Law & Public Safety

New Jersey man awaiting trial shoots himself

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man facing trial stemming from a crash that killed one boy and paralyzed another shot himself in the head. William Liepe of Hamilton Township remains hospitalized. Atlantic County ...

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said ...

2 plead not guilty in fatal fall of ASU student

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student have pleaded not guilty. David Siegel and Matthew Farberov appeared Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court in ...

Woman faces drug charges after marijuana is found

LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged a woman with drug offenses after marijuana was found in a car after a traffic stop in Laurel. It happened about 11 p.m. Monday on Sussex Highway. Troopers say a car driven by 20-year-old ...

Prosecutor defends handling of Ray Rice’s case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor has defended his office's handling of the Ray Rice case and says allowing him into a pretrial intervention program was done after careful consideration. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain ...

Christie signs bill to require police car cameras

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a measure that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras. The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by ...

Big Three Mayors Hold Crime Roundtable

Mayors Ras Baraka, Steve Fulop and Jose Torres held their first meeting to address public safety.

NYC ferry operator must release pilot document

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The operator of a ferry that crashed into a lower Manhattan pier must release a separation agreement it reached with the boat's captain. A federal judge in New Jersey issued the ruling this week in the ongoing legal action ...

Prosecutor: Man sought sex encounter with teen

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old southern New Jersey man was arrested when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a teenage girl. Burlington County prosecutors say Thomas MacGregor of Cherry Hill is ...

Louisiana man admits groping woman aboard flight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Louisiana man has admitted that he sexually touched a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight. Devender Singh, a 62-year-old Indian national who lives in Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty ...