Law & Public Safety

NJ town official charged with cocaine possession

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town administrator has been arrested on cocaine possession charges. Asbury Park police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/R2aSNs) that Manchester Township administrator Elene Zsoldos was arrested ...

Authorities: Woman’s body found in burning home

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it's not yet known what caused the death of a woman whose body was found inside a burning townhome in central New Jersey. The 30-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was found after firefighters ...

Man gets prison term for scamming air charter firm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man is headed to prison for posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Dante Dixon, a 46-year-old Miami ...

Penn State student from NJ found dead at residence

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student has been found dead in his residence near the central Pennsylvania main campus. State College police said 22-year-old Darren Stafford of Princeton Junction, N.J., was found by friends on Tuesday ...

Women get prison terms for bank fraud conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two northern New Jersey women involved in a scheme to write more than $500,000 in counterfeit checks are now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Latisha White received a 26-month sentence on Tuesday, while ...

Court: City’s gun permit applications improper

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has ruled that Jersey City's gun permit application asks too many questions not permitted by state law. But Mayor Steve Fulop says the city will appeal the decision, which was issued Monday. He also ...

Man admits starting fire inside apartment building

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted that he started a fire last year in the apartment building where his former girlfriend lived. Essex County prosecutors say 41-year-old Yusuf Abdullah of Newark pleaded guilty Monday ...

Investigators: Forest fire was intentionally set

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Investigators have determined that a large forest fire that broke out in southern New Jersey last week was intentionally set. But the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1kjsgpC) reports that another blaze that occurred in ...

Man charged in St. Patrick’s Day shooting

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man on charges stemming from a shooting on St. Patrick's Day that left a man wounded in Neptune Township. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says 21-year-old Omar Jackson is held on $650,000 ...

Before resigning, congressman hired law firm

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman hired a law firm to help with an ethics probe he was facing just before he resigned earlier this year. Former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1h9GhUs ) that ...