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NJ senate passes bill to force Donald Trump to release tax returns or get wiped off the 2020 ballot

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey legislators are working to give President Donald Trump two choices: release five years of tax records or get scrubbed from the 2020 ballot. The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would require all presidential and vice presidential candidates to release


Wife Indicted In Accident That Killed Her Husband In Delran: Cops

A 37-year-old Mount Laurel woman has been indicted in connection with an accident that killed her husband in Delran in 2017, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced.


Burlington County man raped little girl before walking her home

A 22-year-old Wrightstown man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for raping an underage girl in 2017. John Wills pleaded guilty in November to first-degree aggravated sexual assault.


Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey, Report Says

Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost.


"I still can't believe it": Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins $29.5M lottery

Trenton, N.J. -- It was a lucky break for a New Jersey woman who was about to be furloughed from her government job. Park ranger Judith Smith got furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown but claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot, the largest Pick 6 tally in 15 years.


Burlington County nursing home evacuated after fire

An evacuation was ordered at a Burlington County nursing home Wednesday night after it was damaged by a fire, authorities said. The fire started in a bathroom and was reported at 4:44 p.m. at the Sterling Manor Nursing Center at 794 N. Forklanding Rd. in Maple Shade, a county dispatcher said.


[NATL-Chi}'Empire' Producers Remove Smollett's Character From Final 2 Episodes of Season

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final two episodes of the season, producers announced Friday, one day after Smollett turned himself in to police over accusations he staged a hate crime attack on himself to boost his career.


Burlington Dems ready to screen LD8 candidates

The Burlington County Democratic Committee has a list of candidate names from the eighth legislative district ready to be looked at by its screening committee, State Sen. Troy Singleton told the New Jersey Globe Thursday.


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill has completely shut down a New Jersey highway Friday morning. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Second Man Charged In Murder Of South Jersey Man Found In His Car

A second man has been charged in connection with the murder of a man who was found fatally shot in a car in 2017, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced.


Lewis: Burlington County's best headed for home

Every coach in the last couple of weeks has made some reference to getting ready for the home stretch — the playoffs. For Doane Academy, the home stretch started on Day One. The playoffs aren't the final sprint. They're the last mile of the marathon. At least that's the approach coach Dan Williamson


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


There’s a new clerk in town and a new home for civil weddings in Burlington County. It’s prettier.

Soon after Joanne Schwartz became the first woman elected as Burlington County clerk, she felt the tug of her heartstrings and decided to make a break with past practice on one of her new duties: performing civil weddings.


Moon over Mount Holly, magic on Main Street

MOUNT HOLLY — For downtown Mount Holly’s newest business owners, partnership came easily. Almost like magic. Sara Calvarese and Samantha West will run two separate businesses out of their 58 High Street storefront, Marble Moon Studio, which opens March 1 at 5 p.m. The retail space shares its name wi


Fifth person charged with witness tampering in Chambersburg double murder

TRENTON — Another woman has been charged with beating up and intimidating a witness in last year's brutal double murder of aspiring Philly rapper Elmi Problema and his friend.


Catering, Food Wagon Has Helped Bristol BBQ Business Expand

In the year since Chuck’s BBQ opened in its street-front location on Pond Street at the base of the Mill Street Parking Lot, the eatery has grown its business through its catering services and mobile food wagon.


Mount Laurel woman indicted in DUI fatal crash

A Mount Laurel woman was indicted on vehicular homicide charges in the November crash that killed her husband in Delran. Tameka Lawson, 38, was charged after the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office received the results of toxicology tests conducted on blood that was drawn from her following the No


Life is sweet for Willingboro entrepreneur baker

WILLINGBORO — Sianni Dean may be only 20, but she's the baker entrepreneur behind Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls. Don't let the name fool you though, the company was born out of hardwork of the 2017 Willingboro High School graduate, who now laughs with with Chef Margaret Harvey about how hard the culin


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.


Closing arguments begin in New Jersey trial of man accused of murdering classmate

FREEHOLD, New Jersey -- Closing arguments are set to begin Friday in the trial of a man accused of murdering a former high school classmate and throwing her body off a bridge in New Jersey.