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Man dressed as elf charged with DWI

nj.com — RIVERDALE - A man dressed as one of Santa's little helpers found himself in trouble Friday morning when Riverdale police allegedly discovered him drunkenly passed out in a car. Around 3:30 a.m., Sgt. Pat Harden was dispatched to the parking lot of Target on Route 23 after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle, Lt.

Feds penalize 23 N.J. hospitals for infections, errors

nj.com — High rates of errors and infections will cause 23 hospitals in New Jersey to lose a slice of their Medicare payments from the federal government this year.

Red Light camera supporters release video warning roads will get more dangerous

nj.com — The push to make the state's red light camera program permanent, after it was officially shut down this week, started with the release of a video Thursday warning that driving is about to get more dangerous without them.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @sliebman: Red Light camera supporters release video warning roads will get more dangerous now the cameras are gone. nj-ne.ws/GdLxI

Dec 20, 2014

Red Light camera supporters release video warning roads will get more dangerous now the cameras are gone. nj-ne.ws/GdLxI

Dec 20, 2014

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Eagles' Bradley Fletcher ripped on Wikipedia page for being 'worst football player in the NFL'

nj.com — It was a rough night for Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher both on the field and in the social media world, especially because he struggled in one-on-one coverage against former Philadelphia wideout DeSean Jackson. It got so bad, in fact, that someone did this to his Wikipedia page: People already working on Bradley Fletcher's Wikipedia page lol pic.twitter.com/APxAsXGMOG - Jamie Hogan (@jamiehogan91) December 20, 2014 Ouch.

Capitals vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game

nj.com — LIVE scoring updates in the box score above * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version.
Dec 20, 2014

Devils trail Capitals, 2-0, after two periods. Shots are 17-13 New Jersey. nj.com/devils/index.s…

Dec 20, 2014

Helgeson and Latta fight at 13:10. They went spinning to the ice from momentum, got up and fight was stopped. nj.com/devils/index.s…

Dec 20, 2014

Chimera walked in alone at 11:27 for scoring chance on pass from Ovechkin. nj.com/devils/index.s…

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How long will New England Patriots' Tom Brady keep playing?

nj.com — Back in October, when the Jets were getting ready to face the Patriots in Foxborough, Kevin Duffy, who covers the Pats for MassLive, was gracious enough to do a Q&A with us. And we also did one with him.

Greetings from the press box: Is scoring slump impacting Michael Ryder's overall game?

nj.com — NEWARK - Michael Ryder has gone 20 consecutive games without scoring a goal. That is approaching the 23-game drought he had last season between Jan. 12 and Mar. 18. But the frustration may be affecting other parts of the Devils right winger's game.
Dec 20, 2014

Greetings from the press box: Is scoring slump impacting Michael Ryder's overall game? nj.com/devils/index.s…

N.J. police union blames 'hatred aimed at officers' after 2 NYPD cops killed

nj.com — The head of the state Policemen's Benevolent Association the says unchecked climate of "hatred" against police officers in the past few weeks contributed to the shooting deaths of two New York police officers Saturday. "The attack on these officers is nothing less then an act of domestic terrorism spurred on by so much recent hatred aimed at officers everywhere," Patrick Colligan said in an emailed statement.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @bamaral44: NJ police union: NYPD shooting deaths ‘domestic terror’ nj.com/news/index.ssf…

N.J. lawmakers drafting Uber and ride sharing regulations, as incidents reported nationally

nj.com — As incidents of Uber-related attacks are being reported from Massachusetts to India, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to regulate the relatively-new ride-share companies. But now there is a new urgency. "This is really becoming a huge public safety issue," said Jeff Shanker, of the Limousine Associations of New Jersey, a lobbying group.

Robert Quinn vs. Will Beatty highlight 3 key matchups that could decide Giants-Rams

nj.com — After three straight weeks of playing teams at the bottom of the league standings, the Giants get a slight upgrade in opponents when they visit the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. If there's such thing as being a good bad team, the Rams could carry that label.

Giants job the 'gold standard' of the coaching profession?

nj.com — Whenever the Giants head coaching job does become available, expect a line wrapping around the corner. And expect some of the biggest names in the profession linked to the opening. That's because the Giants coaching job is the "gold standard" of the entire profession, according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer and analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

2 NYPD cops shot; suspect believed dead, reports say

nj.com — Two NYPD officers were shot in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car today, according to multiple reports. The condition of the two officers was not known, and early reports conflicted. The New York Times reported that one of the police officers has died and the other is in critical condition.
Dec 20, 2014

2 NYPD officers shot dead in Brooklyn ambush while sitting in their car. nj-ne.ws/Ge8v2

Jackson loan officer indicted in large-scale mortgage fraud

Dec 20, 2014

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Home for the Holidays: Mantua soldier surprises 3-year-old son at Santa HQ, Deptford Mall

nj.com — In May 2011, Bryce Rink gave his mother a big surprise. Mantua's Jackie Rink had just enlisted with the Air National Guard and was completing her "out process" before leaving for San Antonio, Texas, for basic training. Part of the "out process" for women is taking a pregnancy test.

Baby Mary: After 30 years of mourning, hope at service for abandoned newborn (PHOTOS)

nj.com — MENDHAM - For 30 years, the Mendham community has been mourning the loss of "Baby Mary," a newborn girl who was abandoned and found dead near a stream on Christmas Eve in 1984. But as the Rev. Mike Drury led the annual memorial service for Mary at the St.
Dec 20, 2014

Baby Mary: After 30 years of mourning, hope at service for abandoned newborn (PHOTOS) nj-ne.ws/GdX7Z

Beachwood woman admits selling drugs for network in Monmouth, Ocean counties

nj.com — TRENTON -A Beachwood woman has admitted to selling heroin as part of a large-scale trafficking network that distributed drugs throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, authorities said. Valerie Resendes, 27, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin as part of the Britt-Young network that authorities said they broke up earlier this year with 21 arrests, U.S.
Dec 20, 2014

Beachwood woman admits selling drugs for network in Monmouth, Ocean counties dlvr.it/7tHbV5

Darrelle Revis vs. Percy Harvin highlights 3 Jets-New England Patriots matchups to watch

nj.com — Even with the Jets at 3-11 and Rex Ryan humbled by the likely prospect he'll get fired in a little more than a week, Sunday's game is still Jets-Patriots, it's still a rivalry, and it still has some implications on the AFC's playoff scenarios.
Dec 20, 2014

From @domcosentino: Darrelle Revis vs. Percy Harvin highlights 3 Jets-New England Patriots matchups to watch. nj.com/jets/index.ssf…