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Camden County Police Learn About Autism

Members of the Camden County Police Department will receive training on how to identify and interact with those in the community affected by autism.

Beware of IRS Phone Scams

There are phone scammers who try to get people to pay phony IRS tax bills by threatening jail time.

16 NJ Men Arrested in Child Pornography Ring

Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that 16 New Jersey men have been arrested for distributing child pornography.

Justice Department: Fake University Operated Visa Scam

U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman said the so-called University of Northern New Jersey was a fake and a front for individuals to obtain fraudulent visas.

Assemblywoman Huttle’s Bill Aims to End Gender-Based Wage Discrimination

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle has introduced legislation that would provide women with equal pay for equal work. New Jersey women, on average, make about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.

NJ Bar Association President: We Can’t Let the Courts Get Injured Because of Politics

The president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Miles Winder III, says that while the appointment of a New Jersey Supreme Court justice is different than that of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, politics shouldn't get in the way of the courts.

Togetherness Prominent at Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting

The NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has an interfaith advisory council that meets every three months. Represented were a variety of faith leaders who agree that working together is the key to building relationships and preventing violence.

In Newark, Federal Supervision of Police Department Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's office revealed problem areas identified in a report for the Newark Police Department and plans to fix them.

Bill Proposes $50 Fine, Possible Jail Time for Distracted Walking

Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt introduced a bill last week that would make texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while crossing the street a punishable offense like jaywalking. The fine would be $50 and habitual offenders could go to jail.

Asst. Ocean County Prosecutor Talks Heroin Epidemic

Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Rory Wells says heroin overdose deaths have increased over the years in New Jersey and would be extremely high without antidote drugs currently in use.