Law & Public Safety

Man sentenced for starting apartment building fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who started a fire last year in the apartment building where his former girlfriend lived has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Forty-year-old Yusuf Abdullah of Newark must serve nearly six ...

Police officer indicted on excessive force charges

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a state Human Services Department police officer has been indicted on charges stemming from his alleged use of excessive force upon a psychiatric hospital patient. Jamal Hogan of East Orange faces two counts ...

Chinese man sentenced for smuggling rhino horns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese man who helped run an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhinoceros horns has been sentenced in New Jersey to nearly six years in federal prison. Zhifei Li (zhee-feh lee) was given a sentence of five ...

School board president wants right to sue district

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The new president of the Trenton school board has made a legal filing to preserve her right to sue the school district over an injury her son sustained earlier this year. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1nuJ6pg ) reports ...

Prosecutor: How did students got school keys?

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor says local officials should figure out how students got keys to a high school that was vandalized earlier this month. Sixty-three students were arrested May 1 after they were found in Teaneck High ...

New Jersey town has shootings 2nd night in a row

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in the second straight night of shootings in the community of Neptune. Police say no one was killed either Sunday night or Monday. Police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Purple Hearts Reunited Returns Lost Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts Reunited is an organization that returns lost Purple Hearts to the family of the veteran who earned it.

Prosecutors: 2 wounded in Neptune street shooting

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were wounded when shots rang out on a central New Jersey street. Monmouth County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/SGEJvO) that the shooting in Neptune occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. ...

2 killed, several hurt when bus, car collide

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were killed and several others were injured when a New Jersey Transit bus and a car collided in southern New Jersey. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1kidjqY) reports the car was heading north on ...

Woman sentenced on drug, weapons charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a southern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on gun and drug charges. Chinyere Gardner must serve five years before she becomes eligible for parole. The 34-year-old Egg ...