Law & Public Safety

Woman accused of setting fire that damaged NJ home

WATERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated arson charges have been filed against a woman accused of starting a fire at a southern New Jersey home she shared with her boyfriend. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 28-year-old Jonna Rutterow of ...

Off-duty dispatcher rescues 2 neighbors from fire

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are praising an off-duty police dispatcher who rescued two neighbors from a fire that destroyed their home. Five people managed to flee the home on Capp Street in Carteret early Monday. WNBC-TV in New York ...

Fisherman finds body in New York harbor channel

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A fisherman found a man's body in the shipping channel leading to New York Harbor. Coast Guard spokesman Charles Rowe says the Coast Guard brought the body to Sandy Hook on Monday. The New Jersey State Police is ...

Suspect sought in Somerdale bank robbery

SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a man who robbed a TD Bank in Somerdale. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says the man walked into the bank on Sunday and passed the teller a note demanding cash. Surveillance video shows the man was ...

Indictment: Woman produced, distributed child porn

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey woman arrested earlier this year as part of a sweeping child pornography investigation has been indicted on numerous charges. Hunterdon County prosecutors say 38-year-old Lori Bauer of High Bridge ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Bookkeeper gets prison term for embezzlement

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a bookkeeper who stole more than $570,000 from her employer's accounts has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oqAKlq) reports that lawyers for 57-year-old Patricia Slattery of ...

Man gets 45-year sentence for gang-related slaying

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man convicted in a deadly gang-related shooting has been sentenced to 45 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Philip Patrick of Plainfield must serve about 40 years of the term ...

2 sentenced in fatal apartment complex shooting

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two teens have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in a fatal shooting at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 17-year-old Jevon Coleman Robinson of Edgewater ...

Judge: Casino not liable in unshuffled cards case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge says an Atlantic City casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled. A Superior Court ruled Friday that the Golden Nugget Atlantic City does not ...