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NJ Mayor Cory Booker Shows Up at Accident Scene… Again

NJ Mayor Cory Booker Shows Up at Accident Scene… Again

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Mayor Cory Booker has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.The mayor of Newark, N.J., who some have called a superhero, helped out at the scene of an accident on Friday, just two months after he…

NJ Woman Sues Matchmaking Service After Date of ‘Horror’

NJ Woman Sues Matchmaking Service After Date of ‘Horror’

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jeanne McCarthy, 65, thought she would meet a “quality” man when she paid $7,000 for a professional matchmaking service.  Instead, she said she got one date with a man with three drunk driving convicti…

NJ Cop in Custody After 10-Hour Standoff with Police

NJ Cop in Custody After 10-Hour Standoff with Police

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — An off-duty New Jersey police officer who engaged in a firefight with police was taken into custody Sunday night after a 10-hour standoff.Richard Klementovich, 42, surrendered outside of a home in Bucks County, Pa.,…

Gov. Chris Christie’s Favorability in New Jersey Is on the Rise

Gov. Chris Christie’s Favorability in New Jersey Is on the Rise

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose name is mentioned most often these days as a potential VP candidate on the Republican ticket, is gaining in popularity in his home state. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tu…

Was Yacht Explosion Off NJ Coast an Elaborate Hoax?

Was Yacht Explosion Off NJ Coast an Elaborate Hoax?

ABC News(SANDY HOOK, N.J.) — After several hours of intense searching, authorities were unable to turn up any sign of an incident or survivors from a reported yacht explosion in the Atlantic Ocean off Sandy Hook, N.J., which led investigators to belie…

Mystery at Sea: Yacht Explosion Report May Be Hoax

Mystery at Sea: Yacht Explosion Report May Be Hoax

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANDY HOOK, N.J.) — The Coast Guard responded to a reported yacht explosion in the Atlantic Ocean about 17.5 miles east of Sandy Hook, N.J. where at least nine passengers were reportedly injured Monday, but officials are conside…

Lauryn Hill Says She Didn’t Pay Taxes Because She Went ‘Underground’

Lauryn Hill Says She Didn’t Pay Taxes Because She Went ‘Underground’

David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill says she didn’t cheat on her taxes; she went “underground.” A day after federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Hill, 37, with three counts of “knowingly an…

Christie Rails Against Obama at CPAC in Chicago

Christie Rails Against Obama at CPAC in Chicago

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted President Barack Obama today, calling his comments at the White House Friday “the core difference between who we are and what he represents for America.”&…

Bill Pascrell Defeats Steve Rothman in Dem vs. Dem NJ Primary

Bill Pascrell Defeats Steve Rothman in Dem vs. Dem NJ Primary

Pascrell [dot] House [dot] gov(TRENTON, N.J.) — In a struggle between two New Jersey Democrats,  Rep. Bill Pascrell has survived.Pascrell defeated Rep. Steve Rothman Tuesday night after the two spent millions vying for a win in the newly drawn 9t…

N.J., Other States Turn Focus to Pets in Fight Against Distracted Driving

N.J., Other States Turn Focus to Pets in Fight Against Distracted Driving

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — First, it was pedestrians distracted by their cellphones and other gadgets. Now, New Jersey is taking a hard look at drivers who travel with their pets unrestrained.Under a new law, police and officers with the state…

Five Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

Five Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Voting Contests

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Voters will head to the polls in six states on Tuesday, but one state — Wisconsin — reigns supreme in garnering national attention.  The Badger State holds its highly anticipated recall election in which …

Judge Rules Woman Not Liable for Sending Boyfriend a Text While Driving

Judge Rules Woman Not Liable for Sending Boyfriend a Text While Driving

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(MORRISTOWN, N.J.) — A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that a woman who sent a text message to her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for the motor vehicle accident he subsequently caused. The deci…

Judge Clears Texting Woman From Boyfriend’s Texting-and-Driving Lawsuit

Judge Clears Texting Woman From Boyfriend’s Texting-and-Driving Lawsuit

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.) — A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a woman who sent a text message to her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for the motor vehicle accident he subsequently caused.Th…

Judge Clears Woman from Boyfriend’s Texting-and-Driving Lawsuit

Judge Clears Woman from Boyfriend’s Texting-and-Driving Lawsuit

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.) — A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a woman who sent a text message to her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for the motor vehicle accident he subsequently caused.Th…

Third Party Group Launches Ads on Behalf of Chris Christie

Third Party Group Launches Ads on Behalf of Chris Christie

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ads that tout New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s education record and bipartisanship are set to run in his home state’s markets as part of a $1.6 million television ad campaign by an outside group, The …

Christie: No More VP Questions

Christie: No More VP Questions

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is letting everyone know he’s tired of getting questions about whether he’ll be on Mitt Romney’s ticket this fall.One of the reasons Christie is so wi…

Texting While Jaywalking? New Jersey Town Issues Tickets

Texting While Jaywalking? New Jersey Town Issues Tickets

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(FORT LEE, N.J.) — If you’re caught texting while crossing the street in Fort Lee, N.J., you’d better be ready to cough up $85 for a ticket.Police Chief Thomas Ripoli said that jaywalking had become a dangerous …

Texting While Walking Banned in New Jersey Town

Texting While Walking Banned in New Jersey Town

ABC News(FORT LEE, N.J.) — Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking.“It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren’t watching where …

Popular NJ Radio Host, Veteran’s Advocate Shot to Death

Popular NJ Radio Host, Veteran’s Advocate Shot to Death

(LINWOOD, N.J.) — A popular radio personality and veterans’ affairs advocate was found shot to death in her  New Jersey home, shocking neighbors and friends who say they can’t think of any reason somebody could want to kill her. …

NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Reportedly Banned from Salons

NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Reportedly Banned from Salons

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NUTLEY, N.J.) — The New Jersey woman charged with allowing her then-5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth may have to travel a little further if she wants to maintain her own infamously copper complexion.At least four tanning s…

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