OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has finished fourth in the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential preference poll. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came in first place. His overwhelming win is purely symbolic, but reflects the Republican senator's popularity among conservatives who typically hold outsized influence in the GOP's presidential selection process.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey school district that received a $100 million commitment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remake its schools is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs. Nearly half the money given by Zuckerberg has been invested in a 2012 teacher contract that allows for top teachers to get merit pay and peer reviews. Superintendent Cami Anderson has requested a contract waiver that would allow her to base layoffs on teacher performance in addition to seniority.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - One man was killed and three other people were wounded during a shooting at an illegal nightclub in Trenton. It's not yet clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. yesterday. Prosecutors say a 43-year-old man who lived above the nightclub was shot in the head and died, while a 30-year old man shot in the heart and lung was in critical condition. A 23-year-old woman shot in the shoulder and a 30-year-old man shot in the ankle were in stable condition.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The former mayor of Trenton has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial. The Times of Trenton reports that Tony Mack's lawyer claims prosecutors presented misleading evidence that led to the former mayor's conviction in February on bribery, fraud and extortion charges.
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