Law & Public Safety

Christie approves EMTs giving overdose treatment

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations. Christie signed a waiver Friday authorizing more than 28,000 ...

‘Key’ player in smuggling ring sentenced in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring has been sentenced to prison. A federal judge sentenced Ning Guo to 38 months in prison Friday in Newark. Guo was one of 29 people arrested two ...

Gunmen open fire on Trenton cab, man wounded

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a teenager is expected to survive after he was shot five times in a cab in New Jersey's capital city. The 18-year-old got into the cab on Walnut Avenue in Trenton just before midnight Thursday. Police Lt. Mark ...

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...

NJ police make arrests in Kiss mask vandalism

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested two teenagers and identified two others suspected of trashing more than two dozen cars while wearing masks similar to the makeup used by the rock group Kiss. Saddle Brook police say the four caused ...

500 bags of heroin found in car stopped in NY

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a Vermont man and two people from New Jersey have been charged after troopers say they found hundreds of bags of heroin inside a vehicle they pulled over on an upstate New York highway. Police say a trooper ...

Eli Manning’s attorneys ask for lawsuit dismissal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer. A motion filed Thursday by Manning's attorneys says Eric Inselberg's ...

Asm. Greenwald: Ammunition Magazine Capacity Bill’s a Clear Cut Issue

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald said that data and crime statistics speak for themselves and New Jersey should further limit the ammunition magazine capacity.

NJ man sentenced for crash that killed 2

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City man who admitted he was high on drugs when he slammed his vehicle into a taxi and killed two people has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Herman Chandler was given the maximum sentence on Thursday in a ...

2007 NJ campaign worker sentenced to prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says a campaign worker has been sentenced to three years in prison for election fraud. Angel Colon was sentenced Thursday by a state Superior Court judge in Trenton. The 51 year-old Newark resident ...