Law & Public Safety


Some NJ Police Departments Suspended from Military Gear Program

A Department of Defense report names four New Jersey police departments that are suspended from a program that offers military gear to police.

Man charged with murder after dice game argument

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting following a dispute over a dice game. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said Friday that 28-year-old Johnathan Sylvester ...

Fire in Wildwood causes power outage

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Power has been completely restored to customers who lost power due to a fire in Wildwood Friday morning. A spokesman for Atlantic City Electric said that about 1,800 people were without power as a result of a late morning ...

Werner Franz, survivor of Hindenburg crash, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the Hindenburg airship disaster 77 years ago, has died. Historian John Provan, a long-time friend, said Friday that Franz died Aug. 13 in Frankfurt. German news agency ...

NJ man indicted in DWI crash that injured officer

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Grand jurors have indicted a man on charges stemming from a drunken driving accident that seriously injured a Bergen County police officer. Michael Ettz of Lodi is charged with aggravated assault, assault by auto while ...

Lawnmower argument leads to stabbing in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say an argument over a lawnmower led to a stabbing in New Jersey's capital city. Trenton police say it started when 53-year-old Anthony Burton asked to borrow a 55-year-old man's mower on Klagg Avenue. Police Lt. Mark ...

NJ man convicted of cruelty; killed dog with arrow

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 39-year-old New Jersey man has been found guilty of animal cruelty for killing an Ulster County family's dog with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting. The Kingston Daily Freeman reports (http://bit.ly/1rCRBmL ) that ...

Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a recently found body has been identified after a forensic investigation as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the body was ...

Bergen County Sheriff Puts Military Vehicle Order on Hold

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced that he's putting the order for military vehicles on hold while a state and federal review of the program is underway.

Gun teacher killed suffered single shot to head

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas says the Arizona firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy told The Associated Press on Thursday that it ...