Law & Public Safety

Cops: Nanny was passed out drunk, then fled home

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey nanny passed out drunk while she was supposed to be watching a little boy, then fled and crashed her car into a fire hydrant when his mother got home. Toms River Township police say 50-year-old ...

Trucker allegedly was using cellphone before crash

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against a tractor-trailer driver who allegedly was using his cellphone when he was involved in deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Authorities say 55-year-old ...

Man sentenced in slaying of 92-year-old woman

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who killed a 92-year-old woman during a robbery at her home has been sentenced to 30 years in prison with no chance for parole. Forty-year-old Daniel Rios of Elizabeth had pleaded guilty in June to ...

Driver gets 19-year sentence in deadly hit-and-run

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A driver convicted in a deadly hit-and-run accident in northern New Jersey has been sentenced to 19 years in state prison. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sg65XD) reports that 44-year-old Jason Askew continued to maintain his ...

Authorities: Driver in deadly crash had been shot

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a minivan who died after the vehicle crashed into a tree was shot before the accident occurred. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Al Della Fave says the death of William Erazo Osorio has ...

Investigators: Woman, child found dead inside home

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused the deaths of a woman and a young child whose bodies were found inside a central New Jersey home. Monmouth County prosecutors say the bodies were found late Friday ...

New Jersey’s tight gun laws ensnare out-of-staters

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Shaneen Allen was pulled over by police in southern New Jersey last year, the Philadelphia woman assumed it would be a routine traffic stop. But instead of getting a traffic ticket, the single mother of two young children ...

Report: Indicted NJ man may have faked wreck

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say a man under indictment for theft may have staged an accident with one of his boats. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nTVVur) says Andrew Biddle was reported missing on ...

U.S. Sen. Booker Wants to be Bridge Builder for Issues

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that he wants to take action in a bipartisan manner and be a bridge builder around the issues that matter.

Morris Co. man gets 12 years for molesting child

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge in Morris County has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a boy over a period of several years. Keith William Harp had pleaded guilty in January to aggravated sexual assault encompassing acts ...