Law & Public Safety

Man charged in ex-girlfriend’s shooting death

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her home. Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1uw3SaF ) that 30-year-old city resident Perfis ...

NJ school to pay $75K to settle bullying suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school district has agreed to pay a student $75,000 to settle allegations that the district failed to take appropriate steps to end years of race-based bullying. The girl, who is black, attended Franklin ...

Teen pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 3 youths

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three other youths on a New Jersey street on Christmas night last year. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1pN2KKi) the 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Monday ...

Prosecutors: Armed man shot, killed by police

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say an armed man was shot and killed by police during a confrontation in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1uHIFJZ) reports that the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday, shortly ...

Man acquitted of attempted arson of Masonic lodge

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a northern New Jersey masonic lodge and trying to burn it down has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. John Mowbray, of Morris Township, had faced charges including aggravated ...

Driver sentenced in fatal NJ airport hit-and-run

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A shuttle bus driver who admitted leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport has received a 364-day county jail sentence. Essex County prosecutors say 48-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Teen charged in drive-by shooting

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder and weapons charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey teenager in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a man earlier this year. Union County prosecutors say the Roselle boy was arrested ...

Los Angeles man sentenced for role in drug ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Lawyer pleads guilty in fraud schemes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey attorney has admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals. Fred Todd, of Lakewood, pleaded guilty Tuesday ...

2 admit roles in international car theft scheme

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Two men have admitted their roles in an international car theft scheme involving high-end cars. Authorities say the vehicles were stolen in New York and routed into New Jersey, where they were to be shipped to Abu Dhabi for ...