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Rescued pets from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico end up at East Coast shelters

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More than 100 shelter dogs and cats from Puerto Rico are now up for adoption at animal rescue organizations along the East Coast.

On Sunday, they were flown in on an emergency evacuation flight after a series of earthquakes devastated the island.

The flight was organized by a non-profit in Puerto Rico called The Sato Project and Los-Angeles based Wings of Rescue.

“It’s a cargo plane that’s rented but it is all temperature-controlled. The animals each come with bedding. They’ve got water in their crates that’s frozen as ice,” said Linda Torelli, Marketing Director of the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

The flight carrying the 116 animals made stops in Delaware, New Jersey, and Florida. The animals have now been relocated to shelters in those states as well as Pennsylvania and New York.

“It’s goosebumps and tears. The minute you hear those doors open. It’s just an incredible feeling knowing those animals may not have been alive had it not been for that mission,” said Torelli.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester, Pennsylvania took in more than 30 dogs from the flight.

“There’s a huge variety that came up on the flight. We’ve got little babies all the way up to adults of about five to six years old,” said Torelli.

According to Torelli, the dogs range in age, size, and personality.

“We came to look at some of the dogs and we found one that we like,” said Julie Oakley.

After reading about the new pets from Puerto Rico on social media, the Oakley family went to the shelter on Tuesday.

“I’ve been following the SPCA and different rescues for a while on Facebook, so I saw they were bringing in a bunch of dogs from Puerto Rico,” said Oakley.

Ultimately, they went home with Zule, the first Puerto Rico earthquake survivor at the shelter to find a new home.

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“It just makes me feel good to rescue dogs,” Oakley said.

SPCA officials say the animals would have likely been euthanized because of limited space and a lack of food and water on the island.

“It’s heartbreaking to me,” said Chrissy Beckles, the president and founder of The Sato Project.

Beckles is one of the organizers on the ground in Puerto Rico.

She explains shelters there are either dealing with damage from the recent earthquakes or overcrowding because owners are surrendering their pets.

“You are trying to, you know, do what is best for your family and make essentially life and death decisions. And sadly, your dog or your cat might not be part of that,” said Beckles.

Since the 6.4 magnitude quake struck two weeks ago, President Trump has declared a major disaster in Puerto Rico.

“There are thousands of people that, tonight, are sleeping outside, on cots, in their cars, in tents. Because they are frightened to be in their own homes, or their homes have suffered catastrophic damage,” said Beckles.

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Beckles says she has no plans to stop saving the animals from shelters there.

Another group of shelter dogs and cats are expected be flown in from Puerto Rico next month.

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Cory Booker not ready to make endorsement in Dems’ presidential primary

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Sunday he’s not quite ready to make an endorsement in the Democrats’ heated presidential primary.

I’m not sure,” Booker said during an interview on ABC News’ “This Week.” “Look, I’m literally still days — just days from stepping out of this race.”

Booker, who up until a week ago tried to be the one getting endorsements, dropped out of the primary race last Monday amid falling poll numbers and failing to qualify for multiple debates.

“I want to support a candidate that, yeah, wants to send [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell to the back benches, yeah, wants to beat Donald Trump, but also understands that beating Donald Trump is the floor — it’s not the ceiling,” Booker added.

The senator said his focus would shift to winning reelection in the Senate and his vote in the impeachment trial of President Trump.

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Booker entered the race last February but struggled to gain traction in the polls. It wasn’t long ago that Booker, the energetic former mayor of Newark, N.J., was considered a rising star in his party, but he was outshined throughout the primary and never enjoyed a break-out moment like others did.

While he did participate in early debates, Booker had failed to meet the qualifications to participate in last week’s event. It also came less than a month before Iowa is set to off the nominating season with its caucuses on Feb. 3.

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Booker is the latest candidate of color to exit the race, following the departure of California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Obama administration official Julián Castro.

The last African-American candidate in the race is former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, but he has not qualified for any debates.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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New Jersey divers find remains of woman missing 6 years in submerged car

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Commercial divers made a shocking discovery as they were clearing a New Jersey river of debris when they came across a car containing the remains of a woman who had been missing for six years.

Vanessa Smallwood left no trail when she walked out of a dry cleaner in Cherry Hill, N.J., on Jan. 27, 2014, and suddenly vanished.

The mystery was partially solved Thursday when the divers came upon her car 40 miles away at the bottom of the Salem River, according to reports.

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New Jersey State Police recovered the remains, sending them to a coroner for an autopsy.

The New York Post reported that the examination convinced authorities Smallwood wasn’t the victim of foul play.

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The morning Smallwood disappeared her cellphone pinged in the New Jersey town of Clayton, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reported.

Jenuita Lobster told CBS 3 Philadelphia her cousin’s disappearance was always a mystery.

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“Now that we know that, yes, Vanessa is indeed no longer on this side with us, we’re okay,” Lobster said. “Now comes the hard part, finding out the details.”

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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Newark after engine problem following takeoff

A United Airlines flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Los Angeles was forced to return to the New Jersey airport and make an emergency landing Wednesday night after an engine problem, according to a report.

“United 1871 from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles returned to Newark due to a mechanical issue. The flight landed safely and passengers deplaned normally,” United spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs told NorthJersey.com.

The airline would not specify the problem but a passenger claimed on social media that the engine had sparked and “failed.”

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“We are working on changing aircraft to get our customers to their destination as soon as possible,” she added.

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A United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J. to Los Angeles was forced to return to Newark on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. after an engine problem.

Shortly after takeoff, the right wing of the plane sparked and an engine failed, according to a tweet from passenger Nicole Adamo.

“Most terrifying experience of my life. … Flight takes off, Right wing of the plane (where I’m sitting in the aisle seat) sparking & now one engine failed,” she tweeted. “They’re making announcements but I can’t hear anything because people are screaming.”

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Upon landing, fire trucks were dispatched to the plane, NorthJersey.com reported.

Passengers were originally scheduled to leave Newark at 7 p.m., but had to wait until midnight for a new flight, the report said.

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NJ vaccine bill eliminating religion as student exemption is likely to advance after Senate deal: reports

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A large group of demonstrators gathered outside the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would remove religion as a legal reason for parents not vaccinating public school students.

The bill passed the state House last month but stalled in the Senate. But senators reportedly reached a deal Thursday that is expected to result in Senate approval on Monday, reports said.

The proposal would then head to Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who hasn’t been clear about whether he backs the plan or not.

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The latest development came despite some 1,000 “anti-vaxx” protesters showing up Thursday. Many shouted “Kill the bill!” after a Republican, state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, who had called for an amendment to give parents who choose not to vaccinate their children another choice besides homeschooling, agreed to cast the deciding vote in favor of it.

Parents who don’t allow their children to be vaccinated can send them to private school and daycare, O’Scanlon said, adding that another amendment says public schools must accept an unvaccinated child if there’s evidence a vaccine harmed one of their siblings.

“I think we need to do all we can to maximize vaccine compliance,” O’Scanlon added.

“I think we need to do all we can to maximize vaccine compliance.”

— New Jersey state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon

Some protesters shouted “Murderer!” and “Traitor!” from inside the Senate gallery as lawmakers voted 18-15 to approve the amendments.

“This type of amendment will once again allow the wealthy to buy their way out of a law via private schools,” Sue Collins, co-founder of the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice told NJ.com. “Unless you have enough money, your religious beliefs are not valid.”

“This type of amendment will once again allow the wealthy to buy their way out of a law via private schools. Unless you have enough money, your religious beliefs are not valid.”

— Sue Collins, co-founder, New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice

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Andrea Kelly chooses not to vaccinate her children and protested Thursday because she said she can’t afford to send her children to a private school.

Beata Savreski, the mother of three boys, drove to the capital for the first time to make her voice heard.

“I want to preserve our rights as parents,” she said.

Republican state Sen. Gerald Cardinale called the bill “a deliberate attack on religious freedom.”

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, said the bill is a “public health issue” and said he expects it to pass on Monday when the chamber reconvenes.

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“We’re either going to get it done now or we’re going to get it done in the next session, but by all means this is getting done,” Sweeney told NorthJersey.com. “It’s the right health care policy and it’s based on science, unlike what [the protesters are] chanting and saying. They have a right to their opinion.”

It’s not the first time the protesters have voiced their disapproval. They came out to the Statehouse in large numbers when the state Assembly passed the bill last month.

The bill was prompted by a recent outbreak of measles in New Jersey.

More than 1,200 cases of measles were reported in 31 states in 2019, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

If Murphy signs the bill into law, it would take effect six months later.

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GOP Senate candidate aims to beat Cory Booker in 2020: ‘We are going to remove him from politics’

Republican Senate candidate Hirsh Singh says he can easily defeat incumbent Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in 2020 by appealing to disillusioned minority voters, and exposing the vast web of corruption and damage the former mayor of Newark has left behind.

Singh, 34, ran an unsuccessful campaign for New Jersey governor in 2017 but said the experience helped him establish contacts within the state GOP. He’s met with various Republican leaders, including former Gov. Chris Christie, and believes he is the man to beat in the upcoming primary.

“I finally got [the state GOP] to really get behind me,” Singh recently told Fox News.

“I’m a conservative with a hint of a Libertarian,” he said of his politics. “On social issues, I believe that people should decide how they want to live their life. We shouldn’t overly control it. I’m [also] economically conservative. I’m a true conservative across the board.”

Singh said he doesn’t believe his conservative leanings will hurt him in what many consider to be, a reliably blue state. His plan is to campaign in areas that have been neglected by other Republican candidates, to see if his message will resonate with minority voters.

“Republicans haven’t gone into urban areas. They don’t campaign there,” he said. “We’re going to campaign there. My headquarters will be in Jersey City. We’re going to be going door-to-door in these areas, where Republicans have sort of backed away from.”

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Singh, an engineer by trade with a degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), outlined the main issues fueling his agenda and highlighted infrastructure and immigration as his top two concerns.

“Number one is Infrastructure. Number two is going to be illegal immigration,” he said. “I love legal immigration. Illegal immigration should not be allowed.”

“It’s a poke in the eye of every single person who’s come here, wanting to become American — going through the process,” he continued. “Going through years of getting a green card, becoming a resident, then applying for citizenship — for someone who comes here illegally and is getting the rights of someone who’s gone through the process, [it’s unfair].”

He also said minority communities in urban areas are becoming frustrated with the massive influx of illegal immigrants and feel disenfranchised by Democrats.

“I’ve asked many people [about illegal immigration] in the Indian-American community, and they don’t like it. They’re really upset,” he said. “And the national narrative in the media has just not shown how much minorities are against being treated the same as someone who comes here illegally.”

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Hirsh Singh, right, said part of his campaign to unseat Sen. Cory Booker is by courting disillusioned minority voters. (AP/Campaign photo)

Part of Singh’s confidence comes from the perception that Booker is not well-liked among New Jersey voters. His low polling during his presidential campaign and testimonials from residents have Singh thinking Booker’s time may finally be running out.

The Atlantic City native predicted Booker, 50, will eventually pack it up in his presidential campaign and come home to millions of unenthused voters who are plagued by his economic policies and past political failures.

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“Cory Booker couldn’t get reelected mayor of Newark right now,” Singh said. “Nobody likes him. $100 million was given by Facebook to help develop schools in Newark and that money just went into consultants’ pockets. There’s an amalgamation of problems that have been kept under the rug against Booker.”

“It’s been minorities who have been hurt by Booker while he was in power,” Singh continued. “What has he passed since he went to D.C. six years ago? He’s done nothing for that state. I think people realize that. The fact that he’s polling near zero percent in the polls — people see that. He’s burned through 15 plus million dollars running for president. When he comes back to New Jersey with his tail between his legs, we are going to remove him from politics.”

Taking a page out of President Trump’s playbook, Singh promised to bring those who Booker has hurt out on the campaign trail with him, to show the rest of the state how harmful Booker has been for the economy.

“There are numerous people that have been hurt by Booker and we’ve identified them. We have people that have had businesses in Newark that are affected by him,” he said. “The biggest thing right now is that this campaign will ensure that people know that I’m there pushing out their message — he’s going to lose the entire minority community.”

“With a candidate like me who’s young, I’m an engineer, and I have strong conservative values… It will destroy the narrative that Republicans are racist. Cory Booker is talking about reparations for slavery. There’s no minority who is accepting that nonsense,” he said.

If Singh were to win, his first order of business would be to personally meet with President Trump in an effort to secure more federal funding and support for his state.

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“The first thing I would do is sit down with the president,” he said. “I would start devising a plan of what is in our best interest to make sure resources come to New Jersey.”

He then addressed the House’s impeachment of Trump and said he would vote to acquit if he was in Booker’s place.

“With President Trump, being who you are is the only way you can move things. [Impeachment] is a farce,” he said. “There is no merit to it. Before you can talk about me voting in the Senate, you’d have to have [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi send over the articles of impeachment. And I don’t think [that will happen].”

Singh added: “All she wanted was to get the news media narrative going, and she got it.”

The president would rather work with Singh on major issues than with Democrats who want to throw him out of office, he claimed.

“When he ran for president Trump [asked] why do we not build new bridges, new airports… Why would he keep working with Booker and [N.J. Gov. Phil] Murphy and all these people that are resisting him, when they’re not trying to help do what is in the best interest of the country?”

Booker, by law, is allowed to pursue both the White House and his Senate seat but has yet to announce if he will seek reelection.

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Fox News reached out to Booker’s Senate office and presidential campaign but they did not return requests for comment.

The GOP primary in New Jersey is set for June 2, with the general election on Nov. 3.

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NJ Transit train slams into car on tracks southwest of Newark, killing driver and passenger

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Two women were reportedly killed in New Jersey on Friday morning when an NJ Transit train slammed into their car at a crossing in Middlesex Borough, southwest of Newark.

The women were identified as Florence Obado, 73, of New Brunswick and her passenger Susan Mazurek, 44, of Middlesex Borough, My Central Jersey reported.

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“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life that resulted from this morning’s crash,” Middlesex Borough Mayor John Madden said in a statement on Facebook. “We will assist our partners at New Jersey Transit as they work to determine the cause of the crash. Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims and their families.”

Train service was suspended after the crash but has since resumed.

No other injuries were reported.

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In 2011, a tractor-trailer driver was hit and killed by a train at the same crossing, My Central Jersey reported.

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Eli Manning, Daniel Jones get flip-cup tribute in Giants’ touchdown celebration

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New York Giants players paid tribute to quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Eli Manning, who painted a New Jersey town red last weekend.

After a touchdown pass from Jones to Golden Tate III in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, the wide receiver and several Giants players celebrated by pretending to play flip cup.

Tate, Darius Slayton, Kaden Smith and Will Hernandez were among those playing the phantom game of flip cup after the score. The Giants tied the game up at that point before The Eagles took complete control.

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Following the Giants’ 41-35 overtime win against the Washington Redskins last week, the pair of quarterbacks was later seen celebrating at the Green Rock Tap & Grill in Hoboken, N.J., indulging in a game of flip cup.

Manning seemed poised in the pocket when it came to flipping, but the rookie Jones appeared to struggle, fumbling the cup as teammates teased him.

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In another video, the duo was showered with napkins and Jones was pictured dancing with his girlfriend Ella Bonafede.

Manning and Jones were seen in a series of videos posted online enjoying one another’s company, with a bit of friendly competition as the Giants’ disappointing season reached its conclusion.

When asked about the videos Monday, head coach Pat Shurmur joked: “They’re grown men and they look after each other and they were celebrating a victory. They should have invited me!”

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He added: “The fact they can’t go enjoy themselves and celebrate a win without it becoming public, that’s something I’ll never feel comfortable about.”

Fox News’ Chris Irvine contributed to this report.

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New Jersey bill to let illegal immigrants get drivers’ licenses advances to governor’s desk

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is expected to sign a bill into law that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses, according to reports.

The bill headed to the governor’s desk Monday after it was approved in separate votes in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate during the final legislative session of the year. Murphy has not said when he plans to sign the bill, but he had repeatedly asked the Democrat-led legislature to push it forward.

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Immigrants who gathered in Trenton, the state capital, to support passage of the bill celebrated Monday at a local church, as seen in a video posted on Twitter by Cosecha Movement, an immigrant advocacy group.

Supporters argue the measure could increase safety because many immigrants without legal documentation already drive without licenses and insurance.

“The legislation advanced on the Assembly floor and by the Senate today is fair and responsible,” Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, a Democrat, told The Wall Street Journal. “It brings us one step closer to ensuring all motor vehicles and drivers are insured, thereby creating safer roadways for all New Jersey residents.”

The legislation would give illegal immigrants over age 16 the “Green Light” to obtain driver’s licenses and learners’ permits. Under the terms, foreign documents such as passports or a driver’s license can be submitted and used in the application process. A Social Security number is not required.

Thirteen states, including Delaware and New York, and the District of Columbia permit immigrants without legal status to obtain drivers licenses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Safety and security risks?

The New Jersey bill also includes safeguards to protect the identities of illegal immigrants from federal agencies – something critics say will contribute to voter fraud and pose both a public safety and national security risk.

“How does giving illegal immigrants, who we know have already broken the law once, an official government document going to make us safer?” Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a Republican, told the Journal.

“How does giving illegal immigrants, who we know have already broken the law once, an official government document going to make us safer?”

— Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-N.J.

Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf said the legislation would restrict the agency’s access to Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) data in federal investigations.

“It’s very similar to what we see with sanctuary policies around the country that, again, are not protecting the communities and the law enforcement officers trying to do their job[s],” Wolf said. “And, that’s really concerning from a ‘protecting the homeland’ perspective.”

Two-tiered system

The legislation sets up a two-tiered driver’s license system. One license would conform to federal REAL ID requirements that include proof of legal residency. Another license would permit people without a legal status to obtain a license.

Cosecha Movement celebrated the legislation’s passage in New Jersey following a two-year campaign to obtain the “right to drive without fear of ICE detention.”

“This legislation means that I can take my kids to school, go to work and go to hospitals with peace of mind,” Caritina Hernandez, a Cosecha leader, told Insider NJ. “For many years, parents like me had to live our daily lives with fears that we would be unjustly pulled over, fined, given court dates or even worse, be separated from our families all because we are not allowed to drive legally in NJ – this ends today.”

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The New Jersey bill was passed by the state legislature the same day New York’s law permitting illegal immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses took effect Monday. An inlfux of applicants flooded DMV offices across the state as immigrants — with documents in hand — suddenly became eligible to apply for licenses regardless of their U.S. citizenship status.

Fox News’ Julia Musto, Fox Business’ Audrey Conklin and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jersey City shooting: FBI search pawnshop connected to man whose phone number was in shooter’s pocket

FBI agents in New Jersey on Monday were searching a second pawnshop in connection with man whose number was found in the pocket of one of the shooters responsible for last week’s deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City.

During a search of Ahmed A-Hady’s home and a pawnshop in Keyport, N.J., on Saturday, federal agents found three AR-15-style assault rifles, three handguns and one shotgun as well as more than 400 rounds of ammunition.

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This photo shows the family-owned Buy n Sell pawnshop searched by the FBI over the weekend in Keyport, N.J.  (NJ Advance Media via AP)

A-Hady hasn’t been charged with providing any of the weapons used in the massacre that left four people and the two attackers dead on Dec. 10, but he has been charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

He was denied bail in U.S. District Court in Newark Monday afternoon.

Records cited by The Associated Press indicate that A-Hady bought two handguns in 2007 before being convicted of a felony in 2012 that made him ineligible to own firearms. Authorities say he acknowledged still owning the handguns.

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A sketch of Ahmed A-Hady appearing before a judge. 

His father, Alaa Hady, told the outlet on Monday that at some of the weapons recovered by federal agents were his, not his son’s. He also said he was the owner of the Keyport pawnshop, while his son had one in South Amboy, about 10 miles away.

FBI agents were searching a second pawnshop in South Amboy on Monday, though it was not clear if it was the shop that Hady said was his son’s.

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Hady’s number was found in the pants pocket of David Anderson, 47, one of the two Jersey City attackers. Anderson and Francine Graham, 50, killed Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals in a cemetery last week before storming a Jewish supermarket, leaving three people dead before they were fatally shot by police.

The attack is being investigated as domestic terrorism.

Anderson and Graham were armed with multiple weapons including an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun. A pipe bomb was also found in the stolen U-Haul van they had been driving. Two of the weapons they used were bought by Graham in Ohio last year, police have said.

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A-Hady’s brother said their family has never heard of the suspects and the pawnshop didn’t sell firearms, CBS New York reported.

A second hearing for A-Hady is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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