MAN GIVEN SEVEN YEARS IN FATAL HIT AND RUN

A fatal hit and run suspect was given the most time in jail possible. Ismael Lopez-Bautista, 33, of Bridgeton was given seven years for leaving the scene of a fatal accident. According to court documents, Lopez-Bautista was driving while intoxicated and his vehicle left the roadway, striking Aurelio Paredez. Paredez would die as a result…

SWEENEY PROMOTING MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

Its been a busy couple of weeks for Senate President Steve Sweeney. The highest ranking Democrat in the state started a tour of the state on Thursday promoting the recent minimum wage hike. A ballot question was approved in November raising the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour, with additional hikes in future years tied…