Law & Public Safety

TV’s ‘Cake Boss’ helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss." He's thanking New York City police and firefighters for helping out after his boat got surrounded by thick fog. Buddy Valastro was boating back ...

Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. Osvaldo Rivera, of Camden, was found guilty Friday of felony murder. He faces life in prison when he's ...

Man gets prison term in concert hall beating death

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who caused the death of an acquaintance while they tailgated outside a Jimmy Buffett concert two years ago is now headed to state prison. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says 22-year-old ...

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a ...

NJ man charged in Parkway crash that killed 2

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway has been charged with causing a crash that left two people dead. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced Friday that ...

Camden County Metro Police Establishes Cold Case Squad

To help improve the rate of homicides that are solved in Camden, the police force has established a cold case squad.

Antidote Distribution Up as More Powerful Heroin Hits Streets

Pharmacies are offering Narcan and Naxolone, antidotes for narcotic overdoses, for a fee. Law enforcement officials in Ocean County also carry antidotes.

3 victims identified in fatal E. Orange auto crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Essex County have identified the victims of a two-car crash in East Orange that killed three people and injured two others. The three men who died in the accident Wednesday are 24-year-old Tyrief Parker of East ...

Fire crews battling clutter along with the flames

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters say they are increasingly battling blazes complicated by clutter. New York City fire officials say that are investigating whether piles of junk in a high-rise apartment fire were a potential factor in the death of a ...

Police: NJ woman faked Pennsylvania assault

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman has admitted to filing false assault charges against her ex-boyfriend to prevent him from getting custody of their child. Bensalem police say 30-year-old Rachel Dickstein of Willingboro, N.J. ...