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Two Victims and Suspect Hospitalized After Stabbing Attack at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, NJ—Three victims, including a former student that police have said is the perpetrator, have been injured and remain hospitalized following a stabbing that occurred at the Rutgers Business School at approximately 2:30 pm on November 4.

​Three days later, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Chief Kenneth Cop identified the suspect as Joshua S. Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Mountainside, New Jersey.

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Perth Amboy Settles Sex Harassment Suit Against Ex-Chief For $150K

PERTH AMBOY, NJ—The city government has agreed to spend $150,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a civil lawsuit brought by one of its employees, alleging that a former Police Director had sexual harassed her on numerous occasions.

A civilian employee at the Perth Amboy Police Department (PAPD) records clerk Nalda Capo, filed the lawsuit against former Perth Amboy Police Chief, Benjamin Ruiz,

The complaint againt Ruiz, a close ally of Mayor Wilda Diaz, was filed at the Middlesex County Courthouse on December 10, 2015.

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Congressman Frank Pallone Calls For Action on Gun Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Friday, September 16, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) welcomed United States Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., to speak about gun violence as a public health issue.

Pallone represents the people of New Jersey’s 6th congressional district, and is a ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

In attendance were representatives from the Brady Campaign, Million Moms March, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Former Perth Amboy Police Chief Found Not Guilty in Misconduct Trial

PERTH AMBOY, NJ—A jury seated at the Middlesex County Courthouse decided on September 20 that former Perth Amboy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is not guilty of official misconduct, theft of services, and witness tampering.

Ruiz was potentially facing 5 to 10 years in prison over the allegations that he had gotten police department mechanics to make repairs and enhancements to his private vehicles.  He also faced charges he tried to get a potential witness to alter his side of the story.

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Rutgers-Sponsored Tailgate Party Permanently Shut Down After 2 Games

PISCATAWAY, NJ–Rutgers University pulled the plug on its new official student-tailgating lot, “The Alley,” which was shut down after just two home football games.

Rutgers' official athletics Twitter account @RUAthletics tweeted on September 20 that “The Alley” will shut down “due to safety concerns.”

The tailgate party had been located in the narrow gravel lot, across the street from Werblin Recreation Center on Busch Campus.