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Marijuana advocate says prosecutors exaggerated

A New Jersey marijuana advocate has vowed to beat new marijuana charges and says that prosecutors "exaggerated big time." Ed Forchion told The Trentonian that his arrest Wednesday has given him a platform to continue with his goal of legalizing marijuana. Forchion, known as NJ Weedman, was arrested Wednesday along with 10 other people after…

Amazon to add 2 fulfillment centers in New Jersey

Amazon is expanding its presence in New Jersey, announcing plans to build two more fulfillment centers that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state. The online retail giant already operates three fulfillment centers in New Jersey with more than 5,000 workers. Amazon said Wednesday it will open a second fulfillment center in Carteret,…

Jury to hear cop's racial comments in nanny-cam attack case

Jurors deciding the fate of a man prosecutors say attacked a woman in her New Jersey home will see a video where a white investigator describes the black suspect using racial slurs. Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler granted a request Wednesday from Shawn Custis' attorney to show those parts of the video. The case against…

New Jersey doctor facing fraud charges loses his license

A New Jersey doctor accused of giving unnecessary steroid injections and creating fake patient records has been stripped of his license. The state board of medical examiners announced Thursday that Dr. Amgad Hessein's license has been revoked while he awaits trial on charges he submitted more than $1.5 million in fake Medicare and private health…

Poll: 60 percent in New Jersey view Trump unfavorably

A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll find more than 60 percent of New Jersey voters view Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unfavorably. That's compared to 30 percent who say they have a favorable impression of him. New Jersey's primary is in June. The poll was released Monday. It surveyed more than 700 registered voters. Sixty-two percent have…