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NJ judges say 160 years in prison too harsh for raping 4-year-old
A convicted child rapist who was sentenced to 160 years in prison was partially granted an appeal after a panel of judges agreed that his punishment was excessive.
Child ran away to escape NJ woman’s abuse, cops say
A Hackensack woman faces child endangerment charges.
Days after arrest, owners kick down boarded-up entrance to reopen gym
It was leg day at Atilis Gym.
NJ trooper shoots dog after rescue called off: Advocates seek cruelty charges
A state trooper and an animal control officer are under fire after a day-long rescue attempt ended in the shooting of a dog.
Murphy extends pandemic health emergency for 6th month
Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday extended the pandemic public health emergency for the fifth time.
Murphy gets some boos throwing first pitch for Cranford-Jackson game
Gov. Phil Murphy received a smattering of applause and some boos Friday evening when he threw out the first pitch at the Last Dance World Series game.
NJ reports no COVID-19 hospital deaths for first time in 4 months
That's the good news. But recent stats also point to more trouble ahead.
NJ judge releases babysitter charged with raping 8-year-old
A man accused of raping an 8-year-old girl he was supposed to be watching won't have to sit in a jail cell before his trial.
Federal judge sides with NJ on police-immigration rules
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging state rules aimed at preventing local police and country jails from becoming de facto immigration enforcement officers
Suburban party outbreaks set NJ recovery back a month, Murphy says
The progress New Jersey has seen in the past three months in "flattening the curve" of the coronavirus may slowly be unraveling.