Law & Public Safety

Wife sentenced for assaulting husband with hot oil

FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who threw hot cooking oil on her husband and chased him with a hand ax around their home after he asked for a divorce is now headed to prison. Mauvette Mattadeen received a six-year sentence Friday and will be deported ...

Authorities: Man under house arrest sold drugs

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Several charges have been filed against a man who allegedly sold drugs from his southern New Jersey home while he was under house arrest. Bail was set at $50,000 cash for Michael Mack, a 25-year-old Gloucester ...

Man indicted on murder charge in wife’s death

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally beating his wife last year has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge. The Record (http://bit.ly/1q16s3F) reports the indictment handed up by a Bergen County grand jury ...

Woman charged in son’s death awaits hearing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The woman arrested in the murder of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago is still awaiting an extradition hearing in Florida. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Friday afternoon that there's no ...

Rape case judge to review victim’s Facebook posts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook page. The case is another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns. Mercer County ...

New Jersey DOT technician sentenced for OT scam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former technician for New Jersey's Department of Transportation has been sentenced to jail for putting bogus overtime hours on his time sheets. A judge in Morris County sentenced Kyle Rounsaville to three years' probation ...

Cape May County man dies in car crash

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County authorities say a Cape May County man died after the car he was driving was struck head-on. The crash occurred early Friday in Washington Township. Authorities say 26-year-old Michael Williams of ...

NJ man charged with robbing 7 banks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing an Ocean County man of robbing seven banks in New Jersey. Thirty-year-old Steven Wisnowski of Barnegat is slated to make an initial court appearance in Newark Friday. According to a superseding ...

NJ man hit by stray bullet, thought it was a BB

NORTHVALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say a northern New Jersey man who thought he was struck by a pellet from a BB gun was actually shot in the left leg by a stray bullet. The man was sitting on his deck in Northvale when the incident happened Thursday ...

Passaic Housing Authority chief resigns

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Passaic Housing Authority has resigned following his arrest on drug and gun charges. City spokesman Keith Furlong tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1u5SFiX ) newspaper Darius Allen wrote he was unable to ...