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2nd arrest in deadly shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Jun. 19, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made a second arrest stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey. Mercer County prosecutors say Davone White is facing three weapons charges. The 26-year-old Trenton resident was among nearly two dozen people wounded in the...

After gunfire at art event, leaders urge it be held again

Jun. 18, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night art festival in New Jersey's capital city where violence broke out over the weekend should continue to be held, top city and state officials said Monday as advocates lamented the shooting but praised the event as a long-time source of pride. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy...

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

Jun. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...

The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire

Jun. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a New Jersey arts festival (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say a number of fistfights broke out at an all-night New Jersey arts festival and the event was on the verge of being shut down when gunfire erupted, killing a suspect and injuring 22 other...

Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

Jun. 17, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two suspects, were injured. Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four...

The Latest: Gov signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's passing of tighter gun control laws (all times local): 12:15 p.m. New Jersey is enacting measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the half-dozen bills Wednesday at the state's justice building in Trenton. The...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...

Charges against pot advocate NJ Weedman downgraded, dropped

Jun. 6, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Charges in three pending cases against a New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman have been downgraded or dismissed. Ed Forchion was acquitted last month of witness tampering in a retrial in Mercer County. The charges stemmed from a narcotics raid at his Trenton eatery. He...

Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

May. 26, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. NJ.com reports that Ed Forchion raised his arms in victory after the verdict Thursday in Mercer County Superior Court. His supporters cheered and he smilingly invited the...

Newark mayor re-elected, this time with establishment boost

May. 9, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four years after bucking the Democratic establishment to become mayor of New Jersey's largest city, incumbent Ras Baraka earned re-election in a lopsided victory Tuesday with the help of some of his former detractors, including Sen. Cory Booker. Baraka, a former school principal and son...