Law & Public Safety

Fire damages home in Ventnor

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — Fire ripped through one home and damaged two others in Ventnor. The fire broke out around 1:45 a.m. Friday on North Dudley Avenue and was brought under control by 3 a.m. Firefighters found flames and heavy smoke coming from ...

Man gets life for Seton Hall student’s murder

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of killing one student and wounding four others at an off-campus party near Seton Hall University has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years. At his sentencing Friday in Newark, Nicholas Welch ...

Ex-NYC disc jockey facing child sex charge dies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A pioneering former New York City radio personality awaiting trial on a child sex charge has died. Dave Herman was 78. Attorney Marc Agnifilo says Herman died Thursday at University Hospital in Newark. He says Herman was ...

New Jersey man pleads not guilty in wife’s killing

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of killing his estranged wife and kidnapping their sons has pleaded not guilty. John Jordan was in Bergen County Superior Court on Thursday, where he denied murdering 39-year-old Tracey Jordan and ...

Mom pleads guilty in disabled daughter’s death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her disabled adult daughter, whose decomposed remains were found in the home they shared. Janet Wilson of Manchester pleaded guilty Thursday to second degree ...

Driver for NY-Mexico prostitution ring gets prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who was a driver for a prostitution ring that forced young women to have sex with up to 20 customers a day in the New York City area was sentenced on Thursday to four years in prison. Carlos Garcia-De La Rosa had ...

6 rescued from sailboat off New Jersey coast

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Five adults and a child are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them from their sinking sailboat off the New Jersey coast. The 68-foot Irvmiren was headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Nantucket, Massachusetts, when it ...

New Jersey man shot by police is sentenced

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who was shot through the eye by a Jersey City police sergeant in 2010 has been sentenced to prison following a guilty verdict in his case. Kwadir Felton was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Thursday in state ...

NJ man sentenced in WVU frat hazing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend 48 hours in jail after pleading no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Michael Sousa also must pay a $1,000 fine and serve two years of probation. Media outlets report ...

5 plead guilty in NJ human trafficking case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a human trafficking and prostitution ring. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Thursday that Jose Romero-Flores of Lakewood and four male associates ...