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Will sexual assault controversy delay legal marijuana vote in N.J.?

A legislative investigation into Gov. Phil Murphy's administration has the potential to derail an immediate push for recreational marijuana. Are you interested in the N.J. cannabis industry? Subscribe here for exclusive insider information from NJ Cannabis Insider  HAMBURG, Germany -- The...

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Hugin adopts Trumpian sleaze with fake news about Menendez and hookers | Editorial

Old allegations, increasingly baroque narratives, already debunked. It just greases our descent into the political sewer. Watch video Bob Hugin has released a TV ad which repeats six-year-old allegations that Sen. Bob Menendez had a predilection for underage prostitutes, an assertion that is based...

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Paul Ryan jabs at 'Montclair Mikie' in campaign event, says GOP is counting on N.J.

The House speaker attends a rally for Jay Webber, facing Mikie Sherrill in a key Congressional race. House Speaker Paul Ryan campaigned for 11th District Republican Congressional candidate Jay Webber on Wednesday, seeking to boost the GOP in one of the nation's most closely-watched Congressional...

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In alleged plot to kill witness, cops say suspects used codes like 'Chuck E. Cheese' for a suspected 'rat'

Investigators say they heard 5 suspects talking about killing a witness In the criminal justice world, suspects who cooperate with police are often referred to by fellow suspects as "rats." But in a recent case of several suspects charged with conspiring to kill a witness, the suspects called their...

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Judge who told rape victim to 'close your legs' defends himself in court

John F. Russo Jr., family court judge in Ocean County, is facing four counts of judicial misconduct. He had a chance to defend himself on Wednesday. A family court judge in Ocean County testified Wednesday that when he told an alleged rape victim during a hearing that she could have avoided forced...

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'Nightmare' epidemic continues to kill Jersey Shore raccoons

The disease, which usually affects dogs, has killed between 40 and 45 raccoons over the last few weeks. An epidemic of what officials believe is canine distemper is continuing to kill off raccoons in three Ocean County towns with no end in sight. The disease, which usually affects dogs, has killed...

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Four men have been convicted in for their roles in an illegal, multi-state dog fighting operation. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Four men have been convicted in for their roles in an illegal, multi-state dog fighting operation. A jury deliberated about six hours on Tuesday following a three-week trial...

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Cornelius Gallagher, former U.S. congressman representing Hudson County, dies at 97

Gallagher, born in the Peninsula City in 1921, is famously known for being a close friend to the Kennedy family. Cornelius "Neil" Gallagher, the former U.S. congressman who represented Hudson County for nearly 15 years, died Wednesday morning. He was 97. Born and raised in Bayonne, Gallagher moved...

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Sewer project expected to bring traffic, delays on roadway near Holland Tunnel

The lane closures are necessary for the rehabilitation of a 48-inch by 36-inch brick sewer. Motorists should expect heavy traffic and delays Thursday morning on the approach to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City while emergency sewer rehabilitation work begins.  Starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, and...

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Elected official (who's a lawyer) got a referral fee for telling cop to sue his own town

Haddon Township commissioner Paul Dougherty pleaded guilty Wednesday. Dougherty. (Cortese AG Office)  A Haddon Township elected official pleaded guilty Wednesday to a criminal charge for steering a disgruntled employee to a lawyer who successfully sued his own municipal government -- and accepting...

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Teacher: Catholic school fired me for sharing letter about church's 'homosexual problem'

Saint Dominic teaches about 230 girls in grades seven through 12. JERSEY CITY — A Clifton woman says she was fired from the all-girl Saint Dominic Academy in Jersey City after she shared with her students a letter from a Catholic leader who blames gay priests for the "rot" and "corruption" of the...

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Stop calling me a 'sexual predator,' N.J. mayor tells opponent and critics

The Democrat filed requests for temporary restraining orders against four people, including his Republican opponent and an alleged victim. Faced with allegations on social media of sexual misconduct with young boys, Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman requested restraining orders this week against four...

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Yankees wanted Manny Machado in July, but after 'I don't hustle' comment?' Brian Cashman says ...

Manny Machado will be one of the top free agents in this year's market. NEW YORK -- Did Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado walk and talk his way out of the Yankees making him a big-money offer this coming winter? Well, first off let's back up and be totally accurate: Machado was...

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Woman charged with neglecting 2 poodles that she'd turned over to a shelter

Both dogs couldn't see properly and had waste stuck to their bodies An Elizabeth woman is facing animal cruelty charges for the condition of two poodles she recently gave to a animal shelter, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced. Prosecutors say Maria Acevedo, 45, turned over her two...

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'Blackbird' flies into dead of night and finds mystic world | Comic Box

This is magic that is defined by its glamorous and mystical nature.   Anyone who knows me even a little will know I am very firmly rooted in the rational and real. And yet, I love stories of the supernatural and magic, even those stories people insist happen to them. Ghost stories, otherworldly...

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Vikings-Jets Week 7 injury report | Why was Sam Darnold listed?

A look at which Jets and Vikings players are ailing entering their Week 7 matchup on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here is a look at the Jets' Wednesday injury report -- their first this week -- for Sunday's Week 7 home game against the Vikings:  JETS  Did not practice: DB Buster Skrine (concussion),...

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Here's where the heated battle between Menendez and Hugin stands in newest Senate poll

The latest poll on the New Jersey Senate race was released Wednesday. WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez held a seven-point lead among likely voters in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday, the latest survey to give him a steady but narrow advantage over Republican challenger Bob...

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers LIVE SCORE UPDATES (10/17/18) NLCS Game 5

The Milwaukee Brewers, tied 2-2 in the best of seven National League Championship Series, meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 5 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (10/17/18) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Wade Miley will be the starting pitcher for the Brewers against Clayton Kershaw for...

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Murphy must take real action to make up for lost time on climate change | Opinion

Sierra Club: A Rutgers study notes that sea level may rise almost three feet by 2100 -- a dire situation for the entire planet. New Jersey is especially at risk. By Jeff Tittel We're already seeing the impacts of climate change here in New Jersey and now new reports show that it's getting worse....

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Hoboken woman accused of bribing voters in 2013 indicted

Authorities allege she provided at least three voters with vote by mail applications and paid them $50 each. The Hoboken woman accused of bribing voters in 2013 has been indicted on a pair of federal offenses, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced Wednesday.  The two-count indictment charges...

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