Law & Public Safety

Pump problem leads to Salem 1 nuke plant shutdown

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Workers have manually shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey after they saw lower steam generator water levels. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Wednesday night's action ...

Wisconsin man accused of harassing NJ officials

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been charged with threatening a New Jersey judge and 27 others in retaliation for a parking offense filed against his wife. Authorities say 29-year-old Michael Rinderle of Waukesha, Wis., last year filed ...

NJ bill would protect speed trap alert

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists in New Jersey who flash their headlights to warn others about speed traps might be better shielded from getting a ticket. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced a bill that clarifies that motorists can flash their ...

2 teens charged with carjack attempt at NJ mall

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Two 16-year-olds are charged with an attempted carjacking at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Police say the boys tried to pull a Ridgefield Park woman out of her vehicle after opening the unlocked doors Tuesday. ...

Former ‘Melrose’ actress seeks public defender

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — It's up to a judge in New Jersey to decide whether a former "Melrose Place" actress can use a public defender to appeal her conviction of killing a woman while driving drunk in 2010. Amy Locane-Bovenizer is serving a ...

NJ man faces charges stemming from gang initiation

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of trying to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of a gang initiation. Lakewood police have charged 18-year-old Rafael Laurano-Flores with obstruction, resisting arrest, bias ...

New Jersey court hears rap lyrics case arguments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned because the trial judge allowed the jury to hear violent rap lyrics he wrote. Vonte (vonn-TAY') Skinner was ...

NJ man arrested for attempted luring

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say a 21-year-old man has been arrested after he showed up at a pre-determined location allegedly to have sex with an underage girl he met online. The Burlington County prosecutor's office says ...

Fla. police lieutenant faces drug charges in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities in New Jersey say a lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department has been charged with allegedly aiding a narcotics trafficking organization. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Ralph Mata of ...

Truck leaves long trail of metal debris on Thruway

RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a dump truck carrying vehicle transmission parts has damaged more than 10 vehicles after dropping metal debris along a 30-mile stretch of the Thruway. No injuries were reported following Tuesday morning's mishap on ...