Law & Public Safety

Christie faces mounting suits over public records

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came into office promising a new era of transparency. But lawyers, media organizations and watchdog groups say his administration routinely stonewalls most basic public records requests. That ...

Eviction delayed at ‘Real Housewives’ stars’ home

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" co-stars Melissa and Joe Gorga can't evict a tenant from their mansion just yet because it isn't a registered rental property. Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor said Friday he would hear ...

NJ men sentenced in human trafficking case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men who pleaded guilty to running a human trafficking and prostitution ring in May are receiving prison time. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says that Jose Cruz Romeo-Flores of Lakewood and four associates ...

Teen mother faces charges in infant’s death

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Paterson teenager is charged with delinquency for allegedly causing the death of her 2-month-old son. Authorities say the mother's alleged actions would have resulted in charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare ...

Tennessee man sought after missed court appearance

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A central Tennessee man facing multiple sex-related charged involving a minor is being sought after police say he cut off an ankle monitor and skipped town ahead of a court date. Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold says ...

Officials unveil blimp security at Maccabi Games

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Camden County officials put new high-flying public safety technology on display during this year's Maccabi Games. A helium-filled blimp with a tethered camera purchased last month held a bird's-eye view of the games at a high ...

Fire underneath New Jersey bridge contained

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — A fire underneath New Jersey's historic Pulaski Skyway has been contained with no apparent structural damage to the aging span. The fire was on the base of a bridge pillar. Flames engulfed wooden supports that provide a buffer ...

New Jersey man’s good deed nets him drug bust

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Proving the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, a Trenton man faces several drug charges after he tried to save a friend from a drug bust. Police in New Jersey's capital city say Yasin Wadly saw a friend being arrested ...

Judge won’t release woman held in son’s 1991 death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to release a woman arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger made the ruling behind closed doors this week in the case of ...

Man found dead in Atlantic City elevator shaft

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was found dead in an elevator shaft in Atlantic City. The discovery was made Friday morning at the New York Avenue Apartments. Sgt. Monica McMenamin tells The Press of Atlantic City ...