Law & Public Safety

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...

Gloucester Township court to have drug counselor

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A substance abuse counselor will become a presence in a southern New Jersey courtroom. The Gloucester Township Police Department will announce the initiative during a news conference on Thursday. The licensed drug ...

Lightning likely to blame for 3 house fires

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe lightning is likely to blame for three house fires in southern New Jersey. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a fire in the attic of a home on Lynn Drive in West Deptford just before 3 a.m. Thursday. The ...

South Jersey drug probe nets $3.6M in heroin

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a two-month investigation in southern New Jersey led to the seizure of 182,000 bags of heroin worth more than $3.6 million. Police in Cape May and Cumberland counties fanned out with search warrants ...

Woman strangled in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities expect to upgrade charges against a man who they believe strangled his child's mother after an earlier assault in Jersey City. Police first sought 36-year-old Nathan Williams on Tuesday after 33-year-old ...

Man shot, killed on New Jersey interstate

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey. State Police say 39-year-old Jeff Mansilla of Hackensack had left a strip club in Bellville around 2 ...

House fire victims’ deaths ruled an accident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of six members of a northern New Jersey family who perished in a house fire last weekend have been ruled an accident. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Wednesday night that 11-year-old Zion ...

NJ Second Amendment Society Pres.: Gun Violence Bill Should Include Due Process

NJ Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo says that a proposed bill in the state to take firearms away from mentally unstable individuals needs to include due process to present clear evidence a mental illness exists.

Alabama AG gets new expert for casino trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died. Attorney General Luther Strange's office notified a Montgomery judge that it will use former FBI agent Bill Holmes of Annandale, ...

Swimmer drowns at southern New Jersey lake

DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a man drowned while swimming in a southern New Jersey lake. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nPYFHJ) reports that 48-year-old Manuel Osorio of Wildwood was with family members at Lake ...