Law & Public Safety

Man stabbed during brawl escapes serious injury

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man escaped serious injury when he was stabbed in the back during a large brawl outside a northern New Jersey bar. The brawl in Jersey City broke out around 2 a.m. Friday. City police officers who ...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 injured in Egg Harbor crash

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a car went off a southern New Jersey roadway and struck a tree on Thanksgiving Day. Egg Harbor Township police say the crash occurred around 4:35 p.m. ...

3 men stabbed during party at Atlantic City hotel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three men were stabbed during a party staged at an Atlantic City hotel. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1FC5ZNt) reports that police responded to The Chelsea around 3:15 a.m. Thursday for a 34-year-old man who ...

2 firefighters hurt while battling duplex blaze

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a fast-moving fire that destroyed a northern New Jersey duplex and displaced 14 people. Paterson authorities say the two-alarm blaze broke out shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday in the ...

Fraud could lead to rape charge under legislation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is pursuing legislation that could result in sexual assault charges if one party lies about his or her identity. Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton has introduced a measure that would expand the ...

3 firefighters hurt, woman hospitalized after fire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say three firefighters were hurt while battling a fire at an abandoned house in Atlantic City, where they rescued a woman believed to be squatting there. The Press of Atlantic City reports ...

Paterson, Newark, Jersey City to Buy Police Body Cameras

New Jersey's three major cities are planning to outfit police officers with body cameras to protect law enforcement and civilians.

Monmouth Park Investigating Fantasy Sports Betting

Monmouth Park Racetrack is appealing a court decision keeping a federal sports betting plan in place. In the meantime, the racetrack is looking into offering fantasy sports betting.

DNA Exonerates NJ Man Imprisoned for Nearly 20 Years

Gerard Richardson was convicted in 1996 of murdering a teenager, but a DNA test has proven his innocence.

Prosecutors: 2 men plead guilty in pickaxe slaying

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in the death of a New Jersey man who was fatally beaten with a pickaxe. Middlesex County prosecutors say 30-year-old Daniel Medaglia, of Edison, recently pleaded guilty to murder in the ...