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LIVE VIDEO: The Funeral of Whitney Houston

LIVE VIDEO: The Funeral of Whitney Houston

Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage(NEWARK, N.J.) — Whitney Houston will be remembered Saturday with a funeral at Newark, N.J.’s New Hope Baptist Church, a week after the 48-year-old pop music icon was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel ro…

N.J. Gov. Chis Christie Vetoes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

N.J. Gov. Chis Christie Vetoes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept his promise Friday.  The Republican governor vetoed the state’s gay marriage bill.New Jersey lawmakers sent the bill to Christie earlier Friday, after it passed i…

Whitney Houston’s Funeral: Stars Expected to Attend, Speak

Whitney Houston’s Funeral: Stars Expected to Attend, Speak

Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImageUPDATE: Whitney Houston will be buried Sunday in Westfield, N.J.’s Fairview Cemetery, a law enforcement source told ABC News on Friday. She will be laid to rest next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. He…

New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will legalize same-sex marriage in the state.Governor Chris Christie has promised to veto the bill, which passed in the Democratic-controlled sta…

Contrary to Reports, Whitney Houston’s Funeral to Take Place Saturday

Contrary to Reports, Whitney Houston’s Funeral to Take Place Saturday

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Whitney Houston will be laid to rest at a private funeral in New Jersey on Saturday, not at the Prudential Center arena, as had been previously speculated.”Whitney Houston’s funeral will be held at noon on Saturday at…

Whitney Houston’s Body Believed to Be Headed Home to New Jersey

Whitney Houston’s Body Believed to Be Headed Home to New Jersey

Sandra Rose/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The body of pop star Whitney Houston is believed to be heading to New Jersey on a private jet Monday night, ABC News has learned.Houston’s body was released by the Los Angeles coroner earlier Monday after the compl…

Coach Receives Miracle Organ Transplant

Coach Receives Miracle Organ Transplant

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Since he was diagnosed with cirrhosis five years ago, Ed Mooney knew that if he didn’t get a liver transplant soon he’d be in serious danger. “I probably had a million people ahead of me. My siste…

Caught on Tape: NJ Police Officers Pull Man from Burning Car

Caught on Tape: NJ Police Officers Pull Man from Burning Car

Thinkstock/Getty Images(BARNEGAT, N.J.) — Two New Jersey police officers pulled a man from his burning car in a dramatic rescue that was caught on tape by a dashboard camera in the officers’ cruiser.Barnegat, N.J., police officers Lauren Keilitz…

NJ City Denies Film Permit for ‘Jersey Shore’ Spin-Off

NJ City Denies Film Permit for ‘Jersey Shore’ Spin-Off

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Hoboken, N.J., has denied a request by 495 Productions to shoot a Jersey Shore spin-off, starring Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley, in the city for MTV.In a memo posted on the official Hoboke…

Baby Born on New Jersey PATH Train

Baby Born on New Jersey PATH Train

F1online/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — A woman received quite the morning commuter surprise when she went into labor and gave birth on the New Jersey PATH train Monday morning.The baby was born at 9:49 a.m. between the Journal Square Station sto…

500 Parking Meters Stolen: NJ Cops Hunt for Thief

500 Parking Meters Stolen: NJ Cops Hunt for Thief

Eric O’Connell/Getty Images(TOMS RIVER, N.J.) — Investigators are trying to figure out who stole more than 500 parking meters from storage in Toms River, N.J., the township’s police chief said.The meters, valued at more than $75,000, were discov…

New Jersey Teen Uses CPR to Revive Elderly Man

New Jersey Teen Uses CPR to Revive Elderly Man

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DENVILLE, N.J.) — A 16-year-old New Jersey girl received a very grown-up honor this week for reviving an elderly man who suffered a heart attack in a bowling alley.Christa Fairclough of Denville sprang into action on Dec. 9 when s…

Seven State School Systems to Get Share of $200 Million Jackpot

Seven State School Systems to Get Share of $200 Million Jackpot

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Christmas will arrive two days early for school systems in seven states.The Education Department announced Friday it will divide a $200 million jackpot among the following states in the latest round of the &ldqu…

NJ Cops Probe Suspected Sleepwalk Drowning Death

NJ Cops Probe Suspected Sleepwalk Drowning Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(OAKLYN, N.J.) — Police in south New Jersey believe a local woman might have drowned due to a sleepwalking incident.The body of 55-year-old Oaklyn resident Charlene Ferraro was found in the Newton Lake Monday morning and authorities…

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