State News

New Jersey CPAs Offer Free Disaster Recovery Guide

ROSELAND – Residents and business owners affected by storms and flooding face major challenges in recovering from their losses. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has prepared a Disaster Recovery Guide in hopes of providing at least a measure of assistance for those in crisis.

Virginia Earthquake Felt In NJ

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.

Madison Police Officer Admits Seeking Nude Photo Of 13-Year-Old Girl

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.

2 In 5 NJ Voters Say Their Opinion Of Christie Has “Gotten Worse” Since He Took Office

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.

Christie Signs Bill To Expand DNA Collection

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.