Law & Public Safety

NJ judge rejects jail in animal cruelty case

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has overturned six-month jail sentences for an Ocean County couple in an animal cruelty case. The judge on Tuesday sentenced 56-year-old Keith Morgan to 90 days of house arrest and five days of community ...

Englewood adopts buffer zone for abortion clinic

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has established a buffer zone to prevent protesters from getting too close to an abortion clinic and other health care facilities. Englewood's City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish ...

2 plead guilty in fatal apartment complex shooting

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say two juveniles charged in a fatal shooting last year at a southern New Jersey apartment complex have pleaded guilty after their cases were waived to adult court. Camden County prosecutors say ...

Bergen County Prosecutor: Autism Training Is Important For Officials

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says that autism training is important for law enforcement personnel because it teaches them how to react in ways that are not harmful.

Police Learn Techniques to Interact with Autistic Individuals

Police officers throughout New Jersey are participating in training sessions to learn how to better interact with those on the autism spectrum.

1 man killed, 1 wounded in Newark street shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted on a Newark street. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Plymouth Street and Isabella ...

Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty in string of rapes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges stemming from a string of rapes in southern New Jersey, including one victim who was 13 years old. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 30-year-old Kevin Cleveland ...

Man sentenced for role in blank check theft scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Newark man is headed to prison for his role in a scheme to steal personal checks from the mail and deposit them into personal checking accounts Karron Hinton-Lovelace received a 57-month sentence ...

Woman fakes heart attack, takes $60 from Samaritan

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman faked a heart attack while driving in southern New Jersey and then stole $60 from a Good Samaritan who stopped to help her. Mount Laurel police say the victim, identified only as a Moorestown man, ...

Elderly woman dies from burns suffered in fire

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman has died from severe burns she suffered in a fire at a southern New Jersey senior citizen community. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1gKkkum) reports 81-year-old Irene ...