STATE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake took place at 1:51 p.m. this afternoon in Virginia, 41 miles from Richmond and 83 miles from Washington, D.C. The 5.9 quake caused shaking that could be felt in New Jersey.
TRENTON –A Madison Borough police officer pleaded guilty today to a charge that he solicited a nude photo online from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation criminalizing the manufacturing, distribution, sales, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts” in New Jersey yesterday.
PERTH AMBOY —The city’s celebrated its third annual Family Day event on Saturday, Aug. 20, The free event was open to all city residents.
NEW BRUNSWICK — While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had recent legislative successes, including dramatic changes in public employee pension and health benefits, more New Jersey registered voters say their opinion of the governor had “gotten worse” since he took office, than say they feel better.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to expand New Jersey’s DNA law to require samples from individuals arrested on suspicion of certain violent crimes. Previously, only people convicted of violent offenses had to submit their DNA to the state’s database.
WESTFIELD – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) wants to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to New Jersey.
NEWARK –– Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is recommending that its gas heating customers test their gas heating systems now, before the chilly weather arrives. If there’s a problem, PSE&G will come out to start the unit — at no charge — through Sept. 11.
So-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of water—typically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers—that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the award of 95 grants totaling $14.65 million to municipalities, counties and general aviation airports for infrastructure improvement and safety projects.