Law & Public Safety

Skateboarder attacks ranger at Philly’s Love Park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating a video that shows a skateboarder kicking a city park ranger while others stand by laughing at Love Park, the city's internationally renowned shredding spot. Witness Mariano Verrico of ...

Man charged with shooting at 2 police officers

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man who they say fired at two southern New Jersey police offers responding to a burglary call last week. The Daily Journal reported (http://vineland.dj/XsIWWR ) that Tyshaun Milledge, ...

Man charged in hit-and-run; victim badly hurt

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old northern New Jersey man has been charged following a hit-and-run crash in Ramsey that left a New York man seriously hurt. Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said that Thomas M. Moylan Jr., ...

Police seek suspects in fatal Plainfield shooting

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for several suspects in a shootout in Plainfield that left a 20-year-old man dead and three others injured. Union County prosecutors say that Dearn Marcano, of Plainfield, was killed around 9 p.m. ...

Driver in Wall Speedway crash identified

WALL, N.J. (AP) — The driver killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway has been identified as a 21-year-old Belford woman. New Jersey state police say Amanda Gambacorto died in the crash during a race clinic at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. ...

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes him the third prospective Republican presidential candidate to face the prospect of kicking off a White House campaign while worrying about legal troubles back home. Prosecutors ...

Driver dies in crash at Wall Speedway

WALL, N.J. (AP) — A driver has been killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway. New Jersey state police say the crash occurred during a race clinic Saturday at about 12:30 p.m. The driver, identified as a 21-year-old woman, was operating a ...

NJ man with 32-year rap sheet sentenced to 18 more

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man with a criminal record dating back more than 30 years has been handed an 18-year sentence for his latest crime. Brian Cooper of Paulsboro was found guilty of robbing a Camden woman at a motel in West ...

NJ’s bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The state attorney general's office ...

Judge to arson suspect: ankle monitor or jail

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ordered an arson suspect to wear an ankle monitor after the man was allegedly found at the home where a fire was set in April. Aaron Fletcher had been ordered not to have contact with his former residence in ...