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.
Mike Sorrentino, one of the starts of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”, will spend eight months in jail for tax evasion. Sorrentino, better known as “The Situation”, was handed the jail term by a judge on Friday. The good news…Sorrentino should be out of jail in time to spend another summer on the Jersey Shore beaches.
New Jersey democratic Senator Robert Menendez has called the FBI’s investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh bull…well, you know the rest. Menendez tweeted Thursday afternoon, being very highly critical of the investigation that may give Kavanaugh enough support to be confirmed by the Senate.
A 55 year old man is dead after an early morning accident on the Garden State Parkway in Little Egg Harbor. Police say Ucha Sikharulize lost his life when his vehicle went off the Parkway into a wooded area at around 5:30am Thursday. The crash remains under investigation.
United States Senator Cory Booker has turned to the President’s favorite form of communication to battle what appears to be the eventual confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Booker took to Twitter to ask followers to contact their individual Senate offices to put pressure on politicians to oppose the nomination. A vote could…
More than half of New Jersey’s residents approve of the job performance of Governor Phil Murphy. A new Quinnipiac poll puts Murphy’s approval rating among New Jersey voters at 54 percent. 34 percent disapprove of the job he is doing. The approval rating is the highest for a first year governor this century.