Law & Public Safety

Ex-NJ Transit official admits accepting bribe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former New Jersey Transit supervisor has admitted she agreed to accept an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna Schiereck pleaded guilty Tuesday and ...

Essex County man arrested in real estate scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Livingston man on charges stemming from what they say was a real estate investment scheme that bilked people out of $4 million. Officials have charged 50-year-old Abbe Edelman of wire fraud. ...

2nd suspect arrested in Mankato assault case

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left a former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker critically injured. Mankato city spokeswoman Shelly Schulz said Tuesday that a second suspect is in ...

Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino. Daniel Price's lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate his disability when a ...

Manchester fires administrator after arrest

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Manchester Township has fired the township administrator after she was arrested on charges of buying drugs in a township-owned vehicle. Elena Zsoldos was suspended without pay on April 29, one day after the ...

Indictment accused NJ animal aide of cruelty

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals volunteer on animal cruelty charges. Authorities say they found more than 300 dead birds and animals in a Little Silver home that ...

GWB Committee Hears Testimony from Michael Drewniak

The special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures holds a hearing with testimony from Michael Drewniak.

Christie: Nothing new in bridge scandal testimony

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says legislators have questioned two of his aides for more than 11 hours without learning anything new about manufactured traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge. Christie told a radio ...

Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues missed

William Vahey was a beloved teacher in the small world of international schools that serve children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive, and the last to leave. He led students on class trips ...

Man sentenced for role in charity fraud scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who helped dupe donors and charities with false promises of golf at Augusta or a walk-on role on "Desperate Housewives" is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Gregory Ciccone (sih-CONE'-eeh) received a ...