Law & Public Safety


Ferguson Tactics Over the Top Say New Jersey Political Leaders

Sen. Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka have criticized the tactics being used in Ferguson, Missouri on members of the community.

Expedited Deportation Hearings for Refugees

Initial appearances for refugees seeking asylum before immigration judges are now being held within a month, which critics say causes some problems.

Officials Push for Lighter Case Load for Parole Officers

After a man on parole allegedly murdered a mother and her foster child in Long Branch, officials are pushing passage of a bill to decrease the number of sex offenders per parole officer.

Former corrections officer sentenced in drug case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A one-time New Jersey state corrections officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in an interstate cocaine trafficking network. Eugene Braswell won't be eligible for parole for five years under the sentence ...

Burst steam pipe injures 2 at NJ laboratory

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — A ruptured steam pipe in a New Jersey laboratory has put two people in the hospital. Edison Police Lt. Sal Filannino says that a steam pipe burst Wednesday afternoon in Bentley Laboratories on Fieldcrest Avenue in Edison. The ...

Judge denies class action status in leak case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...

NJ hotel settles Sandy price gouging case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the ...

Arrest made in deadly Newark shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect on charges stemming from the deadly shooting of a man who was found by firefighters inside a smoky Newark apartment. Authorities say 50-year-old Roderick Whipple is held on $1 million bail, ...

Union County to change immigration jail policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County will become the third county in New Jersey to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials over detaining those who may be in the U.S. illegally. County officials on Wednesday will announce the county ...

Man seeks new trial in NJ schoolyard slayings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of six men found guilty in the 2007 slayings of three friends in a Newark schoolyard is seeking to overturn his conviction and wants a new trial. Jose Carranza appeared in front of a judge in Newark on Wednesday, but the ...