TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police responded to the area of 118 North Stockton Street for a report of shots fired just before 10:50 p.m. According to TPD Detective Sergeant Cynthia Hargis when police arrived they found a vehicle crashed with a 36 year old male shot and a female injured in the accident. The male was rushed to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead. The female was also at Capital Health Regional Medical Center for her injuries from the accident. The investigation is active at this time. No further information is available at this time.
Names of 2021* homicide victims:
2/18/2021 Jabree Saunders, 26, from shooting on May 14, 2018
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police this afternoon were chasing 2 armed suspects in a foot pursuit that went though several back yards in the area of Race Street between MLK Blvd. and Brunswick Ave. According to police, one officer was bitten two times by a pitbull and his weapon was discharged striking the animal. The two armed suspects were captured by Trenton Police and are in custody. No further information is available at this time.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton firefighters responded to a reported house fire on S. Overbrook Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found a fire in an abandoned home that was attached to an occupied structure. Firefighters advanced an 1 3/4″ handline up exterior stairs to gain access to the fire.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 11:15 a.m. the Trenton fire department responded to a house fire on the corner Genesee and Capner Streets. It was reported firefighters found fire on the 3rd floor of a multi family house. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. No further information is available.
Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month
May 15, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, Governor Phil Murphy and his Administration have begun working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts.
The Public Health Emergency was initially declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103. Today, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 240, which extends that Public Health Emergency for another 30-day period, ending in mid-June. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. If legislation is finalized ahead of the renewal date, the Public Health Emergency extended today will be allowed to expire.
“After an extremely difficult year, we are seeing the results of our mitigation efforts and our successful vaccination program,” said Governor Murphy. “In order to continue on the path to normalcy, we need all available resources to continue our progress in vaccinating New Jerseyans and finally beating back this pandemic. Our Administration is working closely with Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will allow the public health emergency to expire, but ensure that we have the necessary tools and flexibility to continue the fight against the pandemic, including the vaccination efforts that are our highest priority. By working together, we are confident that we can move to the next phase of our recovery effort.”
“This marks real progress as we work to emerge from the worst public health crisis of our lifetime,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney. “It’s the beginning of the end of a crisis that has tragically claimed the lives of an unimaginable number of New Jerseyans and impacted the lives and livelihoods of nearly everyone. The worst is behind us, and now is the time to move forward to restore the quality of life for the people of New Jersey. The Governor has done a good job managing the emergency and the Legislature worked hard throughout the shutdown to help those who suffered the consequences of the pandemic. We will work in partnership with the Governor and the Assembly to overcome the many challenges ahead. The new normal won’t be normal for some time. We have to make the best use of our resources, our abilities and our determination to address the needs of our citizens.”
“I am very encouraged by the data we are seeing and I look forward to a return to normalcy for the State of New Jersey and our over nine million residents,” said Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin. “Our state has shown remarkable resilience during this pandemic. I will work closely with the Governor and Senate President to produce legislation that enables us to safely and responsibly reopen our state as we seek to spur the economy and create jobs. We will come back stronger than ever.”
For the full text of Executive Order No. 240, click here.