Politics & Government

Police chief wounded in accidental shooting

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the police chief of a central New Jersey town was shot in the leg when his service weapon accidentally discharged inside the town's municipal building. The shooting occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday ...

Former NJ Pinelands Commissioner Claims Politics Led to Her Replacement

Former New Jersey Pinelands Commissioner Leslie Ficcaglia says she has been replaced because she voted against a 22-mile natural gas pipeline.

Christie, Cuomo form Port Authority reform panel

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are adding their voices to those seeking to reform the beleaguered Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The two governors sent a letter Tuesday notifying the ...

Nevada trademark award upheld against poker player

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $60,000 judgment against a long-time poker player for infringing on the trademark of a Nevada company that makes books and videos about gambling. The Las Vegas Sun ...

Christie lauds new coordination for homeless

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says a new system to coordinate services for homeless people in Atlantic County can be a model statewide and nationally. The Republican governor went to Atlantic City on Tuesday to laud the Single ...

Ex-Rep. Andrews registers as lobbyist

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former congressman from New Jersey has registered as a lobbyist. But under ethics laws, Rob Andrews will not be allowed to lobby current members of Congress until February, when he will have been out of office a year. The ...

Texas Tech invites Rice as commencement speaker

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University has invited ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take her pick and speak at summer, fall or 2015 graduation ceremonies after protests against her planned appearance at Rutgers University. Chancellor ...

10 NJ Transit workers disciplined over vehicle use

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has disciplined ten employees after it installed GPS tracking in its vehicles to eliminate fraud and abuse. Three of the employees were fired and one was suspended for 30 days. NJ Transit outfitted 480 ...

Watch GWB Committee Hearing Testimony from Christina Renna

The special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures held a hearing Tuesday in Trenton where they heard testimony from Christina Renna.

New Jersey police chief to earn $300K plus

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A police chief in northern New Jersey stands to earn more than $300,000 this year. New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro's new contract includes nearly $110,000 in one-time payouts for vacation and accumulated sick ...