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First Day of Deliberations Ends in Rutgers Webcam Spying Case

The jury in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate ended its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Clinton Among Mourners Remembering NJ Congressman Payne

Former colleagues, including President Bill Clinton, are remembering a pioneering New Jersey congressman who died last week of colon cancer.

EPA Eyes Superfund Status for the Oranges

The EPA is proposing adding the Orange Valley Regional Ground Water site in Orange and West Orange, New Jersey, to the Superfund National Priorities List of the nation's most hazardous waste sites.

Hundreds Accompany Casket of Late NJ Congressman

Hundreds of Newark residents have accompanied the casket of Congressman Donald Payne to the city church where he will be eulogized.

Jury to Get Case in Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

Jurors will begin deliberations Wednesday in the case of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

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Closings Tuesday in Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

Jurors might see for the second time a video of a statement to police from a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

Thousands Expected at Viewings for Late NJ Congressman

Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the public viewings for a longtime lawmaker Donald Payne Sr., the first black congressional member from New Jersey, who died last week.

NJ Voters Face 3 Different Tax Cut Plans

Last month, Gov. Chris Christie was criticized by Democrats for his 10 percent income tax cut proposal. Now, Democrats are weighing in with tax cut proposals of their own.

Pal: Rutgers Student in Spying Case Didn't Show Anti-Gay Views

The defense presented its first day of testimony in the trial of the Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate intimate encounter with another man never expressed anti-gay views to him.

NJ Lobbyists Spent Record $73M in 2011: Report

Lobbyists in New Jersey spent a record $73 million last year, according to a report by the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission released this week.

AG Holder: NYPD's Surveillance of NJ Muslims Is 'Disturbing'

Attorney General Eric Holder said the NYPD's surveillance of the Muslim population in New Jersey was "disturbing" and is under review at the Justice Department during a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Prosecution Rests Case in NJ Webcam Spying Trial

The prosecution rested its case Thursday against a Rutgers student who is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate during an encounter with another man.

Christie, Lawmakers Agree to Fix Anti-Bullying Law

Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey lawmakers have agreed to fix the state's anti-bullying law. The law was struck down in January when a state panel found it was a financial burden to school districts.

"When I was describing what the FBI knew and what the FBI didn't know, I had members of the community looking at me saying 'Why should I believe you?' which we have never had before. These are leaders in the community, people of influence."
— Michael B. Ward, FBI special agent in charge of Newark’s office on FBI Head in Newark Says NYPD Has 'Strained' Relationships in NJ

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Christie Will Work With Sweeney on Tax Cut Plan

Governor Chris Christie says it's a good day for New Jerseyans because the Democratic leader of the state Senate agrees that residents deserve an income tax break.

Jurors See Video of Interview in Webcam Spy Case

The prosecution in the Rutgers webcam spying trial played a video on Wednesday of the defendant, Dharun Ravi, speaking with investigators the day after Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge.

Newark Residents Speak Out on Rutgers Merger

Newark residents ripped into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's plan to reorganize the state's public universities and medical and dental school at a public hearing Tuesday.

 

Rutgers Student Saw and Saved Roommates' Tweets

In the last two days of his life, Rutgers student Tyler Clementi read the tweets of his roommate, Dharun Ravi, and took screen shots that were saved onto his computer in the days before his suicide.

NJ Rep. Donald Payne Dies at 77

Payne was New Jersey's first black congressman. The 12-term member of the House had announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer and would continue to represent his district.

 

Rutgers Roommate Saved Tweets, Detective Says

A detective has shown jurors that a Rutgers University student saved screenshots of his roommate's Twitter postings that said he was seen on a video chat "making out with a dude" and "daring" others to watch.