Latest Trenton News

Gun silencers would be barred under new federal legislation

Jun. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun silencers like the one used in a recent lethal shooting in Virginia Beach would be banned under legislation that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced Friday. The Democrat unveiled the legislation at news conference in Trenton alongside Democratic Trenton Mayor Reed...

New law requires ride-hailing services to provide more ID

Jun. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation requiring ride-hailing services to show additional identification after the March death of a University of South Carolina student police say got into the car of an Uber impersonator. Among the new requirements is that ride-hailing...

Electrical problems cause multiple rail delays, suspensions

Jun. 19, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A series of electrical problems has caused delays and service suspensions for trains on the northeast corridor through New York. Amtrak says an overhead power problem between Trenton and Philadelphia on Wednesday morning caused train stoppages between Philadelphia and New York. Three...

Correction: Murphy-Environment story

Jun. 19, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 17 about New Jersey issuing regulations to rejoin a regional greenhouse gas cooperative, The Associated Press, relying on information from the governor's office, erroneously reported that states in the cooperative would soon vote on New Jersey's formal reentry. The...

Judge rejects Norcross effort to block tax credit report

Jun. 17, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Shortly after a New Jersey judge ruled Monday that a report from Gov. Phil Murphy's business tax incentive task force is in the public interest, rejecting political powerbroker George Norcross' request to block its publication, the panel published its findings. The governor's task...

Hundreds flock to Trenton arts event 1 year after shooting

Jun. 16, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A year after gunfire shattered Trenton's annual Art All Night festival, hundreds flocked to this year's celebration of local art, music, food and films — even though, strictly speaking, it no longer quite lived up to the name. The formerly "all night" festival took a break from...

Governor to attend formerly all-night arts festival

Jun. 15, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Governor Phil Murphy is scheduled to attend a formerly all-night arts festival interrupted by gunfire last year in New Jersey's capital. The Democratic governor and First Lady Tammy Murphy are scheduled to be at Trenton's Art All Night festival on Saturday evening. Officials announced...

New Jersey unions rally against proposed benefits cuts

Jun. 13, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Spurred on by a tweet from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, thousands of union members crowded around New Jersey's legislative annex Thursday, even spilling into the street, to protest the state Senate president's calls to cut some worker benefits. Organizers estimated at least 3,000 people...

Arts fest returns after shooting, but won't go all night

Jun. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night arts festival interrupted by gunfire last year is returning Saturday to New Jersey's capital, but with a key change: it won't be all night. Trenton's Art All Night is shutting down from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Organizers said this week the change was made to make festivalgoers...

Tax credit task force postpones hearing after Norcross sues

Jun. 7, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey task force that raised questions about how businesses tied to Democratic political powerbroker George Norcross got millions in tax incentives said Friday that it's delaying its next hearing in response to his lawsuit. The judge presiding over the lawsuit asked that...