(Bridgeton, NJ-AP) – The family of a five-year old girl who went missing in a New Jersey park almost a week ago is pleading for the public’s help in finding her. An emotionally shaken cousin of Dulce Maria Alavez spoke out at a vigil Saturday night for the little girl.
More than 100 officers from state and local police searched Friday in Bridgeton, Cumberland County.
Authorities believe the girl was taken by a man who led her to a red van. A reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to 35-thousand-dollars.
(East Rutherford, NJ-AP) — Police in New Jersey now say close to 300-thousand-dollars fell out of the back of a Brinks truck on a New Jersey highway yesterday. As of this morning, only a handful of people had turned in about ten-thousand dollars.
East Rutherford police say detectives are reviewing video to track down drivers who stopped on Route Three to pick up the cash. Officials say a malfunctioning door is to blame for yesterday morning’s cash grab. Police say it is a crime if the money is not turned into police.
(Trenton, NJ) – Governor Murphy is signing into law a ban on child marriage. The new law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from marrying or entering into a civil union.
New Jersey is now the second state in our country to ban child marriage under all circumstances. Previously, minors in the Garden State could get married after obtaining parental consent and approval from a judge.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, more than 36-hundred minors got married in the state between 1995 and 2015.
(SL) – A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.
The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.
(SL) – A major storm that slammed the East Coast is moving through New England today. Millions in the Northeast are digging out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. More than four-thousand flights were canceled yesterday and more than 80-thousand homes and businesses were without power.
The heaviest snow fell in southern Pennsylvania, where some areas got a foot-and-a-half of snow. Snow is continuing to fall from New Jersey to southern New England. The nor’easter is the fourth to hit the region in three weeks.