Law & Public Safety

Police identify man who jumped from GW Bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Police have identified a man who left his car on the George Washington Bridge and leaped to his death more than a week ago. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says the body of ...

Jeweler admits role in credit card fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another person has pleaded guilty in a large-scale credit card fraud scheme that involved jewelry stores in New Jersey. Vijay Verma pleaded guilty Friday to one count of access device fraud. The U.S. attorney's office alleges ...

Probation for former dental workers in $200K theft

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former employees at a northern New Jersey dental practice have been sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling $200,000. Arlene Marchese of Wayne and Karen Wright of Wyckoff were sentenced Friday in state Superior ...

New Jersey building collapse kills 1 worker; 2 OK

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A building that was being demolished in southern New Jersey has collapsed and killed a worker. The collapse occurred Friday afternoon at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia ...

Ames officials release name of river victim

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 29-year-old man whose body was recovered from the Skunk River in Ames. He was identified as Philip Frystak, who had attended Iowa State University as a graduate student. He is from Marlton, ...

Trenton to pay $75K for late death notification

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Trenton has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit after it took police 19 months to notify a woman that her daughter was dead. Linda Ramsey reported her 21-year-old daughter, Amber, missing in February 2006. Trenton police ...

Girl accused of slashing classmate on school bus

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is accused of slashing another girl's face on a school bus in Pennsauken. Police say it happened yesterday afternoon on a bus outside Pennsauken High School in Camden County. Police say the girl used a ...

Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominees, With Some Dissent

Some Republican senators disagreed with reconfirming Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both he and Lee Solomon received enough votes to be on the Supreme Court.

NJ man accused of defrauding a sovereign nation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a New Jersey resident for allegedly attempting to defraud a sovereign nation. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Bobby Boye was arrested Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

NJ arrests more than 12 in alleged kickback scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested in what New Jersey authorities say was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. New Jersey's attorney general says the owner of numerous MRI ...