Here’s your warning: Starting Sunday, New Jersey police will be seriously cracking down on drivers who text while driving. The “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” enforcement campaign begins this weekend and fines could range between $200-$400 for violators. The initiative is part of National Distracted Driving Month.
Lower Township Police are participating in a “No Shave April” event in order to raise money for a summer police youth camp. Officers will let their facial hair grow and accept donations for the camp that is geared towards middle and high school students; funds also are raised for camp activities.
A small group of protestors picked up signs and protested a circus that appeared at the Wildwood Convention Center on Tuesday. The group was joined by State Senator Ray Lesniak who is trying to push for passage of a law that would prevent wild and exotic animals from being used in performance shows. A few…
An old, dilapidated building that sits next to the popular Jim’s Lunch restaurant in Millville will be torn down. Mayor Michael Santiago announced that the structure is unsafe and must be torn down. It’s not certain when the old building will be demolished. The Jim’s Lunch restaurant shares a wall with the building and has…
Vineland Police say a 27 year old man is dead after jumping out of a moving vehicle in the city and then being fatally struck by another car on East Landis Avenue. Police announced that Joseph Gonzalez of Vineland got into an argument with the driver of the car and jumped out while it was…
New Jersey is expanding its medical marijuana program. The new program will add anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s, and some chronic pain as conditions that will be eligible to receive medical marijuana. The patient fee will be cut in half, with a lower rate for veterans and seniors.
One person is dead as a result of a collision at a toll booth on the Garden State Parkway near Union. The accident occurred on Tuesday when a car smashed into the toll booth and burst into flames. Traffic was backed up at the toll booth for hours on Tuesday.
Senator Robert Menendez is coming to South Jersey to kick off his re-election campaign on Wednesday. Menendez is expected to stop at Rowan University in Sewell to discuss his re-election. Menendez will try to overcome his recent corruption trial which ended in a hung jury. He’ll likely be challenged by republican Bob Hugin.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wants all school shooting threats sent to New Jersey Homeland Security officials. Grewal made the announcement this week as lawmakers are trying to get new legislation passed to reduce the number of school and mass shootings. Grewal says there can be no delay with the reporting.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy may not sign a bill into law that would relinquish control of police and fire pensions to its members. State lawmakers from Murphy’s party passed bills to support the transfer on Monday, but Murphy is unsure of the impact it would have on the overall state pension program.