Law & Public Safety


PA Mom Offered Pre-Trial Intervention in Gun Case

Shaneen Allen, who had a Pennsylvania permit to carry a gun but was arrested in New Jersey, has been offered entry into the pre-trial intervention program so she won't have to endure a trial or jail sentence.

Florida man admits $30M fake payment card scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida man has admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar fake payment card scheme. Sean Roberson entered his plea in federal court in Newark on Thursday. The 39-year-old Palm Bay resident pleaded guilty to two fraud ...

New Jersey couple’s death ruled a murder-suicide

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Morris County have officially classified the death of a couple in Roxbury Township as a murder-suicide. Forty-eight-year-old Cheryl DeSombre and her 65-year-old husband, Jay DeSombre, were found around 6 p.m. ...

Man charged with frying pan murder goes on trial

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A trial has begun for a man accused of killing his wife with a frying pan. Jurors heard opening statements and testimony Wednesday in the case against securities salesman Patrick Allen. The 47-year-old Allen is charged with ...

2 suspects stabbed during robbery in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two suspects were stabbed during a robbery in Bridgeton. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1peES3f ) 18-year-old Dakwon Thomas and a 17-year-old took a woman's pocketbook and started to beat a ...

Prosecutor: Sex assault suspect attempted suicide

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl tried to kill himself. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says police went to Emiliano Seda's Elmwood Park home on Tuesday. ...

8 hurt in Atlantic City jitney crash

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe rain played a role in a chain-reaction accident that sent a jitney crashing into in an apartment building in Atlantic City, injuring eight people. Authorities say a minivan was heading along ...

New Jersey Supreme Court hears school trip case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering whether the state can prosecute two high school employees accused of having sex with students they were chaperoning on a class trip to Germany. Attorneys for Artur Sopel and Michael ...

Hudson County woman admits Valentine’s bank heist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Hudson County woman has admitted robbing three banks, including one on Valentine's Day. Valeria Parziale on Wednesday pleaded guilty to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Newark on Feb. 14. She also ...

Steak shop owner sentencing postponed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a Trenton sandwich shop owner who compared himself to Boss Tweed for his role in a bribery scheme that brought down the city's mayor. Joseph "JoJo" Giorgianni pleaded guilty last year in the ...