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Gov. Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Peaks in NJ

Gov. Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Peaks in NJ

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be at the top of the veepstakes lists, but his approval rating has hit a peak in his home state one year before his re-election battle.According to a Fairleigh Dickinson Unive…

NJ Roofer Falls 40 Feet into Acid Tank

NJ Roofer Falls 40 Feet into Acid Tank

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLIFTON, N.J.) — A roof contractor took a dangerous tumble when he fell 40 feet into a vat of acid in Clifton, N.J., on Monday.According to Clifton Fire Chief Vincent Colavitti, 44-year-old Martin Davis was working on the roof o…

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ‘Not Looking to be Loved’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ‘Not Looking to be Loved’

(WASHINGTON) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says his record in the Garden State is evidence that divided government doesn’t have to mean gridlock, when leaders make the right “tough choices.”At a biannual dinner of Washing…

Bobby Jindal Tries to Bridge the Political Spectrum on New Jersey Trip

Bobby Jindal Tries to Bridge the Political Spectrum on New Jersey Trip

gov [dot] louisiana [dot] gov(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — Addressing an audience of school choice proponents Thursday night, Republican Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal assured them they had “the truth and the American people on [their] side” and …

‘Tanning Mom’: Does New Jersey Woman Suffer From ‘Tanorexia’?

‘Tanning Mom’: Does New Jersey Woman Suffer From ‘Tanorexia’?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NUTLEY, N.J.) — The New Jersey woman who denied charges she allowed her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth has gained national attention for her own increasingly copper complexion, prompting a suggestion that she suffers fro…

Mother Accused of Letting Daughter, 5, Use Tanning Bed

Mother Accused of Letting Daughter, 5, Use Tanning Bed

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NUTLEY, N.J.) — The New Jersey mother accused of allowing her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth has denied the allegations after she was arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment. Although Patricia Krentc…

NJ Hits Up Mass.Woman for 35-Year-Old $73 Debt

NJ Hits Up Mass.Woman for 35-Year-Old $73 Debt

Hemera/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, Mass.) — Back in 1976, when Alice Mainville received an unemployment check from the state of New Jersey, she remembers feeling elated.
In 1976, Mainville was 17 and had been working in Paterson, N.J., in a union job at Lazz…

New Jersey Mom Arrested After Taking 5-Year-Old to Tanning Salon

New Jersey Mom Arrested After Taking 5-Year-Old to Tanning Salon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NUTLEY, N.J.) — A New Jersey mother was arrested after her 5-year-old daughter sustained burns from time she spent in a tanning booth.Patricia Krentcil, 44, is out on bail following her arrest on a second-degree child endangerme…

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PLAINSBORO, N.J.) — Chris Christie has said he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but the New Jersey governor said Monday  presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney might be able to convi…

New Jersey State Police Officers Suspended for High-Speed Escort

New Jersey State Police Officers Suspended for High-Speed Escort

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) — The lawyer for a New Jersey state trooper who was suspended for escorting a high-speed caravan of exotic cars to Atlantic City said Tuesday that such escorts “happen all the time.”Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nass…

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — After an early spring, a late season Nor’easter will move up the East Coast Sunday through  Monday bringing torrential rain, strong winds, high waves and snow.Parts of 10 states are under flood watch advisories from Ne…

Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old She’s ‘Too Sexy’

Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old She’s ‘Too Sexy’

FIle photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A substitute teacher in New Jersey has been suspended after being accused of telling a seven-year-old girl that she was “too sexy” to take gym.Marco Inskip, a substitute physical education te…

School District Pays Out $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

School District Pays Out $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

Comstock/Thinkstock(RAMSEY, N.J.) — Sawyer Rosenstein’s life changed on May 16, 2006, when he was a 12-year-old student at Eric Smith Middle School in Ramsey, N.J. That day, another student punched him in the abdomen, sending a blood clot to his…

Murder Suicide Mystery Spans 475 Miles

Murder Suicide Mystery Spans 475 Miles

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VOORHEES, N.J.) — Police in two states are investigating whether the murder of a 35-year-old woman in North Carolina is connected to the murder-suicide Thursday of two physicians in New Jersey.Police in Vorhees, N.J., are probin…

NJ Man Arrested After Daughter’s Remains Found Under Home

NJ Man Arrested After Daughter’s Remains Found Under Home

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(KEANSBURG, N.J.) — A New Jersey man is behind bars after a cleaning crew’s discovery of his daughter’s remains in a crawl space under his former home.Dennis L. Adler, 57, was arrested and charged with second-degree disturbing of …

American Express Pulls Gift Cards from NJ over Expiration Law

American Express Pulls Gift Cards from NJ over Expiration Law

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Express is no longer selling gift cards in New Jersey because a unique law allows the state to claim the money from unspent gift cards after two years.  There are similar laws elsewhere, but only …

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Calls Questioner ‘Idiot’

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Calls Questioner ‘Idiot’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has never been shy about getting into verbal tangles at townhall events, called a law student he argued with Friday an “idiot.”William Brown, a second-…

NJ CVS Accidentally Gives Children Cancer Medication

NJ CVS Accidentally Gives Children Cancer Medication

Comstock/Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHATHAM, N.J.) — A pharmacy mix up caused several New Jersey residents to mistakenly give their children breast cancer medication, according to published reports.Children from as many as 50 northern New Jersey familie…

Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

ABC News(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers students testified Tuesday that Dharun Ravi urged other students to spy on his roommate’s gay date, while defense lawyers suggested a key witness agreed to testify against Ravi in exchange for having criminal ch…

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

Hemera/Thinkstock(WYOMING, Mich.) — A Michigan man whose son died in Iraq burned the state flag of New Jersey after the Garden State flew its flags at half-staff in memory of Whitney Houston last week.”They’re watering down the term of what a true her…

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