Shame of being fired from his job, led man to strangle his fiancée & her dog. Now he’s sentenced to 31 years in prison

After being on the run for five years, Lamont Stephenson, 46, who had been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List since 2018, was sentenced to 31 and a half years in prison by Superior Court Judge Ronald D. Wigler in Essex County. Stephenson was apprehended in Maryland in 2019 after fleeing as a primeContinue reading “Shame of being fired from his job, led man to strangle his fiancée & her dog. Now he’s sentenced to 31 years in prison”

Miners take Manhattan: Coal strike moves to NYC

Miners from Alabama rallied outside BlackRock in Manhattan calling for an end to the 4-month long strike. Since April 1, miners at the Warrior Met Mines in Alabama have been on strike. The workers walked out after management refused to reach a fair contract that reduced the long hours that they were working, which oftenContinue reading “Miners take Manhattan: Coal strike moves to NYC”

Deadline looming for nominations for the federal Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, which created the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The program is currently acceptingContinue reading “Deadline looming for nominations for the federal Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor”

Jersey tornado

Severe weather damaged homes, knocked out power and prompted tornado warnings across parts of several states Thursday evening, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. At least one tornado was confirmed to have touched down in New Jersey during powerful storms Thursday, as the National Weather Service (NWS) continues surveying damage across several municipalities. AnContinue reading “Jersey tornado”

Corporation accused of fixing chicken pricing

A supplier for Burger King, Kroger and Walmart was indicted for participating in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products. Separately, a federal grand jury in Denver returned an indictment charging four executives of Koch Foods, headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, for their roles in the same conspiracy. TheContinue reading “Corporation accused of fixing chicken pricing”

Wide partisan divide on voting right or duty

As political battles continue around the nation over voting access and restrictions, a Pew Research Center survey finds that a majority of Americans (57%) say voting is “a fundamental right for every adult U.S. citizen and should not be restricted in any way.” Fewer (42%) express the view that “voting is a privilege that comesContinue reading “Wide partisan divide on voting right or duty”

New Jersey Turnpike Authority selling off surplus vehicles & equipment by sealed bid

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is offering surplus vehicles, roadway equipment and miscellaneous equipment and parts for sale by sealed bid. The 125 items being sold include cars, pickup trucks, dump trucks as well as self-propelled lawn mowers and other landscaping items, including saws and handheld blowers. Click here for a complete list of the items beingContinue reading “New Jersey Turnpike Authority selling off surplus vehicles & equipment by sealed bid”

EPA agrees to fulfill Clean Air Act responsibility

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to take action on air pollution reduction plans submitted by certain “upwind” states as part of a settlement reached with “downwind” states New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Massachusetts, as well as the City of New York. The action resolves a lawsuit brought by the statesContinue reading “EPA agrees to fulfill Clean Air Act responsibility”

Trenton rioter pleaded guilty

A Mercer County, New Jersey, man today admitted attempting to interfere with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder when he attempted to set fire to a police vehicle during a riot in Trenton. Earlja J. Dudley, 28, of Trenton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information chargingContinue reading “Trenton rioter pleaded guilty”

Elizabeth man says he conspired with Postal Service employees to commit bank fraud

A Union County, New Jersey, man admitted today to conspiring to commit bank fraud by soliciting U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees to steal check books from the mail and depositing fraudulent checks. Brian Previlon, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him withContinue reading “Elizabeth man says he conspired with Postal Service employees to commit bank fraud”

Bayer will stop selling cancer-causing herbicide in Roundup to U.S. consumers

Bayer-Monsanto announced today that the company will no longer sell glyphosate-based herbicides to U.S. consumers as of 2023, following a costly litigation battle over their cancer-causing weed killers. Friends of the Earth and allies have been campaigning to remove Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers from garden retailers based on science linking glyphosate to cancer and other serious health concerns as well asContinue reading “Bayer will stop selling cancer-causing herbicide in Roundup to U.S. consumers”

‘Pathetic’ infrastructure deal reduces climate rescue

Billions of dollars in climate spending have been cut from the bipartisan infrastructure deal agreed to by the White House, drawing fire from critics who say much more is needed to repair the environment to address climate crisis, provide economic justice and create good jobs for American workers. Described as a $1 trillion package, theContinue reading “‘Pathetic’ infrastructure deal reduces climate rescue”

No charges against Orange Police in fatality

A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Jamahl Smith, 46, of Newark, N.J., who was fatally shot in July 2019 by an officer of the Orange Police Department. Orange Police responding to a violent domestic incident that involved a manContinue reading “No charges against Orange Police in fatality”

Former Newark bishop Theodore McCarrick charged in sexual assault of 16-year-old boy

A summons has been issued ordering the former Archbishop of Newark to appear at the court for arraignment Aug. 26 in Dedham District Court in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, to face criminal charges for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago. Defrocked former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who is now living in Missouri, was chargedContinue reading “Former Newark bishop Theodore McCarrick charged in sexual assault of 16-year-old boy”

Fred Hampton Leftists hosted discussion with leaders of Ten Demands for Justice

Fred Hampton Leftists are lefty political commentators talking news, politics, and pop culture who strive to educate, inspire and entertain. Ten Demands for Justice co-founders @SocialistMMA, @anhiebananhie, @zoyaislove and @AWKWORDrap were hosted by @FredHamptonLeft to break down Demand 2 — to Eliminate Discriminatory Policing, Prosecution and Sentencing… on the road to #AbolishThePolice and prisons SecondContinue reading “Fred Hampton Leftists hosted discussion with leaders of Ten Demands for Justice”

Closing Medicaid coverage gap may aid 2.2 million uninsured Americans

Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA) introduced a bill that would close the Medicaid coverage gap and ensure over 2.2 million uninsured people in 12 states can access health coverage. The bill, a companion to one proposed by Senators Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff and Baldwin, would create a federal direct coverage option to people with incomes atContinue reading “Closing Medicaid coverage gap may aid 2.2 million uninsured Americans”

Trial begins in Vatican financial scandal

Tuesday was the first day of the long-awaited trial of the Roman Catholic cardinal who was once a close ally of Pope Francis is on trial in the Vatican, accused of misusing Church funds in a ruinous London property venture. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, is the most senior cleric in modern times to face trialContinue reading “Trial begins in Vatican financial scandal”

CDC says wear a mask to stop Delta variant

On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People given new evidence on the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant rapidly circulating in the United States.    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday that “the Delta variant behaves uniquely differently” compared with other versions of the virusContinue reading “CDC says wear a mask to stop Delta variant”

Republicans reject Trump recommendation

Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey on Tuesday defeated Republican Susan Wright to replace her late husband, Ron Wright, in Congress, in what is a blow to former President Donald Trump, who endorsed the loser over the objections of major state GOP leaders, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Even after his disastrous presidency and historicContinue reading “Republicans reject Trump recommendation”

63 New Jersey high school students named “National Cyber Scholar”

The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) awarded 63 New Jersey high school students with the coveted “National Cyber Scholar” designation following its 48-hour National Cyber Scholarship (NCS) competition. The annual nationwide event for high school students is designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyber threats and encourage them to become part of the next generationContinue reading “63 New Jersey high school students named “National Cyber Scholar””