Law & Public Safety

Colorado man gets 51-months in prostitution case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in an operation that transported women across state lines to work as prostitutes. James Roy Smith had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and to transporting a ...

Appeal, retrial loom for NJ man in ’92 cliff fall

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey prosecutor says a possible appeal and retrial loom for a man whose murder conviction for pushing his wife off the cliffs at the Palisades in 1992 was overturned. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli ...

NJ ‘As Seen on TV’ Company Faces Complaints

Telebrands, based in Fairfield, is facing a five-count civil complaint that says the New Jersey Attorney General's Office has received hundreds of consumer complaints.

Fuel spill affects 2 miles of Rockaway River

MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey are cleaning up an oil spill that has affected about two miles of the Rockaway River. Morris County's office of emergency management says the spill occurred Tuesday afternoon in Montville ...

Mother, 2 children jump to flee Lodi house fire

LODI, N.J. (AP) — A woman and her two teenage children jumped about eight feet off a roof and over a fence after a balloon sparked a fire in their Lodi home. Norma Ramos had taken out the garbage when she closed the door and heard an explosion ...

2 visitors arrested at NY’s Sing Sing prison

OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — State police say two people who were visiting inmates at Sing Sing have been arrested on contraband charges. They say a woman from the Bronx gave some cash to an inmate. They say a man from Newark, New Jersey, was carrying a ...

Man stabbed to death in Pine Hill

PINE HILL, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a suspect in a deadly stabbing in Pine Hill. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says police responded to a report of a fight outside the Greens Apartment Complex on Wednesday night. Officers found ...

OSHA: Flammables put in Mersen oven pre-blast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal safety officials say a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Pennsylvania, killing a visiting employee. The federal Occupational Safety ...

Man charged in assault on driver

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man accused of beating a motorist after he struck and killed a woman on a southern New Jersey roadway. Lakewood police released 33-year-old Anthony Campbell after charging him with aggravated ...

8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heist

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight people, including a recently fired security guard, are under arrest in connection with the daring armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino. The July 21 heist of Caesars Atlantic City touched off a three-state ...