TRENTON – A Kingston, N.C., man who admitted to robbing a bank, six fast food restaurants, and a convenience store in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Middlesex Counties between Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, 2011, was sentenced Tuesday to 108 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – A labor union official from Middlesex County Tuesday admitted demanding and receiving unlawful payments from a contractor and embezzling funds from a labor organization bank account, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEWARK – A New York man was sentenced to 75 months in prison Tuesday for arranging to import cocaine from Panama via Newark Liberty International Airport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – Half of New Jersey voters approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as President, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, while 42 percent disapprove. Those numbers are similar to Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating, which stands at 56 percent to 33 percent.
LINDEN – Newark Council President and Essex County Freeholder Donald Payne Jr. skipped a 10th Congressional District candidates’ forum event in Linden last night. So did Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith.
NEWARK – The Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against six furniture companies and the two men who operate the companies, alleging that consumers paid for merchandise that they either did not receive or was not as ordered, among other alleged violations.
HAMILTON – According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study released today, there is a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash.
TRENTON – Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law to protect good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life from civil liability.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Assemblywoman Stender announced she is introducing legislation in the New Jersey General Assembly urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
STATE – Half of New Jersey residents believe that the Garden State is headed in the right direction, while 41 percent say it’s on the wrong track, according to the most recent Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ statewide poll.