Law & Public Safety

Authorities: 9 displaced by New Jersey motel fire

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Nine people have been displaced after a fast-moving fire damaged a southern New Jersey motel. It's not clear what sparked the blaze at the Bay Island Inn in Egg Harbor Township, which broke out early Sunday. But ...

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crash

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Authorities have said 52-year-old Diane Williams of Estell Manor was ...

El Salvador detains US man sought in abuse case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities have detained a U.S. man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in the state of New Jersey and have sent him back to face charges. ...

Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. The Department of Law & Public Safety ...

Bill introduced to grant discretion in gun cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer introduced "Shaneen's Law" in response to the case of Shaneen ...

Some NJ Police Departments Suspended from Military Gear Program

A Department of Defense report names four New Jersey police departments that are suspended from a program that offers military gear to police.

Man charged with murder after dice game argument

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting following a dispute over a dice game. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said Friday that 28-year-old Johnathan Sylvester ...

Fire in Wildwood causes power outage

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Power has been completely restored to customers who lost power due to a fire in Wildwood Friday morning. A spokesman for Atlantic City Electric said that about 1,800 people were without power as a result of a late morning ...

Werner Franz, survivor of Hindenburg crash, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the Hindenburg airship disaster 77 years ago, has died. Historian John Provan, a long-time friend, said Friday that Franz died Aug. 13 in Frankfurt. German news agency ...

NJ man indicted in DWI crash that injured officer

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Grand jurors have indicted a man on charges stemming from a drunken driving accident that seriously injured a Bergen County police officer. Michael Ettz of Lodi is charged with aggravated assault, assault by auto while ...