Law & Public Safety

Man wounded in Bridgeton shooting

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was wounded in the shoulder and hand during a shooting in Bridgeton. Officers found the 21-year-old in a home on South Avenue Thursday night. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1mZioaP ) ...

New Jersey diocese settles priest abuse suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has paid $610,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey man who said he was sexually abused for years as a teen by a priest who headed the diocese's youth group. Forty-two-year-old Chris Naples of Bass ...

Seaside Heights settles excessive force suit

SEASIDGE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Seaside Heights has settled an excessive force lawsuit for $500,000. George Hatze of Toms River claimed police used pepper spray and fractured his back by throwing him to the boardwalk during a dispute at the Fourth of ...

Conduct that forced football cancellation probed

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Middlesex County prosecutor's office is investigating conduct by people connected to Sayreville High's football team that caused the cancellation of a scheduled game Thursday night. The Sayreville schools' superintendent ...

Developer offers to repair damage to war memorial

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City developer has offered to make repairs to a Korean War memorial that was vandalized and hit with graffiti. City officials said that Fields Development Group offered to repair damaged floodlights, restore ...

Lawyer charged with stealing $1M from clients

HACKSENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey attorney has been charged with defrauding dozens of former clients of more than $1 million, including his brother. The Record reported (http://bit.ly/1mWtzB3 ) that Louis A. Capazzi Jr., of Harrington ...

Casino executive fined, suspended for firing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have fined the Golden Nugget $30,000 and suspended its general manager for three days for wrongly firing the casino's surveillance director. The penalties were imposed under a settlement ...

Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge is weighing a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New ...

Feds: Trader made $1.5M by manipulating prices

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago prosecutors say a high-frequency trader in New Jersey has been indicted for allegedly manipulating commodities prices by using software that executes trades within milliseconds. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced ...

Killer of New Jersey rabbi’s wife out of prison

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison. Paul Daniels was freed Wednesday after spending more than 14 years behind bars for the aggravated manslaughter ...