Law & Public Safety

NJ man acquitted in murder of 5 missing teens sues

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was acquitted of murder charges in one of the state's longest-running cold cases is suing those he says put him on trial. The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1ipAMBe ) Lee Evans filed a civil suit in ...

NH home invasion convict sent to New Jersey prison

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for killing a woman and maiming her daughter in a 2009 home invasion has been moved to a New Jersey prison. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1hzQ4SW) the Department of Corrections ...

Motorist shot, killed in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a motorist was found shot to death in Camden. Police discovered 33-year-old James Lindsey of Camden was found in the driver's seat in the area of 8th and Jefferson streets early Tuesday. No arrests have been ...

New Jersey man admits killing girlfriend

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A Williamstown man has admitted stabbing his girlfriend to death in her Washington Township apartment. Gloucester County prosecutors say 45-year-old Mark Holloway and 43-year-old Kim Barnum had a history of domestic violence. ...

Tow truck driver admits leaving woman to die

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A tow truck driver from New York has admitted leaving the scene after a woman jumped from his truck and died on a New Jersey highway. Dexter Jeanty of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty on Monday to leaving the scene of an ...

Boy credited with waking family during fire

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A mother is crediting her 11-year-old son with raising the alarm and helping save his family from a house fire in Jersey City. The two-alarm fire broke out early Monday in the three-story home on Arlington Avenue. ...

Missing pet bobcat removed from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have taken a missing pet bobcat to a zoo after its owner found the animal not far from its southern New Jersey home. Rocky got out of the house on March 25 and its owner, Ginny Fine, located the 38-pounbd ...

NJ traffic jam panel may issue more subpoenas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating politically motivated traffic jams created by Gov. Chris Christie's aides will subpoena additional documents if the governor's lawyers refuse to hand over the requested material. ...

Conference Promotes Awareness of Child Neglect and Abuse

Child advocacy center Wynona's House hosted the first national summit on child abuse and neglect in New Jersey.

2 NJ homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey homeowners have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy aid. The attorney general's office says 48-year-old Scott Carlin of Basking Ridge and 53-year-old Carl A. Meyer of Galloway ...