Law & Public Safety

NJ man guilty of directing woman in child sex acts

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Camden County have convicted a New Jersey man of directing a woman to initiate sexual activities between a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Gary Cramer of Bridgeton also directed the ...

Rip currents lead to Jersey shore rescues

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey shore. Two women in their 20s were swimming near M Street beach in Seaside Park when they got into trouble Monday afternoon. Seaside Heights lifeguard Capt. Rob ...

Man ticketed after boy found tied to motorcycle

EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey ticketed a New York man after they saw a 5-year-old tied to his motorcycle. A police officer in Eatontown noticed twine tied around the boy's feet and waist to secure him to the motorcycle. The officer ...

New Jersey license plates go flat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting new license plates that officials hope will be stronger than the storm. The colors will remain the same. But instead of embossed raised letters and numbers, the new plates will feature digitally printed ...

4 suspects indicted in killing of NJ store owner

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say three brothers and their cousin have been indicted in the fatal shooting last summer of an Irvington store owner. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced Monday that the brothers — ...

Man pleads guilty in slaying of 92-year-old woman

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to felony murder in the death of 92-year-old woman who was killed during a robbery at her home two years ago. Union County prosecutors say 40-year-old Daniel Rios of Elizabeth ...

Ex-youth detention officer accused of sex assault

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former juvenile detention officer at a northern New Jersey facility stands accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage detainee over the course of nearly a year. Union County prosecutors say 37-year-old Sherrie ...

3 shot during large party at New Jersey motel

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded during a large party held at a southern New Jersey motel last weekend. But a motive for the shootings remained unclear Monday. Egg Harbor Township police say the shootings ...

Man gets prison term for role in conspiracy ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man who was part of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy is now headed to prison. Ming Zheng received a 46-month sentence on Monday. The 48-year-old Zheng had ...

Young boy injured in fall from 3rd floor window

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say a young child was hospitalized after he accidentally fell out of a third-floor window. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. Monday at a home in the 300 block of Orange Street. Authorities tell The Star-Ledger ...