$314 million..that’s how much money the Powerball jackpot will be worth on Saturday night. There were no winners in Wednesday night’s drawing which has caused yet another rollover. The winning numbers on Wednesday evening were 8, 23, 27, 42, 60 with the Powerball being 07.
President Donald Trump has signed two federal bills that will provide more breaks for victims of Hurricane Sandy. One measure will prevent individuals from paying back the federal government if the government decides more than three years later that they received too much federal aid. The measures Trump signed were sponsored by New Jersey Congressman…
New Jersey State Police are sending an emergency response team to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Michael relief efforts. Michael came on shore early Wednesday afternoon as a very strong Category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 150mph. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power.
Some major repair work is coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority announced that expansion joint repairs will be conducted beginning on Monday, and lanes leading into New Jersey, and then Delaware, will be closed during this work. Traffic delays are to be expected.
Five Sleepy’s bedding stores will be closing in the Garden State as a result of Mattress Firm filing for bankruptcy. Four of the five stores are located in northern New Jersey; the fifth, in Hammonton. Mattress Firm has more than 3,200 stores in all but one state.
Columbus Day in New Jersey means the shutdown of most government and school services in our area. There will be no mail delivery today, and many schools and local governments in our region are closed for business. The State’s Motor Vehicle Commission offices are also closed.
There were no winners in the Powerball lottery jackpot on Saturday night, which makes the top prize for Wednesday’s drawing at $282 million. The winning numbers drawn on Saturday were 1, 22, 27, 53, 67, with the red Powerball at 15. The cash value for Wednesday’s drawing is $161 million.
Republican United States Senate candidate Bob Hugin supports the appointment by the Senate of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Hugin insists that the FBI report should be released to the public for inspection. Kavanaugh was sworn in to the court on Saturday night.
A 31 year old employee of Federal Express was arrested over the weekend on child pornography charges. John Dempsey of Magnolia was busted after police received a tip from law enforcement in England. Child pornography videos were found on Dempsey’s home computer.
The investigation into a motor vehicle accident in Salem County that killed three people and injured two others continued. It happened Friday night in Pennsville, on Hook Road. Two people were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.