Law & Public Safety

South Jersey thwarted attempted escape

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say they captured a suspect who tried to escape by climbing into a hospital crawl space. It all started when a 20-year-old woman missing from Northborough, Mass., called Galloway Township ...

NJ woman arrested in NYC silicone injection death

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey woman charged with administering a deadly, illegal silicone injection to another woman in a New York City hotel is now facing charges of seriously injuring a second person in another procedure. Tamira Mobley pleaded not ...

NJ panel investigating traffic jam scandal to meet

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The legislative committee investigating a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's former associates will meet next week, presumably to vote to subpoena records from the governor's lawyers. Committee ...

AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug ...

21 indicted following New Jersey heroin raid

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Twenty-one people have been indicted following the disruption of what New Jersey law enforcement officials say was a high-volume heroin distribution network. New Jersey's attorney general said Thursday that Derek Fuqua ...

NJ man charged with sex assault of 10-year-old

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in northern New Jersey have charged a man with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Alejandro Yupa Buri was arrested Wednesday. The 19-year-old Irvington ...

NJ jail guard sentenced for inmate beating

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Essex County corrections officer convicted of beating a female inmate has been sentenced to five years in prison. Carlton Clark was found guilty in February of aggravated assault and official misconduct in the beating, which ...

NJ group home worker convicted after firing

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former employee of a New Jersey group home has been found guilty of burglary and falsifying medical records to cover up an infraction that got her fired. The Union County prosecutor's office says Joy Ebuzor-Onayemi, who ...

NY man faces drug charges after NJ airport arrest

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been arrested after police say he returned to an airport rental car place to retrieve a package that contained heroin. Workers at a Budget Rental Car agency at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

2 New Jersey towns contesting audits on Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements. In a report made public Wednesday, the Homeland Security ...