Law & Public Safety

FBI, area authorities dig for clues at Camden site

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement authorities are conducting excavation work near some homes in southern New Jersey. But they won't say why they are digging at the site on Erie Street in Camden. The work began early Tuesday ...

Stop-and-Frisk Targets Black Males, Which Is Not News to Many Newarkers

Data shows that Newark police use stop-and-frisk about 1,700 times a month and that 70 percent involved black males.

Man convicted in slaying of NJ football star

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Essex County jury has convicted a man of killing a former Orange High School football star. The panel deliberated for about a day and a half before convicting 22-year-old Mark Lovett of aggravated manslaughter in the death ...

ACLU-NJ Executive Director: Newark’s Stop-and-Frisk Raises Red Flags

ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer says that the Newark stop-and-frisk program raises constitutional red flags because 78 percent of stops have been of innocent people.

Advocates sue New Jersey, Rutgers for calculations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Affordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people. Fair ...

2 men charged landscaping equipment thefts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State police say two men stole more than $19,000 worth of landscaping equipment from local businesses and residents in central New Jersey. And the pair may face additional charges in several other similar thefts. ...

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 47-year-old Peter Deplas of Glen Head, New York pleaded guilty ...

Memorial for man who killed New Jersey cop removed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he ordered the city to take down the memorial ...

Nemours settles 2 United Healthcare lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric practices in the region has settled lawsuits against two United Healthcare entities for unpaid bills. Federal court documents ...

Jersey City police officer shoots man after attack

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in New Jersey's second-largest city shot a man who authorities say attacked the officer and another with a sharpened fence post. Tuesday morning's attack and shooting in Jersey City comes days after a ...