A New Jersey state trooper from Camden was indicted this week on charges he improperly stopped two female drivers with the intent to pressure them into dating him then falsified records to cover up the incidents, Planet Princeton reports. The trooper, Eric Richardson, allegedly stopped each driver repeatedly and deactivated the dashboard camera in his car during some of the stops, according to state officials. Richardson faces up to 10 years in prison.
ARMED POLICE OFFICERS IN FAIR LAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS A POSSIBILITY
The Fair Lawn Board of Education is considering a proposal to place armed, retired police officers in the city's elementary schools, a move that has attracted pushback from the community, TAPinto Fair Lawn/Glen Rock reports. The town's police chief said there are already such security officers in place at the town's middle schools and feedback has been positive.
PLAINFIELD ASSEMBLYMAN JERRY GREEN DIES AT AGE 79
New Jersey Assemblyman Jerry Green, the longest serving legislator in the state body, died this week at age 79, TAPinto Plainfield reports. Green, who resigned as chair of the Union County Democratic Committee in January because of an illness, had not been seen in public recently and had not been sworn in to the seat he was re-elected to in November.
JERSEY SHORE SKIPS SHORE, HEADS TO MIAMI
ICYMI, the hit reality show Jersey Shore is back -- but it wasn't filmed in New Jersey this time. The new Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is set in Miami and premiered earlier this month on MTV. Jersey Shore Online caught up with some folks in Seaside Heights, the original location of the show, to find out what they thought about the iconic program making a return to the small screen.