Law & Public Safety

Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible ...

RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles. Project Child Support rolled out this week, literally on wheels, to offer parents low-cost legal advice outside court ...

Pro boxer charged with murder in fatal shooting

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Just days after making his in-ring debut, a pro boxer from Atlantic City has been accused of fatally shooting a man earlier this year. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1lwx0OB) reports that 24-year-old Omar Curry ...

Nurse, inmate admit role in drug smuggling plot

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prison nurse and a convicted murderer have admitted plotting to distribute 50 decks of heroin by smuggling it into the facility. The nurse, 40-year-old Christopher Ramdayal of Jersey City, pleaded guilty ...

State Police: Separate I-280 crashes leave 4 dead

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Three people were killed and four others were injured in a crash on an interstate highway in northern New Jersey. State police say a dump truck traveling eastbound on I-280 in East Orange struck a car around 10:35 a.m. ...

Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market. James Woetzel pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that ...

Gloucester County jail guard accused of theft

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Gloucester County corrections officer with theft from a law enforcement union. Authorities say 38-year-old Derrick Smart took more than $500 from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 97 between 2008 ...

NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will. Ocean Township police in Monmouth County have charged 68-year-old Malkiat Mahal with criminal sexual contact. Police say the ...

NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car. Elizabeth police say it appears 32-year-old Maria Fernandes of Newark was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an ...

Uber Drivers Run Risk of Being Ticketed

Municipalities, including Hoboken, are cracking down on ride sharing service Uber, ticketing drivers and taking riders out of the vehicles.