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A standoff at 120 Evergreen Road in New Egypt ended after several hours Tuesday afternoon, authorities say (courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
A standoff at 120 Evergreen Road in New Egypt ended after several hours Tuesday afternoon, authorities say (courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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New Egypt man stabbed wife to death, threatened to shoot cops, authorities say

The standoff that brought a mass of police to New Egypt Tuesday has ended, with one person in custody and his wife dead of stab wounds, authorities say.

Arthur Haskoor, 50, is accused of killing his wife of 20 years and threatening to kill police, accordi

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A truck passes by the Exxon Mobil refinery.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A truck passes by the Exxon Mobil refinery. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Judge approves ExxonMobil settlement; quick appeal promised

For more than a decade, New Jersey sought $8.9 billion in contamination lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. but settled for $225 million in March. Tuesday, a New Jersey judge approved the settlement, but an influential Democratic lawmaker who has spearheaded critics blasting the deal said the legal fight was not over.

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Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union picket outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City in March
Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union picket outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City in March (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Union: ‘Last chance’ for Icahn to avoid strike at casino

ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union says it is giving billionaire Carl Icahn "one last chance" to avoid a strike at the Taj Mahal casino by reinstating employee health and pension benefits.

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Court still won’t let NJ have sports betting, but appeal possible

The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey's latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casinos and racetracks.

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Gov. Christie at a press conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick to urge Sen. Cory Booker to vote against President Obama's Iran deal
Gov. Christie at a press conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick to urge Sen. Cory Booker to vote against President Obama's Iran deal (Lakewood Scoop)
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Christie urges Booker, Congress to oppose Iran deal

The Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal and Congress should vote to block it, including an undecided U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday as he stood alongside Jewish leaders.

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Male barricaded, woman reportedly dead in New Egypt

A New Egypt residence has been secured but a standoff with a barricade male continued Tuesday afternoon, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

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(L-R) Manoj Patharkar and Mohammed Shamshair
(L-R) Manoj Patharkar and Mohammed Shamshair (Office of the NJ Attorney General)
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Indictment: Doctor used phantom workers to launder earnings

TRENTON (AP) — State authorities say a New Jersey doctor took part in a scheme that used more than two dozen "phantom employees" to help him launder $3.6 million in earnings and avoid paying taxes.

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Judge approves Gov. Christie’s $225M settlement with Exxon

A New Jersey judge approved a $225 million deal Tuesday between Gov. Chris Christie's administration and ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites and nearly 2,000 retail gas stations.

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Chief: Officers who fatally shot Brick man are good cops

The two officers who fatally shot a man in Brick Township Sunday are good cops with no history of disciplinary problems, Chief Nils R. Bergquist told New Jersey 101.5 Tuesday.

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How long would it take to actually run ‘Born to Run?’ (Map)

For the 40th anniversary of Born to Run, we mapped out all the New Jersey references we could find in "Born to Run" and plotted out a course. For science.

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