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Shooting Inside Off-Duty Cop's Manville Home

Officials are investigating a shooting inside an off duty cop's home in Somerset County.  Police say one person was shot just before midnight inside the officer's house in Manville.  Police say the officer heard noises, grabbed his gun and confronted the suspect, believed to be a burglar.  There's no word at this point on the…

NJ Legislature Passes First In Nation Presidential Tax Return Bill

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature is the first in the nation to pass a presidential tax return bill.  The measure would prevent presidential and vice presidential candidates from appearing on the November ballot in the Garden State unless they disclose their latest tax returns, going back five years.  The bill would apply to the 2020…

Cranford Woman Escapes Injury When Ice Crashes Through Windshield

A Cranford woman is shaken, but uninjured, after a large chunk of ice flew off a box truck and smashed her windshield on the Garden State Parkway Thursday.  It happened around 11:30 a.m. as Rachel Krasnanski was driving in the center lane of the roadway in the southbound direction near mile marker 136.  She was able…

NJ On The Verge Of Banning Puppy Mills

New Jersey is about to ban puppy mills.  Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make large-scale commercial dog-breeding facilities illegal.  Many have been cited for selling sick puppies to pet stores, over the Internet, and through animal brokers.  The bill revises the state's Pet Purchase Protection Act which requires pet shops to disclose the…

AC Police Officer Vadell Speaks Out About Cuts

The Atlantic City police officer shot in the head while on duty in September is speaking out about the state's proposed cuts to the city's police department.  Officer Josh Vadell is among those set to speak at a news conference in City Hall.  The cuts include slashing workers' compensation by 30-percent, as well as reduced…

Franklin Man Charged In North Brunswick Car Burglaries

A Franklin man is charged in several North Brunswick car burglaries.  Police say Jarred Robinson broke into multiple cars recently on Stockton Drive, Wood Avenue and along Route 130.  He was nabbed early Tuesday when a man spotted an unfamiliar guy standing near a neighbor's car and called the cops. Police say they've recovered a…

Officers To Testify In Short Hills Mall Fatal Carjacking

Police officers who responded to a deadly carjacking at a New Jersey mall are expected to testify today. Basim Henry is accused of being the getaway driver when prosecutors say he and others ambushed and stole Dustin Friedland's Range Rover from the Short Hills Mall days before Christmas in 2013. Yesterday, Friedland's widow, Jamie broke…

National Weather Service Responds To Governor Christie's Criticism

A bit of a dust up is blooming between the National Weather Service and Governor Christie. Christie criticized Tuesday's blizzard forecast as exaggerated and overhyped, calling it a big "underperformer." He also said he's had his fill of the NWS over the last seven-and-a-half-years. Gary Szatkowski, the former chief meteorologist from the Mount Holly office,…