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Trader sues Fidelity over website glitch during market rout

A New Jersey trader filed a lawsuit against Fidelity Investments, accusing it of "gross negligence" because he could not make trades on the company's website earlier this month during a volatile time on the stock market. The complaint by Christopher Musso comes after mutual fund company Fidelity, which also operates one of the largest U.S. online brokerages, said on Feb. 6 that its website experienced "intermittent technical difficulties" as brokerage clients watched a stock market rout reverberate around the globe.


What does it take to catch NJ pedophiles?

Who's winning the war against online child abuse in New Jersey? Authorities or those who engage in child exploitation and trade in child porn? In fact, authorities said, Kirschner was messaging, sending photos of his genitalia and suggesting oral sex to an undercover police detective posing as a teenager. Most were accused of owning and sharing child pornography, or material that shows children being sexually abused.


Newest Member of New Jersey's State Assembly Is Sworn In

New Jersey has a new state legislator, as Democrat Verlina Reynolds-Jackson was sworn into her seat in the Assembly on Thursday. The two-term Trenton city councilwoman represents the 15th Legislative District, which covers portions of Mercer and Hunterdon counties.


Freeholder E. Maries Hayes Sworn In as Second Vice President of New Jersey Association of Counties

The annual reorganization of the New Jersey Association of Counties took place on Jan. 26 in the New Jersey State House Senate Chambers in Trenton, New Jersey. Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes was sworn in as the 2nd Vice President.


Woman allegedly stole $78,000 from great aunt with dementia

A Bethlehem Township woman charged with being the legal guardian for a great aunt with dementia is accused of stealing $78,000 from the woman. Deanna Attinello, 23, was charged Thursday with second-degree misapplication of entrusted property and theft by failure to make a required disposition of property, following an indictment handed up last week by a state grand jury in Trenton.


From near-record 60s Thursday to possible snow this weekend

Wednesday was quite lovely, with peeks and blue sky and most high temperatures popping into the lower 50s. Thursday looks even better, and I can provide you with one sentence to demonstrate just how wonderfully warm it will be: The weatherman is wearing a short-sleeved shirt! As expected, a batch of rain showers traversed the Garden State overnight, so watch out for wet roads as you begin your day.


PHOTOS: Today in history - February 15

"Buss" Mascot with an R.A.F. Squadron stationed in Libya, Feb. 15, 1942, takes a few personal liberties with the pilot of an American-Built Tomahawk plane somewhere in the Western Desert. Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and trumpeter Roy Eldridge pose for photographers after arriving at the airport in Hamburg, West Germany on Feb. 15, 1954 for a tour of Germany with other top jazz figures.


Princeton professor who used slur cancels free speech course

Editors Note Adds the university president spoke Monday at a session with students that had been scheduled before the controversy over the racial slur. TRENTON, N.J. _ A Princeton University professor canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out.


Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies

With giant inflatable whales, signs that read "Drilling Is Killing" and chants of "Where's our meeting?" opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have staged boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. That's because the public cannot speak to the assembled attendees at the meetings.


NJ mare registration deadline is Feb. 28

Owners of mares in foal that are based in New Jersey are reminded that the deadline to register a mare for the 2018 foaling season to the Standardbred Development Fund is Feb. 28. The registration fee is $100 and the mare registration forms are available on the New Jersey Sire Stakes website-www.newjerseysirestakes.com. All checks should be made payable to the New Jersey Sire Stakes and mailed to New Jersey Sire Stakes, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, N.J. 08625.


Freezing rain, black ice possible in parts of N.J. before big weather swing

The morning rush could be treacherous for commuters in three New Jersey counties Wednesday morning as freezing rain and black ice are possible, though much warmer weather is on the way. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Sussex, Warren and western Passaic counties until 8 a.m., saying a light glaze of ice could also accumulate.


'Catwoman' denies having plastic surgery

New York socialite Jocelyn 'Catwoman' Wildenstein has denied ever having plastic surgery, during her first televised interview in more than 20 years. The 77-year-old says it is her Swiss heritage that has given her "high cheekbones and long hair" and made her "look like Brigitte Bardot."


Hasbrouck Heights bans marijuana sales

The Borough Council banned marijuana sales Tuesday night, believed to be the first town in Bergen County to do so. The council voted four to one in favor of the ban, which would apply to recreational marijuana.


20 residents displaced by fire that burned 5 Trenton homes

A three-alarm fire that ripped through five connected homes in Trenton's West Ward late Monday left 20 people in six families temporarily without a home, officials said. Despite the fire's intensity at times, no residents or firefighters were injured on Colonial Avenue, the Trenton Fire Department said.


4 charged in heroin, cocaine distribution scheme

Four people have been arrested on drug charges after a two-month long investigation into a cocaine and heroin distribution organization in Trenton and Ewing, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday. Investigators recorded hours of surveillance and made multiple undercover purchases of cocaine between December 2017 and this month, the office said.


TRENTON a " Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho provides gross income...

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho provides gross income tax and corporation business tax credits to individuals leasing agricultural land to beginning farmers has passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee. "A new generation of farmers will be required to deliver food to the tables of New Jersey's families," said Oroho.


New Jersey official resigns after uproar over 'racist' Facebook post

Mendham Township clerk Mary Beth Zichelli confirmed to ABC News that Blood stepped down Monday but did not go into the details of what prompted his resignation, saying that it had been widely covered in local papers. According to the Daily Record, Blood shared a post on Facebook that compared "illegals" to "hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons [who] have overtaken your basement."



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