LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who survived a wrong-way crash that killed two other people plans to sue his city over its handling of the officer who was allegedly driving drunk at the time of the crash. The attorney for Linden police Officer Patrik Kudlac has filed a tort claim notice over the handling of a 2011 drunken driving ticket issued to Officer Pedro Abad in Roselle. That case was dismissed.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board of directors has approved fare increases that average about 9 percent for bus and rail riders. Today's action would go into effect in October. Commuters in New Jersey take nearly 1 million trips on the agency's trains, buses and light rail cars each week. Officials have said increases are needed to cover a $60 million budget gap even after the agency cut $40 million internally.
WOODBINE, N.J. (AP) — State Police say a New Jersey state trooper shot and killed an aggressive pig after it threatened people, a dog and other animals. Animal control officers called for help after unsuccessfully trying to remove the 250-pound pig from a neighboring property in Woodbine on Monday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Chris Christie has picked up the presidential endorsement of Maryland's governor. Republican Larry Hogan says Christie tells it like it is and most politicians don't — and that the New Jersey governor can work with Democrats and independents.