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Deportations are up: These are the countries where they’re from
Immigration arrests and deportations in New Jersey are the highest they've been since Donald Trump won the presidential election
New Jersey Becomes First State to Ban Circus Animals
New Jersey on Friday became the first state in the nation to ban wild and exotic animals from circus acts.
NJ Cops Confiscate Property of the Innocent — These Towns Grabbed the Most
In just five months in 2016, police officers in New Jersey seized $5.5 million from people without having to prove that any were guilty of crimes.
ICE Busts 105 in NJ as State Announces ‘Sanctuary State’ Rules
In Atlantic City, ICE arrested a 38-year-old Cuban national convicted of aggravated criminal sexual contact.
Sayreville Teacher Molested 3 Girls and Gave 2 Kids Weed, Cops Say
Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, was arrested Friday following an investigation that began when police were alerted by school officials.
Sex Assault Accuser Says Murphy Administration Let Her Down — ‘I Hoped for Justice’
The woman who accused a former Murphy administration and campaign staffer of sexual assault spoke in public for the first time — before a Select Oversight Committee of the state Legislature, which is investigating how the administration handled the accusation.
ICE Threatens More Raids in NJ; Trump Blocked from Cutting Funds
A day after New Jersey adopted new guidelines clarifying how law enforcement can treat people suspected of living in the country illegally, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from withholding funds from so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions.
NJ Has New ‘Sanctuary State’ Rules for Cops and Illegal Immigration
The rules do not prevent police from enforcing the law, and "nothing in the directive should be read to imply that New Jersey provides 'sanctuary' to those who commit crimes in this state," a statement says.
Photos Show Jeep that Cops Say Hit NJIT Student and Left Her to Die
Authorities have released images of the vehicle they said hit and killed a 25-year-old college student this month.
Four Dead in Colts Neck Fire — Relatives’ Home Burns in Other Town
Prosecutors are investigating two house fires linked to a single family. At one of the fires Tuesday afternoon, authorities found the bodies of two adults and two children.