Law & Public Safety

New Jersey mom slain, Amber Alert issued for boys

LODI, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for a New Jersey man they say abducted his two young children, whose mother was found fatally stabbed. An Amber Alert was issued Friday evening for 7-year-old Anthony Jordan and 8-year-old Nicholas Jordan. ...

Thieves steal nearly $100K in rings from NJ store

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Thieves made off with nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry from a southern New Jersey store in a heist that was apparently captured on surveillance video. The robbery occurred Thursday at the Artisan's Alcove store in Cape May. ...

Jury awards former cruise ship worker $560K

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey jury has awarded more than a half-million dollars to a former cruise ship worker who claimed he was retaliated against for complaining about wage violations. Howard Flecker III worked as a deckhand for Statue ...

Judge orders wildlife officials to act on lynx

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say it could take two years or more to finish a long-delayed recovery plan for Canada lynx after a judge ordered the government to move forward with the work. The snow-loving wild cats were listed as a ...

Corrections officer receives 7 years for assault

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey corrections officer has been sentenced to prison for assaulting his girlfriend. Steven Adrianzen was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for the 2011 assault, which left his girlfriend with ...

Arraignment postponed for Paterson councilman

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has delayed arraignment for a Paterson mayoral candidate and his wife. Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were due in court Thursday to be arraigned on charges they submitted ballots as votes for people who didn't ...

Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect who fled on foot after a shooting left a man wounded in Pleasantville. Shots rang out on North Second Street just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...

Christie Applauds Prisoner Reentry Program

Gov. Christie met with inmates and teachers who have participated in NJ STEP, which stands for Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons.

ACLU-NJ Sues Christie Administration for Withholding Information

ACLU-NJ Cooperating Attorney Bruce Rosen says he believes the governor's office told executives not to reveal what documents were requested in denied Open Public Records Act requests.