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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 Amgad Hessein's license has been revoked while he awaits trial on charges he submitted more than $1.5 million in fake Medicare and private health…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…

3 officers to be remembered at law enforcement memorial

The New Jersey Police Chiefs Foundation is remembering three law enforcement officers who died over the past year. Officers will gather next Tuesday in Ocean Grove's Great Auditorium for the group's 32nd annual memorial service. State Trooper Eli McCarson hit a utility pole in Salem County in December. Trooper Anthony Raspa was killed in May…

New NJ Transit director decides not to take job

New Jersey Transit's next director has decided he doesn't want the job. The Wall Street Journal reports Thursday that former Amtrak executive William Crosbie changed his mind because of concerns over relocating his family from Virginia. Acting Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer said in a statement the decision came as a surprise because of the level…

Man accused of brutal beating caught on camera goes on trial

A Newark man accused of brutally attacking a woman as she watched cartoons with her 3-year-old daughter in an attack caught on camera has gone on trial. Opening statements in the case against Shawn Custis were heard Tuesday. Custis' attorney says his client is not the man caught on a so-called "nanny cam" that was…

Philadelphia nun convicted of drunken driving charg

A Philadelphia nun has been convicted of drunken driving charges after a judge ruled against her argument that she had a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building. Sister Kimberly Miller was convicted Wednesday by Washington Township Municipal Court Judge Martin Whitcraft. Her license was suspended for 90 days and…

Christie reaches compromise on food stamp waiver requirement

Governor Chris Christie says he has reached a compromise over work requirements for food aid. The Republican conditionally vetoed a bill Monday that would have required the state to apply for a waiver to requirements for so-called able-bodied adults without dependents for what were once known as food stamps. He says he reached an agreement…

Appeals court upholds Plainfield cop's conviction

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Plainfield police sergeant who was found guilty of falsely accusing a woman of crimes and threatening her with jail unless she performed a sexual act. Samuel Woody claimed the prosecutor's closing argument denied him a fair trial and he should have faced lesser charges. Woody…