Law & Public Safety

Coast Guard: 2 jump from ship in Delaware River

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two men jumped from a passing ship into the Delaware River near the Port of Wilmington. The Coast Guard says the men jumped from the Abou Karim III, a Lebanon-flagged livestock carrier, on Tuesday ...

Fire destroys home in Marlboro

MARLBORO, N.J. (AP) — There's no word what caused a fire that leveled a home to its foundation in Marlboro Township. The blaze broke out early Wednesday on Marseille Terrace in the township's remote and wooded Morganville section. News 12 New ...

1 arrested in New Brunswick drive-by shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police have made one arrest and are looking for other suspects following a drive-by shooting in New Brunswick. Police say officers gave chase after they observed shots being fired from a car traveling on Livingston Avenue ...

Court: ex-NJ prosecutor won’t see grand jury notes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled against a former assistant county prosecutor who claims in a lawsuit that his 2010 firing was politically motivated Wednesday's ruling denied Bennett Barlyn (BAR'-linn) access to grand jury ...

Taxpayers’ tab $1M so far for lawyers for Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers have been billed nearly $1.1 million for a law firm's first two weeks of work for Gov. Chris Christie's office during investigations of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The bill comes after ...

Ex-New York Jets cheerleader sues, arguing low pay

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former cheerleader with the New York Jets has sued the team, claiming she and others were underpaid in violation of New Jersey state wage laws. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state Superior Court in Bergen County, where ...

3 youths struck, hurt by fire official’s vehicle

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — One girl is in critical condition and two other children were injured after authorities say they were struck by New Brunswick's fire director while walking home from school. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says ...

Authorities identify man killed in house fire

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have used dental records to identify the man who was killed in a fast-moving fire last weekend that destroyed his home and severely damaged another in northwestern New Jersey. Sparta police tell The Star-Ledger ...

NJ man pleads guilty to forcing religious divorce

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted his role in a scheme to force a Jewish man to grant his wife a religious divorce. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old David Wax of Lakewood pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a complaint ...

Nevada trademark award upheld against poker player

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $60,000 judgment against a long-time poker player for infringing on the trademark of a Nevada company that makes books and videos about gambling. The Las Vegas Sun ...