The investigation continues today into a shooting of a young person who apparently stole a school bus and drove it to the Walt Whitman Bridge connecting Philadelphia to southern New Jersey. The individual who was on the bus was shot by police and taken to a children’s hospital. No further details about the incident have…
President Donald Trump is headed to his Bedminster Golf Club this weekend to host a fundraiser with GOP heavy hitters. Trump is expected to arrive in New Jersey late this afternoon and hold the event on Saturday. Temporary flight restrictions are in effect near the Club through Sunday.
Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference Thursday, asking New Jerseyans to be careful during this weekend’s heat wave. Murphy says it will be just as hot at the shore as it will be in the mountains. Some local communities are opening cooling centers for those who have no air conditioning at home.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate is at an all time low of 3.5 percent. That’s the lowest figure since the state began keeping records back in 1976. New Jersey is two tenths of a percent lower than the national average.
Governor Phil Murphy is defending the hiring of Cary Booker, Senator Cory Booker’s brother, to a $150,000 a year state job. Murphy is defending the hire this week even though Cary Booker headed up a charter school that had to close three years ago in Tennessee due to miserable performance.
A 31 year old police officer in the Mercer County, NJ Homicide Task Force was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of his three month old daughter. Daniel Bannister was busted and charged with the death of his daughter Hailey, who last December suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed, and multiple fractured ribs.
Newark Police are continuing their investigation into a shooting death that involved a police officer. 24-year police veteran John Formisano is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife, and then shooting her boyfriend. Formisano was taken into police custody early this morning.
A man who was adrift at sea for two days in a small sailboat came ashore at Island Beach State Park and was taken to a hospital. NJ.com reports that man was not seriously injured, by dehydrated. Witnesses say the boat just slowly came ashore and a man was on board.
130 additional New Jersey State Troopers will be patrolling highways throughout the weekend looking for impaired and aggressive drivers. Last year, five people died on highways in the Garden State during the holiday weekend, and four of them involved impaired driving. Drunk driving will be strictly enforced.
Governor Phil Murphy signed the new state budget on Sunday, and today he froze $235 million in funding for essential programs, including funding for four year colleges. Murphy says it’s now up to the legislature to find the money to pay for these programs. He wants to end the year with more than $1 billion…