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A man has apparently leapt to his death off the George Washington Bridge despite efforts to save him.
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the three upper-level lanes of the bridge will be closed for repairs during overnight hours for 12 weeks starting Monday night.
Drivers were making it over the George Washington Bridge with ease Thursday night, but that certainly wasn’t the case earlier in the day.
The vehicle showed signs of a crash and sustained extensive fire damage.
Kevin O’Dowd, who is Christie’s chief of staff and nominee for state attorney general, said he had no advance knowledge of the plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge last September.
One man allegedly kidnapped two women in Pennsylvania, tried to burn down a car dealership in New Jersey, and rammed Port Authority police vehicles in New York City.
The review released Friday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that the authority waited more than a year to conduct 47 inspections on bridges identified in earlier examinations as having conditions that, if ignored, could become dangerous.
Commissioner Pat Schuber opened his testimony emphatically denying he had anything to do with the controversial closures that led to days of gridlock.
A Friday news conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, was scrapped little more than an hour before it was to take place.
A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie whose job included getting re-election endorsements from mayors said Tuesday that he was “dumbfounded and disappointed” to learn that the mayor of Fort Lee was apparently targeted in a political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists.
Bill Stepien’s lawyer, Kevin Marino, demanded a correction to a report commissioned by Christie that exonerates the governor and concludes that Stepien lied about not having advance knowledge about the idea.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted Wednesday he’s thinking about running for president and said that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures “will be a footnote.”
Member Of Gov. Christie’s Inner Circle Testifies ‘I Had No Knowledge Or Involvement’ In GWB Lane Closures
Michael Drewniak, who has served as a spokesman for Christie since he became U.S. attorney in 2001, called the plot reckless and perplexing in an opening statement before a New Jersey legislative committee that’s investigating last September’s lane closings.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sued the Christie administration for denying open public records requests stemming from the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures.