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Northeast ocean plan headed for final hearings in RI, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A plan to improve management facets of the ocean and coasts of the northeastern U.S. states is headed for its final public hearings in Rhode Island and Maine.

Omar Uresti opens 2-shot lead in PGA Professional

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Former PGA Tour player Omar Uresti shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday at Turning Stone to increase his lead to two strokes in the PGA Professional Championship.

Security increased at NY, NJ airports after Istanbul attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Additional police officers are being deployed to airports in New York City and New Jersey after an attack at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

Newark man gets 47-year sentence for 10-day carjacking spree

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man involved in three armed carjackings and an attempted carjacking that occurred over a 10-day period has been sentenced to 47 years in prison.

'Little guy' contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The contractor who provided the onion domes for the Taj Mahal casino had to eat $2 million in losses. The contractor who supplied the Carrara marble from Italy ended up filing for personal bankruptcy. The contractor who put in the bathroom partitions had to lay off his brother.

Founder of Bayada Home Health Care plans to donate company

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The founder of the nation's 10th largest home health agency says he won't be selling the Moorestown-based company and will instead donate it to a charitable foundation.

Walton foundation launches $250M charter school initiative

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.

Mom of young boy fatally shot by brother pleads not guilty

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 4-year-old brother has pleaded not guilty to weapons and child endangerment charges.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Midday Pick 4' game

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the New Jersey Lottery's "Midday Pick 4" game were:

Man gets 30-year prison sentence for fatally shooting father

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who fatally shot his father inside their family's home has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison.

Feds: Not our fault Christie bridge case texts are missing

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case say in a court filing they shouldn't be penalized for not finding text messages between Gov. Chris Christie and an aide.

Christie praises raising gas tax, lowering sales tax

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is praising a middle-of-the-night deal to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax while gradually lowering its sales tax.

Commissioner gets $20K in health benefits for 5 hours a week

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Raritan Township's committee has told the township municipal utilities authority to stop offering health benefits to a commissioner who works 5 hours a week.

Man shot by police after slew of crimes gets 17-year term

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after he admitted to carjacking and a slew of other crimes that ended when a police officer shot him.

Man gets 3 year term in 2012 crash that killed 16-year-old

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted under a plea deal that he was driving more than three times the speed limit when he crashed into another car, killing a 16-year-old passenger.

Police officer, sister indicted on insurance fraud charges

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suspended police officer and his sister have been indicted in connection with an insurance fraud scheme.

Assembly passes measure requiring pension payments quarterly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has approved a measure to let voters weigh in on whether New Jersey's constitution should be changed to mandate how the state makes public pension contributions.

Lawmakers pass bill to increase sales of smart guns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers sent Republican Gov. Chris Christie legislation to increase the sales of so-called smart guns, which can only be fired by authorized users.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Midday Pick 4' game

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the New Jersey Lottery's "Midday Pick 4" game were:

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