Be careful driving tonight, police will be looking for drunk drivers in earnest. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety say many police departments will be very active in pulling over drunk or impaired drivers. Federal grants have been given to dozens of departments throughout the state for the DUI crackdowns that will be in full force tonight.
Gunfire in Pleasantville Monday night. City police say both cars and houses were hit by gunfire in separate shooting incidents in the city. Bullets were fired along Adams Avenue and a short time later on Tilton Avenue near Broad Street. No injuries were reported, no suspects in custody.
A power outage in a section of Upper Township Monday afternoon was caused by a cement mixer hitting a utility pole. The Upper Township Gazette reports that the accident happened around 3pm Monday near Rivendell Road. Properties in the Palermo section of the township lost power for a brief time after power lines became tangled. There were no injuries.
New Year’s Eve revelers will have a chance to ride home safely in Avalon and Stone Harbor on Tuesday night. Both towns have teamed up to provide a Jitney service that will run along Dune Drive and Second Avenue from 6pm until 2am on New Year’s Day. In Cumberland County, authorities are promising a big time crackdown on drunk drivers for New Year’s Eve.
So you want to go to the Eagles-Saints playoff game on Saturday night? You may be able to get a ticket. On Tuesday at 12 Noon, several thousand single game tickets for the first round playoff game will be released by the team through Ticketmaster or a toll free phone number. Anyone who shows up at the Eagles stadium will be out of luck; no tickets will be available for purchase at the Linc.
New Jersey is now the 11th most populated state in the country. New figures released this week by the United States Census Bureau puts New Jersey’s population at a shade under 8.9 million. California is still the most populated state in the country with over 38 million residents; Wyoming is dead last with just under 600,000 residents.
Governor Chris Christie is allowing teenagers to volunteer to help rebuild the state after Hurricane Sandy. Christie announced this week that minors between the ages of 14 and 17 can work with nonprofit groups on housing construction through the end of next year. More than 2,500 teens helped with the storm damage during 2013.
Four adults have been arrested following a drug bust at a home in Whitesboro on Friday night. Middle Township Police say a search warrant was executed at a home on Gibbs Street. Police found cocaine, marijuana, and cash inside the home. All of the suspects are from the township. They were identified as 36 year old Damon Hendricks, 55 year old Donald Watkins, 18 year old Ronray Harris, and 19 year old Rashaun Wilder.
One of the possible candidates for the Republicans to run for the U.S. Senate has officially taken his name out of contention. Assemblyman Jay Webber said his family is expecting their seventh child and he wants to make sure he is there for his wife. Despite winning election this year, Cory Booker is back up for reelection. Republicans like Webber are in the process of deciding who wants to run next year in a primary to decide who will face Booker.
A snow storm could be impacting the area on Thursday night into Friday. The National Weather Service reports that that a few inches of snow is possible for the storm. It will be a cold one this week, with temperatures falling into the 20′s at night. Wind chill could make some of the night’s feel as though its in the single digits. The forecast is open to some change as the storm approaches later this week.