Law & Public Safety

Man faces 15 years in prison in heroin ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Passaic County man who led a heroin supply ring has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Authorities say 38-year-old Segundo Garcia's network supplied heroin to large-scale dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania ...

Rainforest Cafe sues to stay at Trump Plaza

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A popular restaurant at Trump Plaza is suing the Atlantic City casino, asking a judge to permit it to keep operating after the casino shuts down on Sept. 16. The Rainforest Cafe, whose parent company owns the Golden ...

9/11 responders urged to register for NY benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and union activists are urging Sept. 11 responders to sign up for New York worker compensation benefits. They say that those who worked around the World Trade Center site should enroll with the state Workers ...

Paterson teacher accused of sex with student

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $150,000 for a Paterson school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Authorities in Essex County have charged 28-year-old Adelardo Romero with nine counts of sexual assault, ...

Newark mayor to swear-in new police recruits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is getting new police officers from its first class of new recruits since 2010. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Friday will swear-in the recruits on Friday. Thirty of the 35 recruits are men. The city ...

TSA appoints new safety director for NJ, Delaware

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has appointed a new federal security director for airports in New Jersey and Delaware. Thomas Carter will have oversight of security at Newark Liberty, Atlantic City International, ...

East Orange man killed during apparent robbery

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery outside his East Orange home. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/WnnEsA ) 32-year-old Edwin ...

Man stabbed in Lakewood, housemate arrested

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Lakewood man stabbed his housemate. Police found a 66-year-old with stab wounds to his upper back, arm and hand outside a home on Laurel Avenue Thursday night. Detective Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith tells the ...

Registered sex offender sentenced for child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a registered sex offender in New Jersey to 10 years in prison for possessing images of child sex abuse. Anthony Chiampi of Totowa pleaded guilty in February to possession of child pornography. ...

NJTV News Series: Crime In Our Cities

NJTV News has highlighted the issues surrounding crime in New Jersey in a series titled "Crime In Our Cities."