Law & Public Safety

NYC ferry operator must release pilot document

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The operator of a ferry that crashed into a lower Manhattan pier must release a separation agreement it reached with the boat's captain. A federal judge in New Jersey issued the ruling this week in the ongoing legal action ...

Prosecutor: Man sought sex encounter with teen

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old southern New Jersey man was arrested when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a teenage girl. Burlington County prosecutors say Thomas MacGregor of Cherry Hill is ...

Louisiana man admits groping woman aboard flight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Louisiana man has admitted that he sexually touched a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight. Devender Singh, a 62-year-old Indian national who lives in Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty ...

Indictment: Man lied about being carjacked

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Maurice Douglas, ...

Prosecutors: 3 sold fake driver’s licenses online

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey men are accused of roles in an online shop that sold fake driver's licenses. Federal prosecutors say Ricardo Rosario and Abraham Corcino, both of Jersey City, and Alexis Scott Carthens, of Newark, were arrested ...

Man charged in ex-girlfriend’s shooting death

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her home. Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1uw3SaF ) that 30-year-old city resident Perfis ...

NJ school to pay $75K to settle bullying suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school district has agreed to pay a student $75,000 to settle allegations that the district failed to take appropriate steps to end years of race-based bullying. The girl, who is black, attended Franklin ...

Teen pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 3 youths

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three other youths on a New Jersey street on Christmas night last year. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1pN2KKi) the 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Monday ...

Prosecutors: Armed man shot, killed by police

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say an armed man was shot and killed by police during a confrontation in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1uHIFJZ) reports that the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday, shortly ...

Man acquitted of attempted arson of Masonic lodge

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a northern New Jersey masonic lodge and trying to burn it down has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. John Mowbray, of Morris Township, had faced charges including aggravated ...