Law & Public Safety

Lawsuits end, questions linger about ’09 air crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house in western New York and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial. But with the last of more than 40 federal wrongful death claims ...

2 firefighters, resident injured in building fires

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters and one resident were injured when a multialarm fire gutted three buildings in a northern New Jersey community, displacing about a dozen residents. The Record (http://bit.ly/Pk7OLv) reports that the fire on ...

Authorities: Man killed in tree-cutting accident

SUSSEX, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 55-year-old man was killed when a tree he was cutting down at a northwestern New Jersey home fell and struck him. Investigators say the death of Angelo Burrafato appears to be a "tragic accident." Burrafato was ...

Man faces several counts in crash that injured cop

LODI, N.J. (AP) — An alleged drunken driver charged in a crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer is now out of jail. Authorities say 36-year-old Michael Ettz of Lodi was released after posting $150,000 bail ...

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reports the woman ...

5-vehicle highway crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a central New Jersey crash that involved five vehicles. Old Bridge police say 53-year-old Boris Khaskes of Manalapan was pronounced dead at the scene of the Route 9 crash, ...

Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires. The Express-Times newspaper in Easton, Pennsylvania, reports (http://bit.ly/1piMN4A) the fires occurred Saturday in ...

Trenton shootings leave man dead, 3 others wounded

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three separate shootings in New Jersey's capital city have left one man dead and three other people wounded. It doesn't appear that the shootings in Trenton are connected, but authorities are still seeking motives for each ...

No injuries when small plane overturns at airport

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York couple escaped injury when their small plane overturned while landing at a northern New Jersey airport. Bedminster police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1kMNqPd) that the accident occurred around ...

Woman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Dover police tell the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1f8Kwz4) that the ...