Law & Public Safety

New Jersey town has shootings 2nd night in a row

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in the second straight night of shootings in the community of Neptune. Police say no one was killed either Sunday night or Monday. Police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Purple Hearts Reunited Returns Lost Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts Reunited is an organization that returns lost Purple Hearts to the family of the veteran who earned it.

Prosecutors: 2 wounded in Neptune street shooting

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were wounded when shots rang out on a central New Jersey street. Monmouth County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/SGEJvO) that the shooting in Neptune occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. ...

2 killed, several hurt when bus, car collide

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were killed and several others were injured when a New Jersey Transit bus and a car collided in southern New Jersey. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1kidjqY) reports the car was heading north on ...

Woman sentenced on drug, weapons charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a southern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on gun and drug charges. Chinyere Gardner must serve five years before she becomes eligible for parole. The 34-year-old Egg ...

Police: New Jersey traffic halts NY crash suspect

NEW YORK (AP) — Port Authority police say a driver who sideswiped a car in Manhattan and then went through the Holland Tunnel was arrested after he got stuck in traffic in New Jersey. Spokeswoman Erica Dumas (DOO'-mahs) said Monday that Joseph ...

Man charged in crash that injured him, young child

AVALON, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who authorities say was driving drunk when his car struck a utility pole, injuring him and a 7-year-old passenger. The Press of Atlantic City ...

Motive sought for shooting the left teen wounded

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine the motive for a shooting that left a southern New Jersey teenager hospitalized. Hamilton Township police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1msI1wW) that the ...

Man hospitalized after 20-foot fall from tree

MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was hospitalized after he fell from a tree at a central New Jersey home. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon in Manalapan. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1jRpmek) reports the 67-year-old ...

Facebook video leads to arrests of arson suspects

NATIONAL PARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say a video posted on Facebook led to the arrests of two southern New Jersey brothers accused of setting fire to a vacant mobile home. Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Anthony Pettolina of ...