TRENTON –Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $110 million, or $70.2 million if the winner elects to take a one-time cash payout instead of an annuity paid over 29 years.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Middlesex County will conduct its Point-in-Time Count 2013 (PITC) survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey assists in developing a snapshot of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered outside, in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.
ELIZABETH – An Essex County man who worked at a facility in Elizabeth that manufactured oxycodone was arrested this morning for stealing more than 8,500 pills from the facility, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, is the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. The 7-2 ruling determined that the right to privacy under the 14th Amendment’s due process clause extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the first day for bills to be introduced in the 113th Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg today introduced his bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The proposal—which Lautenberg first introduced in January 2011—is a major component of the gun safety plan President Barack Obama announced last week.
PERTH AMBOY — Police are warning residents that Perth Amboy has recently experienced a rash of burglaries, 13 of which occurred during the daytime.
CLARK — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was originally scheduled as a school holiday for Clark Public Schools. However, when Hurricane Sandy forced the schools to close for six days in October and November, the administration had to make some changes to the calendar.
ELIZABETH — State Sen. Raymond Lesniak says Friday’s appeals court ruling to compel Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Pablo Munoz and former Board of Education President Rafael Fajardo to pay the school district $63,622 spent on a defamation lawsuit is a significant political defeat for his longtime adversaries.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A Somerset man has been apprehended and charged in connection with the shooting of a 22-year-old New Brunswick man, who remained in critical but stable condition at a city hospital, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced Sunday.