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FORMER SOUTH JERSEY FIRE CHIEF GETS SIX YEARS FOR CHILD PORN

The former chief of the Audubon Park Fire Department will be spending six years in prison for distributing child pornography from a computer at the fire house.  The New Jersey Attorney General announced that John Terruso of Marlton used a file sharing network to share the images of kiddie porn. ##

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BANK ROBBER SHOT AND KILLED DETECTIVES IN ESSEX COUNTY

A man who robbed a branch of PNC Bank in Orange, New Jersey was shot and killed by a sheriff’s detective who happened to be nearby the robbery.  Authorities in Essex County say the suspect was armed with a handgun and refused orders to stop for authorities before he was shot.  The man’s name is [...]

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MENENDEZ TO JUDGE: STOP TRIAL ON KEY SENATE VOTE DAYS

United States Senator Robert Menendez would like to have his corruption trial stopped on days when he’s slated to cast key votes in the Senate.  The New Jersey democrat will go on trial next month on allegations that he accepted expensive gifts in exchange for political clout. ##

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CHRISTIE SIGNS FANTASY SPORTS BETTING BILL INTO LAW

Governor Christie has signed a measure into law that regulates fantasy sports signs like Draft King.  The new legislation provides that the state Division of Community Affairs will have to issue permits to fantasy sports operators.  New Jersey is the 16th state to regulate this activity. ##

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28 MORE KMARTS CLOSING INCLUDING ONE MORE IN SOUTH JERSEY

28 additional Kmart stores are closing around the country, including one in South Jersey.  The KMart located in Moorestown will be shut down along with another store in northern New Jersey.  The KMart in Rio Grande was closed during the last major round of cuts. ##

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ONE POWERBALL WINNER, TICKET WORTH $758 MILLION

One winning ticket, worth $758 million.  There was only one winning ticket sold for last night’s Powerball lottery drawing, and it was purchased in Massachusetts.  The winning numbers last night were 7, 26, 16, 23, and 06, with the power play number 04×4. ##

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JURORS SELECTED FOR MENENDEZ TRIAL

Jurors have been selected for Senator Robert Menendez’ upcoming corruption trial.  The trial will begin on September 6th and will try Menendez on charges that he accepted expensive gifts in exchange for political favors. ##

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WEDNESDAY POWERBALL DRAWING WORTH OVER $700 MILLION

Time is running out to get your Powerball lottery tickets.  New Jersey Lottery officials say the jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has surpassed $700 million, with a cash prize approaching a half billion dollars.  It’s the second largest Powerball jackpot in history. ##

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SOUTH JERSEY MAN AMONG SAILORS KILLED IN MALAYSIA

A 22 year old sailor from Cherry Hill is among the men who are missing following a collision between a United States Navy destroyer and an oil tanker near Malaysia.  Authorities say Kenneth Smith is one of the ten sailors missing and presumed dead. ##

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JURY SELECTION BEGINS IN MENENDEZ CORRUPTION TRIAL

Jury selection begins in a federal courtroom today for the upcoming corruption and bribery trial involving New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez.  Menendez is accused of accepting lavish gifts from a Florida doctor in return for political favors.  The trial could begin this fall. ##

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