Law & Public Safety

White-collar mob case nears closing arguments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A financial fraud trial involving the son of an imprisoned Philadelphia organized crime boss is winding down. Jurors in the trial of Nicodemo S. Scarfo and several others are expected to hear instructions from a federal judge ...

Charges dropped against deceased former NY deejay

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have formally dropped charges against a former New York City disc jockey who died in custody while awaiting trial on charges in a child sex sting. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday that the ...

NJ court nixes permit for Ocean County Wal-Mart

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled against a proposed Wal-Mart in Ocean County in the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle. The project was first proposed in 2004 for an area covering part of Toms River and part of ...

Body found in surf off Sea Isle City

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — State Police are seeking help identifying the body of an Asian male recovered from the ocean off Sea Isle City. A boat captain spotted the body about a mile offshore near Townsends Inlet on Monday morning. The man is ...

1 dead in fiery wreck on New Jersey Turnpike

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Police say a fiery crash involving a rental car and a truck has left one person dead on the New Jersey Turnpike in Gloucester County. Trooper Jeff Flynn says troopers are still trying to piece together what ...

NJ man guilty of directing woman in child sex acts

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Camden County have convicted a New Jersey man of directing a woman to initiate sexual activities between a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Gary Cramer of Bridgeton also directed the ...

Rip currents lead to Jersey shore rescues

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey shore. Two women in their 20s were swimming near M Street beach in Seaside Park when they got into trouble Monday afternoon. Seaside Heights lifeguard Capt. Rob ...

Man ticketed after boy found tied to motorcycle

EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey ticketed a New York man after they saw a 5-year-old tied to his motorcycle. A police officer in Eatontown noticed twine tied around the boy's feet and waist to secure him to the motorcycle. The officer ...

New Jersey license plates go flat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting new license plates that officials hope will be stronger than the storm. The colors will remain the same. But instead of embossed raised letters and numbers, the new plates will feature digitally printed ...

4 suspects indicted in killing of NJ store owner

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say three brothers and their cousin have been indicted in the fatal shooting last summer of an Irvington store owner. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced Monday that the brothers — ...