Law & Public Safety

2 retired detectives back to crack old murders

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two celebrated retired detectives are returning to work to try to crack some of Camden's most vexing murder cases. Marty Devlin and Joe Forte have joined the Camden County Police Department as consultants focusing solely on ...

Police: Dad drove drunk with young kids in the car

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey father who allegedly was driving drunk with his two young children in the car. Galloway Township police say 30-year-old Paul Dessicino of Mays ...

Man killed in Newark hit-and-run accident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident on a city street. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 28-year-old Jeffrey Corum was struck around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Elizabeth Avenue, ...

Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about ...

6 displaced, 3 row homes damaged in Trenton fire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty electrical cord sparked a fire that displaced six people and damaged three row homes in New Jersey's capital city. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia (http://bit.ly/1m6uRr5) reports the two-alarm fire started ...

Teen boy seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a teenager in a southern New Jersey resort town. Wildwood police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/TMdoII) that the accident ...

Couple found dead in their New Jersey home

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey couple has been found dead inside their home. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says Jefferson Township police found 47-year-old Alita Knott and her 45-year-old husband, ...

Authorities end search for reported missing person

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Rescue crews have ended their search a paddle boarder who reportedly went missing in waters off the Jersey Shore this weekend. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1n5izPP) reports that the search started Saturday after someone ...

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. ...

Authorities seeking motive for double shooting

ROSELLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were hospitalized after they were shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey community. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Roselle, which occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Frank Street. ...