Law & Public Safety

2 officers acquitted in police shooting case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Bergen County Police officers have been acquitted on charges that they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a 2010 police shooting. A county jury returned its verdict Friday in the case involving ...

Body found in abandoned Atlantic City apartment

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a person found dead this week in an abandoned Atlantic City apartment apparently died from natural causes. But it's still not clear why the person was in the unit at the Stanley Holmes complex or how long ...

Report: 5 injured in crash with school bus, car

CINNAMINSON, N.J. (AP) — Several people have been injured in a crash between a school bus and a car in southern New Jersey. The accident happened near Route 130 in Cinnaminson at about 4 p.m. Friday. Police tell The Burlington County Times ...

Police: Man stole Sandy Hook memorial signs

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia have arrested a man accused of stealing memorial signs for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Authorities say 28-year-old Andrew Truelove was motivated by a ...

NJ cop admits extortion, stolen goods scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City police officer has admitted he stole more than a half a million cigarettes and extorted $20,000 from a person he thought was a drug courier. Mario Rodriguez pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton Friday to ...

NJ man who killed father gets 40-year sentence

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey who admitted fatally shooting his father while robbing him has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Brendan Matos pleaded guilty in February to the 2011 attack on 56-year-old Nelson Matos. At the time ...

Ex-school board prez sentenced for lunch fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former president of the Elizabeth School Board will not be going to prison for stealing from the district's free lunch program, but she might end up in the cafeteria. A judge on Friday sentenced 49-year-old Marie Munn to 3 ...

1 construction worker dead in collapse

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — One construction worker is dead and another was injured when there was a collapse in the basement of a Maplewood restaurant. One worker escaped injury. Emergency crews remain on the scene at Coda Restaurant and Bar Friday. ...

Shooting leaves 1 wounded in Neptune

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gunfire has left one person wounded in Neptune. It's the second shooting in the Monmouth County township in five days. Police Sgt. Scott Cox tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1oBGc41 ) the shooting ...

Fire damages home in Ventnor

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — Fire ripped through one home and damaged two others in Ventnor. The fire broke out around 1:45 a.m. Friday on North Dudley Avenue and was brought under control by 3 a.m. Firefighters found flames and heavy smoke coming from ...