23 people were injured when five school busses crashed in Medford Lakes on Monday. Children and adults suffered injuries when the five busses somehow rear ended each other in what appears to be a chain collision. The accident occurred near Tuckerton Road.
Another rollover in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Lottery officials announced that there were no winners in Friday night’s drawing which pushes the total jackpot to $375 million for Tuesday night’s drawing. The Mega Millions is a multi state lottery game.
The Murphy Administration has begun an effort to weed out fraud in the health insurance plan that is offered to public employees. Murphy believes $77 million can be saved with this effort. Premiums are expected to increase by about six percent next year.
Friday the 13th may be lucky for someone in the United States courtesy of the Mega Millions lottery. There were no winners in Tuesday’s drawing, pushing the estimated jackpot to an estimated $340 million, with a cash option at $204 million. The drawing will be held at 11pm on Friday.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will be worth approximately $306 million when the numbers are drawn later tonight. This is the largest jackpot since April when a New Jersey man hit the progressive jackpot for a cool $533 million.
Five businesses were destroyed in a strip mall in Toms River early Monday morning. Fire crews say the quick moving blaze ripped through the businesses quickly. The mall is located on Route 9; the fire may have started in a dry cleaning business.
Legal pot could be coming to New Jersey by the end of the year. Governor Phil Murphy believes that state lawmakers will again tackle the issue of legalized marijuana sales during the summer. Murphy put $60 million of tax revenue into the budget this year, and that funding will not be realized.
Two people were killed during a house explosion in Newfield over the weekend. Authorities say John and Carole Paladino lost their lives when their house exploded around sunrise. It is likely that the explosion came from natural gas.
President Donald Trump is spending his second consecutive weekend at the Bedminster Golf Club in northern New Jersey. Trump arrived in New Jersey late Thursday night on Air Force One after a campaign visit to Montana. Trump is expected to have dinner this evening with Vice President Mike Pence.
The former longtime president of Rowan University died suddenly after a short but serious illness. 75 year old Donald Farish passed away on Thursday. Farish was serving as the president at Roger Williams University of Rhode Island and was planning a retirement in the near future.