Law & Public Safety

Campaign manager indicted in robocall case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the campaign manager for a New Jersey state senate candidate was responsible for an early morning robocall that urged voters to support another candidate. Monmouth County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dwayne ...

Camden County Deals with Overcrowded Jail

The Camden County Correctional Facility has seen a significant jump in the inmate population over the last year and is over its capacity.

Florida man admits producing, selling ricin

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to life in prison after admitting he produced and sold potentially deadly toxins and plotted to kill a woman in London. Jesse William Korff pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in New Jersey to ...

Salem County man’s manslaughter conviction tossed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Salem County man will get a new trial after New Jersey's Supreme Court threw out his manslaughter conviction in the death of an elderly neighbor. Dwayne Slaughter was convicted of killing 79-year-old Roosevelt Morrow in ...

Man admits molesting girl, taking improper photos

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted molesting a teenage girl and taking sexually explicit photos of her while she slept. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says 55-year-old Bernard Cahill of Gloucester Township ...

Police: Shooting victim wasn’t intended target

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey woman killed in a drive-by shooting was not the intended target. But further details on the shooting in Bridgeton have not been disclosed by city police, including a possible motive or ...

Man pleads not guilty to weapons-related charge

LODI, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly had a large stash of weapons and gunpowder in his home has pleaded not guilty to creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. Authorities say they found the items Friday after Robert ...

Man facing more child sex assault charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting two boys is now facing more allegations. Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday that two more people are claiming that 42-year-old Michael Roberson, of East ...

Woman gets prison sentence in deadly DWI crash

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman who was driving drunk when she caused a fatal accident last year has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 61-year-old Deborah Tadych of Brick also will have ...

Man arrested for decapitating chickens

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who is suspected of decapitating chickens in a New Jersey cemetery. Forty-one-year-old Leonard Edwards Jr. of Wharton faces animal cruelty and unlawful possession of a weapon charges. Police ...