Law & Public Safety

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 ...

Police: Woman stole thousands from cheer squad

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an official with a competitive cheerleading squad lied about a purse snatching to conceal her theft of funds from the organization. Mount Laurel police say 44-year-old township resident Janene Hamilton ...

Woman in wheelchair fatally struck on highway

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A woman in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a car as she and a friend tried to cross a central New Jersey highway. Authorities say 57-year-old Andrea D'Agostino, of Lawrence Township was being pushed across ...

Paterson man sentenced in deadly street shooting

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in a northern New Jersey street shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Stanley Walker was acquitted of murder charges stemming from the July 2011 ...

Trustee objects to parts of proposed Revel deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee is objecting to the proposed auction date for the Revel Casino Hotel and a $3 million breakup fee that would go to a Florida developer if he's outbid for the recently shuttered site. The ...

Ex-school administrator admits embezzling funds

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — The former business administrator of a northwestern New Jersey school district has admitted embezzling about $70,000. Kevin Mulligan pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct and faces up three years in prison when he's ...

Officer’s death inspired stop-the-bleeding project

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A high-school English project sparked by a Louisiana policeman's fatal shooting has grown from helping his department to a multistate charity to keep officers from bleeding to death. Mississippi State University sophomore Kellie ...

Officers deliver baby on George Washington Bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A newborn's cries joined the George Washington Bridge's usual chorus of honking horns and rushing cars. Police officers helped deliver the baby girl Saturday morning near the toll booths of the busy span linking northern New ...

Mom charged in son’s ’91 murder is extradited

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged with the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son has been extradited to New Jersey. A spokesman for the Middlesex County prosecutor's office says Michelle Lodzinski is being held at the county adult ...