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United Way celebrates women who give

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Attorney Ellen Bailey remembers years ago buying diapers to help a friend with a new baby. She didn’t think much of the assistance at the time but came to understand the impact it had on the friend.

Pennsylvania police officer shot multiple times near Philadelphia

FOLCROFT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are hunting for a suspect after a police officer was shot near Philadelphia.

WATCH: Asbury Park eatery has ducklings jumping off its roof

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — One New Jersey restaurant has duck on its menu and ducklings jumping off its roof.

Teen indicted in 2014 Winslow crash that killed toddler, left 7 hurt

CAMDEN (AP) — A Pennsylvania teen accused of causing a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed a toddler last summer has been indicted.

2 New Jersey residents charged with racking up $30,000 in unpaid tolls

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've nabbed two New Jersey residents who have racked up about $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined.

State says former Atlantic City school supervisors can't keep higher salary

Two Atlantic City school district supervisors, who were bumped back to teaching level positions during last year’s layoffs, cannot keep their supervisory level pay, the state Education Commissioner has ruled.

Stockton's bond rating drops, but could get more state aid

Stockton University would get an extra $4 million in state aid for 2016-17 under the budget proposed by the state Legislature Thursday.

Judge drops swastika charges if New Jersey student enlists in Marines

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey is dropping charges against a former student accused of drawing swastikas if the man can prove he's enlisted in the Marine Corps.

New Jersey teachers accused of making racial remarks return to work

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey teachers who allegedly called students "Negroes" have returned to work.

New Jersey Democrats set to unveil 2017 spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats who control New Jersey's Legislature are set to offer their own version of the 2017 budget as a counter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's nearly $35 billion spending plan.

Man charged in fatal bat beating of grandparents indicted

BRANCHBURG (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of fatally beating his grandparents with an aluminum baseball bat inside the home where they all lived has been indicted on two murder counts.

Have you seen New Jersey's bipedal bear?

OAK RIDGE, N.J. — A black bear that walks upright on its two hind legs and has become a social media darling has emerged months after its last sighting.

Cache of weapons found in van at Holland Tunnel

Police say a cache of weapons has been found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to New York City.

Christie proposes equal school aid for every student

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday declared the current school funding formula a failure and proposed a dramatic change that would provide the same amount of state aid to every student in the state, regardless of where they live.

A.C. conference welcomes black businesswomen, professional women

ATLANTIC CITY — The Mid-Atlantic District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will convene for its 51st Conference this week at the Claridge Hotel.

Uber OK with New Jersey attorney general deciding on background checks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber supports letting New Jersey's attorney general decide what type of background checks its drivers should use rather than lawmakers, but says it still plans to leave the state if fingerprinting is required.

New Jersey introduces 23-cent gas tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that raises a wholesale fuel tax by 23 cents while cutting the estate tax, retirement income taxes and increasing a credit for lower-income families has formally been introduced.

Vigil on Atlantic City beach remembers Orlando victims

ATLANTIC CITY — Marie Lopez didn’t worry too much about the world she was bringing her children into more than 30 years ago.

Absegami students first to see drug-crisis film

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Absegami became the first school in the state April 29 to view "Chasing the Dragon," an FBI-developed documentary focusing on the growing heroin and prescription drug problem.

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