Law & Public Safety

Police: Fake FBI agents rob north NJ jewelry store

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Two men who claimed to be FBI agents robbed a northern New Jersey jewelry store at gunpoint and left three people tied up in a back room as they looted the store. Ramsey police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1eNdhVn) that the ...

8 displaced by town home fire in north NJ

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Eight people were displaced when a fast-moving fire destroyed a northern New Jersey town home and severely damaged two adjoining units. The cause of the fire in Mahwah remains under investigation, but authorities tell The ...

Ex-Christie aide fights document subpoena

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie's two-time campaign manager says the former aide should not be compelled to turn over documents as part of a political payback investigation. Kevin Marino says in a legal brief that his client, ...

Teen accused of groping women at apartment complex

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against a 13-year-old boy who has allegedly groped and harassed several women at a southern New Jersey apartment complex in recent months. Gloucester Township police captured the boy ...

NJ contractor loses eye in nail gun accident

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor lost his eye after he was accidentally shot with a nail gun at a northern New Jersey home. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1pRbZwM) says the man was working outside at the Maplewood home when the ...

Fire destroys Sandy-damaged home, ignites another

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a vacant Jersey Shore home damaged by Superstorm Sandy was destroyed by a fire that then spread to a neighboring residence that also was impacted by the storm. No injuries were reported in the two Toms River ...

Apartment complex fire displaces 19 residents

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — Eight units were damaged and 19 people were displaced when a fast-moving fire roared through a southern New Jersey apartment complex. It's not yet clear what sparked the fire at the Bellmawr Manor complex, which was reported ...

Authorities ID teen killed in Paterson dog attack

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed when a 115-pound bull mastiff dog attacked him and another youth in northern New Jersey. Paterson police say city resident Kenneth Santilla and another ...

Rap lyrics at heart of NJ Supreme Court arguments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rap lyrics will be the focus of arguments before New Jersey's Supreme Court in the case of a man convicted of attempted murder. Vonte Skinner's case is to be argued in front of the high court in Trenton on Monday. Skinner was ...

2 men killed, 1 hospitalized when car hits tree

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was hospitalized when their car struck a tree on a central New Jersey roadway. It's not yet clear what caused the crash, which occurred around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on East 7th Street in ...