Law & Public Safety

Authorities: 2 killed, 1 hurt when car hits tree

SCOTHCPLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was injured when a car struck a tree in northern New Jersey. But it's not yet clear what caused the single-car crash in Scotch Plains, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Saturday on Route 22 ...

Convicted killer sentenced for 3 more slayings

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences for the fatal shootings of a northern New Jersey couple killed after their engagement party has now been sentenced to several more decades in prison for three other slayings. Shiquan Bellamy ...

Man crashes stolen car during police pursuit

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Charges are pending against the driver of a stolen car who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase along the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. Authorities say the pursuit started shortly after the vehicle was ...

Authorities: Elderly man struck, killed by car

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 90-year-old man who was struck and killed while trying to cross a southern New Jersey roadway apparently was looking for his parked car when the accident occurred. The Press of Atlantic City ...

2 inmates escape from youth detention center

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1q3Ktsk) reports that 18-year-old Hakim Walls and 20-year-old Jermaine Jackson, both ...

Authorities: Mother, young daughter struck by car

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and her young daughter escaped serious injury when they were struck by a car while trying to cross a central New Jersey roadway. Red Bank police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1tODreK) ...

Prosecutors: Man charged in beating of toddler

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused in the beating of a toddler who suffered a brain injury. Ocean County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Man charged in threat that closed college campuses

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of making an online bomb threat that spurred a southern New Jersey community college to evacuate its campuses. Hamilton Township police say 23-year-old Sergio Feliciano, ...

Indictment: 3 brothers led violent drug ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say 42 people have been indicted for alleged roles in a violent drug distribution ring in southern New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says the ring had ties to Mexican drug cartels and was ...

Albright student killed in house fire, 2 injured

READING, Pa. (AP) — Albright College officials say a sophomore was killed and two other students injured in an early-morning house fire. College officials identify the victim as 19-year-old Matt Rein of South River, N.J. They say Rein was an ...