Law & Public Safety

Appellate court grants new trial in fatal shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man convicted in a fatal street shooting four years ago will get a new trial. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill (http://on.cpsj.com/1nsDAXm) reports that an appellate court recently overturned the reckless ...

Prosecutors: Technician secretly videotaped kids

MAYWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated sexual assault charges have been filed against a medical technician who allegedly videotaped himself masturbating in the presence of young patients. Bergen County prosecutors say 31-year-old Brandon Kuhl, of Liberty ...

Authorities: 1 person killed in 2-vehicle crash

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a young boy was killed when two vehicles collided on a central New Jersey roadway. But it's still not clear what caused the crash on Kozloski Road in Freehold Township, which occurred around 8 p.m. ...

Police: Man entered chief’s unlocked patrol car

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A man allegedly spotted inside a northern New Jersey police chief's unmarked and unlocked patrol car is now facing burglary charges. Saddle Brook Chief Robert Kugler says a neighbor who was headed out to work around 2:45 ...

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of woman

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Newark man accused of fatally stabbing a city woman earlier this week. Essex County prosecutors say 40-year-old Ito Lightford also faces weapons charges in the death of 34-year-old Talia ...

Man admits cheating dementia-stricken neighbor

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted cheating his 90-year-old dementia-stricken neighbor out of $50,000. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says 64-year-old Gilbert Vaughn pleaded guilty Friday to insurance fraud, ...

Prosecutor: Man sought sex encounter with teen

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-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. Monmouth County prosecutors say 66-year-old Richard Jones of Brick ...

Teen killed, 3 others hurt in Turnpike crash

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City teenager was killed and three other people were seriously injured when a tractor-trailer and a minivan collided on the New Jersey Turnpike. State police say 15-year-old Nour Qudsi of Brooklyn was ...

Prosecutors: 1 dead, 2 wounded in Newark shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One man was killed and two people were wounded when shots rang out in Newark. Police officers responding to reports of shots fired on North 9th Street in the city's Roseville section found the victims around 11 p.m. Friday. ...

Confession scrutinized in notorious murder case

NEW YORK (AP) — While a Manhattan judge weighs whether a murder confession in one of the nation's most notorious missing child cases can be used at the suspect's trial, a larger question is looming: Was it all made up? Suspect Pedro Hernandez is ...