Law & Public Safety

NJ man sentenced for 3 armed carjackings in 1 day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that took place on the same day. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Louis Holmes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in ...

NJ man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 ambulance crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in a multi-vehicle crash in Newark that killed two people. The Essex County prosecutor's office says James Sterling, also known as James Megget, pleaded guilty Thursday ...

Man who killed grandmother over drugs sentenced

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his 85-year-old grandmother because she wouldn't give him drug money has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1lcpL8o ) that Mark Dubas ...

NY doctor convicted in 2 patients’ overdose deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients Friday. But he was acquitted of that charge ...

Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defects

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru says some of its vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer ...

Man charged with selling fatal ‘Hello Kitty’ drugs

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Trenton man has been charged with causing the death of a man who overdosed after he sold him drugs stamped with the "Hello Kitty" cartoon character. Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Dahmir Jones ...

Eviction delayed from ‘Real Housewives’ mansion

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Melissa and Joe Gorga won't be able to move back into their Montville mansion just yet. A judge on Thursday ruled the tenant who is renting it may stay for 17 more days provided ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Hundreds gather at funeral for slain rookie cop

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers and mourners have gathered at a Jersey City church for the funeral of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty. Fellow officers lined the streets Friday and marched between a funeral ...

Focus on Slain Officer as Jersey City Community Comes Together for Wake

Many came to Jersey City to pay their respects to rookie cop Melvin Santiago who was shot dead last weekend.