Law & Public Safety

State: Home warranty firm used deceptive practices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a central New Jersey company that sells home warranties used deceptive tactics to refuse consumers' claims for product repairs or replacement. Consumer affairs officials announced Monday that they have filed ...

Authorities: Mom drove drunk with son in pickup

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey mom faces numerous charges after she allegedly drove drunk with her young son in the car and tried to elude police following a hit-and-run accident. Vineland police say 43-year-old Tina Orange of ...

The Situation agrees to anger management classes

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he ...

Mercer County prosecutor planning to retire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The longtime prosecutor for the county that includes New Jersey's capital city is planning to retire soon. Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1mUm4nJ ) that h has asked Gov. ...

Jersey City festival ends as organizer is arrested

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City festival ended with a fight between the crowd and police officers and the arrest of a main organizer. Saturday's West Indian Caribbean festival featured music, food and dancing before the dispute that ended ...

Small town sues Philadelphia over fire boat damage

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A small New Jersey town is asking a court to find Philadelphia responsible for an accident that caused damage to a fire boat. The suburban community of Westville is suiting over a September 2010 accident during which its fire ...

Police: Dispute over woman ends with man stabbed

ENGLEWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — An argument over a woman ended when one northern New Jersey man allegedly stabbed another with scissors. Elmwood Park police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1tQMjRw) that 30-year-old borough resident Frank Vargas was ...

Woman gets 6-year sentence in deadly highway crash

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who was driving drunk and traveling the wrong way when she caused a deadly head-on crash on a northwestern New Jersey highway is now headed to state prison. The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. ...

Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Camden County prosecutor's say 25-year-old Shakeysha Pruitt of Berlin must serve ...

Newark man found shot to death inside parked car

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The slaying of a Newark man found shot to death inside a parked car has been ruled a homicide. Essex County prosecutors say Newark police found 29-year-old Ernest Bradley around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, when they responded to reports ...