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In Camden, violent crime down and community engagement up

Camden's police department has garnered national attention for police reform. The city reported nine homicides so far in 2017. That’s 65 percent less than the same time last year.

Fifty years later, remembering the riots that changed Newark

Witnesses reflect on the events that took place in Newark in the summer of 1967 and what's changed in the 50 years since.

Safe Kids New Jersey educates parents on car seat safety

The nonprofit has a statewide network of stations where certified safety techs inspect car seats and offer parents tips on proper installation and use.

Bill to educate students on police interactions proves contentious

The bill would require teachers from kindergarten through high school to teach students the best way to interact with the police.

More arrests in Lakewood welfare fraud investigation

Law enforcement has busted seven Orthodox Jewish couples in Lakewood in connection with a welfare fraud sting. The 14 defendants allegedly defrauded almost $2 million in welfare benefits.

What you need to know about drinking while boating

If you’re convicted of operating a boat under the influence in New Jersey, you can lose your driving privileges along with your boating privileges.

Newark monitoring team presents revised policies on use of force

Newark residents listened to police present new policies regarding the use of force in the Newark Police Department, which members say will increase transparency and accountability.

Advocates rally to shut down youth prisons

Organizers want to close Jamesburg and create smaller facilities that are publicly run, closer to home, developmentally appropriate with wraparound services and familial supports.

Active shooter drill tests first responders, identifies weaknesses

Federal air marshals posed as shooters during an active shooter drill that included multiple law enforcement agencies, staff and students.