Law & Public Safety

NJ bank manager helps catch robbery suspects

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two suspected bank robbers are in custody in northern New Jersey thanks to the courageous actions of a bank manager. The unidentified manager was working at a Chase bank branch in Englewood on Friday when one of the robbers ...

NJ man charged in attorney murder plot nears trial

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man already in prison for aggravated manslaughter is set to go on trial for allegedly trying to have a county prosecutor murdered. Opening statements in the trial of Jay Goldberg are expected to begin Tuesday in ...

Police identify man who jumped from GW Bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Police have identified a man who left his car on the George Washington Bridge and leaped to his death more than a week ago. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says the body of ...

Jeweler admits role in credit card fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another person has pleaded guilty in a large-scale credit card fraud scheme that involved jewelry stores in New Jersey. Vijay Verma pleaded guilty Friday to one count of access device fraud. The U.S. attorney's office alleges ...

Probation for former dental workers in $200K theft

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former employees at a northern New Jersey dental practice have been sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling $200,000. Arlene Marchese of Wayne and Karen Wright of Wyckoff were sentenced Friday in state Superior ...

New Jersey building collapse kills 1 worker; 2 OK

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A building that was being demolished in southern New Jersey has collapsed and killed a worker. The collapse occurred Friday afternoon at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia ...

Ames officials release name of river victim

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 29-year-old man whose body was recovered from the Skunk River in Ames. He was identified as Philip Frystak, who had attended Iowa State University as a graduate student. He is from Marlton, ...

Trenton to pay $75K for late death notification

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Trenton has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit after it took police 19 months to notify a woman that her daughter was dead. Linda Ramsey reported her 21-year-old daughter, Amber, missing in February 2006. Trenton police ...

Girl accused of slashing classmate on school bus

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is accused of slashing another girl's face on a school bus in Pennsauken. Police say it happened yesterday afternoon on a bus outside Pennsauken High School in Camden County. Police say the girl used a ...

Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominees, With Some Dissent

Some Republican senators disagreed with reconfirming Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both he and Lee Solomon received enough votes to be on the Supreme Court.