Law & Public Safety

2 plead not guilty in fatal heroin overdose case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two northern New Jersey men have pleaded not guilty to charges they caused the fatal overdose of a man who they allegedly had sold heroin. Twenty-year-old Timothy Volpe and 19-year-old Kaleik Easton initially were charged ...

Lawmakers hear about potential stadium threats

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's generally agreed that the security effort at the recent Super Bowl played in New Jersey was a resounding success. So the most interesting part of Monday's congressional hearing in Newark to review lessons learned from the ...

Plea deal from New Jersey man in Amber Alert case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who took a 13-year-old girl from Rhode Island to his home in New Jersey after meeting her online has agreed to plead guilty. Daniel Berger signed a deal this month with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a charge ...

NJ woman pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges. Gretchen Rell entered her plea Monday in court in Monmouth County. Authorities ...

Child killed, family injured when SUV overturns

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old child was killed and four people were injured when an SUV overturned after being struck by another vehicle. The crash happened Sunday night around 8:10 p.m. on Mount Holly Road in Burlington Township. ...

Police search for suspect in boy’s shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect who wounded a boy when a bullet fired from the street pierced a window in a home in Elizabeth. Authorities believe the 12-year-old was an unintended target of Sunday's shooting on Magnolia ...

Police officer struck by SUV during traffic stop

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer remains hospitalized in stable condition after he was struck by an SUV during a traffic stop. Authorities say Monroe Township Patrolman Anthony Vezza was standing near a car he had ...

Man leaps off GWB despite efforts to save him

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A man has apparently leapt to his death off the George Washington Bridge despite efforts to save him. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says the unidentified man jumped from the ...

3 women shot in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say three women suffered non-life threatening injuries after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a housing complex near Jersey City's downtown. The shooting happened shortly after midnight Sunday at Montgomery ...

4 arrested for swiping NJ town’s ‘moon bounce’

CLEMENTON BOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A small southern New Jersey town almost saw its plans for summer fun deflated. Four people have been arrested for allegedly stealing an inflatable moon bounce ride and a dunk tank in Clementon Borough. Authorities in ...