Day: October 18, 2020

BREAKING: Reports Of Barricaded Person In Trenton

October 18, 2020

Breaking News Report: From a combination of radio reports, witnesses and on scene reporting. If official information is released the story will be updated and any corrections made.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime after 8:00 pm Trenton Police and Trenton EMS were detailed to the 100 Block of Tremount Street between Beatty Street and Home Avenue for a barricaded person. A person was located on the 2nd floor in the middle of a row of houses and a police light shined on the home, according to witness reports.

The area was cordoned off while the subject remained in the home as a police spot light lit the home from the exterior. Witnesses say that the situation remained calm and it appeared that the situation would deescalate.

At 11:10 pm TEMS was detailed to the area for a “female” that needs transport to the hospital for a crisis evaluation.

At the time of this report it was unclear if the situation has fully deescalated.

Trenton Fire Department Quickly Douses Fire Saving Home

October 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to the 1st Block of South Oden Avenue near Walnut Avenue for a house fire. Upon arrival an “all hands” fire was transmitted sending additional fire apparatus to the scene. Trenton firefighters pulled a hose line and quickly extinguished a couch that was on fire on the first floor. The burned couch was removed and placed on the sidewalk outside the home while firefighters overhauled the scene. No other information was available about the fire.

NY Ski Resorts Set To Reopen November 6, With COVID-19 Restrictions In Place

October 18, 2020

ALBANY, NY –Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that ski resorts can reopen with 50 percent indoor capacity and with strict health and safety protocols under state-issued guidance starting Friday, November 6, 2020

“Scientists have told us the virus is going to become more aggressive in the fall, and right now, we are all feeling COVID-fatigue, but our micro-cluster strategy is a smart, data-driven and less disruptive strategy to get us through this season. And so far, the data shows the micro-cluster strategy is working to bring infection rates down in our red zone areas,” Governor Cuomo said. 

“Beginning next month, Ski resorts will be allowed to reopen with limited indoor capacity, which will allow New Yorkers to have some outdoor activity this winter without having to quarantine when they come back.”

State guidance on the reopening of ski resorts includes the following precautions:

  • Masks required at all times, except when eating/drinking or skiing.
  • Social distancing between parties required at all times.
  • Restrict gondolas/lifts to members of the same party.
  • Limit ski lessons to no more than 10 people.
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared/rented equipment.
  • Shuttles, food & beverage, retail service must conform to State-issued guidance.
  • Reduce outdoor capacity on mountain by 25% during “peak” days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions.

The Governor also updated New Yorkers on the State’s response to COVID-19. In “Red Zone” focus areas included as part of the Governor’s Cluster Action Initiative, the positivity rate for test results reported yesterday is 3.19 percent – down from 4.34 the day before.

Last year’s opening day at Hunter Mountain, NY see MidJersey.News story here: Hunter Mountain, NY Opening Day 2019

21 Cats Adopted At Trenton Cats Rescue Event Held At The Healthy Animal

Trenton Cats Rescue will be holding another adoption event at The Healthy Animal on Saturday, October 31 from 12pm-4pm

October 18, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Cats Rescue (TCR) held an adoption event at The Healthy Animal located at 1049 Washington Blvd on Saturday. According to TCR, a total of 21 cats were adopted at the event. 

TCR is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue group in the greater Trenton area. With the help of TCR, Trenton Animal Shelter has been a no kill cat shelter for over 11 years!

Trenton Cats Rescue will be holding another adoption event at The Healthy Animal on Saturday, October 31 from 12pm-4pm, MidJersey.News will be at the event check for a future story.

For more information be sure to visit Trenton Cats Rescue’s website, or their Facebook page, TrentonCats

Car Rear Ends Tractor Trailer On NJ Turnpike by Richard Stockton Service Area, 1 Injured

October 18, 2020 updated

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 7:45 am the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and the Bordentown Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the area of mile marker 58 south bound with injuries.

Luckily there is a North-South response sent to accidents on the NJ Turnpike because there is constant confusion with exact locations when people call 9-1-1 to report accidents and fires. This accident was originally reported at mile marker 58.0 south bound inner roadway “car lanes” but the vehicle was at mile marker 58.8 south bound outer lanes or “truck lanes” When Robbinsville Township firefighters went to the reported inner roadway location they discovered the accident was on the outer roadway. They radioed ahead to the north bound Bordentown Township fire and EMS apparatus that they could make the U-turn at 7A to get to the accident.

Bordentown firefighters arrived on location on the inner roadway and determined that a vehicle rear ended a tractor trailer and there was one injury. Bordentown Township EMS transported the patient to a local hospital. No word on the condition of the patient.

NJ State Police was on scene investigating the crash.

It seems with almost every call on the NJ Turnpike there is location confusion since the creation of the inner and outer roadways, nicknamed car and truck lanes. A similar situation happened on last night’s call near Exit 8. A response was sent from Hightstown and Cranbury Fire Departments and first aid squads to a South Bound accident in the area of Exit 8 “truck lanes” and the accident was actually in the North Bound inner roadway in the “car lanes” on the exit ramp. The confusion of people calling 9-1-1 had sent apparatus to the wrong location and delays responses since apparatus has to travel miles to make U-turns. It appears that the nick names “car lanes” and “truck lanes” adds unnecessary confusion the NJSP radio uses Inner Roadways and Outer Roadways for descriptions.