Law & Public Safety

Man who killed grandmother over drugs sentenced

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his 85-year-old grandmother because she wouldn't give him drug money has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1lcpL8o ) that Mark Dubas ...

NY doctor convicted in 2 patients’ overdose deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients Friday. But he was acquitted of that charge ...

Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defects

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru says some of its vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer ...

Man charged with selling fatal ‘Hello Kitty’ drugs

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Trenton man has been charged with causing the death of a man who overdosed after he sold him drugs stamped with the "Hello Kitty" cartoon character. Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Dahmir Jones ...

Eviction delayed from ‘Real Housewives’ mansion

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Melissa and Joe Gorga won't be able to move back into their Montville mansion just yet. A judge on Thursday ruled the tenant who is renting it may stay for 17 more days provided ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Hundreds gather at funeral for slain rookie cop

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers and mourners have gathered at a Jersey City church for the funeral of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty. Fellow officers lined the streets Friday and marched between a funeral ...

Focus on Slain Officer as Jersey City Community Comes Together for Wake

Many came to Jersey City to pay their respects to rookie cop Melvin Santiago who was shot dead last weekend.

Asm. Burzichelli: World Has Changed Since Constitution Last Looked at Bail

Deputy Speaker Assemblyman John Burzichelli says the world has changed a great deal since the Constitution last looked at the issue of bail. He hopes a measure reforming the bail system will get the governor's signature.

Prosecutor: 12 ‘top-ranking’ MS-13 members charged

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have filed charges against a dozen alleged top-ranking members of the international street gang MS-13. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says among those charged Thursday with racketeering, drug ...