Law & Public Safety

NJ jail inmate indicted in cellmate’s slaying

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Mercer County Jail inmate accused of killing his cellmate last year has been indicted on a murder charge. County prosecutors say 19-year-old Lamar Gaines beat, choked and suffocated 38-year-old Darryl Boone during an attack ...

Man gets life sentence in rapper’s slaying

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man convicted of fatally shooting an aspiring rapper in a New Jersey home and setting the body on fire has been sentenced to life in prison. Randy Manning must serve at least 65 years of the sentence imposed ...

2 officers acquitted in police shooting case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Bergen County Police officers have been acquitted on charges that they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a 2010 police shooting. A county jury returned its verdict Friday in the case involving ...

Body found in abandoned Atlantic City apartment

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a person found dead this week in an abandoned Atlantic City apartment apparently died from natural causes. But it's still not clear why the person was in the unit at the Stanley Holmes complex or how long ...

Report: 5 injured in crash with school bus, car

CINNAMINSON, N.J. (AP) — Several people have been injured in a crash between a school bus and a car in southern New Jersey. The accident happened near Route 130 in Cinnaminson at about 4 p.m. Friday. Police tell The Burlington County Times ...

Police: Man stole Sandy Hook memorial signs

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia have arrested a man accused of stealing memorial signs for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Authorities say 28-year-old Andrew Truelove was motivated by a ...

NJ cop admits extortion, stolen goods scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City police officer has admitted he stole more than a half a million cigarettes and extorted $20,000 from a person he thought was a drug courier. Mario Rodriguez pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton Friday to ...

NJ man who killed father gets 40-year sentence

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey who admitted fatally shooting his father while robbing him has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Brendan Matos pleaded guilty in February to the 2011 attack on 56-year-old Nelson Matos. At the time ...

Ex-school board prez sentenced for lunch fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former president of the Elizabeth School Board will not be going to prison for stealing from the district's free lunch program, but she might end up in the cafeteria. A judge on Friday sentenced 49-year-old Marie Munn to 3 ...

1 construction worker dead in collapse

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — One construction worker is dead and another was injured when there was a collapse in the basement of a Maplewood restaurant. One worker escaped injury. Emergency crews remain on the scene at Coda Restaurant and Bar Friday. ...