State News

U.S. Economy Lost 125,000 Jobs In June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June, according to data released by the federal government today. Many of the jobs lost were because of a large drop in the number of temporary workers needed for the U.S. Census.

Officials Warn Against Fireworks Danger

STATE – The traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, a joyful celebration can turn into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks. Each year emergency rooms are full of patients who are injured by illegal fireworks.

Essex County Man Pleads Guilty To Leading An Auto Theft Ring

TRENTON – An Essex County man has pleaded guilty to acting as a leader of a multi-county automobile and motorcycle theft ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Thursday.

Gold Buyers Cited For Allegedly Violating State Laws

AVENEL – State Office of Weights and Measures officers have cited 49 gold and jewelry buying businesses with more than 1,600 summonses for alleged violations of state statutes, during a just-concluded statewide inspection sweep that found inaccurate scales that misweighed items and resulted in consumers receiving less money.

NJ Launches Effort To Combat Underage Drinking At The Shore

WILDWOOD – On Thursday, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a comprehensive law enforcement and public awareness effort by the Divisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Highway Traffic Safety to combat underage drinking in Jersey Shore resort areas this summer.

Judiciary Moves to Electronic Filing to Handle Increase in Foreclosures

STATE — The Judiciary has expanded its electronic filing system, JEFIS, to include foreclosure cases in order to accommodate a 200 percent increase in foreclosure filings since 2005, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Thursday.