Law & Public Safety

Seattle artist sues over ‘Angry Birds’ pet toys

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush toys for pets called "Angry Birds" is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the ...

Auto dealer accused of deceptive advertising

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — State authorities claim the owner of two northern New Jersey auto dealerships used deceptive advertising practices and engaged in "bait and switch" tactics The five-count complaint against Bergen Auto Enterprises LLC was ...

Driver charged after van hits, kills pedestrian

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man driving with a suspended license struck and killed a pedestrian on a southern New Jersey highway. Patrick Clayton of Berkeley Township was being held Tuesday on $200,000 cash bail. The 27-year-old ...

Smoke reported on United flight to Pittsburgh

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh International Airport spokeswoman says passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey were forced to get off the airplane immediately after it landed on a runway after the crew reported smoke ...

8 displaced by Lakewood fire

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that displaced eight people living above a restaurant in Lakewood. Firefighters arrived on the scene on Second Street around 2:51 a.m. Tuesday. Police Sgt. James Finnegan ...

New Jersey police dog attacks officer

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in southern New Jersey is recovering from surgery after she was attacked by her partner, a police dog. Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio sustained injuries to her legs, arms and hands. Police Chief Michael ...

34 drug overdoses at Seaside concert

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say there were 34 drug overdoses and 42 arrests during a two-day concert on the Seaside Heights beach. Electric Adventure Beach Weekend was a dance music event that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The ...

NJ woman charged with evading $5,000 in tolls

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been arrested for allegedly avoiding more than $5,000 in tolls and fees on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Jim Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, says an ...

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed officer

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of killing a southern New Jersey police officer in a motor vehicle crash two years ago has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. Timothy Seidel of Millville entered his plea Monday. He's due to be sentenced ...

Assembly Passes Bail Reform Package

Members of the Assembly passed the bail reform package, which puts a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.