Law & Public Safety

American Legion gets involved in suit over pledge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The American Legion has joined a lawsuit attempting to defend the use of the Pledge of Allegiance at a central New Jersey school. The patriotic group says it has been accepted as an intervener in a lawsuit filed by the ...

New York, New Jersey to ramp up security

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are announcing increased security across their two states. The measures are being taken in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas. Cuomo said ...

Reported home invasion spurs schools lockdown

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Schools in a southern New Jersey community were briefly placed on lockdown following a reported home invasion in a nearby neighborhood. No injuries were reported in the home invasion, which occurred shortly before ...

‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino hit with tax counts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former star of the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" and his brother have pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc were charged in a seven-count indictment released ...

AP: Unshuffled cards game ruled legal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have determined that games played at the Golden Nugget two years ago with unshuffled cards did not violate any rules or laws. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the Division of ...

3 wedding crashers to face lesser charges

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say three juveniles who allegedly crashed a wedding reception in central New Jersey last weekend won't have to face strong-armed robbery charges. Instead, they will be charged as juveniles with simple ...

New Jersey man remains held on $1M bail

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bail remains at $1 million for the New Jersey man whose murder conviction for pushing his wife off the cliffs at the Palisades in 1992 was overturned. Stephen Scharf was in court in Hackensack on Tuesday. The 63-year-old has ...

Cops seek 2 hikers as part of bear attack probe

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to identify two hikers who may have come upon a group in a northern New Jersey nature preserve before a bear attacked and killed a Rutgers University student. West Milford police believe the two hikers ...

2 men hospitalized after fall at construction site

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Two construction workers were injured when they fell through two floors at a townhouse project in southern New Jersey. Toms River police say the men were working on the third floor when a section of the floor there ...

Syrians in NJ React to Airstrikes

After the U.S. launched airstrikes in Syria against terrorist groups, Syrians in New Jersey react.