Law & Public Safety

Man gets 5 years in prison on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to offering child pornography over the Internet while he was under parole supervision under Megan's Law. Twenty-eight-year-old Stephen Rainone, of ...

Bail stays for 2 charged with torching Customs car

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has refused to lower bail for two New York men charged with stealing a car from a federal agency in New York and setting it on fire. Staten Island residents Richard Boyce and Jonathan Moe are being held ...

4 New Jersey teens charged in string of robberies

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey high school football players have been charged with a string of robberies in Ocean County. Eighteen-year-old Devin Delanie and three minors, all from Lakewood, were arrested last week but more charges were ...

New Jersey teenager killed in truck crash

GREEN BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager has died after a truck plowed into his pickup at an intersection. Green Brook police say the wreck happened on Route 22 in the Somerset County community a little before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. They say ...

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority. They say any efforts to challenge the screening efforts in court ...

2 police officers plead not guilty in sex assault

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino have pleaded not guilty. WMGM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1EAqtIR ) that 35-year-old Devon Thomas pleaded not guilty and ...

Yogi Berra World Series rings, MVP plaques stolen

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say several of Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two MVP plaques were stolen from a museum honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer. The break-in occurred Wednesday morning at the Yogi Berra Museum and ...

Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.

3 kids hurt after SUV overturns on Turnpike

WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — An SUV lost control on the New Jersey Turnpike and overturned, sending three children to the hospital with serious injuries. New Jersey State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams says a family from New York was driving ...

Man convicted of brutal attack of police officer

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A 38-year-old northern New Jersey man has been convicted of brutally attacking a Plainfield police officer in 2012. Andre Henderson was convicted after a three-week trial of punching Officer Israel Valentin in the head, ...