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Governor Christie ends his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

A spokesperson announced Wednesday that Governor Chris Christie has ended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Christie finished sixth in the New Hampshire primary, and was banking his presidential prospects on a strong finish in the early-voting state, but finished behind most of his Republican rivals in Tuesday's election.  In a post on Facebook the…

Christie going back to NJ to reassess 2016 bid

Governor Chris Christie says he's heading home to New Jersey to "take a deep breath" and take stock of his struggling presidential bid. The New Jersey governor had banked on a strong finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, but he's on track to end up far off the pace despite holding more than 70 town…

Facebook restores page for medical marijuana dispensary

Facebook has restored the business page of one of three New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries it shut down last week for violating the social media company's policy against promoting the sale of drugs. An official with Compassionate Sciences in Bellmawr said Monday that it got its Facebook page back over the weekend after removing photos…

Ex-official sentenced for submitting false water test data

The former operator of the New Brunswick and Milltown public drinking water systems is headed to prison for submitting false water purity testing data to state environmental officials. State authorities say Edward O'Rourke was sentenced Monday. The 60-year-old Brick resident had pleaded guilty last December to corruption of public resources and violations of the safe…

Authorities ID north Jersey officer hit by vehicle

Officials have released the name of a northern New Jersey police officer who was hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle while investigating a complaint. Morris County prosecutors say Dover Officer Timothy Thiel has been upgraded to stable condition. Prosecutors say the incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday, shortly after police responded to a…

Seven people displaced after fire in Central Jersey

Fire officials say seven people have been displaced from their New Jersey home after a fire. Fire Battalion Chief Terrence Mulryne says  firefighters were called to the Trenton home around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say the fire began outside and spread to the rest of the three-story home. Mulryne says heavy flames could be seen throughout…

Tidal flooding along New Jersey shore

A storm moving up the coast is causing tidal flooding in some New Jersey shore towns. High tide arrived Monday morning and police have had to close some streets in Atlantic City, Absecon, Neptune Township and Union Beach. Forecasters have issued a coastal flood warning for the entire New Jersey shore. Widespread moderate coasting flooding…

NJ Dems want $15 an hour minimum wage

Democratic leaders want to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Assembly Leader Vincent Prieto on Thursday will be joined in Trenton by Assemblyman John Wisniewski and state Sen. Ray Lesniak, who plan to sponsor the legislation. The minimum wage in New Jersey is currently $8.38 an hour, or just over $17,400 a…

Motorist dead, 4 students hurt in school bus crash

One person is dead and four children hurt after an SUV and a school bus carrying special needs students collided in southern New Jersey. State police say the SUV driver was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday morning. The students on board the Bridgeton Public Schools bus suffered minor injuries. Video from the scene shows…

Sentencing set for man who admitted to wife's death

Sentencing has been rescheduled for a New Jersey man who pleaded guilty in the death of his wife. Burlington County prosecutors say 29-year-old Kyle Crosby has had his sentencing rescheduled from Thursday to March 10 in Burlington. Prosecutors say the Mount Laurel man pleaded guilty in December to aggravated manslaughter and hindering apprehension in the…