Law & Public Safety

Fisherman finds body in New York harbor channel

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A fisherman found a man's body in the shipping channel leading to New York Harbor. Coast Guard spokesman Charles Rowe says the Coast Guard brought the body to Sandy Hook on Monday. The New Jersey State Police is ...

Suspect sought in Somerdale bank robbery

SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a man who robbed a TD Bank in Somerdale. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says the man walked into the bank on Sunday and passed the teller a note demanding cash. Surveillance video shows the man was ...

Indictment: Woman produced, distributed child porn

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey woman arrested earlier this year as part of a sweeping child pornography investigation has been indicted on numerous charges. Hunterdon County prosecutors say 38-year-old Lori Bauer of High Bridge ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Bookkeeper gets prison term for embezzlement

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a bookkeeper who stole more than $570,000 from her employer's accounts has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oqAKlq) reports that lawyers for 57-year-old Patricia Slattery of ...

Man gets 45-year sentence for gang-related slaying

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man convicted in a deadly gang-related shooting has been sentenced to 45 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Philip Patrick of Plainfield must serve about 40 years of the term ...

2 sentenced in fatal apartment complex shooting

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two teens have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in a fatal shooting at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 17-year-old Jevon Coleman Robinson of Edgewater ...

Judge: Casino not liable in unshuffled cards case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge says an Atlantic City casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled. A Superior Court ruled Friday that the Golden Nugget Atlantic City does not ...

29 arrested in alleged NJ sports gambling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Northern New Jersey say they've taken down a major sports betting ring in New York and New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 29 people have been arrested in an alleged gambling ring that netted ...

Man held without bail in Springfield shooting

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in a shooting in Springfield. Leon Jiggetts, of Newark, New Jersey, was charged in connection with the ...