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2 protesters charged with trying to set police car on fire

Aug. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men who took part in protests against racial injustice in Trenton after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been charged with trying to set a police vehicle on fire. A federal criminal complaint released Thursday charged 20-year-old Killian Melecio of Columbus and...

This photo provided by shows a mural forSarah Keys Evans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.  Evans, whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 sparked a change in law is being honored with a plaza bearing her name and murals depicting her arrest. (Les Atkins via AP)

Woman who refused to give up bus seat to be honored

Aug. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 led to a lawsuit that sparked a change in law is being honored with a special day. Sarah Keys Evans was being honored by the city of Roanoke Rapids on Saturday with a plaza bearing her name and murals...

4 officers hurt as pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

Jul. 29, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in New Jersey’s capital city ended when the vehicle crashed into a police cruiser and another car early Wednesday, leaving four officers hurt, one critically, and three suspects arrested, all of them also injured, authorities said. The...

FILE- In this April 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his daily press briefing at the the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. Murphy signed legislation on Thursday, July 16, 2020, authorizing nearly $10 billion in debt to plug budget holes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans sued him, arguing the bill runs afoul of the state constitution. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, File)

Murphy signs bill allowing $10B in debt to fill budget holes

Jul. 16, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday authorizing nearly $10 billion in debt to plug budget holes that stem from the coronavirus pandemic, and Republicans sued him, arguing the bill runs afoul of the state constitution. Murphy signed the bill shortly after...

Trump transition panel agrees to fine over NJ registration

Jul. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump's transition committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it...

Ellen Gesner, center, helps her daughters Rachel, left, and Julia Gesner get ready for their graduation ceremony at Millburn High School in Millburn, N.J., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This week New Jersey saw the resumption of youth day camps, in-person summer school and school graduation ceremonies, capped at 500 people and required to be outside. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Murphy: If you can't distance outside, you must wear a mask

Jul. 8, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Face masks will now be required outdoors in New Jersey when social distancing is not possible in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy said during a news conference in Trenton that “admittedly" it would be hard to...

Christopher Columbus statue coming down in NJ's capital city

Jul. 8, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus that has stood for more than 60 years in a park in New Jersey's capital city is coming down. Crews in Trenton started dismantling the statue Wednesday, a day after city Mayor Reed Gusciora announced the decision. He said it was made after city officials...

Movie theater chains sue New Jersey governor over closures

Jul. 7, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several national movie theater chains have filed a lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over the Democrat’s decision to keep theaters closed as other public places are allowed to reopen while the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The suit filed Monday in federal...

Murphy signs nearly $8B stopgap budget

Jun. 30, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed a nearly $8 billion stopgap budget, whose deadline was extended to Sept. 30 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Murphy described the budget as “bare bones” during a news conference in Trenton. The three-month spending plan runs...

NJ governor gives up Wilson desk, citing 'reckoning' on race

Jun. 29, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed Monday he quit using former President Woodrow Wilson's desk at his office in Trenton, citing a “reckoning" on race occurring nationwide. Wilson, who served as New Jersey's governor and later U.S. president, and his legacy are increasingly...