Law & Public Safety

Police: Shots shatter young boy’s bedroom window

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a young boy's bedroom window was shattered by gunfire. Keansburg police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1tXDSqp) that the boy's mother was in bed early Wednesday when she heard popping noises and ...

Bank robber sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who robbed a northern New Jersey bank has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Wayne Winner of Nutley received a 40-month sentence Wednesday for robbing the Valley National Bank branch in ...

Police: Woman drove drunk with 2 young kids in car

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Child abuse charges have been filed against a woman who authorities say was drunk when she drove to a pizza restaurant with two children in her vehicle and then passed out in a booth. The Courier News ...

Man charged in WA murders pleads not guilty in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man sought in two murders in Washington state has pleaded not guilty to killing a college student in New Jersey. Ali Brown is one of three suspects who appeared Wednesday afternoon in state Superior Court in Newark. The three ...

Man charged in iPhone murder pleads not guilty

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man charged with killing a teenager over an iPhone has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Andre Fields appeared Wednesday in state Superior Court in Newark. The 31-year-old Irvington resident ...

Man hospitalized after shooting outside restaurant

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was hospitalized after he was shot several times at a northern New Jersey restaurant. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Paterson. Police officers found the 25-year-old victim around 1 ...

NJ judge to review sex accuser’s Facebook posts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey will review the Facebook postings of a teenage girl who has accused a man of sexual assault. The judge has ordered the 17-year-old to provide her email address and password so he can review postings made ...

NY van driver pleads guilty in fatal NJ crash

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The driver of an upstate New York church van that crashed on the Garden State Parkway, killing a passenger, has pleaded guilty to driving without a license. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says 30-year-old Oscar ...

Pleasantville man charged in woman’s slaying

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Jersey have charged a man with murder stemming from the death of a woman whose remains were found in a suitcase in January. Detectives arrested 27-year-old Steven Stallworth of Pleasantville on ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to child porn charges

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man caught up in a child pornography sweep is now facing a prison sentence. State prosecutors announced Tuesday that 34-year-old Juan Carlos Alvarez of Egg Harbor Township has pleaded guilty to ...