Budget agreement will avoid state shutdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1-v7z54ank  A last-minute deal that included no sales tax increase avoided a shutdown for New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday night. “Let me be clear, there will be no shutdown,” he said. “The parks and beaches are open.” Both the state Senate and Assembly are set to vote at 8 a.m. “We had honest … Read moreBudget agreement will avoid state shutdown

Atlantic County men get 100-plus year sentences in triple murder

Two Atlantic County men will spend the rest of their lives in prison in the killing of three people in Essex County. Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, and Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway Township, went to Michael Davis’ Maplewood home looking for drugs and money in Jan. 29, 2017. The two ransacked the … Read moreAtlantic County men get 100-plus year sentences in triple murder

Mays Landing man pleads guilty in killing of Good Samaritan

A Mays Landing man admitted to killing a man who tried to stop him from beating his girlfriend. Calvin Wiggins, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated manslaughter in the death of John Charlton, 55, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Friday. Wiggins was allegedly hitting his girlfriend Nov. 2, 2017, along Route 40, across the … Read moreMays Landing man pleads guilty in killing of Good Samaritan

Corrections officer indicted for smuggling drugs, tobacco into Southern State

Corrections officer indicted for smuggling drugs, tobacco into Southern State

A suspended Southern State corrections officer has been indicted on charges he helped smuggled drugs and tobacco into the Cumberland County facility, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Friday. Steven Saunders, 50, of Camden, was suspended from his position as a senior correction officer since November, when he was arrested allegedly meeting with the girlfriend of … Read moreCorrections officer indicted for smuggling drugs, tobacco into Southern State