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Christie Allies Appeal Bridgegate Convictions

Two former members of the Christie administration are appealing their convictions in the Bridgegate scandal.  Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were sentenced last month for their roles in the 2013 lane shutdowns at the George Washington Bridge that gridlocked traffic in Fort Lee.  Both filed notices of appeal on Monday in Newark.  Baroni is…

Old Bridge Woman Arrested For Unpaid Tolls

A Middlesex County woman is under arrest for evading more than 17-thousand dollars in tolls.  Tara Paczkowski was taken into custody yesterday morning, after Port Authority police spotted her going through an E-ZPass lane near the Lincoln Tunnel without paying.  Officers then discovered that was far from the only toll the 33-year-old Old Bridge resident…

Christie and Cuomo Want Independent Amtrak Investigation

Governor  Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are calling for an independent review of Penn Station's infrastructure, concerned that it is a hazard.  In a joint letter, the governors asked Amtrak to allow their states to independently investigate the safety of the tracks in and around Penn Station.  They also want to know…

Parsippany Teacher Gets Prison Time For Sexting Student

A former Morris County teacher will spend time in prison for sexting a student.  A judge yesterday sentenced 35-year-old Jenna Leahey to five years in prison for sending thousands of sexual related messages to a 16-year-old junior when she was teaching English at Parsippany Hills High School in 2013.  The Boonton resident pled guilty to…

Father Leaves Sleeping Child In Car During Robbery

A Jersey City man is facing charges after allegedly leaving his six-year-old son asleep in the car while he committed a robbery.  Police say the robbery happened at the Marion Gardens Housing Complex Friday night as the temperature dipped to 39 degrees.  The 28-year-old father allegedly left his son in the car while he robbed…

Menendez Sounding Alarm Over Potential Russian Takeover Of U.S. Energy

Senator Bob Menendez is sounding an alarm over the potential Russian takeover of our nation's energy infrastructure.  New Jersey's senior senator says a facility in Linden is among dozens of American oil terminals, pipelines and refineries that could fall under Vladimir Putin's control.  Menendez says that could have a dire impact on refinery production and…

"Sick Of Fancy White People" Attacker Arrested

Newark police are considering hate crime charges for a woman arrested in a vicious hammer attack. Angela Jones was arrested Wednesday for reportedly attacking a man with a hammer at a Virginia gas station.  She allegedly yelled racial slurs at the man as he fueled his Porsche that was hauling his boat saying she was…

Accused Chelsea Bomber Wants Trial Moved To Vermont

The New Jersey man charged with setting off homemade bombs in New York City and the Jersey Shore wants his trial moved to Vermont.  Accused Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi, who's from Elizabeth, doesn't think he can get a fair trial in New York.  His court papers claim the extensive media coverage surrounding last September's bomb…