Law & Public Safety


Tony Mack Sentenced as Two Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Runoff in Trenton

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to almost five years in prison for corruption. Now Eric Jackson and Paul Perez prepare for a runoff election June 10 to take the leadership role.

Details emerge in former prosecutor’s suit vs. NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More details have emerged in the case of a former assistant county prosecutor who is suing the state of New Jersey over his firing in 2010. Bennett Barlyn claims he was fired after he complained that a 43-count indictment ...

Hearing postponed on NJ bail reform bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A hearing on legislation reforming New Jersey's bail laws has been postponed. The hearing had been scheduled for Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One reform being considered would provide a non-monetary ...

NJ hospital cleared of service dog complaint

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital didn't discriminate when it refused to accommodate a California man who claimed his 12-pound poodle was a service dog. New Jersey's Civil Rights Division says the dog failed to receive the type of ...

2 face arraignment in Camden woman’s slaying

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two men face arraignment on charges stemming from the slaying of a missing Camden woman. Officials say 36-year-old Carlos Alicea-Antonetti of Camden and 57-year-old Ramon Ortiz of Pennsauken are due in court in Camden County on ...

Union man arrested in slaying of Newark man

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Union Township man on charges stemming from the robbery and killing of an 83-year-old man in Newark. Authorities say 22-year-old Rashid Davis has a relative who lives in the Nevada Street apartment ...

Students sheltered during central NJ escape

JAMESBURG, N.J. (AP) — It should be a quieter day for students at four central New Jersey schools. They were ordered to shelter in place on Wednesday after a drug suspect escaped from the Jamesburg police station. Police apprehended 19-year-old ...

More police deployed in Trenton to stem violence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say they're putting more boots on the ground to stem the violence in New Jersey's capital city. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a show of force in Trenton as summer approaches. The ...

Election Night burglary for Paterson mayor-elect

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Burglars broke into the home of Paterson's next mayor while he celebrated his victory on Election Night. Police are not sure if the burglars knew they were targeting Joey Torres or whether the Tuesday night heist was just a ...

Ex-Trenton mayor due to be sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Forty-eight-year-old Tony Mack is due in court Thursday to learn his sentence. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of ...