• Law firm to do thorough review of Rutgers football program

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has hired a Kansas-based law firm to conduct a thorough review of the school’s troubled football program and help identify potential NCAA rules violations.

  • Judge lifts restraining order against Rutgers player

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order filed against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after a woman he was accused of attacking said she didn’t think it was necessary.

    Updated: 12:50 pm

  • Giants place tight end Daniel Fells on injured reserve

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are planning to place tight end Daniel Fells on injured reserve after discovering that he has a staph infection.

  • This Sept. 29, 2015 photo shows Lucy The Elephant, the giant wood and tin elephant in Margate N.J. that is a national historic landmark. The group that maintains Lucy needs to raise tens of thousands of dollars to replace rotting wood atop her passenger carriage, and to pay for a head-to-toe coat of paint for the 134-year-old tourist attraction.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    Jersey shore’s giant wooden elephant needs a trunk lift

    MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — She’s been hit by lightning — twice — had a giant tent pole slammed into her posterior, and been subjected to pokes and prods from the feet of climbing children.

  • A man paddles a kayak down a flooded street in Columbia, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The rainstorm drenching the U.S. East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina, cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing many roads because of floodwaters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Gusty wind may add to weather risks on soggy East Coast

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

  • Brothers Logan Froehler, 17, at left, and Lukas, 11, throw a football while kayaking in their backyard on the Isle of Palms, S.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week. Forecasters say some areas could see storm totals as high as 15 inches. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up.

  • Ex-football star Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Irving Fryar was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam.

  • Despite setback, Cruz says he’ll play for Giants this season

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Despite another setback with his injury calf, wide receiver Victor Cruz believes he will play for the New York Giants this season.

  • Sharon Pfluger of The College of New Jersey wins No. 1,000

    EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Sharon Pfluger of The College of New Jersey has joined the rare 1,000-win club in coaching, achieving the total combined wins in two sports.

  • Rain forces Meadowlands to cancel 2 thoroughbred cards

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled its thoroughbred racing cards for Friday and Saturday because of rain.