Law & Public Safety

NJ man charged in Parkway crash that killed 2

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway has been charged with causing a crash that left two people dead. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced Friday that ...

Camden County Metro Police Establishes Cold Case Squad

To help improve the rate of homicides that are solved in Camden, the police force has established a cold case squad.

Antidote Distribution Up as More Powerful Heroin Hits Streets

Pharmacies are offering Narcan and Naxolone, antidotes for narcotic overdoses, for a fee. Law enforcement officials in Ocean County also carry antidotes.

3 victims identified in fatal E. Orange auto crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Essex County have identified the victims of a two-car crash in East Orange that killed three people and injured two others. The three men who died in the accident Wednesday are 24-year-old Tyrief Parker of East ...

Fire crews battling clutter along with the flames

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters say they are increasingly battling blazes complicated by clutter. New York City fire officials say that are investigating whether piles of junk in a high-rise apartment fire were a potential factor in the death of a ...

Police: NJ woman faked Pennsylvania assault

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman has admitted to filing false assault charges against her ex-boyfriend to prevent him from getting custody of their child. Bensalem police say 30-year-old Rachel Dickstein of Willingboro, N.J. ...

Man arrested in 2012 Camden killing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force has arrested a man wanted in 2012 New Jersey slaying in Florida. Authorities took 32-year-old Tino Cruz into custody at a friend's home in Jacksonville, Florida. Cruz is charged ...

Fire chief: Woman killed in fire at cluttered home

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials say they had a hard time getting to a woman on the second floor of a house on fire in New Jersey because of an extreme amount of clutter and she later died. Jersey City Fire Chief Darren Rivers says that ...

1 injured in south Jersey chemical plant blast

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured. It happened at the Johnson Matthey plant in West Deptford just after 5:30 a.m. Friday. Plant ...

AA jet diverts to St. Louis amid passenger concern

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger's use of an electronic device. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says Flight ...