Law & Public Safety

Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty in overdose death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey drug dealer who admitted selling a man heroin that led to his fatal overdose has learned his fate. Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term ...

Man sentenced in fatal apartment complex shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal shooting at a southern New Jersey apartment complex has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Joshua Texidor of Westampton must serve about 17 ...

NJ driver sentenced on vehicular homicide charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A driver found to have drugs in his system during a 2009 fatal crash has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says 31-year-old Vincent Laing of Eatontown was sentenced on Thursday. He ...

Former NJ water exec admits sample rigging

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former top official at a northern New Jersey municipal water authority has admitted to conspiring to manipulate and falsify drinking water test results. New Jersey's attorney general says 52-year-old William Mowell of Wyckoff ...

British man charged in government computer hacking

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A British man has been charged with hacking into computers belonging to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Sentencing Commission and an FBI laboratory, among others. A grand jury in Alexandria indicted ...

Princeton youth soccer coach pleads guilty

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Princeton youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Jorge Roman of Trenton had 600 or more images of child sexual abuse on DVDs, computers and other ...

NJ officer takes stand at his murder trial

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A New Jersey detective authorities say killed an Anne Arundel County man during a road rage incident told the jury he tried to defuse the situation before fatally shooting the man. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker took the ...

Woman’s body found off Camden County road

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a suspect after a woman's body was found on the side of a road in Camden County. A pizza deliveryman made the discovery on Wilton's Landing Road early Friday. According to broadcast ...

New Jersey woman charged with sex assault of girl

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Morris County are accusing a woman of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Authorities have charged 25-year-old Whitney Ball of Wharton with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child ...

Missing kayaker’s body recovered from reservoir

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine how a missing kayaker died in northern New Jersey's Round Valley Reservoir. Divers recovered 20-year-old Chen Shao's body 150 yards off the shore on Thursday. The ...