Law & Public Safety

Pedestrian shoots, wounds man driving car

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was shot and wounded when a pedestrian opened fire on a vehicle that was backing down the driveway of a northern New Jersey home. But a motive for Saturday's shooting in Paterson remains under ...

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended. The Secret Service says Director Julia Pierson has ...

Prosecutors: Driver pleads guilty in fatal crash

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted he was driving recklessly when his car overturned and struck several trees last year, killing one passenger and injuring another. Jacob Cannizzaro, of Howell, pleaded guilty Friday to ...

Woman gets prison term for sex assaults of girl

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 30-year-old Maryellen Deane, of Lakewood, also must register as a ...

Fugitive returns to face child sex assault charges

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been raised to $500,000 cash for a southern New Jersey man who left the country after he was accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years. Joseph Gorski, of Mount Holly, was detained in El Salvador ...

Prosecutors: Woman killed, 2 men injured in crash

HAZLET TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were injured when three vehicles collided on a central New Jersey highway. Monmouth County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1rawgO4) that the crash occurred ...

Authorities: 2 bodies found in Raritan River

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Two bodies have been found in a central New Jersey waterway, but authorities say the deaths do not appear to be connected. Both bodies were found Saturday morning in the Raritan River, near the Victory Bridge in Perth ...

Authorities: Mother, son slashed during attack

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly slashed a woman in a southern New Jersey home and stabbed her adult son when he tried to intervene. Camden County prosecutors say the attack occurred around ...

Man sentenced in fatal beating of pit bull

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who beat a dog to death earlier this year is now headed to jail. Atlantic County prosecutors say 51-year-old Steven Geisel of Egg Harbor Township received a 364-day county jail term when he was ...

Cops from 9 states in charity softball tournament

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Troopers and police officers from New York and eight other states are competing this weekend in a charity softball tournament being held outside of Albany. The New York State Police is hosting the 13th annual East Coast ...