Law & Public Safety

Fire underneath New Jersey bridge contained

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — A fire underneath New Jersey's historic Pulaski Skyway has been contained with no apparent structural damage to the aging span. The fire was on the base of a bridge pillar. Flames engulfed wooden supports that provide a buffer ...

New Jersey man’s good deed nets him drug bust

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Proving the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, a Trenton man faces several drug charges after he tried to save a friend from a drug bust. Police in New Jersey's capital city say Yasin Wadly saw a friend being arrested ...

Judge won’t release woman held in son’s 1991 death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to release a woman arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger made the ruling behind closed doors this week in the case of ...

Man found dead in Atlantic City elevator shaft

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was found dead in an elevator shaft in Atlantic City. The discovery was made Friday morning at the New York Avenue Apartments. Sgt. Monica McMenamin tells The Press of Atlantic City ...

NJ man accused of unauthorized use of acupuncture

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County authorities have arrested a man on charges of unauthorized practice of acupuncture. Authorities say 19-year-old Ercheng Zhang was providing services from his Palisades Park home even though he was never ...

Man breaks ankle skydiving in south Jersey

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man broke his ankle in a parachute accident in southern New Jersey. The man was skydiving with Free Fall Adventures when he landed in a backyard in Washington Township Thursday night. Police ...

NJ camp counselor accused of sex assault

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County authorities have arrested a 16-year-old camp counselor on sexual assault charges. The boy is accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with three 6-year-old boys at the Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, ...

Man stabbed to death in Carteret

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Carteret man who was apparently stabbed during a domestic dispute. Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Thursday and found 34-year-old Amaury Maldanado dead on a ...

Colorado man gets 51-months in prostitution case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in an operation that transported women across state lines to work as prostitutes. James Roy Smith had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and to transporting a ...

Appeal, retrial loom for NJ man in ’92 cliff fall

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey prosecutor says a possible appeal and retrial loom for a man whose murder conviction for pushing his wife off the cliffs at the Palisades in 1992 was overturned. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli ...