Law & Public Safety

Man gets state prison term for robbing business

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who admitted robbing a southern New Jersey check cashing service is now headed to state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 30-year-old Dannie Garwood of Williamstown, received a five-year ...

Investigators seeking cause of fatal shed fire

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a massive shed fire that killed a central New Jersey man. Family members tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1wiswKG) that 51-year-old Paul Curtis was killed in ...

Man found on fire at home dies from his injuries

WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — An elderly man who was found on fire outside his northern New Jersey home has died from his injuries. But authorities say it's still not clear how the fire started. Wanaque police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1klthx7) that ...

Child injured in fall from second-story window

HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a child was hospitalized after falling out of a second-story window at a southern New Jersey home. The fall occurred Saturday at a home in Harvey Cedars, a community on Long Beach Island. Authorities say ...

Man indicted in fatal stabbing at rooming home

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing another resident at a northern New Jersey rooming home has been indicted on a murder count. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Alexander Kerton is charged in the death of 67-year-old ...

Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a 23-year-old Jersey City police officer has been shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says in a statement that Officer Melvin ...

Man gets 28-year prison term in string of rapes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has received a lengthy state prison term for a string of rapes in southern New Jersey, including one victim who was 13 years old. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says Kevin Cleveland received a 28-year ...

Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...

Authorities: Lim falls on mechanic, kills him

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mechanic was killed when a floor jack gave way and dropped a limousine on him at a northern New Jersey business. The death of the 70-year-old man, whose name was not released, appears to have been an ...

Parents indicted in toddler’s beating death

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a northern New Jersey toddler who allegedly was beaten to death have been indicted on murder and child endangerment charges. A Union County grand jury returned the indictment against Jorge Orozco and Raquel ...