Law & Public Safety

Newark couple’s death appears to be murder-suicide

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey couple found shot to death inside their home apparently died in a murder-suicide. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 46-year-old Ana Luisa Peralta De Fermin and her ...

Contractor gets probation for Sandy fraud

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A contractor from New York City who defrauded Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey will not have to serve a prison term as long as he pays restitution. Monmouth County prosecutors say 52-year-old Frank Lewery of Staten ...

Prosecutors: 2 shot, wounded at apartment complex

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say two people were wounded when a shotgun discharged inside a unit at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. The shooting occurred early Saturday at the Birches Apartments in Washington Township. ...

Man charged in crash that injured girl, 2 women

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City man was intoxicated when his car rear-ended a parked vehicle, injuring a young girl, her mother and her grandmother. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced Saturday ...

Tennis coach sentenced for stalking teen student

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A tennis coach convicted of stalking a teenage student four nearly four years has been sentenced to 90 days in prison. Union County prosecutors say 36-year-old Joseph Gellene of West Long Branch also will have to serve 18 ...

Man indicted on murder charge in 2005 slaying

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man arrested last fall in connection with an unsolved 2005 slaying in central New Jersey has now been indicted on murder charges. Union County prosecutors say 48-year-old Dorian Gillon is charged in the strangulation death ...

Court: Mom can be banned from ranting on Facebook

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court has ruled that a mother's rights were not violated by a judge's ruling that barred her from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook. The Courier News (http://mycj.co/S442I0) ...

Man charged with murder in girlfriend’s slaying

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a central New Jersey man accused of strangling his girlfriend in their apartment while their 3-year-old child slept in the next room Monmouth County prosecutors say bail was set at $1 ...

2 charged in shooting that left young girl wounded

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two people face aggravated assault charges stemming from a shooting in New Jersey's capital city this week that injured a 9-year-old girl. Trenton police say 32-year-old city resident Jebreel Abdullah and a 17-year-old Trenton ...

Testing inconclusive, suspected bobcat returned

STAFFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has returned a 38-pound feline to a New Jersey woman after DNA testing couldn't conclusively say whether it was a purebred bobcat. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1oA0Am1) that Municipal Court Judge ...