Law & Public Safety

2 cops, 2 residents hurt in traffic stop crash

PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers and two other people were injured when a car crashed into a parked police cruiser during a motor vehicle stop. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. ...

NJ arrest: Man charged in 2 Seattle deaths

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say the man charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men has been arrested in New Jersey. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor's Homicide ...

American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5. Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel ...

2 women die in Atlantic City house fire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two women are dead after a house fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qlmXgY ) that one woman was pulled from Friday's blaze in "bad shape" from ...

Emotional Farewell to Slain Jersey City Cop

Hundreds gathered in Jersey City to say goodbye to rookie officer Melvin Santiago who was killed in the line of duty.

Evesham Police to Wear Body Cameras

Police in Evesham Township will be wearing body cameras to record interactions with the public.

NJ man sentenced for 3 armed carjackings in 1 day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that took place on the same day. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Louis Holmes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in ...

NJ man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 ambulance crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in a multi-vehicle crash in Newark that killed two people. The Essex County prosecutor's office says James Sterling, also known as James Megget, pleaded guilty Thursday ...

Man who killed grandmother over drugs sentenced

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his 85-year-old grandmother because she wouldn't give him drug money has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1lcpL8o ) that Mark Dubas ...

NY doctor convicted in 2 patients’ overdose deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients Friday. But he was acquitted of that charge ...