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Chris Christie Says He’d Like Congress to Listen

Chris Christie Says He’d Like Congress to Listen

ABC News(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was cautiously optimistic on Wednesday morning that Congress will be able to pass a federal relief aid for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.“I met with the congressional delegation yesterday, I&…

Man Arrested Climbing Storm-Tossed Roller Coaster in NJ

Man Arrested Climbing Storm-Tossed Roller Coaster in NJ

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.) — New Jersey police arrested a man on Tuesday who scaled an iconic Jersey shore roller coaster that was swept out to sea following Superstorm Sandy, and planted an American flag.News 12-New Jersey identi…

Body Pulled from NJ Lake Where Teens Fell Through Ice

Body Pulled from NJ Lake Where Teens Fell Through Ice

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Officials pulled a body from the partially frozen New Jersey lake Tuesday afternoon where two teenagers had fallen through the ice less than 24 hours before.Dive teams relaunched the search of Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township in …

After Sandy, Chris Christie Says NJ Is ‘Model’ for How Government Should Work

After Sandy, Chris Christie Says NJ Is ‘Model’ for How Government Should Work

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that rebuilding New Jersey after superstorm Sandy’s devastation had to be his priority and called on Congress to swiftly approve disaster aid, at the same time praising both f…

Chris Christie Foe Claims Governor ‘Prayed’ for Superstorm Sandy

Chris Christie Foe Claims Governor ‘Prayed’ for Superstorm Sandy

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hours before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was scheduled to give his state of the state address Tuesday afternoon, a political opponent claimed the tough-talking governor “prayed and got lucky” tha…

Search for Teens Who Fell Through Ice Now Recovery Effort

Search for Teens Who Fell Through Ice Now Recovery Effort

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dive teams relaunched the search of a partially frozen New Jersey lake Tuesday morning for two missing teenagers who were walking boats across the lake when they fell through the ice Monday night, but officials said the search is …

Christie Hauls In More Than $2 Million Since Announcing Re-Election Effort

Christie Hauls In More Than $2 Million Since Announcing Re-Election Effort

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who blasted members of his own party Wednesday for abandoning a $60 billion relief bill for superstorm Sandy victims, had a fruitful fundraising period, raising more t…

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Obtained by ABC(NEW YORK) — New Jersey State Police have released the 911 call of a teen who said she was abducted from her home in September by a 28-year-old black man.Kara Alongi, 16, sent an ominous tweet on Sept. 30, saying, “There is someone in m…

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Obtained by ABC(NEW YORK) — New Jersey State Police have released the 911 call of a teen who said she was abducted from her home in September by a 28-year-old black man.Kara Alongi, 16, sent an ominous tweet on Sept. 30, saying, “There is someone in m…

New Jersey: Chris Christie vs. Cory Booker in 2013?

New Jersey: Chris Christie vs. Cory Booker in 2013?

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey has two of the most high-profile young politicians in the country — Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker — and they may be on a collision…

Lady Gaga to Join Rolling Stones for Dec. 15 NJ Concert

Lady Gaga to Join Rolling Stones for Dec. 15 NJ Concert

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The Rolling Stones will be joined by Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, at this Saturday’s 50 & Counting show at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Arena. That’s good news not only for ticket holders, but also for fans wh…

Cory Booker Faces Challenges in First Days on Food Stamp Budget

Cory Booker Faces Challenges in First Days on Food Stamp Budget

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Chickpeas and lettuce. No coffee. That’s what Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had for breakfast on his second day living on the food budget of an average American receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nu…

Synthetic Marijuana: "Illegal as Cocaine" in New Jersey

Synthetic Marijuana: "Illegal as Cocaine" in New Jersey

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It may be marketed as fake weed, but synthetic marijuana is now subject to real drug law in New Jersey.The state’s ban on synthetic marijuana was made permanent Tuesday, as Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announc…

Christie Won’t Touch Twinkie Question, But Posts It Online

Christie Won’t Touch Twinkie Question, But Posts It Online

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — News that Twinkies maker Hostess would liquidate over a labor dispute took charge of the Internet Friday. The nuclear-resistant treats might not be helping America’s collective waist line, but they&…

World War II Love Letters Wash Up on NJ Beach After Sandy

World War II Love Letters Wash Up on NJ Beach After Sandy

ABC News(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J.) — Superstorm Sandy destroyed towns and homes, and took lives, but a stack of 57 letters tied together with a pink ribbon survived the devastating storm.Kathleen Mullen was taking a walk along the Henry Hudson Trail i…

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Courtesy Wish Upon a Hero(NEW YORK) — Zoe Everett said she was sitting in her Rutgers dorm room studying for a test on the night superstorm Sandy blew into the East Coast and changed her life.”Before Hurricane Sandy I was a typical 19-year-old student…

Nor’easter Evacuations for Some New York, New Jersey Residents

Nor’easter Evacuations for Some New York, New Jersey Residents

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A week after superstorm Sandy caused massive damage and power outages, some New York and New Jersey residents have been evacuated ahead of a nor’easter that is expected to bring high winds and rain to the region.Th…

Email Voting for NJ Storm Victims Failed, Votes Not Counted Tuesday

Email Voting for NJ Storm Victims Failed, Votes Not Counted Tuesday

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Displaced victims of the storm-ravaged New Jersey coastline faced a new challenge on Tuesday, as their attempts to vote in person, by email and by fax failed.New Jersey — at the last minute and prompted by the d…

Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May Be Used to House Homeless

Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May Be Used to House Homeless

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the Northeast braces for a nor’easter in the wake of superstorm Sandy, government leaders are turning their attention to finding long-term housing for tens of thousands of people left homeless.New York Gov. An…

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with Twitter

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with Twitter

iStockphoto/KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Anna Sandler and and husband Michael started the Twitter handle @njgas earlier this year to alert fellow New Jersey residents to cheap gas they spotted in their travels. But after find…

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