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2 adults, 2 children wounded in Trenton shooting

Jun. 3, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A shooting in New Jersey's capital city on Wednesday left two adults and two children hospitalized, including adults and two children hospitalized, authorities said. The shooting in downtown Trenton occurred around 9:30 a.m., when a gunman opened fire in the area of North Montgomery...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Workers boarded up the windows on a building in downtown Trenton, NJ, that houses businesses as well as state government offices, Monday June 1, 2020. Calling to mind the Black Lives Matter movement, someone spray painted BLM on the sidewalk Sunday night in reaction to George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)

NJ to overhaul police use-of-force guidelines, AG says

Jun. 2, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Citing George Floyd's death, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Tuesday the state will update its guidelines governing the use of force by police for the first time in two decades and will move to require a statewide licensing program for all officers. “To the...

Workers boarded up the windows on a building in downtown Trenton, NJ, that houses businesses as well as state government offices, Monday June 1, 2020. Calling to mind the Black Lives Matter movement, someone spray painted BLM on the sidewalk Sunday night in reaction to George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)

Good Samaritans pitch in on cleanup after Floyd protests

Jun. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Good Samaritans carrying brooms, dustpans and shop vacuums joined hired crews Monday in New Jersey's capital to clear broken glass and other debris after vandalism and looting followed protests of the Minneapolis death of George Floyd. A similar effort took place in Atlantic City,...

Curfews set as 2 New Jersey protests turn destructive

May. 31, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s capital city and Atlantic City had largely peaceful protests Sunday over the death of George Floyd, but protests in both areas later devolved, with instances of window-smashing and stealing from stores. Trenton put a curfew into place at about 10 p.m., while...

New Jersey man dies after shooting at Pennsylvania hotel

May. 26, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was shot during a disturbance at a hotel in Pennsylvania has died from his wounds, authorities said. When Falls police responded to the hotel around 1 a.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired, they encountered a large number of people trying to leave the site. They soon...

Ivan Pelaez, right watches his wife, Jenna Pelaez, of Belleville, N.J., left, react as friends and loved ones sing

Memorial Day picnic plans? Keep it to 25 people, Murphy says

May. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — People can gather outdoors in groups of as many as 25, instead of 10, and Memorial Day cookouts can go forward if people keep their distance from one another, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. Public and private campgrounds may also reopen, the Democrat said during a news conference in...

Latest shootings in Trenton leave 4 men dead, 3 wounded

May. 22, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A series of recent shootings in New Jersey’s capital city has left four men dead and three others wounded, but authorities do not believe the shootings are connected. The violence comes just weeks after another series of shootings over a four-hour period left three people dead...

Prosecutor: Shooting at outside gathering kills 1, wounds 2

May. 17, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a triple shooting at a gathering in Trenton killed one man and wounded two others over the weekend. The Mercer County prosecutor's office says officers responding to an 11:40 p.m. Saturday call found the three victims in front of a home where a gathering...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NJ deaths spike as Murphy says Trump summit yields results

Apr. 30, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey reported 460 deaths from coronavirus, the biggest jump yet, on Thursday, the same day Gov. Phil Murphy had a friendly meeting with President Donald Trump, who promised to send the state testing materials, according to the governor. The jump brings the death toll to 7,228...