Law & Public Safety

Fire damages stores in Toms River

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire that tore through several businesses in downtown Toms River. It appears the fire began late Thursday in a video game and trading card store and spread to other businesses in the complex on ...

2 charged in NJ in religious divorce plot

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey men have been charged with kidnapping a third man in an attempt to force him to grant his wife a religious divorce. The U.S. attorney's office says David Aryeh Epstein and Chaim Baruch Rubin lured the victim from ...

Tony Mack Sentenced as Two Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Runoff in Trenton

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to almost five years in prison for corruption. Now Eric Jackson and Paul Perez prepare for a runoff election June 10 to take the leadership role.

Details emerge in former prosecutor’s suit vs. NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More details have emerged in the case of a former assistant county prosecutor who is suing the state of New Jersey over his firing in 2010. Bennett Barlyn claims he was fired after he complained that a 43-count indictment ...

Hearing postponed on NJ bail reform bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A hearing on legislation reforming New Jersey's bail laws has been postponed. The hearing had been scheduled for Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One reform being considered would provide a non-monetary ...

NJ hospital cleared of service dog complaint

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital didn't discriminate when it refused to accommodate a California man who claimed his 12-pound poodle was a service dog. New Jersey's Civil Rights Division says the dog failed to receive the type of ...

2 face arraignment in Camden woman’s slaying

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two men face arraignment on charges stemming from the slaying of a missing Camden woman. Officials say 36-year-old Carlos Alicea-Antonetti of Camden and 57-year-old Ramon Ortiz of Pennsauken are due in court in Camden County on ...

Union man arrested in slaying of Newark man

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Union Township man on charges stemming from the robbery and killing of an 83-year-old man in Newark. Authorities say 22-year-old Rashid Davis has a relative who lives in the Nevada Street apartment ...

Students sheltered during central NJ escape

JAMESBURG, N.J. (AP) — It should be a quieter day for students at four central New Jersey schools. They were ordered to shelter in place on Wednesday after a drug suspect escaped from the Jamesburg police station. Police apprehended 19-year-old ...

More police deployed in Trenton to stem violence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say they're putting more boots on the ground to stem the violence in New Jersey's capital city. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a show of force in Trenton as summer approaches. The ...