Law & Public Safety


Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals

Although New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, hospitals don't allow its use.

Man killed when bulldozer overturns, lands on him

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A man operating a bulldozer at a southern New Jersey work site was killed when the vehicle overturned and landed on top of him. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday on Cross Street in ...

3 men plead guilty in ATM ‘skimming’ case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey say three New York City men have pleaded guilty to roles in an ATM "skimming" ring that stole millions of dollars from U.S. bank customers. Emil Revesz, also known as Daniel Laptes; Constantin ...

Man sentenced for starting apartment building fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who started a fire last year in the apartment building where his former girlfriend lived has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Forty-year-old Yusuf Abdullah of Newark must serve nearly six ...

Police officer indicted on excessive force charges

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a state Human Services Department police officer has been indicted on charges stemming from his alleged use of excessive force upon a psychiatric hospital patient. Jamal Hogan of East Orange faces two counts ...

Chinese man sentenced for smuggling rhino horns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese man who helped run an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhinoceros horns has been sentenced in New Jersey to nearly six years in federal prison. Zhifei Li (zhee-feh lee) was given a sentence of five ...

School board president wants right to sue district

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The new president of the Trenton school board has made a legal filing to preserve her right to sue the school district over an injury her son sustained earlier this year. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1nuJ6pg ) reports ...

Prosecutor: How did students got school keys?

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor says local officials should figure out how students got keys to a high school that was vandalized earlier this month. Sixty-three students were arrested May 1 after they were found in Teaneck High ...

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.