TRENTON – There were no winners for the Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, April 14 . The jackpot for the Wednesday, April 18 drawing is now $131 million.
The American Legislative Exchange Council — facing heavy pressure for backing voter ID and ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws — has announced it is eliminating the task force that deals with such issues, and will focus instead on economic matters. The group’s controversial stands on voting rights and self-defense have been the subject of recent stories by the Center for Public Integrity.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards for anyone who anonymously provides information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man on April 16, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today.
NEWARK – On Tax Day, two weeks after the New York Times tallied Chris Christie’s corporate welfare awards at $1.5 billion, the Republican Governor is taking some heat from the Better Choices for New Jersey coalition over his plan to give Prudential $250 million in public funds to move a few blocks down the street.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced the arrests associated with a large-scale child porn investigation dubbed Operation Watchdog. The three-month, multi-agency effort resulted in 27 men and one woman being charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.
STATE — An Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) review released today found the New Jersey State Police is continuing to effectively handle allegations of trooper misconduct. The OSC review also identified a number of steps that can be taken to further improve state practices in this area, such as ensuring that the prosecution of trooper discipline cases and the impartial monitoring of those cases are not handled by the same office.
TRENTON – Efforts to reduce litter along New Jersey highways will get a boost in the coming weeks from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, state Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson announced Monday.