Law & Public Safety

Worker shot during gas station robbery

RIDEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a gunman who wounded an employee during a robbery at a gas station in Ridgefield Park. According to broadcast reports, the suspect brandished a gun, demanded cash and shot the attendant just ...

Re-Entry Program to Help Ex-Offenders Transition Into Community

A re-entry program has been created to help ex-offenders transition back into the community.

Arrest made in slaying of man found in receptacle

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the slaying of a Camden man whose remains were found in a recycling receptacle. Camden County Prosecutor's Office say 21-year-old Lashaun Brown-Bunch is charged with murder in the death of ...

Officials: Man posed as relative to get her money

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey man who allegedly tried to steal thousands of dollars from an elderly relative's annuity is now facing insurance fraud charges. Jason Crozier of Franklin (Sussex County) also faces attempted theft by ...

Prosecutor: Disbarred lawyer stole from client

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey are looking for a disbarred New York City lawyer accused of stealing funds from a client. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced Monday that an arrest warrant has been issued for ...

Man found with weapons near dance recital

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man faces weapons charges after he allegedly brought a two-foot long machete, two other knives, a stun gun, metal knuckles and pepper spray to a dance recital. Jackson police say 53-year-old Lawrence ...

Lakehurst man injured in fall on train tracks

LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Lakehurst man is recovering from serious injuries he sustained when he fell on railroad tracks. Police say 18-year-old Matthew Nyhammer was returning from a track meet when he took a short cut on the tracks ...

Police: Parking lot brawl ends with shooting

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A fight in a southern New Jersey convenience store parking lot ended with one man shot and another under arrest following a police pursuit. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill (http://on.cpsj.com/1uG1pdA) reports the ...

Woman sentenced for fatally stabbing boyfriend

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death outside her southern New Jersey home during a violent argument over a key two years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Twenty-year-old Tamasa Nobles of Ventnor ...

Roofing company head sentenced for insurance fraud

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The president of a central New Jersey roofing company who admitted avoiding payment of nearly $400,000 in insurance premiums for the firm's employees is now headed to prison. Charles Kelcy Pegler Sr. of Spring Lake received a ...