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Teens' Street Fight Ends in ... a Viral Handshake

Ibn Ali Miller is sad more people don't step in like he did in scuffle between boys

(Newser) - Ibn Ali Miller is distressed. Not because he was able to talk down two teens who were involved in an Atlantic City street fight, nor because the Facebook video of him doing so has now gone viral—and definitely not because LeBron James acknowledged him on Twitter for what people... More »

Judge Denies Fart Lawsuit Supplied by Pork Roll Employee

Lawsuit claimed employee was fired for farting too much

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed by a woman in defense of her farting husband was full of beans, according to a judge, who tossed the suit earlier this year. Louann Clem filed the lawsuit after her husband was fired from the Case Pork Roll Co. in New Jersey, allegedly for farting too... More »

Cops: Man With Sweet Tooth Robs Store 3 Times in 4 Days

In one case, Idris Allen returned the same day he'd robbed it, say police

(Newser) - Perhaps no one ever told him it was unwise to return to the scene of the crime. Again and again. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Idris Allen has admitted to robbing the same 7-Eleven store in Newark, NJ, on three occasions over four days in December. Each time, Allen grabbed candy, brandished... More »

Woman Who Refused to Be Force-Fed Dies at 30

Anorexic, bulimic woman won the right to her refusal three months prior

(Newser) - An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request, the AP reports. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record the 30-year-old identified as Ashley G. died Monday at Morristown Medical Center'... More »

Lt. Gov Gets Resignation Letter Inviting Her to Dinner

It's from her husband, who's retiring, thinks she should consider 'more lucrative position'

(Newser) - New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation—from her own husband. Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge, reports the AP , and in order to collect his pension, he is required by law to notify Kim Guadagno in her dual role as secretary... More »

Teen Who Allegedly Killed Childhood Friend Describes Her Final Minutes

Police say Liam McAtasney admitted to strangling Sarah Stern

(Newser) - The New Jersey 19-year-old accused of murdering a childhood friend confessed to planning the robbery that led to Sarah Stern's murder for weeks, police say. Police say Liam McAtasney also admitted, while talking with a friend who secretly recorded the conversation, that he strangled 19-year-old Sarah Stern during the... More »

Oldest Person in US Dies After 114 Years in New Jersey

She never jogged and ate what she liked, son says

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman born the same year as Charles Lindbergh has died after almost seven months as the oldest person in America . Adele Dunlap, who celebrated her 114th birthday in December, died on Sunday, making 113-year-old Delphine Gibson the oldest person in the US, NJ.com reports. According to... More »

NJ Teen Killed by Her Childhood Friends: Cops

Sarah Stern, 19, was strangled, her body dumped in the Shark River, police say

(Newser) - The day after 19-year-old Sarah Stern went missing in December, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the New Jersey shore searching for her. Among them were two childhood friends now charged in her murder, Liam McAtasney and Preston Taylor, both 19. McAtasney was charged with first-degree murder and is accused... More »

Transgender Man Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery

Jionni Conforti says the Catholic hospital cited religion as a reason

(Newser) - A transgender man in New Jersey sued a Roman Catholic hospital Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of his sex transition, the AP reports. Jionni Conforti, 33, had scheduled the surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in... More »

Ship From 'Perfect Storm' Remains Unsinkable

At least until the EPA gives its approval

(Newser) - A quarter of a century later and the ship from the "Perfect Storm" remains unsinkable. The Record reports Delaware officials had planned to sink the 73-year-old Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa last year, adding it to the artificial reef off the coast of Delaware and New Jersey. But the EPA... More »

Missing Woman, Great-Granddaughter Found in Woods

They vanished during Christmas Eve road trip

(Newser) - After days of frantic searching, 71-year-old Barbara Briley and 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley have been found alive. The pair vanished Christmas Eve while on a road trip from New Jersey to North Carolina. A spokesman for the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office in Virginia says a property owner found... More »

Cub Scouts Boot 8-Year-Old Transgender Boy

'How dare they judge me,' says New Jersey's Joe Maldonado

(Newser) - Joe Maldonado was excited about his new Cub Scout pack from the moment he joined it. But the 8-year-old had only been settled into the Secaucus, NJ, group for about a month when his mom received a phone call that stunned his family: He was being kicked out because he... More »

Brawls Shut Down Malls Across US

In multiple incidents, fights led to stampedes

(Newser) - The day the Canadians call Boxing Day was more like Brawling Day in the US, with fights and other disturbances shutting down malls across the country Monday. In several incidents, fights in food courts or other areas of crowded malls led to chaos as rumors spread of shots being fired.... More »

Town Sues DuPont for 'Disaster Worse Than Exxon Valdez'

Carneys Point Township wants $1.1B in remediation trust

(Newser) - The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was one of the greatest environmental disasters in history, per Time , but what DuPont did to a New Jersey town of 8,000 is "worse," according to a lawsuit. Carneys Point Township says DuPont dumped 100 million pounds of toxic waste at... More »

NJ Town Officials Accused of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Justice Department says they rejected mosque for religious reasons

(Newser) - The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge had its mailbox trampled and its name on the box replaced with "ISIS" while seeking permission to build a 4,400-square-foot mosque in Bernards Township, NJ. Then its 70 members feared it was all for naught when, after 39 public hearings, the township'... More »

NJ Trooper Accused of Covering Up Creative Dating Method

Marquice Prather allegedly pulled women over to try to get them to go out with him

(Newser) - Lots of people fall in love at work, but one New Jersey state trooper seemingly took this life goal to the extreme and is now paying the price for it. NJ.com reports that Marquice Prather, 37, was arrested Friday on records tampering charges and suspended without pay after authorities... More »

Trump Inspires Another TV Star to Consider Politics

Joe Piscopo says he's seriously considering run for NJ governor

(Newser) - Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on Saturday Night Live, has gotten an update. It's no longer "New York, New York," but "NJ, NJ," the actor, standup comic, and potential 2017 Republican candidate for governor is now crooning. Piscopo performed... More »

NJ Guy Busted With $20K in Toll Violations

More than 300 of them

(Newser) - Authorities say a New Jersey man was arrested after racking up over 300 toll violations and failing to pay more than $20,000 in tolls and fees. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement that James Clicerio, of Old Bridge, NJ, was arrested on... More »

Woman Shoots, Kills Friend Who Made Surprise Visit to Home

The victim was on the phone with the woman when she shot him

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman shot and killed a friend who showed up at her house for a surprise visit and startled her, authorities said. The AP reports the woman told them she was talking on the phone late Thursday with 50-year-old Kelvin Watford, who said he was returning from a... More »

Sometimes That Stranded Biker on Roadside Is Springsteen

Motorcyclists stop to help a guy out, and it's the Boss

(Newser) - Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey, reports the AP via a Facebook post . A group from the Freehold American... More »

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