Law & Public Safety

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dies at 83

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey law enforcement official has died. Union County officials say county Sheriff Ralph Froehlich died at a hospital in Elizabeth on Sunday night. They told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1sFG7y1) that ...

Doctor’s license revoked over prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday, saying it became effective ...

Man pleads guilty in Rhode Island Amber Alert case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island to engage in sex with a 13-year-old girl, in a case that prompted an Amber Alert. Twenty-eight-year-old Daniel Berger of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in ...

Man charged in sex assault of teen on beach

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a Camden man and charged him with sexually assaulting a girl on Keansburg beach. The 15-year-old's relative called police after becoming concerned with her behavior. The Asbury Park Press ...

Driver pleads not guilty in NJ officer’s death

WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Bergen County town is coming together to mourn a police officer killed last week. Several hundred residents of Waldwick, along with police officers from several surrounding communities, turned out Monday for a procession for ...

New Jersey judge says state wrongly denied records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says Gov. Chris Christie's administration was wrong to deny a man's public records requests seeking copies of others' requests. Under Judge Mary Jacobson's order issued Monday, the state has until Aug. 15 to ...

Missing French man’s body found off Jersey shore

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast. Nicolas Guilhot of ...

Man sentenced for timeshare mortgage fraud scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a New Jersey company must pay more than $3 million in restitution for his role in a timeshare mortgage fraud scheme. Eric Reilly of Galloway also received a three-year prison term ...

Fire leaves 2 residents hurt, 2 homes damaged

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were injured and several residents were displaced when a fast-moving fire severely damaged two homes in Bayonne, including one where the city's public safety director lives. The Jersey Journal ...

‘Modified duty’ for medics after fatal NYC arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls. The fire department said Sunday two EMTs and two paramedics were placed on ...