Law & Public Safety

Man charged with frying pan murder goes on trial

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A trial has begun for a man accused of killing his wife with a frying pan. Jurors heard opening statements and testimony Wednesday in the case against securities salesman Patrick Allen. The 47-year-old Allen is charged with ...

2 suspects stabbed during robbery in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two suspects were stabbed during a robbery in Bridgeton. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1peES3f ) 18-year-old Dakwon Thomas and a 17-year-old took a woman's pocketbook and started to beat a ...

Prosecutor: Sex assault suspect attempted suicide

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl tried to kill himself. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says police went to Emiliano Seda's Elmwood Park home on Tuesday. ...

8 hurt in Atlantic City jitney crash

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe rain played a role in a chain-reaction accident that sent a jitney crashing into in an apartment building in Atlantic City, injuring eight people. Authorities say a minivan was heading along ...

New Jersey Supreme Court hears school trip case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering whether the state can prosecute two high school employees accused of having sex with students they were chaperoning on a class trip to Germany. Attorneys for Artur Sopel and Michael ...

Hudson County woman admits Valentine’s bank heist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Hudson County woman has admitted robbing three banks, including one on Valentine's Day. Valeria Parziale on Wednesday pleaded guilty to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Newark on Feb. 14. She also ...

Steak shop owner sentencing postponed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a Trenton sandwich shop owner who compared himself to Boss Tweed for his role in a bribery scheme that brought down the city's mayor. Joseph "JoJo" Giorgianni pleaded guilty last year in the ...

Authorities: Man made online threat about shooting

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly made an online threat about a shooting at William Paterson University has been charged with making terrorist threats. School officials say 18-year-old Christopher Geary, a Pompton Lakes ...

Ex-fire chief, son indicted on fraud charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the former chief of a volunteer fire company in central New Jersey and his son improperly received about $46,000 by submitting fraudulent invoices and receipts for reimbursement. Acting Attorney General ...

Govs. Christie, Cuomo Discuss Security Measures

Govs. Christie and Cuomo met in New York City to discuss the bi-state task force they created and recommendations for heightened security measures.