State Trooper Killed In Head On Collision

trooper-frankie-williamsNJ State Trooper Frankie Williams was killed in an on-duty head on collision on Monday night, according to an announcement by Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on Highway 55 in Millville City, Cumberland County.

At 6:59 p.m., in the area of milepost 22.2, a man traveling southbound in his Toyota Corolla crossed the grass median, entered the northbound lanes, and struck the marked troop car head-on. Trooper Williams was traveling northbound responding to a call for service.

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

assetcontent-79WAYNE — Bill Brennan, an activist and former firefighter, on Monday asked a judge to reconsider appointing a special prosecutor in an official misconduct case against Gov. Chris Christie. The Wayne resident, also announced he would seek the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2017. Brennan said he’s spent years fighting fraud, waste and corruption in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Adopted people can start getting N.J. birth records revealing their parents next month

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TRENTON — A law passed after 34 years of relentless lobbying that will allow adopted people to obtain their original birth certificates containing information about their parents, their medical history and identity will take effect in January. State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett released an announcement late Friday as a reminder that birth parents who wish to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Trump picks retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

gen-mattisWASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen James N. Mattis, a highly respected retired Marine four-star general, to head the Defense Department, filling in a critical national security position in the emerging Cabinet. Mattis served 44 years in the Marine Corps before he retired in 2013. He headed U.S. Central Command in his final three years… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Trump reaches deal with Carrier to stop factory jobs from moving to Mexico

assetcontent-76WASHINGTON – Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to travel to the state Thursday to unveil the agreement alongside company officials. Trump confirmed the meeting on Twitter late Tuesday, promising a “Great deal… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Economy, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

calexSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018. Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: | 1 Comment »

7 things to know about Trump Bedminster golf club, center of political world right now

assetcontent-71BEDMINSTER — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to spend the weekend holding meetings with his transition team at his upscale private golf club in the bucolic hills of Somerset County. Here are five things to know about Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster: 1. The property once belonged to another celebrity mogul. Much of the course… Read the rest of this entry »

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California Considers Secession After Trump Win

calexIt is not just a Twitter joke. Californians are seriously considering seceding from the United States after Donald Trump went from being the Republican nominee to President-elect. A group called Yes California Independence Campaign is holding an event in Sacramento on Wednesday, hoping to garner more support for Calexit, named after Brexit, the July referendum in… Read the rest of this entry »

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CDC warns of new fungus infection that struck 2 in N.J.

assetcontentFederal officials are warning doctors nationwide about a new fungal infection that is potentially fatal – and resistance to most antibiotics. Two of the seven cases reported so far involved New Jersey patients who were treated at the same unidentified New Jersey hospital, said the health care alert issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read the rest of this entry »

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29 pimps, prostitutes in N.J. arrested in FBI child sex trafficking bust

assetcontentNEWARK — More than two dozens pimps and prostitutes were arrested in New Jersey as part of an international sweep led by the FBI to crackdown on human trafficking, authorities said. In addition to the 29 arrests, a 17-year-old in New Jersey was rescued in what authorities called “Operation Cross Country X.” The FBI’s Philadelphia division… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Human Trafficking, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on 29 pimps, prostitutes in N.J. arrested in FBI child sex trafficking bust