Law & Public Safety

Elderly man dies in Winslow house fire

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly man in Winslow Township. Firefighters learned the man was trapped when they arrived at the scene on South Egg Harbor ...

Man pleads guilty to stealing police car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Lehigh Valley man who stole a police car and injured an officer has pleaded guilty. Camden County prosecutors say 25-year-old Blake Bills of Macungie pleaded guilty Thursday to carjacking and eluding. The spree began on March ...

Seven Jersey City Police Officers Claim Political Retaliation

Seven Jersey City Police Officers are claiming political retaliation is at play in the department.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...

NJ grocer sentenced for role in food stamps scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who managed a grocery store is going to prison for 37 months for stealing more than $2.5 million through a food stamps scheme. Thirty-five-year-old Alexander Vargas of Camden pleaded guilty to purchasing ...

Austin man gets 4 years in human smuggling case

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison in a human smuggling case involving a teen allegedly assaulted as she was being driven to New Jersey. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Wednesday sentenced ...

Driver charged in accident that killed pedestrian

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey driver who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian has been charged with death by auto. Morris County prosecutors announced the charges against 27-year-old Samuel Generelli of Landing on Wednesday, one ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to bank robbery

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey man has admitted robbing a bank last year. Jorge Rodriguez of South River pleaded guilty on Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years behind bars when he's sentenced Sept. 23. The ...

Naked man accused of punching police officer

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against a naked southern New Jersey man accused of punching a police officer and trying to driver off in his cruiser. Lindenwold police say the officer was interviewing two people in a ...

NJ escapee who killed girlfriend appeals sentence

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who killed his girlfriend while on probation at a private halfway house is seeking a shorter prison sentence. David Goodell's lawyer on Tuesday asked an appeals court to cut the 33-year-old's 45-year ...