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Woman on Oxygen Tank Dies After Utility Cuts Electricity

Great-grandmother Linda Daniels was in hospice care in New Jersey for congestive heart failure

(Newser) - At 10am on Thursday, Linda Daniels' oxygen tank stopped; by 4:30pm, she had drawn her last breath. The reason for the New Jersey great-grandmother's death, per her family: PSE&G turned off her electricity due to an unpaid bill. Per NJ.com , relatives of Daniels, who was in... More »

Car Crash Kills Entire Family —Except One

Mary Rose Trinidad is currently in stable condition

(Newser) - The sole survivor of a horrific Delaware car crash is Mary Rose Trinidad, whose husband and four children all died in the Friday accident, People reports. Trinidad was admitted to hospital with serious injuries and is currently in stable condition and alert. Dead on the scene were Mary's husband,... More »

Jahi McMath's Mom Says It Was All Worth It

She says she gave everything up for daughter

(Newser) - The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death says she does not regret moving from California to New Jersey so her daughter could receive care after being declared dead, the AP reports. Nailah Winkfield told reporters Tuesday that she gave up... More »

Jahi McMath Declared Dead in New Jersey

Family says she died after recent surgery

(Newser) - After more than four years of insisting her daughter was still alive, Jahi McMath's mother is grieving. Nailah Winkfield says Jahi—who was declared brain dead in California after routine tonsil surgery in December 2013, when she was 13—died in New Jersey last week from excessive bleeding and... More »

Charge Laid After Body Found in NFLer's Basement

Janoris Jenkins' brother held in death of music producer 'Trypps Beatz'

(Newser) - A body discovered at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has led to a manslaughter charge for his brother. William Jenkins, released from a New Jersey prison in 2016 after serving time for drug charges, was arrested in New York around 2am Tuesday; he had violated his... More »

Her Principal Gave Her a Poker Chip. Hours Later, She Was Dead

Mallory Grossman's parents sue, say school's failures led to bullied 12-year-old taking her life

(Newser) - "It changes your DNA," Dianne Grossman told reporters Tuesday. The New Jersey mother was speaking on the suicide of her 12-year-old daughter, Mallory, who died last June after what her parents say was a relentless bullying campaign by classmates at Copeland Middle School. Now, per the Star-Ledger , Grossman... More »

NJ Arts Festival Turns Deadly

Trenton shooting ends with 1 suspect dead, 20 people injured

(Newser) - Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival early Sunday in Trenton, NJ, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference Sunday that 16 of the 20 injured were treated... More »

Sign Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Turns Up in France

It may have been on its 3rd ocean crossing

(Newser) - A real estate sign ripped out of a New Jersey yard by Hurricane Sandy in Nov. 2012 was rediscovered almost six years later—and an ocean away. Dianne Turton says one of her Diane Turton Realty signs was found a few weeks ago by somebody in France, more than 3,... More »

Woman Punched by Cops Was on Probation

Wildwood mayor says 'we're not dealing with an angel here'

(Newser) - A Philadelphia woman denies spitting on an officer before she was arrested Saturday and punched in the head at least twice, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "The cops smashed my head into the ground when he tackled me and I spit the sand out of my mouth," Emily Weinman... More »

Video Shows NJ Cop Punch Woman in Head

Police in Wildwood investigating underage drinking arrest of 20-year-old beachgoer

(Newser) - The police department in Wildwood, NJ, is investigating after a viral video showed one of its officers punching a 20-year-old woman in the head at a beach on Saturday afternoon. As NJ.com reports, the officers involved in the arrest of Emily Weinman have been "reassigned to administrative duty... More »

4 Words on NJ School's Prom Tickets Cause Problem

Cherry Hill High School East's principal apologizes for 'inappropriateness' of them

(Newser) - Florida isn't the only state that's home to a problematic prom this year . New Jersey's Cherry Hill High School East is grabbing headlines over prom tickets that featured "inappropriate" wording. The Courier Post reports that tickets for the prom, to be held at the National Constitution... More »

A Brutal Storm, a Toppled Tree, Then: 'My Daughter, My Daughter'

11-year-old among at least 4 dead after extreme tri-state weather

(Newser) - A powerful storm across the tri-state area claimed the lives of at least four people Tuesday, including an 11-year-old girl crushed by a tree as her mom unloaded a vehicle outside their home in Newburgh, NY. The top half of the black SUV was flattened. "The mother was on... More »

No More Ban, but Sports Bettors May Have to Wait to Wager

The Supreme Court has struck down a sports gambling ban, so what's next?

(Newser) - The highest court in the land has struck down a law that banned sports betting in all states except Nevada, but some eager gamblers in New Jersey, the origin of the court battle, may still have to wait to wager. Per the New York Times , that's because even the... More »

10 Most, Least Valuable US States

In the Lower 48, New Jersey ranks No. 1, while Wyoming brings up the bottom

(Newser) - If we had to place a price tag on how much the 1.9 billion acres in the Lower 48 are worth, economist William Larson puts it at $23 trillion. But to determine how individual states fare, 24/7 Wall St. looked more closely at a 2015 paper by Larson that... More »

Port Authority Ethics Chair to Cops: 'Shut the F--- Up'

Caren Turner resigned but says she didn't violate code of ethics

(Newser) - A traffic stop in New Jersey over Easter weekend was pretty routine—a car with tinted front windows, obstructed tags, and expired registration was impounded—until the ethics chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned up. Caren Turner, the mother of one of the car'... More »

Video Surfaces of Angry Prof Telling Student, 'F--- Your Life'

Howard Finkelstein didn't exactly hold back

(Newser) - A professor's profanity-laced outburst has prompted an apology from his school and shed light on his ongoing political feud with a conservative student, the Star-Ledger reports. Howard Finkelstein, who teaches sociology at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, was recently caught on video shouting "f--- your life" at... More »

Price of Chris Christie Portrait Raises Eyebrows

$85K price tag is more than paid by NJ's 3 previous governors combined

(Newser) - Chris Christie has found a new way to ruffle taxpayers' feathers despite having left office earlier this year as the least popular governor in New Jersey history. Christie has commissioned award-winning Australian artist Paul Newton to paint his official portrait at a cost of $85,000, the Bergen Record reports.... More »

Screams, Then Leaps From a Fire-Engulfed Balcony

10 to 15 girls suffer minor injuries at NJ dance studio

(Newser) - A terrifying video shows several girls jumping for their lives from a balcony at a New Jersey dance studio Monday as flames rage only inches away. A business owner and a police officer helped some of the girls down ladders before they fell during the fire that broke out around... More »

Cancer Patient Scores $37M Win in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

NJ couple receives compensatory damages from Johnson & Johnson for cancer tied to asbestos

(Newser) - Stephen Lanzo says he used Johnson & Johnson products for decades, including products with talcum powder (e.g., the company's famous baby powder), and that his aggressive form of lung cancer was brought about by that powder. On Thursday, a jury awarded the New Jersey banker and his wife... More »

Ohio Woman Allegedly Came On to Easter Bunny

54-year-old made lewd comments, was arrested for drunkenness: cops

(Newser) - Beware of furry fanatics if you plan to dress up this Easter. Ohio police say a 54-year-old woman got a hare, er, hair too excited about meeting the Easter Bunny at a Mansfield park on Saturday. While posing for a photograph, Ladonna Hughett made several lewd comments to the costume... More »

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