Politics & Government

Police dog scared by fireworks killed by car

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police K-9 dog has died after it was spooked by fireworks in southern New Jersey and was hit by car after escaping from its kennel. The South Jersey Times reports (http://bit.ly/1mrF6ps) that the 6-year-old ...

Christie says he’ll help GOP Senate candidate

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will help with the campaign of New Jersey's little-known Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Christie says he can do fundraising and make campaign appearances for Jeff Bell, who won a ...

Prosecutors: Accountant stole nearly $1M

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey accountant stole nearly $1 million from her clients' tax refunds and social security benefits Doreen Gentile of Toms River was arrested Monday and charged with 14 counts of mail ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 7, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie aide’s appearance pushed back a week

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey lawmakers investigating last year's politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge won't hear from a top aide for Gov. Chris Christie this week after all. Regina Egea had been subpoenaed to ...

State agency to study cruise port in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey state agency that oversees Atlantic City's tourism district says it is hiring a consultant to investigate whether it's worth adding a port for cruise ships to stop there. The idea has been floated by Mayor ...

2 retired detectives back to crack old murders

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two celebrated retired detectives are returning to work to try to crack some of Camden's most vexing murder cases. Marty Devlin and Joe Forte have joined the Camden County Police Department as consultants focusing solely on ...

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. ...

Camden getting special status in New Jersey laws

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's poorest city is still getting extra attention from the state a dozen years after it partially took over Camden's city government in hopes of helping it become self-sufficient. But some activists there believe the ...

Wall Street, Marine vet mayor shakes things up

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been a year since Steven Fulop's election as mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, and the last 12 months have been anything but uneventful. The former Marine and Wall Street executive has taken on the city's school board, ...