Latest New Jersey state government News

Court: Police dash camera recordings not public records

Aug. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A divided New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that police videos of an arrest that led to criminal charges against an officer can be shielded from disclosure under public records laws. The 4-3 ruling found that because there's no law mandating the recordings be made, they aren't...

Road closures begin for long Lincoln Tunnel approach project

Aug. 10, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Motorists will get their first taste of traffic congestion caused by a long-term project to rebuild and rehabilitate the viaduct and roadway approaching the Lincoln Tunnel in northern New Jersey. The state Department of Transportation will close an on-ramp from busy Kennedy...

Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh AG return to air

Aug. 6, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show suspended for calling the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man" are back on the air. WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco returned to the air Monday after a 10-day suspension. Franco called it an "emotional whirlwind" of a...

Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh attorney general

Jul. 26, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were suspended for 10 days Thursday for calling the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man" — the latest slur against a career prosecutor who says he faces countless "small indignities and humiliations" no matter how far he rises or how important his...

The Latest: Radio hosts suspended 10 days for using slur

Jul. 26, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on two New Jersey radio hosts referring to the state's attorney general as "turban man" on the air (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show who called the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man" have been suspended for 10 days....

Indictment: Sandy worker sought bribes from storm victims

Jul. 23, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man working at a Superstorm Sandy housing recovery center in New Jersey solicited thousands of dollars in bribes and fictitious fees from storm victims by telling them he could expedite and/or increase the amount of money they received, authorities announced Monday. The...

New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

Jul. 20, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local communities can opt out and set aside small smoking sections. The Democratic governor on Friday signed a measure that was passed by the state Legislature last month. While...

Murphy: Sky Blue soccer woes 'unacceptable,' will be fixed

Jul. 20, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky Blue FC....

Man killed, 3 hurt when dump truck hits 3 cars

Jul. 20, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — State police say a dump truck struck a concrete barrier on a New Jersey highway, and then struck three cars in the oncoming lane, killing a man and injuring three. The dump truck was eastbound on Route 78 when the driver lost control around 2:45 p.m. Thursday in Berkeley...

Chris Christie to 'set record straight' in 'Let Me Finish'

Jul. 18, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is...