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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 ...

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.

AC Establishments Settle ADA Violations with Justice Department

7-24-15
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

7-24-15
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

7-24-15
West Orange offers "safe exchange zones" where people who buy and sell items online can meet with the presence of law enforcement.

Pre-Trial Debate Over Classified Information in Menendez Corruption Trial

7-22-15
NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses the federal proceedings today in federal court on the corruption trial for Sen. Bob Menendez.

Camden County Officials Prepare for Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia

7-22-15
Although Pope Francis doesn't plan to enter New Jersey when he visits Philadelphia in September, his presence will be felt in South Jersey with changes to transportation and many visitors.

What Happens to Items Left at TSA Checkpoints?

7-21-15
If you leave items at a TSA checkpoint at Newark Airport, do you know what happens to them? They could get sold online.

Incidents of Lasers Pointed at Aircraft on the Rise

7-20-15
There have been more reports of lasers being pointed at airplanes recently. It can be dangerous because pilots can become disoriented.