News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin unveiled a revamped harassment policy for legislators and legislative employees. The new policy is the first rewrite since 2009 and is set to get a vote in the Democrat-led chamber later this month. The biggest changes include the requirement for training at least every two years for lawmakers and employees. Coughlin calls the new policy the "most rigorous" possible.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Catholic Church officials say abuse victims required to remain silent by settlement agreements can speak publicly about their ordeals. The New Jersey Catholic Conference said in a statement Tuesday the church has no objection. The statement came after state Sen. Joe Vitale called on the church to release abuse victims from confidentiality agreements. This follows a Pennsylvania grand jury report that uncovered more than 1,000 children had been abused over decades by about 300 priests.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - One of northern New Jersey's most notorious gang leaders has been sentenced. Corey Hamlet was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison plus 35 years. Hamlet had been convicted in July on murder, racketeering and other counts. A previous trial had ended in a hung jury. Authorities say Hamlet ordered the murders of six people while leading the Grape Street Crips, a violent gang that controls a large share of the heroin trade in the region.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Navy says that a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane. The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. His death occurred Monday aboard the USS George H. W. Bush while it was in the Atlantic Ocean. Naglak enlisted in his home state of New Jersey in 2017. He had completed his training in Pensacola, Florida.
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