Law & Public Safety

NJ woman admits filing for false $350k tax return

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to filing a false tax return that sought a refund of more than $350,000. The Internal Revenue Service's criminal division said Thursday that 62-year-old Halina Okla entered her plea in ...

170 arrested in sweep of Paterson neighborhood

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey's third largest city have arrested about 170 people and seized money, drugs and weapons during a two-week sweep. Paterson Police Director Glenn Brown tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1qyLLih ) that the ...

Judges: Retirees have right to pension increases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that retired public workers have a right to cost-of-living increases in their pensions. But in an opinion Thursday, a three-judge panel leaves it to a lower court judge to decide ...

Teen gunned down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have not made any arrests in the slaying of a man in West Orange. Police responded to reports of gunshots near Walker Road and Northfield Avenue just before midnight Wednesday. Officers found 19-year-old ...

NJ man accused of killing ex arrested in Florida

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend has been arrested in Florida. Deputies in Madison County, Florida, located 57-year-old Edward Rosario hours after an arrest warrant was issued. He's charged with ...

2 men throw out $1M ticket, sue New Jersey Lottery

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't ...

Firefighters rescue dog under dishwasher

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Instead of a cat in the tree, firefighters in Tinton Falls found a dog trapped under a dishwasher. The dog is a miniature schnauzer named Sambuca. Officials told the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1wAw4K6 ) ...

Man shot by Jersey City police dies

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hudson County Prosecutor's Office investigators are probing a police shooting in Jersey City that left a man dead. Officials say police officers chased 20-year-old Lavon King on Tuesday to a shed in the backyard of a home ...

Judge Rules Christie Can Cut $900M from Pension Payment

Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that Gov. Christie can cut $900 million from this year's payment into the state pension plans.

Sen. Weinberg Says Judge Ruled on Fiscal Year ’14

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says that the judge ruled pension payment cuts for fiscal year 2014 can occur, but has yet to decide on the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.