Law & Public Safety


Jersey City After Shooting Death of Police Officer

Officials say economic development will help Jersey City move forward after the shooting death of Melvin Santiago.

Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.

Man gets 11-year sentence for violent deli robbery

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man who stabbed a southern New Jersey deli owner in the face and head during a robbery has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Nathaniel Mitchell of Williamstown must ...

Judge reinstates $1.5M unshuffled cards lawsuit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. The gamblers had realized the mini-baccarat cards hadn't been shuffled and were coming out in ...

Indictment: Doctor improperly wrote prescriptions

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey doctor has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Liviu Holca of Stafford Township also faces weapons charges in the 25-count indictment made public on Monday by Ocean ...

Arrests made in shooting deaths of 2 students

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A double-murder suspect from Washington and two other people have been charged in the fatal shooting of a college student in northern New Jersey. Essex County prosecutors announced Monday that 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown of ...

Investigators: Deadly house fire ruled an accident

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say a southern New Jersey house fire that killed a woman last weekend was an accident. Ocean County authorities say firefighters found the body of 66-year-old Grace Merkel early Saturday, after they ...

NJ court rules for defendant in rap lyrics case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that violent rap lyrics should not have been admitted into evidence in a man's attempted murder trial. Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005. His conviction ...

Man killed after turning down ride from police

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man whose car had broken down was struck and killed in Jersey City after he turned down a ride from police. Police say the Spring Lake resident told officers he had lost control of the vehicle and his car became disabled ...

15 treated for intoxication after fight on train

ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people were hospitalized and 15 were treated for "high level intoxication" after officers responded to a report of a fight on a New Jersey Transit train. The Long Branch-bound train stopped at the ...