Law & Public Safety

1 dead, 1 seriously hurt in shopping center attack

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another during an altercation at a northern New Jersey shopping center. Clifton police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1n721rc) that charges are ...

2 face murder charges in Camden shooting deaths

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two men face murder charges in the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies found in a wooded area of Camden last year. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 38-year-old Jose Cortes of Riverton was arrested on Monday, ...

Judge: Man must stand trial on murder charges

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his nephew during a domestic dispute at a southern New Jersey apartment complex two years ago will have to stand trial on murder charges. The ruling came Monday after lawyers for 47-year-old ...

Officials: Distracted driving major problem in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Driver inattention was a major contributing factor in 1.4 million crashes in New Jersey over the past decade, roughly half of the total accidents that occurred during that time. State authorities also say more than 1,600 ...

1 dead, 3 wounded in Vineland

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — One person is dead and three wounded in a series of shootings in Vineland. Police say a 21-year-old man died and another man was shot in the ear in a home on Montrose Street around 1 a.m. Monday. A man was shot in the back ...

2 fire trucks destroyed in Salem brush fire

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters escaped injury but two brush trucks were destroyed in a brush fire in Salem. The wind suddenly shifted as firefighters worked to contain the blaze, which burned about 100 acres Sunday. Salem City Councilman Charles ...

South Florida officer gets bail in cocaine case

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy will be released on $500,000 bail before his trial. Miami-Dade police Lt. Ralph Mata's attorney said Monday an agreement on bail was reached with federal ...

2 bodies found in New Jersey side of Hudson River

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Hoboken police Sgt. Dennis Figueroa (fihg-er-OH'-uh) says the two men were 20 to 25 years old. He says the first call to police came in at about 5:30 ...

Christie gets extension in lane closures lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has given Gov. Chris Christie and other defendants more time to file a response to two lawsuits related to last fall's lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Christie was among several defendants scheduled to ...

Former Giant’s son nixes deal in assault case

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former New York Giants Super Bowl champion has rejected a plea offer in an assault by auto case. The development in the case of Clint Benson was revealed during a court hearing Friday in Somerset County. ...