Law & Public Safety


Murder of Police Officer Darkens Jersey City’s Upbeat Outlook

After the shooting death of a 23-year-old rookie police officer, officials in Jersey City are trying to figure out how to stem the tide of violence.

After Girl’s Shooting Death, Calls for Crime Reduction in Paterson

After 12-year-old Genesis Rincon was shot dead while riding her scooter in Paterson, residents and officials are calling for greater crime fighting efforts in the city.

Asm. Kean: Alimony Laws Don’t Address Changed Circumstances

Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) says that current alimony laws are not equipped to deal with changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job or retirement.

Slain police officer’s funeral set for Friday

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday. The funeral for Officer Melvin Santiago is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A wake for the officer ...

Ex-diner manager pleads guilty in murder plot

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has pleaded guilty in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. The Record (http://bit.ly/1yieITb) reports ...

Prosecutor: Couple’s deaths ruled murder-suicide

MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of a southern New Jersey couple whose bodies were found inside their home last week have been ruled a murder-suicide. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi announced the finding on Monday. Bernardi said ...

Mayor: Man connected to cop’s killer is captured

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who they believe was involved in a murder with the man who fatally shot a Jersey City police officer over the weekend. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says 23-year-old Daniel Wilson was armed ...

Man, 83, killed in crash on Ocean County bridge

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old died after his car crashed into a disabled vehicle on a bridge in Ocean County. Toms River police say Michael Fecak of Seaside Park was driving west over the J. Stanley Tunney Bridge when he ...

2 missing boaters rescued in Silver Bay

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rescuers found a man and a woman clutching a buoy in the middle of Ocean County's Silver Bay after their catamaran capsized. The boat rolled over in rough weather early Sunday evening. Toms River police say Ashley Kowalski ...

Widow of cop killer apologizes for comments

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey ...