Law & Public Safety

3 dead in crash near Lincoln Tunnel

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Three people are dead in a single-vehicle crash in northern New Jersey that has snarled traffic leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday where Route 3 in North Bergen merges with the Route ...

Murder charges filed in Seattle double killing

SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen ...

APNewsBreak: Ivey: Atlantic City win was all skill

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — World-famous poker player Phil Ivey says his disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City's Borgata casino was all skill, and wants a lawsuit in which the casino accuses him of cheating dismissed. A representative ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...

Man arrested for April shooting in Asbury Park

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged in a deadly daytime shooting that took place in April in Asbury Park. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office and the Asbury Park police say Jacquil Jones was arrested Wednesday. The ...

Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.

Man arrested in NJ with van full of fireworks

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say 39 cases of illegal fireworks have been recovered during a traffic stop. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says 48-year-old Robert A. Schmidt of Staten ...

Cops still seek suspect in NJ elderly woman’s case

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are seeking the public's help in the unsolved murder an elderly woman whose body was found fatally stabbed two years ago in her northern New Jersey home. The Union County prosecutor's office says they are seeking ...

APNewsBreak: Impaired man sparked hotel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an impaired resident of a Jersey shore motel who fell asleep face down in a couch while smoking touched off a blaze that killed four people. The Ocean County Prosecutors Office on Wednesday ...

Jury awards Vineland whistle-blower $726K

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a retired Vineland police officer more than $700,000 in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Ronald Farabella filed suit in 2010 claiming he was transferred and subjected to harassment after he reported to his ...