Law & Public Safety

Police: Dad drove drunk with young kids in the car

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey father who allegedly was driving drunk with his two young children in the car. Galloway Township police say 30-year-old Paul Dessicino of Mays ...

Man killed in Newark hit-and-run accident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident on a city street. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 28-year-old Jeffrey Corum was struck around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Elizabeth Avenue, ...

Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about ...

6 displaced, 3 row homes damaged in Trenton fire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty electrical cord sparked a fire that displaced six people and damaged three row homes in New Jersey's capital city. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia (http://bit.ly/1m6uRr5) reports the two-alarm fire started ...

Teen boy seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a teenager in a southern New Jersey resort town. Wildwood police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/TMdoII) that the accident ...

Couple found dead in their New Jersey home

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey couple has been found dead inside their home. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says Jefferson Township police found 47-year-old Alita Knott and her 45-year-old husband, ...

Authorities end search for reported missing person

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Rescue crews have ended their search a paddle boarder who reportedly went missing in waters off the Jersey Shore this weekend. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1n5izPP) reports that the search started Saturday after someone ...

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. ...

Authorities seeking motive for double shooting

ROSELLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were hospitalized after they were shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey community. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Roselle, which occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Frank Street. ...

Camden getting special status in New Jersey laws

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's poorest city is still getting extra attention from the state a dozen years after it partially took over Camden's city government in hopes of helping it become self-sufficient. But some activists there believe the ...