New Jersey will reportedly file major lawsuits against companies who manufacture opioid drugs for distribution in the Garden State. NJ Advance Media reports that sources say the the makers of OxyContin and Fentanyl will be targets of lawsuits for deceptive practices.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Kim Guadagno says she would not change New Jersey’s gun laws, if elected. Guadagno told reporters this week that New Jersey already has some of the toughest gun laws in the United States. She says better enforcement of the current laws is on her radar.
A Camden County woman remains in jail after she beat her boyfriend to death by using frying pans. Authorities say Maleia Cole beat her boyfriend to death by repeatedly hitting him over the head with frying pans in early September. The victim died three weeks after the beating.
If the election were held today, Phil Murphy would be your next governor. A new Monmouth University poll shows that Murphy holds a 14 percentage point lead over Kim Guadagno for governor. Guadagno’s popularity is being hindered due to serving under the most unpopular governor in State history, Chris Christie.
Republican Kim Guadagno believes she can still win New Jersey’s gubernatorial race despite trailing democrat Phil Murphy by double digits with six weeks until Election Day. Pollsters believe Guadagno’s link to her boss, Governor Chris Christie, is hurting her popularity through the State. Guadagno trails Murphy in most polls by about 13 percentage points.
1,100 emergency workers from New Jersey are headed to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery. Governor Christie ordered the workers to Puerto Rico to assist with citizens who were devastated by Hurricane Maria. State and local police, along with the New Jersey National Guard, are en route.
President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf course. Trump arrived in the Garden State Friday afternoon and did not speak with reporters when he landed in Morristown. Trump is expected to make a stop at a golf tournament in Jersey City on Sunday.
Nine people were injured Friday afternoon during a large apartment fire in Lakewood. Officials say the blaze torched several units of the Covington Village Apartments that houses people 55 and older. Heavy fire was on all three floors when the firemen arrived.
Cyber crime has struck the Toms River Police Department. The Asbury Park Press reports that thousands of people may have had very sensitive information compromised during a data breach at police headquarters. Nearly 4,000 people will be contacted by authorities about the breach.
A man approached a woman in Berkeley, New Jersey earlier this month and asked to pet her dog. Just one problem, he exposed himself as he did so. Police in the community are looking for the suspect who approached the woman and exposed himself; no suspects are in custody.