The New Jersey State Police is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jeremiah Monell. Monell is wanted for the murder of his estranged wife, Tara O’Shea-Watson, in her Commercial Township home on December 19. Detectives with the New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit, Troop “A” Criminal Investigation Office, and Fugitive… Read the rest of this entry »
President-elect Donald Trump attended a Christmas Eve church service at a historic church just a short drive from his Palm Beach estate Saturday night. Trump, his wife Melania and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies made the trip from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at… Read the rest of this entry »
Motorists already know that heavier than normal traffic is part for the course on a holiday weekend. In addition to extra drivers on the road, New Jersey State Police have announced that they’ll also have an added presence the next several days. An additional 80 troopers will be on patrol from 6 p.m. Friday until 6… Read the rest of this entry »
New Jersey’s “legacy media” is so desperate to remain dependent on government subsidies in the form of mandated legal advertisements that their trade association, the New Jersey Press Association, offered to cut the advertising rates for taxpayer funded ads in half so long as they could increase the fees for legal ads paid for by private parties.
The newspaper industry was caught off guard earlier this week when legislation to allow New Jersey’s governments to publish meeting dates, proposed ordinances, zoning applications, sheriff sales, etc., online rather than in daily or weekly newspapers was introduced and fast tracked for approval before the end of the year. Since then they papers been editorializing to rally their readers to put pressure on the legislature to scrap the bill and save their revenue. Their arguments have been unseemly; Governor Chris Christie is pushing the bill as revenge on newspapers for their coverage of the Bridgegate scandal, that the elimination of legal ads would lead to less transparency and chicanery on the part of government officials who might not publish the ads as the law requires and that municipal and county governments publishing their own legal notices on the web won’t lead to savings.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez took his fight against federal corruption charges to the Supreme Court this week, petitioning it to hear his arguments that key evidence and charges should be dismissed. Menendez, D-N.J., has long argued that prosecutors overstepped rules meant to protect the legislative branch from executive branch intimidation. He is hoping to persuade… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump offered Gov. Chris Christie numerous positions in his incoming administration, but the New Jersey governor turned them down, two sources with knowledge of Trump’s transition efforts told NJ Advance Media. The sources said those jobs included Cabinet-level posts like Homeland Security secretary and Veterans Affairs secretary, as well as other posts,… Read the rest of this entry »
NJ 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.
WAYNE — 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 »
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 »
WASHINGTON — 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 »