Law & Public Safety

9-year-old girl wounded in Trenton street shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl was shot and wounded as she walked along a street in New Jersey's capital city. Trenton police say the shooting occurred around 2:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Bellevue Avenue and Marion ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey man has admitted using a home computer to distribute images and videos of child sexual abuse. Nathan Brochstein of Ocean Township faces 5 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty ...

Charges upgraded in crash that killed bicyclist

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she allegedly struck a bicyclist in northern New Jersey last week will now face an upgraded charge following the man's death. Forty-year-old Siobhan Stokley of North Bergen ...

3 businesses settle Sandy price gouging claims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say settlements have been reached with two New Jersey hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Consumer Affairs officials say the state will get $89,845 in penalties, fees ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NBC’s Ann Curry aided by NJ Boy Scout troop

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, but when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain ...

Officials deciding custody of slain mom’s sons

LODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have not yet determined who will get custody of two New Jersey boys whose mother was allegedly killed by their father. Eight-year-old Nicholas Jordan and his 7-year-old brother, Anthony, were placed in protective ...

Police probe 2 killings in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating two homicides in Newark. Police found 83-year-old Leonard Pearson beaten and stabbed inside his Nevada Street apartment on Saturday. Authorities also say 29-year-old Yasin Bell was shot on Elizabeth ...

New York police rescue injured hiker from cliff

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York Police Department have used a helicopter to rescue a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey. Police say the injured woman was found stranded on a cliff about 200 feet from ...

Man injured when motorcycle, car collide

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A man has suffered a fractured arm after he was thrown from his motorcycle when it collided with a car. Brick Township police say Robert N. Sottos' motorcycle struck a car driven by 18-year-old Annmarie Behar as she was slowing ...