Latest Trenton News

Police were chasing car than crashed, sending SUV into porch

Nov. 14, 2019 6:00 AM EST

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police were pursuing a car that hit six parked vehicles and sent an SUV into a home’s porch in New Jersey. Trenton police say the vehicle was speeding early Wednesday when they gave chase before the car crashed into the other vehicles. It then burst into flames and...

House Democrat takes lonely stand as impeachment skeptic

Oct. 30, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A freshman congressman from New Jersey is poised to be a lonely Democratic vote against the proposed impeachment process against President Donald Trump. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a dentist and a longtime state legislator before winning the 2nd District seat in 2018 after it was under...

2 wounded in shooting at gas station in Trenton

Oct. 24, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a teenager and a man were wounded in a shooting at a gas station in New Jersey's capital. Gunfire rang out early Thursday at the Shell gas station on Greenwood Avenue in Trenton. Police say the 17-year-old was hit several times and is in critical condition. A 36-year-old was...

Murphy says 4 rail stations will undergo repair, rehab work

Oct. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey Transit and Amtrak are about to begin repair and rehab work at a handful of rail stations across the state. The first-term Democrat said Tuesday in New Brunswick that the work would begin this fall and continue through early 2020. The projects are...

Jury acquits massage therapist accused of client sex assault

Oct. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A massage therapist accused of touching a female client inappropriately during a session has been acquitted of sexual assault charges. Asmar Berry had been arrested in October 2018 after authorities said he touched the victim's "intimate parts" without her consent. The incident...

NJ denies permits for proposed natural gas pipeline

Oct. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey denied permits for a $1.1 billion, roughly 120-mile (193-kilometer) long pipeline that would bring Marcellus Shale natural gas to New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. "We are committed to transitioning New Jersey to 100% clean energy by 2050," Murphy said in...

Suspended police officer, wife indicted in infant's death

Oct. 11, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A suspended New Jersey police officer and his wife have been indicted in the death of their three-month-old daughter. Daniel Bannister is charged with murder in the indictment handed up this week by a Mercer County grand jury, while Catherine Bannister is charged with reckless...

Authorities: Police shoot, critically wound man in Trenton

Sep. 30, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect was shot and critically wounded during a confrontation with a police officer in New Jersey's capital city. The shooting occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday on Calhoun Street in Trenton. Authorities say 37-year-old Joseph Reeves was shot multiple times,...

Hargett visits West Tennessee libraries to present grants

Sep. 27, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top state official is visiting West Tennessee to hand out grants for public libraries to buy computers. Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office says he visited libraries in Camden, Milan, Trenton, Humboldt, Alamo, Ripley and Brownsville on Thursday to present technology grants...

3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Sep. 19, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have now apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney. Councilwoman Robin Vaughn apologized in a statement on Wednesday, saying her comments defending Council...