Law & Public Safety

Woman sentenced for running prostitution ring

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman who ran a prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits is now headed to state prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 44-year-old Deanna Ruiz, of Edison, received a 10-year ...

Prosecutors: Man faces child sex assault charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of molesting a young female neighbor during the course of nearly two years. Union County prosecutors say 44-year-old Moises Calle of Elizabeth is ...

2 Trenton residents indicted in fatal shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Trenton residents have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man. Mercer County prosecutors say 23-year-old Kareen McNeil and 17-year-old Tahj Laws also face weapons charges in ...

State police ID trucker killed in turnpike crash

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — State police have released the name of a tractor-trailer truck driver killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last week. They say 54-year-old Robert Johnston, of Bayonne, died Friday when his truck struck a ...

New Jersey man accused of biological weapon threat

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Fair Lawn man falsely said he had a biological weapon in his apartment. Authorities evacuated about 50 residents from a High Street condominium complex on Sunday while the Bergen County Bomb Squad searched the ...

Fire damages Hackensack church

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Forty parishioners escaped unharmed after a fire started in a Hackensack church. The fire was reported in Mount Holiness Temple around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire Capt. Robert McClintock tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1rEv4o4 ...

Trash truck fire leads to evacuations

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Flames spread from a garbage truck fire in Jersey City, forcing the evacuation of at least 50 people. Dozens of people fled into the street early Monday as the truck became a fireball. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1uVT3gZ ) in ...

Hospital president, wife killed in house fire

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife were killed when a fire broke out in their home. But authorities say the "circumstances surrounding the deaths" of 72-year-old John Sheridan and ...

Appellate court grants new trial in fatal shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man convicted in a fatal street shooting four years ago will get a new trial. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill (http://on.cpsj.com/1nsDAXm) reports that an appellate court recently overturned the reckless ...

Prosecutors: Technician secretly videotaped kids

MAYWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated sexual assault charges have been filed against a medical technician who allegedly videotaped himself masturbating in the presence of young patients. Bergen County prosecutors say 31-year-old Brandon Kuhl, of Liberty ...