A bomb threat at a New Jersey Walmart on Christmas weekend. Someone threatened to blow up the Walmart store located in Hamilton, New Jersey. No bomb was found Sunday night, and the store was evacuation as a precaution.
Governor Phil Murphy says a new 12-page report on how to tackle the state’s escalating pension and health care costs provides a path forward. The state is currently $152 billion in debt for past and current liabilities. The pension system provides benefits to over 800,000 state and municipal workers.
This would be an easy way to pay off that holiday debt. The Powerball jackpot had no winner on Tuesday night, pushing the estimated jackpot to $294 million for the drawing to be held the day after Christmas. The cash value of the estimated jackpot is $177.6 million.
Congress last night authorized a bill that will finance the Coastal Heritage Trail in New Jersey. The measure was supported and introduced by outgoing Congressman Frank LoBiondo, who is retiring after his current term expires. The trail has been established in New Jersey since 1988.
Two wrestling coaches at Schalick High School in Salem County have been suspended due to hazing allegations in the program. The school board met Thursday night and suspended the wrestling coaches pending a further investigation. Further personnel action against the coaches is not being ruled out.
Senate President Steve Sweeney has told Governor Murphy that democrats in Trenton will consider no tax increases next year and he should abandon the idea now. Murphy told reporters earlier this week that it was too early to know if tax hikes were coming next year. Sweeney says the state needs structural reform to government…
A lawsuit has been filed by New Jersey and eight other states over President Trump’s plan to drill for oil off our coastline. New Jersey officials held a news conference Thursday to announce that a multi-state lawsuit has been filed. Delaware and Maryland are joining in the lawsuit.
Another beachfront fire has destroyed one home and damaged a few others. NJ.com reports that the fire happened last night in Lavellette and was two alarms. There are no reports yet on what caused the fire, nor or any injuries. Photo courtesy of NJ.com/Toms River PBA social media.
New Jersey is expected to take additional steps to prevent offshore drilling off our coastline. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey DEP will make an announcement Thursday afternoon related to the effort. The State wants to prevent offshore drilling because an accident would be devastating to the state’s environment,…
No winners..again..in last night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot drawing. Since no winning tickets matched the numbers, the jackpot will roll over to $305 million for Friday night’s drawing. Since the Mega Millions has been in existence, there have been four Mega Millions jackpots won during Christmas weeks.