NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey mother of six and her boyfriend were charged with chaining her 10-year-old son to a radiator for two weeks, police said on Tuesday.
“This level of depravity inflicted upon a child is chilling,” Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a statement. “We’re just thankful that the child had the opportunity to escape and report what was going on.”
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars was named on Sunday as the headliner for the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl.
Mars and his band, The Hooligans, were introduced before hundreds of screaming fans at the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, which was held live from Times Square in New York City to kick off the first full weekend of professional football.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey man has come forward as the third and final winner of the $448 million Powerball jackpot after buying the winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket, New Jersey lottery officials said.
Mario Scarnici of Monmouth Junction claimed his share of the prize, which amounts to $86 million before taxes. Two of the three winning tickets in the August 7 drawing were sold in the state, according to a New Jersey Lottery statement released on Friday.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed legislation that would have banned .50-caliber rifles from the state, infuriating gun control activists who said that he was bowing to political pressure from the right.
The move comes a week after Christie signed into law 10 less controversial gun violence bills that were backed by gun control advocates, including bans on the sale of firearms to people on federal terrorism watch lists and increased penalties for firearms use.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A pair of private equity executives who own a majority of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team on Thursday reached a deal to acquire the New Jersey Devils hockey team and its arena.
Joshua Harris and David Blitzer bought the team from former owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek, the pair said in a statement. They did not immediately disclose the purchase price, though The Record newspaper of New Jersey valued the deal at $320 million.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – The New Jersey Devils hockey team was expected to announce on Thursday that Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris has agreed to purchase a controlling interest in the franchise and its arena, pending league approval, media reports said on Wednesday.
The Devils announced late Wednesday that the team would hold a major news conference at 11 a.m. eastern time on Thursday. Sources told Reuters that there have been negotiations to sell the team in recent weeks.
, Aug 14 (Reuters) – “Real Housewives of New
Jersey” stars Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe “Joe”
Giudice entered pleas of not guilty on Wednesday in a federal
fraud case that could land them in prison for decades and see
him deported to his native Italy.
The couple is accused of submitting fraudulent applications
to obtain mortgages and other loans, concealing income from the
reality show and failing to pay taxes.
NEWARK, New Jersey/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Russian man accused of being part of the largest cybercrime ring ever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that could send him to prison for decades.
Dmitriy Smilianets, 29, of Moscow, entered the plea during an afternoon hearing in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A third white supremacist was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Friday for a 2011 attack on two New Jersey men of Egyptian descent.
Christopher Ising, 31, a member of the largest skinhead group in New Jersey, the Atlantic City Skins, pleaded guilty in February to committing a hate-crime assault and conspiracy to do so.
NEWARK (Reuters) – A New Jersey woman has been charged with submitting fraudulent injury claims to a charity set up to aid victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, prosecutors said on Friday.
Union County prosecutors said Iris Gamble, 44, of Linden, N.J., submitted a false claim with the One Fund Boston, which was established after the April 15 bombing attack that killed three and injured about 264 people, mainly spectators crowded at the finish line.