State News

88th State Trooper Youth Week Training Class “Graduates”

SEA GIRT – New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow today hosted commencement exercises for 134 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 88th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class. Of the 134 graduates, 9 of the cadets have a parent either active or retired from the State Police.

Extreme Heat In The Forecast

WEST TRENTON—Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to build into the upper 90s, and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher by Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the excessive heat and warns that older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.

DEP Reminds NJ Residents About Ban On Blue Claw Crabbing

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection reminds state residents that harvesting blue claw crabs from the waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay is prohibited, as scientists have found that crabs from those waters continue to show harmful levels of cancer-causing dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), as well as other contaminants, including mercury.