Law & Public Safety

Police identify man killed in Paterson shooting

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a northern New Jersey man killed in a weekend shooting that also left a woman seriously injured. Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rftRTs) that 27-year-old city resident ...

2 men accused of robbing gas station 3 times

ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — Two men are accused of robbing the same New Jersey gas station three times in a month. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/Y8gmdG ) that 49-year-old Jack Kalman and 53-year-old Arthur Schellinger III ...

New Jersey teen struck and killed by train

HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey teenager has been struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train. Rail line officials tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1r4FMU2 ) that 17-year-old Nicholas Kansky steed in front of a ...

New Jersey police search for stabbing suspects

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey are searching for suspects who fatally stabbed a man who was found dead in an apartment. Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Ott tells the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1tWcR5y ) that detectives do ...

Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested. Police say 20-year-old Dante Viggiano was being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary ...

Police: Knife-wielding man taunted homeowner

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who allegedly brandished a knife at a police officer is now facing criminal charges. Toms River police say 19-year-old township resident William Rodriguez went to a home early Monday and tore the ...

Authorities: 9 displaced by New Jersey motel fire

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Nine people have been displaced after a fast-moving fire damaged a southern New Jersey motel. It's not clear what sparked the blaze at the Bay Island Inn in Egg Harbor Township, which broke out early Sunday. But ...

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crash

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Authorities have said 52-year-old Diane Williams of Estell Manor was ...

El Salvador detains US man sought in abuse case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities have detained a U.S. man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in the state of New Jersey and have sent him back to face charges. ...

Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. The Department of Law & Public Safety ...