Law & Public Safety

2 missing boaters rescued in Silver Bay

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rescuers found a man and a woman clutching a buoy in the middle of Ocean County's Silver Bay after their catamaran capsized. The boat rolled over in rough weather early Sunday evening. Toms River police say Ashley Kowalski ...

Widow of cop killer apologizes for comments

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey ...

Air India flight lands safely after engine fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India ...

Man hospitalized after Camden street shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man was hospitalized after he was shot on a Camden street But authorities say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Police officers responding to reports of shots fired early Sunday found ...

Man gets state prison term for robbing business

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who admitted robbing a southern New Jersey check cashing service is now headed to state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 30-year-old Dannie Garwood of Williamstown, received a five-year ...

Investigators seeking cause of fatal shed fire

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a massive shed fire that killed a central New Jersey man. Family members tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1wiswKG) that 51-year-old Paul Curtis was killed in ...

Man found on fire at home dies from his injuries

WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — An elderly man who was found on fire outside his northern New Jersey home has died from his injuries. But authorities say it's still not clear how the fire started. Wanaque police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1klthx7) that ...

Child injured in fall from second-story window

HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a child was hospitalized after falling out of a second-story window at a southern New Jersey home. The fall occurred Saturday at a home in Harvey Cedars, a community on Long Beach Island. Authorities say ...

Man indicted in fatal stabbing at rooming home

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing another resident at a northern New Jersey rooming home has been indicted on a murder count. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Alexander Kerton is charged in the death of 67-year-old ...

Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a 23-year-old Jersey City police officer has been shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says in a statement that Officer Melvin ...