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NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People across the country are rallying around a 12-year-old New Jersey boy who quit his football team after the coach refused to let him wear pink football gloves to support his mother, who is battling breast can…

Mayor of NJ’s Capital City Arrested for Alleged Kickback Scheme

Mayor of NJ’s Capital City Arrested for Alleged Kickback Scheme

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) — Over the years, New Jersey politicians have gotten into some scrapes with the law and the latest to face possible jail time is Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, the state’s capital.At a news conferen…

Mayor of NJ’s Capital City Arrested for Alleged Kickback Scheme

Mayor of NJ’s Capital City Arrested for Alleged Kickback Scheme

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) — Over the years, New Jersey politicians have gotten into some scrapes with the law and the latest to face possible jail time is Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, the state’s capital.At a news conferen…

Two Grisly Child Murders Prompt PCP Crackdown in New Jersey

Two Grisly Child Murders Prompt PCP Crackdown in New Jersey

Comstock/Thinkstock(CAMDEN, N.J.) — Authorities in New Jersey are cracking down on PCP, a hallucinogenic drug that has been involved in two grisly murders of children in less than two weeks in the crime-ridden city of Camden, N.J.The Camden County Pro…

New Jersey Man on PCP Charged in Throat Slitting Attacks on Children

New Jersey Man on PCP Charged in Throat Slitting Attacks on Children

ABC News(CAMDEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey man who smoked a combination of pot and PCP has been arrested and charged with slitting the throats of a 6-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister who is in critical condition, according to authorities. The wounde…

New Jersey Man on PCP Charged in Throat Slitting Attacks on Children

New Jersey Man on PCP Charged in Throat Slitting Attacks on Children

ABC News(CAMDEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey man who smoked a combination of pot and PCP has been arrested and charged with slitting the throats of a 6-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister who is in critical condition, according to authorities. The wounde…

New Jersey Shopping Plaza Shootout Leaves Three Dead

New Jersey Shopping Plaza Shootout Leaves Three Dead

ABC News(OLD BRIDGE, N.J.) — The man suspected of killing two people early Friday morning at an Old Bridge, N.J., grocery store before shooting himself to death is a 23-year-old former Marine who worked at the grocery store for two weeks, according to…

Mother Who Allegedly Decapitated Her Son Admitted Killing to 911 Dispatcher

Mother Who Allegedly Decapitated Her Son Admitted Killing to 911 Dispatcher

Zahree Thomas and his mother Chevonne Thomas are shown in these undated photos. (WABC/ABC News)(CAMDEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey woman who allegedly decapitated her son and placed his head in the freezer admitted that she had killed him to a 911 dispatche…

Gov. Christie Greenlights New Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Gov. Christie Greenlights New Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONTCLAIR, N.J.) — The commissioner of New Jersey Department of Health announced this week that for the first time physicians can register qualified patients for the state’s medical marijuana program.It’s a move that got support…

Army’s Massive Blimp Takes to the Skies

Army’s Massive Blimp Takes to the Skies

Jim Kendall for USASMDC/ARSTRAT(NEW YORK) — The Army’s gigantic new blimp took to the air over New Jersey Tuesday evening on a maiden test flight that generated a lot of attention from passersby. Almost as long as a football field, the Long Endurance …

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force paints a chilling picture of what’s ahead for U.S. states, even long after the 2008 recession officially ended.The pessimistic analysis identifies major threats to…

First Military Base Same-Sex Wedding Held in NJ

First Military Base Same-Sex Wedding Held in NJ

Courtesy of Jeff Sheng(WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J.) — Two men became the first same-sex couple to marry on a military base when they held their wedding ceremony last month at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and his partner,…

Christie Gets Into Another Shouting Match

Christie Gets Into Another Shouting Match

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.) — One week, two shouting matches, one governor of New Jersey.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into another verbal battle Thursday night, but this time with a constituent instead of a reporter.In a …

Chris Christie’s Advice for Romney: Let Them See Who You Really Are

Chris Christie’s Advice for Romney: Let Them See Who You Really Are

ABC News(TRENTON, N.J.) — No one would accuse Chris Christie of not telling it like it is, and now the New Jersey governor is telling Mitt Romney that he, too, should be more open.Admitting they are “stylistically” opposite, Christie told …

Chris Christie on His Weight: ‘If It Were Easy, I’d Already Have It Fixed’

Chris Christie on His Weight: ‘If It Were Easy, I’d Already Have It Fixed’

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened up about his weight problem in an interview with ABC News and stressed he is “trying” to lose weight, a battle he’s waged for 30 years.&nb…

Chris Christie Calls Reporter ‘Idiot,’ ‘Stupid’ at Press Conference

Chris Christie Calls Reporter ‘Idiot,’ ‘Stupid’ at Press Conference

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, known for his tough talking style, snapped at a reporter over the weekend because he asked a question unrelated to the nature of the press conference.Reporters were told to keep …

It’s Official: No Stowaways on Cargo Ship in NJ

It’s Official: No Stowaways on Cargo Ship in NJ

ABC News(NEWARK, N.J.) — One hundred and sixty-three cargo containers later, a search for stowaways aboard a freighter docked in Port Newark, N.J., has ended with no sign of a single stowaway.On Wednesday morning, port officials thought they heard fai…

Romney Hasn’t Asked Christie to Join Ticket…Yet

Romney Hasn’t Asked Christie to Join Ticket…Yet

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MAHWAH, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Mitt Romney didn’t offer him the number two spot at a fundraiser they appeared at together on Tuesday.At a town hall in Mahwah, N.J. Wednesday he said to laughs, &l…

No Stowaways Found in Suspect Containers on Cargo Ship

No Stowaways Found in Suspect Containers on Cargo Ship

ABC News(NEWARK, N.J.) — More than nine hours after New Jersey port officials thought they heard faint “knocking” coming from a container on a cargo ship that had been at sea for weeks, no stowaways have been found, officials at the port said. Authori…

Group Flies Nazi Symbol over Jersey Shore

Group Flies Nazi Symbol over Jersey Shore

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New Jersey beachgoers used to seeing planes flying over the ocean with advertisements for bars and tattoo parlors did a double take last Saturday when they saw an aircraft pulling a giant swastika banner.However, it …

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