Law & Public Safety


Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.

Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services

Despite a change of name and practices, some still worry that the Division of Child Protection and Permanency isn't doing enough to protect New Jersey kids.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Woman admits role in New Jersey tax refund scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City woman has pleaded guilty in one of the nation's largest stolen identity and tax refund fraud schemes. Elian Matlovsky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Newark to a ...

NJ law will let retired coaches return earlier

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions. A law signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday was ...

2 men killed in Trenton robberies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for suspects in two robberies that left two men dead and one wounded in New Jersey's capital city. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says 24-year-old Tyshawn Goodman and a 20-year-old got out of a ...
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2014 National Night Out Events in New Jersey

New Jersey has many events scheduled recognizing National Night Out, "America’s Night Out Against Crime."

Suspect in Newark police shooting charged

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $250,000 for the man suspected of shooting a Newark police officer during an armed robbery. Authorities have charged 26-year-old Donald Easterling of Newark with aggravated assault, robbery and weapons offenses. ...

Search on for exotic snake in south Jersey

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an exotic snake in southern New Jersey after it was photographed in a tree eating a seagull. The sighting of the python, which could be more than 12-feet long, has residents in the Villas ...

NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District ...