Law & Public Safety

NJ couple accused of $1K baby formula heist

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is accused of trying to steal 67 cans of baby formula worth more than $1,000. Gloucester Township police say the attempted heist was at a ShopRite supermarket Wednesday afternoon and was broken ...

NJ police look for child-murder links to suspect

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are trying to determine whether a man charged with dealing drugs may be connected to unsolved murders of children. Charles T. Williams was one of 135 people arrested earlier this week in a Hackensack ...

Rape-murder plot trial for pair opens in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian conspired to kidnap, rape and kill women and children. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brook Cucinella (koo-chih-NEHL'-uh) gave opening statements Thursday ...

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Charles Goldberg of West Orange pleaded guilty Wednesday to a complaint charging him with accepting ...

Firefighter, resident hurt in fire at NJ high-rise

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A firefighter and a resident were injured when a smoky fire broke out in a unit at a high-rise senior citizen apartment building in northern New Jersey. It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze, which apparently started ...

NJ man indicted on molestation, child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been indicted on charges that he molested a teenage girl and took sexually explicit photos of her while she was sleeping. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says the 10-count indictment ...

Police: NJ man dead, 6 hurt in NY Thruway crash

WOODBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man has died and six people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Thruway in the Hudson Valley. The state police Thruway detail says the crash occurred around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on ...

Woman charged in wrong-way crash on NJ roadway

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was driving the wrong way on a northern New Jersey highway collided head-on with two other vehicles. Paramus police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1hhsJcs) that 22-year-old Natalie Garcia of ...

Paralegal faces charges over immigration petitions

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who allegedly filed false and fraudulent immigration petitions for clients while working as a paralegal in southern New Jersey has made her initial court appearance. Federal prosecutors say 68-year-old Maria James of ...

Former substitute teacher sentenced for child porn

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former substitute teacher at a private school in northern New Jersey has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse online. Guy West of Jersey City ...