Law & Public Safety

Woman stabbed, sexually assaulted at NJ motel

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Kidnapping and sexual assault charges have been filed against a man who allegedly held a woman against her will inside a southern New Jersey motel. Steen Tarpley of Toms River also faces aggravated assault charges stemming ...

Ravens’ Ray Rice arrested at Atlantic City casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Atlantic City say Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested at a casino there after an argument with his fiance turned physical. Atlantic City police said that Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested ...

Guatemalan man killed weeks after moving to NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Guatemalan man who came to live with relatives in New Jersey just a few weeks ago has died after he was attacked during an apparent botched robbery on a Trenton street. Trenton police say 18-year-old Julio Lopez-Cruz was ...

South NJ man convicted in New Year’s Eve slashing

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been convicted of attempted murder for trying to kill a woman at a New Year's Eve party because she had previously rebuffed his romantic advances. Robert Hankins of Toms River was also convicted ...

Man sentenced for receiving bulk marijuana package

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who arranged to have eight pounds of marijuana sent to him from California has been sentenced to six years in prison. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said 24-year-old Zachary Cohen of Edison ...

Appellate court upholds verdict in NJ deli slaying

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has upheld the conviction of a New Jersey deli owner who authorities say paid a friend to kill his business partner six years ago. The three-judge panel also upheld the sentence of life without ...

Police officer nabbed in NJ gang sweep

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A veteran police officer has been caught up in a gang crackdown in Asbury Park. Monmouth County prosecutors said Friday that 45-year-old Officer Keith German is accused of advising reputed gang members, tipping them off to ...

Ex-prosecutor seeks new Christie payback probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating Gov. Chris Christie over a politically engineered traffic jam is being asked to begin a separate probe into whether a top administration official got a criminal indictment dropped ...

$1.4M for woman injured by Pa. Fishbone stage-dive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who broke her skull and collarbone when a member of the band Fishbone dived from a Philadelphia stage has been awarded $1.4 million. A federal judge said Wednesday that Fishbone lead singer Angelo "Dr. Madd Vibe" Moore ...

Child mauled by dogs in NJ remains critical

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A child who Newark police say had been left alone in a city apartment remained in critical condition Thursday after being seriously mauled by two pit bulls. The 10 year-old boy's condition was upgraded to critical but stable on ...