Law & Public Safety

Salem County man’s manslaughter conviction tossed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Salem County man will get a new trial after New Jersey's Supreme Court threw out his manslaughter conviction in the death of an elderly neighbor. Dwayne Slaughter was convicted of killing 79-year-old Roosevelt Morrow in ...

Man admits molesting girl, taking improper photos

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted molesting a teenage girl and taking sexually explicit photos of her while she slept. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says 55-year-old Bernard Cahill of Gloucester Township ...

Police: Shooting victim wasn’t intended target

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey woman killed in a drive-by shooting was not the intended target. But further details on the shooting in Bridgeton have not been disclosed by city police, including a possible motive or ...

Man pleads not guilty to weapons-related charge

LODI, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly had a large stash of weapons and gunpowder in his home has pleaded not guilty to creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. Authorities say they found the items Friday after Robert ...

Man facing more child sex assault charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting two boys is now facing more allegations. Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday that two more people are claiming that 42-year-old Michael Roberson, of East ...

Woman gets prison sentence in deadly DWI crash

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman who was driving drunk when she caused a fatal accident last year has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 61-year-old Deborah Tadych of Brick also will have ...

Man arrested for decapitating chickens

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who is suspected of decapitating chickens in a New Jersey cemetery. Forty-one-year-old Leonard Edwards Jr. of Wharton faces animal cruelty and unlawful possession of a weapon charges. Police ...

Medical device company staffers admit to fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Daniel Metz, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident, and ...

NJ father, son agree to pay $5.5M to settle suit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A father and son in Bergen County have agreed to pay approximately $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by New Jersey's Bureau of Securities. The bureau alleged 55-year-old George Bussanich of Park Ridge and his 34-year-old ...

New Jersey boy’s body recovered at beach in Va.

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an 8-year-old boy from New Jersey who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay off Cape Charles Beach. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission says the boy's body was found Tuesday on the ...