“Leap Year”—You Might Want to Skip It

Frank Capra directed “It Happened One Night”—the archetype for filmmaker Anand Tucker’s “Leap Year”—in 1934. A smash hit starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, it has since worked its way into our romantic comedy vocabulary. Hardly a decade goes by without several so-so permutations. Consider this one 2010’s failed contribution.

Seal a Deal or Heal for Real?

Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.

Union County Police Blotter

ELIZABETH – An unidentified man suffered minor injuries after sustaining a gunshot wound on Tuesday night, police said. The victim was shot around 11 p.m. on 2nd Street in Elizabeth, according to police.

Rahway Man Sentenced to 27 Years For Bank Robberies

TRENTON—A principal member of the so-called “Route 35 Crew” was sentenced to 334 months in federal prison Monday for committing 11 armed bank robberies, a home invasion robbery and two other robberies between August 2006 and November 2007, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Wertheimer Judicial Misconduct Hearing Set

UNION COUNTY—The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (ACJC) will hold a hearing to consider misconduct charges against Superior Court Judge William L’E. Wertheimer on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m., in the main conference room of the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Way, New Brunswick.