Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Jersey

The New Jersey State Police will spend $1.5 million to acquire 1,000 body cameras for troopers, Gov. Christie's office said Tuesday, while also announcing new guidelines aimed at expanding disclosures about investigations of officers' use of force.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he expects to meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials in the next few weeks to discuss plans for new Hudson River rail tunnels, on the heels of a string of delays that have highlighted the region's aging and unreliable rail infrastructure.
Longtime nostalgia buff and lifelong entrepreneur Fran DiBacco wants to sell more vintage magazines. So he's created an exhibit of front covers from the first half of the 20th century - an era sometimes called illustration's Golden Age - to interest prospective buyers.
Three public worker pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
Reputed mobster Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. - son of former Philadelphia mob boss "Little Nicky" - will remain in prison for decades, following in his father's footsteps.
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Monday was steamy in Philadelphia, with the temperature topping out at 87 degrees. And that's likely to be the region's coolest day for the week.
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years.
Plans are in motion to transform a historic warehouse on the Camden waterfront into a modern office building with retail space on the ground floor, a project the developer hopes to start by the end of the year.
ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) - It was the day of the iguana in northern New Jersey when a police officer captured a 2-foot reptile.
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) - Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey.
Gov. Christie returned Monday to New Hampshire, where a new poll shows his standing has slipped since February, after a dozen trips by him to the first-in-the-nation primary state.
A robbery suspect driving a van led police on a winding chase through South Jersey and Philadelphia for about two hours Monday night before being taken into custody near Philadelphia International Airport.
A federal judge Monday turned down an attorney’s request for a woman facing child-pornography charges to be monitored at her mother’s Audubon, N.J., home instead of jail.
When a Quakertown woman faced a pack of coyotes in South Jersey, things got ugly.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A professional poker player has sued a casino that claimed he won $9.6 million by cheating at baccarat, alleging it knew about defects in the cards and then destroyed evidence.
Virtua Health Inc. sued the State of New Jersey on Monday to block a law, signed earlier this month by Gov. Christie, that transfers control of emergency medical services in Camden to Cooper University Hospital.
Deep in the Pinelands, Albert Horner's SUV brushed against huckleberry bushes and low-hanging tree limbs while bumping along a narrow sandy road toward Jemima Mount - a once-picturesque hillside in Wharton State Forest.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has remained especially close to his high school friends.
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
A pair of train breakdowns halted service on PATCO for about an hour during Monday morning's rush hour. PATCO said one train broke down near near the 12/13th and Locust Street station about 8 a.m. and then a second train experienced problems on the Philadephia side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey community college is phasing out its 40-year-old campus as it gets ready to transition operations to another site.