Law & Public Safety


Israel Solidarity Rally Held in Whippany

Sen. Bob Menedez was among the officials at the Israel Solidarity Rally in Whippany to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Man pleads guilty in string of robberies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Newark man has admitted his role in a series of 11 robberies at businesses and other sites in northern New Jersey. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Mojica pleaded guilty Monday to robbery, conspiracy ...

Man, teen charged with murder in Newark slaying

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Newark man and a teenage boy accused in the fatal shooting of a city man last month. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced the charges against 18-year-old Kaseem ...

Bail cut to $2M for suspect in scooter shooting

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A suspect in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has had his bail lowered to $2 million cash. But a lawyer for Jhymiere Moore says his client ...

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dies at 83

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey law enforcement official has died. Union County officials say county Sheriff Ralph Froehlich died at a hospital in Elizabeth on Sunday night. They told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1sFG7y1) that ...

Doctor’s license revoked over prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday, saying it became effective ...

Man pleads guilty in Rhode Island Amber Alert case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island to engage in sex with a 13-year-old girl, in a case that prompted an Amber Alert. Twenty-eight-year-old Daniel Berger of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in ...

Man charged in sex assault of teen on beach

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a Camden man and charged him with sexually assaulting a girl on Keansburg beach. The 15-year-old's relative called police after becoming concerned with her behavior. The Asbury Park Press ...

Driver pleads not guilty in NJ officer’s death

WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Bergen County town is coming together to mourn a police officer killed last week. Several hundred residents of Waldwick, along with police officers from several surrounding communities, turned out Monday for a procession for ...

New Jersey judge says state wrongly denied records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says Gov. Chris Christie's administration was wrong to deny a man's public records requests seeking copies of others' requests. Under Judge Mary Jacobson's order issued Monday, the state has until Aug. 15 to ...