STATE — In the week ending Sept. 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 465,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 453,000, according to data released today by the federal government.
ELIZABETH – According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, 1,288 incidents of violent crime were reported in Elizabeth last year. That was a 14.6 percent increase from the 1,124 incidents reported in 2008, and a 56.5 percent increase from the 823 incidents in 2005.
NEWARK – A 21-year-old suspect admitted pulling the trigger to kill three Newark teens in a 2007 schoolyard shooting that received national attention.
TRENTON- An alarming resurgence in bed bugs is causing many New Jersey residents to seek quick and deadly means to eradicate the pesky and persistent creatures.
LINDEN – Last week, members of the Linden Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized over 130 lbs. of marijuana at an East Linden Avenue business, police said.
RAHWAY – An upgrade to the railway signal system near Rahway Station will have a major impact on weekend rail commuters.
LINDEN – A pizzeria on East St. Georges Avenue was robbed at gunpoint just after closing Monday night, police said.
LAUREL, Del. – An Elizabeth man was arrested Saturday in Laurel, Del. after police discovered more than 400 untaxed cigarette cartons in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to a report on DelmarvaNow.com.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the extension (phase III) of the federally funded appliance rebate program at its most recent board meeting.