TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - It's now up to a judge to decide whether two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Governor Chris Christie's administration will have to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey lawmakers investigating the case. The subpoenas seek documents involving the shutdown of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man who strangled his wife and stuffed her body in a 55-gallon drum has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Hudson County prosecutors say 40-year-old Steven Acuna killed his 32-year-old wife, Randy "Amanda" Lehrer, after a fight at their Jersey City Heights home in August 2011.
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a school bus driver and five students were taken to the hospital after the bus and another vehicle collided on a southern New Jersey roadway. Gloucester Township police say the bus was headed to the Camden County Vocational School when the crash occurred this morning.
LITTLE SILVER, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have discovered more than 300 dead birds and the decomposing bodies of animals in the New Jersey homes where a woman who rescued animals lived. The Asbury Park Press reports officials found the dead birds in cages stacked from floor to ceiling in the Little Silver home where 54-year-old Gretchen Rell lived with her 95-year-old mother.
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