Law & Public Safety


Assessing Terror Threat for Transportation

Govs. Christie and Cuomo have agreed to organize a bi-state council of law enforcement and security officials to meet with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force about the vulnerability of bridges and tunnels.

Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

New Jersey law says defendants charged with violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from a pretrial intervention program like the one former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was admitted into this year. Instead of potentially facing jail ...

Paterson Officials Consider Using Special Police Officers

Paterson officials are considering a measure that would allow for special police officers, part-time employees who can't carry guns.

Former Gov. Kean Discusses 9/11

Former Gov. Tom Kean spoke with NJTV News Senior Correspondent Mike Schneider about the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

NEW YORK (AP) — The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was hired Wednesday by the league ...

Court rejects challenge to NJ gay conversion ban

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A legal challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy has suffered another court defeat. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower-court ruling in a lawsuit filed by several people ...

New sentence possible for woman who killed NJ grad

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark woman convicted of killing a high school rival hours after the victim celebrated her graduation is getting a new sentencing. New Jersey's Supreme Court this week ordered the trial court to re-sentence Nicole Guyette ...

New Jersey lawmakers move domestic violence bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced bills designed to cut down on domestic violence. Among the bills are measures that would require counseling for certain offenders and let domestic violence victims who are ...

New Jersey man accused of attempted sex assault

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $70,000 for a southern New Jersey man accused of trying to arrange a sexual tryst with an underage girl he met online. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office says 62-year-old Thomas MacGregor of Cherry ...

Bridge panel gets Christie aide’s phone records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AT&T has turned over phone records of a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Lawmakers requested a month of data, including text ...