Engine failure has been determined to have been the cause of the helicopter crash in Medford that killed country singer Troy Gentry. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled that the engine would not respond to throttle commands made by the pilot, James Robinson, who also died in the accident.
Governor Christie has ordered all flags fly at half staff on Saturday for a Cherry Hill sailor who lost his life last month when a Navy ship collided with another vessel. Kenneth Smith and nine others were killed in the accident off Singapore.
Larry White is the new Executive Director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Association members unanimously selected White to serve as its eighth ever director; he has served as the assistant director for over a decade.
Republican Kim Guadagno has a ton of ground to make up in the New Jersey gubernatorial race. A new poll released by Quinnipiac gives democrat Phil Murphy a 25 point lead over Guadagno less than two months before the election. About 40 percent of the voters admit they don’t know much about either candidate.
Senator Robert Menendez received an $8,000 private flight from a Florida doctor because the doctor’s jet was unavailable. That testimony was offered in court Wednesday during Menendez’ corruption trial. Authorities are trying to show that Menendez accepted expensive gifts for political influence.
Two foreign models who were the girlfriends of a Florida doctor linked to Senator Robert Menendez’ corruption case testified in court on Tuesday. Menendez’ attorneys say the Senator did nothing wrong by arranging for travel visas for the two women.
A 33 year old South Jersey man was charged with lewdness and other offenses after he admitted to Glassboro Police that he was gratifying himself sexually while driving his car. Timothy Wilgus was spotted by a woman performing the act; she reported it to local police.
A Burger King restaurant in the New Jersey community of Denville was the scene of newborn births on back to back evening last weekend. Police were called to the fast food restaurant last Friday night, and again on Saturday night, for moms delivering their newborns. Both infants are safe and sound.
The number of summertime traffic fatalities dipped slightly this summer, compared to last year. There were 183 traffic deaths in the Garden State this summer, down by five from the summer of 2016. Locally, there were five traffic fatalities in Cape May County this summer.
232 dogs and cats who were rescued in Florida before Hurricane Irma have already arrived in the Garden State to be adopted. The pets were airlifted to the Garden State which helps free up room at various shelters in Florida. All of the animals were already in shelters before the storm arrived.