Law & Public Safety

NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District ...

New Jersey man accused of distributing child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man stands accused of distributing sexually explicit images of children online. Paul Spisto of Bloomfield Township was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents. Prosecutors say that on two ...

Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building. Justin Casquejo (cahs-KAY'-oh) admitted ...

Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars for Kids

Monmouth Medical Center held a demonstration where personnel showed how quickly temperatures rise inside vehicles and how dangerous it can be for children.

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit with $70M Fund

The NCAA has agreed to create a $70 million fund to help diagnose brain injuries in student athletes after a class action lawsuit.

Sandy Victims Face Contractor Fraud

Ocean County Long Term Recovery personnel say about one in 10 clients who are rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have become victims of contractor fraud.

Ex-guard, 4 others charged in casino robbery

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former security officer and four other people stole more than $180,000 from security workers during an armed robbery at an Atlantic City casino earlier this month. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic ...

Contractor admits scamming Sandy victims

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor has admitted taking deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 59-year-old John ...

Judge tosses lawsuit by NY ports’ largest operator

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the operator of the largest marine container terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Maher Terminals has operated at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal for more than 60 ...

Pennsylvania man sentenced in NJ for ID scam

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a Pennsylvania man to more than two years in prison for his role in one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes. The judge on Wednesday ordered ...