bullets in the area of Avon and Ridgewood Avenues. The man, whose name or age was not released, died by the time authorities arrived on scene.  In a second incident around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, a person was shot dead...
  • Heavy rain stretches from mid-Atlantic to Southern Plains

    Heavy rain stretches stretches from eastern Texas all the way to New Jersey early Sunday as moisture interacts with a stationary front lingering in the southern U.S. Heavy rain dropped nearly 5 inches of rain in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia overnight causing numerous reports of flash...

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  • Campaign Signs for New Jersey Congressman Vandalized With Swastikas and Racist Graffiti

    Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled across a campaign banner for Representative Josh Gottheimer and the home of a supporter who had put the sign on his lawn.
  • NJ Dems pumped for fall sweep but they’ve got competition

    An estimated 2,000 die-hard New Jersey Democrats packed an Atlantic City casino this week for a kind of pep rally ahead of the midterm elections, complete with optimistic slogans predicting … Click to Continue

  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross can be deposed in lawsuit over census: judge

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for questioning by lawyers for states that are suing the Trump administration over a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled Friday.

  • Motorcyclist killed in collision around the corner from his home

    The crash occurred at Sicklerville Road and Scenic View Drive A 64-year-old man was killed Friday when his motorcycle crashed into an oncoming car just outside his Winslow neighborhood, police said. Kenneth Borusewicz died at a local hosptal a short time after the 10:15 a.m. crash at Sicklerville Road and Scenic View Drive, Winslow police said. Borusewicz lives on Scenic View Drive inside the the development which has an entrance where he crashed. Police said it...