Law & Public Safety

2 charged in shooting that left young girl wounded

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two people face aggravated assault charges stemming from a shooting in New Jersey's capital city this week that injured a 9-year-old girl. Trenton police say 32-year-old city resident Jebreel Abdullah and a 17-year-old Trenton ...

Testing inconclusive, suspected bobcat returned

STAFFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has returned a 38-pound feline to a New Jersey woman after DNA testing couldn't conclusively say whether it was a purebred bobcat. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1oA0Am1) that Municipal Court Judge ...

7-Eleven Franchisee Sues Company for Trying to Seize Stores

Karamjeet Sodhi operates six 7-Eleven franchises and is suing the company, claiming it tried to illegally take his stores and sell them for a profit.

No charges for NJ fire director who ran into kids

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against the director of New Brunswick's fire department for running into three children who were walking in a crosswalk. According to Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, ...

Guilty plea in fatal cross-country cyclist crash

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A woman who hit and killing a man on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Thirty-year-old Toni Rosales of Palisade, Colorado pleaded guilty to a charge of ...

Officials: Man admits being ‘Blind Faith’ killer

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey prosecutors say a Louisiana inmate has confessed to being the triggerman in a 1984 murder-for-hire case that was the subject of the book "Blind Faith." Larry Thompson was acquitted in the murder of Maria Marshall ...

New Jersey driver charged with DWI in police lot

HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in one New Jersey town didn't have to go far to make an arrest. They charged 37-year-old Stephen Acquaviva of Middletown with driving while intoxicated in the Holmdel Police Department's parking lot. Sgt. ...

Judge delays trial over VictoryLand casino raid

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The judge has delayed a trial over the state attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Shorter. Attorney General Luther Strange sought the delay because the gambling expert used by the attorney general's office for at ...

Pair charged with break-in at historic NJ estate

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A man and woman have been arrested and charged with breaking into one of New Jersey's historic landmarks. New Jersey State Park Police say security video showed 44-year-old Robert Prevete and 48-year-old Donna Hopper Prevete ...

Ex-Paterson school official going to prison

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Paterson school district employee to five years in prison without parole after she was convicted of misconduct and theft. Prosecutors say Anna Taliaferro hired a company in which she had an ...