News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. ESTPosted: Last Edited:
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Police say nearly $300,000 remains missing a day after two bags of money fell out the back of an armored truck in New Jersey and set off a mad scramble by motorists to grab some of the fluttering bills. More than a half-million dollars spilled Thursday from a Brink's truck onto the highway near MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford police say two bags of cash fell. One bag had $140,000, and the other held $370,000. Police say the bags fell from an open rear door that had a mechanical issue.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey ruled a natural gas pipeline company can proceed with taking property and compensating landowners as part of a roughly $1.1 billion project. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti said Friday that PennEast can begin taking possession of properties in New Jersey along the proposed route. The roughly 120-mile pipeline would stretch from northeastern Pennsylvania to Mercer County, New Jersey. The judge specifies that PennEast must first satisfy environmental conditions.
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A homeless man from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a court hearing on Friday that Johnny Bobbitt will be released from county jail and live in his apartment in Philadelphia. Bobbitt will be subject to electronic monitoring. NJ.com reports Bobbitt also will be required to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering massive tax breaks, but it probably can't take advantage of them. The club outside Philadelphia is in one of nearly 9,000 high-poverty areas offering the breaks to spur investment and lift incomes. But federal law bans golf clubs from benefiting. A Mississippi company partnering with Trump might qualify, though. It is opening a Trump-licensed hotel in a zone, and considering zone sites for another hotel.
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