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2016 National Night Out Events In NJ

7-26-16
Check out National Night Out events in New Jersey for 2016.

Christie Talks Security, Melania Trump Controversy Day After Prime Time RNC Speech

7-20-16
Taking part in a panel discussion on security issues, Gov. Christie talked about China, Russia, ISIS, Israel and how the Trump campaign handled the controversy over Melania Trump's speech.

Divide Between Police, Communities Persists

7-20-16
Violence has erupted targeting police officers after video has shown members of law enforcement in deadly confrontations with African-American citizens. Now departments in New Jersey are working to bridge the divide and keep officers safe.

Security Tight in Cleveland for RNC

7-18-16
The city of Cleveland swore in 2,000 out-of-state officers to assist its group of 500 and added 3,000 federal officers assigned to RNC security.

Democrats Want to Revamp Guidelines for Police Involved Shootings

7-15-16
Under a proposal Democratic leaders are pushing, the attorney general’s office would oversee an independent investigation by a special prosecutor in cases of police involved shootings.

Debate Over Gun Rentals

7-15-16
New Jersey law lets authorized shooting ranges rent firearms to any 18-year-old with a photo ID -- no gun license required -- for up to eight hours a day. One gun range owner says he doesn't rent weapons because of security and safety concerns. But others say it's a good way for people to learn how to use a firearm safely.

David Samson Pleads Guilty, Jamie Fox Criminally Charged with Conspiracy for ‘Chairman’s Flight’

7-14-16
Former Port Authority Chairman David Samson pleaded guilty and Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox is being criminally charged for pressuring United Airlines into providing a flight from Newark to Columbia, South Carolina.

Fire Departments Focus on Solar Panel Safety

7-13-16
Firefighters say solar panel installation creates limited access to the roof, where they vent the smoke from a burning building, and poses the threat of electrocution.

Jersey City Hopes More Diverse Police Department Produces Better Results

7-12-16
Police in Jersey City celebrated the elevation of their comrades to positions of leadership.

Affordable Housing Ruling Overturned

7-12-16
An appellate court ruled that towns do not have to provide a specific amount of extra housing to cover additional affordable housing needs that accumulated over 16 years.