A former aide to Gov. Christie was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge. Bill Baroni, 45, was the first of two former Christie allies to be sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in November of all the counts against them, including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes. Bridget Kelly, 44, will be sentenced later Wednesday. The government's star witness, David Wildstein, testified that he and the co-defendants plotted to cause gridlock to retaliate against the Democratic mayor of nearby Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie's re-election. Fort Lee was plunged into gridlock for four days in September 2013. Text messages and emails produced at trial showed Mayor Mark Sokolich's increasingly desperate pleas for help being ignored by Kelly and Baroni.
Philadelphia Police charged a young father with killing his 3-month-old son days after the boy wound up hospitalized.
A central Pennsylvania teenager has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shotgun shooting death of his brother, which authorities said stemmed from a dispute over a girl.
A Boynton Beach police report says 61-year-old Pamela Kruspe was shot in the chest Monday night outside the Parkside Inn Assisted Living Facility she'd moved into in January. Police say Stephen Kruspe then called 911 to turn himself in and stayed on the line until police arrived.
Legislation that would bring Pennsylvania into compliance with a federal law requiring updated forms of state-issued identification like driver's licenses passed through the state Senate this week.
A hip-hop promoter arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown is also facing an armed robbery charge.