Law & Public Safety

Mother, 2 children jump to flee Lodi house fire

LODI, N.J. (AP) — A woman and her two teenage children jumped about eight feet off a roof and over a fence after a balloon sparked a fire in their Lodi home. Norma Ramos had taken out the garbage when she closed the door and heard an explosion ...

2 visitors arrested at NY’s Sing Sing prison

OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — State police say two people who were visiting inmates at Sing Sing have been arrested on contraband charges. They say a woman from the Bronx gave some cash to an inmate. They say a man from Newark, New Jersey, was carrying a ...

Man stabbed to death in Pine Hill

PINE HILL, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a suspect in a deadly stabbing in Pine Hill. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says police responded to a report of a fight outside the Greens Apartment Complex on Wednesday night. Officers found ...

OSHA: Flammables put in Mersen oven pre-blast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal safety officials say a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Pennsylvania, killing a visiting employee. The federal Occupational Safety ...

Man charged in assault on driver

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man accused of beating a motorist after he struck and killed a woman on a southern New Jersey roadway. Lakewood police released 33-year-old Anthony Campbell after charging him with aggravated ...

8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heist

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight people, including a recently fired security guard, are under arrest in connection with the daring armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino. The July 21 heist of Caesars Atlantic City touched off a three-state ...

Shot fired at 2 police officers; They’re not hit

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers were not hurt when someone fired a shot at them when they responded to a burglary call. The shooting occurred early Wednesday at a duplex on North Street in Bridgeton. Police Chief ...

Pharmacist among those charged in drug ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a northern New Jersey pharmacy and 15 other people have been charged for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and distribute oxycodone. Those charged Wednesday included ...

Convicted murderer sentenced for courtroom scuffle

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced for sparking a courtroom scuffle just moments after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a female friend. Giuseppe Tedesco, of Hopatcong, will serve the ...

Maine governor: Rice’s NFL suspension not enough

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has told the National Football League's commissioner that it's unconscionable for the league to punish Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest. Maine Gov. ...