Law & Public Safety


One Family’s Struggle with Return Home NJ

A developmentally disabled man returned to New Jersey through the Return Home NJ program is facing charges after allegedly threatening his roommate in a group home.

Man gets 12 years for extorting $233K from woman

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who was convicted of extorting nearly a quarter-million dollars from a woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Anthony K. White won't be eligible for parole for 10 years. Prosecutors contended the 42-year-old ...

‘Middleman’ in insider trading ring pleads guilty

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man authorities say was the go-between in a five-year insider trading scheme has pleaded guilty. Frank Tamayo of Brooklyn, New York pleaded guilty in Trenton to one count each of securities fraud, tender offer fraud and ...

Raritan home damaged in gas explosion

RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a natural gas explosion at a home in Raritan Township. Friday morning's blast blew out the windows and caused a minor fire. Fire Chief Steve Wetter tells the Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/1AV5D1Z ) ...

South Jersey student arrested for toy gun

LINWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey have arrested a 15-year-old student on charges he brought a toy gun to school. Officials at Mainland Regional High School learned the boy had what appeared to be a gun in his backpack on ...

Ex-town engineer sentenced for DWI crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced the former municipal engineer for Perth Amboy and Monroe to five years in prison for causing a high-speed crash while drunk that injured three people. Ernest Feist pleaded guilty to assault by auto ...

Ex-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been sentenced to eight years in prison in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. Georgios Spyropoulos ...

New Law Will Change Alimony Rules

Gov. Christie signed a bill reforming alimony in the state. Unless marriage lasted for more than 20 years or there are exceptional circumstances, payments will be limited to the number of years the couple was married.

Former mayor convicted of fraud in farm purchase

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey mayor has been convicted of falsifying documents and stealing a relative's identity to purchase a farm property in late 2009. Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was convicted at trial Thursday after ...

Woman dies in Lacey crash

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an Ocean County woman died in a head-on collision on a road in Lacey Township. The crash occurred on Route 539 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. Officials say 27-year-old Kenneth Busardo was driving north ...