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New Jersey Use of Body Cameras to Expand

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced more money being spent to equip State Police and local police with body cameras.

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

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.

Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Parole’ for Inmates with Incapacitating Illnesses

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

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

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

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 ...

Bill Would Withhold Federal Dollars from ‘Sanctuary Cities’

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.

AC Establishments Settle ADA Violations with Justice Department

After the Justice Department found violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act at five Atlantic City establishments, the parties agreed to a settlement to fix the problems.

Executive Director of Disability Rights NJ: ADA Gave People with Disabilities a Voice

Executive Director of Disability Rights New Jersey Joe Young says that the Americans with Disabilities Act gave people with disabilities a voice, but that challenges still exist.

Safe Exchange Zones Offered for Swapping Goods

West Orange offers "safe exchange zones" where people who buy and sell items online can meet with the presence of law enforcement.