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.
President Trump’s new federal tax plan could potentially wipe out a big break provided to New Jersey residents. The new proposal would eliminate the ability for state residents to deduct the income and property taxes they pay to state and local governments. Critics believe it’s a $1.2 trillion money grab by the federal government.
The superintendent of the New Jersey State Police may be headed to the federal government. The Washington Post reports that Colonel Rick Fuentes is in the running to serve President Trump as the head of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Fuentes is being actively considered for the job.
Two people were killed Tuesday afternoon during an accident on the Garden State Parkway in Toms River. State Police say the driver and passenger of the vehicle were both killed when the car they were driving in overturned on a median. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
A brand new gubernatorial poll shows democrat Phil Murphy with a 19 point lead over republican Kim Guadagno. The new Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Tuesday shows Guadagno with only 25 percent support among likely voters in November; a recent Fox News poll had the race a bit closer.
The United States Coast Guard has recovered a body about a mile off the beaches of Barnegat Light. The body was recovered shortly before 9am on Tuesday. The cause of death, gender, and identity of the individual has not been released; an autopsy will be performed.