Law & Public Safety

Man charged following confrontation with detective

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man allegedly involved in a violent confrontation with a New Jersey state police detective has been captured in New York City. Tarik Smith, of Newark, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and a weapons ...

2 face aggravated arson charges in house fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated arson charges have been filed against two men who allegedly set a fire that destroyed a central New Jersey home last weekend. Middlesex County prosecutors say 24-year-old Terrence Strothers, of South Bound ...

Army National Guard member faces sex abuse charge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey Army National Guard member sexually abused a woman at a military base in the state earlier this year. Ioannis Karazoupis (Eye-OWE-niss Kah-rah-ZOOP-is), of Flemington, was arrested ...

2 officers face DWI charges, possible suspensions

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers face possible suspensions after being charged with drunken driving. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1rGy1mk) reports that the charges stem from a Sept. 3 incident accident ...

New Jersey cites 26 home improvement contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than two dozen contractors have been cited by New Jersey consumer affairs officials as part of an ongoing crackdown. The state is seeking more than $250,000 overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution from the 26 ...

Newark man admits robbing bank, fleeing in cab

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man who hailed a cab after holding up a bank has pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Sixty-one-year-old Willie Chestnut Jr. faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he's sentenced in January. Chestnut admitted robbing ...

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-80

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police say a car going the wrong way on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey struck a truck head-on, killing a driver. Trooper Alina Spies (spees) says the car, driven by 25-year-old Sean Hernandez of Haworth, was ...

No resolution for Jets player accused of assault

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York Jets practice squad player is due in court in two weeks on domestic violence charges, possibly to have a trial date set. A conference scheduled in Florham Park municipal court Wednesday for Quincy Enunwa was ...

Report casts doubt on why man died in custody

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An investigation by a New Jersey media operation is challenging the official determination on why a man died after he was restrained by police in 2008. NJ Advance Media, which owns The Star-Ledger of Newark, has spent five ...

Psych expert says suspect didn’t understand rights

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense psychologist says a man who admitted killing a New York City boy who went missing in 1979 didn't understand his right to silence. Bruce Frumkin said Tuesday that Maple Shade, New Jersey, resident Pedro Hernandez was ...