Law & Public Safety


Advocates Push for Bail Reform to Help Non-Violent Offenders

Some are hoping to change the rules on bail so that non-violent offenders can await trial at home instead of in jail.

Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.

Raid spurs charges against adult book store worker

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an employee of a southern New Jersey adult book store has been charged with promoting prostitution. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says 41-year-old Paul Perkins of Berlin was also charged with ...

Mayor: Officer who shared threat faces discipline

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor says a police officer who posted information online about an alleged threat to police by gang members will face department discipline. News of the threat comes in the wake of a shootout Sunday that ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...

Florida court rules against Delaware AG Biden

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Florida appeals court has rejected Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's effort to reopen and intervene in a 2004 reorganization of the trust that funds the Nemours Foundation. The court said in a 2-1 ruling Wednesday that ...

Campers safely flee fire that destroys school bus

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Several young campers were able to safely escape from a school bus that caught fire at a northern New Jersey park. Fire officials tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1kweHmu) that the blaze apparently started around 9:50 a.m. ...

State issues citations to dozens of contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors, seeking more than $1.3 million overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution. The citations against the 68 ...

Amtrak cop arrested after Woodbridge party

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an Amtrak police officer beat an Iraq War veteran from New York City at a housewarming party in New Jersey. Officer William Gonzalez is charged with aggravated assault after officers said Gonzalez knocked out ...

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business. Owner Ted Horodynsky tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qGr1o1 ) his signs began to disappear ...