"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been going to church while in prison and praying for an early release, according to excerpts from her diary.
The mother of four has been incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, since Jan. 5, after a judge sentenced her to serve 15 months in prison following a bankruptcy fraud conviction. In newly released excerpts from her prison diary, the Bravo TV stars opens up about life behind bars and says that she feels God's presence guiding her.
A jury in New Jersey has found a conversion therapy group guilty of committing fraud over claim that it offers services that can change a person's sexual orientation.
The jury on Thursday afternoon found the group Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, liable for consumer fraud.
Known as Michael Ferguson, et al., v. JONAH, et al., the suit was brought forth by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal organization that garnered controversy for listing conservative organizations like the Family Research Council as "hate groups" and Dr. Ben Carson as a danger to the United States. more >>
Another man in the tri-state area with alleged ties to terrorist group ISIS was arrested during a raid of his New Jersey home on Thursday, and he's accused of conspiring with at least one of the other men apprehended in New York City this week in the same investigation.
Fort Lee resident Samuel Rahamin Topaz, 21, appeared before a federal court Thursday on material support for terror charges and is being held without bail, according to NBC.
Topaz allegedly conspired with Queens college student Munther Omar Saleh, 20, who was arrested this past weekend, to build and detonate a bomb in New York City in the name of ISIS. more >>
A New Jersey resident is suing the state for rejecting her request for vanity license plate "8THEIST."
Shannon Morgan had her license plate request rejected by New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission website with a message reading: "requested plate is considered objectionable."
The 23-year-old daughter of a New Jersey pastor who serves a congregation of mostly South Korean immigrants is now dead after she was violently stabbed multiple times on Sunday and local police are holding a 16-year-old boy in connection with her death.
Christine Huh, daughter of Bong Kee Huh, senior pastor of Praise Presbyterian Church in Somerset, was found suffering from stab wounds by emergency officials inside a ninth-floor apartment at the Skyline Tower in downtown New Brunswick early Sunday morning, according to NJ.com and now her family and church community is mourning.
"Our whole congregation is devastated," pastor Daeho Kim told NJ.com Tuesday. "She had a wonderful sense of humor and was [a] great supporter of the church and her family." more >>
Religious freedom champion and former Congressman Frank Wolf warned a Harvard audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to engage in civil disobedience because their views are considered intolerant.
"When tolerance is demanded, when orthodox Christianity is deemed intolerant and when government and even society fails to extend tolerance to people of faith, we are headed down a perilous path," he said.
Wolf, who retired last year after serving 34 years in Congress, delivered the May 7 address, "After Hobby Lobby: What is Caesar's and What is God's?" as part of an event hosted by the Petrie-Flom Center and the Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Initiative on Religious Freedom and Its Implications at Harvard's Center for American Political Studies. more >>