Law & Public Safety

Police officer accused of lewdness in a Starbucks

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A high-ranking Camden County Police official has been charged with lewdness after allegedly exposing himself in a coffee shop. Lt. Benito Gonzalez was arrested Friday in connection with the May 7 incident at a Cherry Hill ...

NJ Senate panel clears smoke-free beach bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Members of a Senate committee have approved a bill that would ban smoking at beaches and public parks in New Jersey. Violators would face fines of at least $250 for the first offense. The measure on Monday was amended to ...

Camden man charged in deadly Easter crash

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth County authorities have accused a Camden man of driving recklessly and under the influence of alcohol in a crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in Belmar on Easter. Edwin Martinez is held on $300,500 ...

GWB Committee Hears Testimony from Matthew Mowers

The select committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures held a hearing to hear testimony from former Christie for Governor campaign staffer Matthew Mowers.

Midshipman gets probation before judgment

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Online court records show that a midshipman at the Naval Academy has received probation before judgment after being accused of threatening a cab driver with a butter knife. Court officials tell The Capital of Annapolis ...

5 people hurt in crash involving 3 cars, ambulance

LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a car collided with an ambulance responding to an emergency call, setting off a chain-reaction crash that involved two other vehicles. Lyndhurst police tell The Record ...

Wounded pit bull’s owner, 2 others face charges

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a wounded pit bull that was found wandering in traffic earlier this year is now facing charges in the case, along with his girlfriend and his father. State police tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

GOP Claims Dems Looking Toward 2017 Instead of Focusing on Current Issues

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says Democrats are focusing on the 2017 gubernatorial race and have put too much emphasis on the GWB lane closure investigation.

Investigators: Planes nearly collided near Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A preliminary federal report says two planes nearly collided over Newark Liberty Airport last month. The National Transportation Safety Board report classifies it as a near midair collision. The report estimates that a landing ...

New Jersey man admits to 24-hour crime spree

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 24-hour crime spree that involved the shooting of a cab driver and several armed robberies. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Quam Wilson of Neptune ...