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150730Flanagan

Judge Hears Final Arguments of Proposed Exxon Settlement

7-30-15
Judge Michael Hogan heard final arguments in the proposed Exxon settlement case after sitting through trial testimony and reading through public comments. He said parties shouldn't expect a decision until the end of August.
150729Vannozzi

Lawsuit Claims Legislation Transferring Ambulance Services is Unconstitutional

7-29-15
Virtua and Capital Health Systems have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that would allow the transfer of ambulance services. They say it violates the Constitution.
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Environmentalists Head Back to Court to Be Heard in ExxonMobil Case

7-29-15
Five "green" groups have asked an appellate panel to let them intervene in the controversial legal action.
150728Aron

New Jersey Use of Body Cameras to Expand

7-28-15
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced more money being spent to equip State Police and local police with body cameras.
150728Chamberlin

Boy Scouts Director: Lift of Gay Troop Leader Ban Will Create Opportunities

7-28-15
Director of Field Service for BSA Northern NJ Council Eric Chamberlin says that the lift on the ban of gay troop leaders will help create opportunities for more Boy Scout troops.
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Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Parole’ for Inmates with Incapacitating Illnesses

7-28-15
The legislation’s sponsor estimates the program could save the state $5 million to $9 million annually.

Prosecutors: Drug ring leader gets 30-year prison sentence

7-25-15
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the leader of a southern New Jersey drug ring has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 29-year-old Enzo Pena, of Mays Landing, employed at least five juveniles in his drug ...

Man sentenced in crash that killed off-duty police officer

7-25-15
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A driver who was high on heroin when he caused a crash that killed an off-duty police officer is now headed to state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 39-year-old Jason Wolek, of Jackson, received an eight-year term when he ...

Man sentenced for shooting at officer on New Year’s Day

7-25-15
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man wounded by an off-duty police officer he had tried to shoot during a New Year's celebration is now headed to prison. Passaic County prosecutors say 29-year-old Elijah Morales, of Paterson, received a ...
150724Flanagan

Bill Would Withhold Federal Dollars from ‘Sanctuary Cities’

7-24-15
So-called "sanctuary cities" don't hold undocumented people for ICE. The House has passed a bill to cut federal funding to those cities, which include Newark and Perth Amboy in New Jersey.