Law & Public Safety

Teenage motorcycle passenger shot, wounded

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage passenger on a motorcycle was shot in the back while the driver rode down a northern New Jersey roadway. It's not yet clear what sparked the shooting which occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday in ...

14 residents displaced by rooming house fire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen residents were displaced when a fast-moving fire roared through a rooming house in Atlantic City. No serious injuries were reported in the blaze, which authorities say broke out around 8:30 p.m. ...

Man sentenced for shooting 2 men over sneakers

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City man convicted of shooting two men after they failed to turn over their sneakers during a robbery has been sentenced to nearly 39 years in prison. Roger Howard must serve more than 31 years before he ...

Judge: Teen killer’s mom can sue him, ex-husband

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The mother of a New Jersey teen who strangled a young girl will be allowed to file a civil complaint against the boy and his father, seeking to hold them liable for potential damages in a lawsuit brought by the girl's father. ...

2 firefighters hurt while battling house fire

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in northern New Jersey. Authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1lTzx0y) that the fire broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday in the basement of a home on College ...

Authorities: 2 men shot, wounded in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say two men were shot and wounded when gunfire erupted in the city's South Ward. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nQ9F6N) reports the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday on Kent Street. But when officers ...

Prosecutor: Man wounded after shooting at officers

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man wounded during a shootout with police in southern New Jersey will face four counts of attempted murder for firing on the officers. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 28-year-old James Dickerson of ...

Man pleads guilty in child porn distribution case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted distributing child pornography. Monmouth County prosecutors say 27-year-old Timothy Best of Wall pleaded guilty to a child endangerment charge during a court hearing Friday. As part of his ...

Man sentenced for swindling housing aid from FEMA

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man who swindled more than $12,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy has been spared a prison sentence. Monmouth County prosecutors say 52-year-old William Nagle of Sea ...

Stonyfield recalls some YoBaby cups

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield is voluntary recalling a small portion of its YoBaby cups that were shipped to some Target and Walmart stores because of concerns about possible coliform bacteria contamination. The ...