Law & Public Safety

NJ police: 4 arrested after scrap metal heist

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say gunshots were fired by suspects who were fleeing a hold-up at a scrap metal business near Newark Liberty International Airport. Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove tells WNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/PdrDnr) in ...

‘Most wanted’ offender faces bail jumping charge

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A sex offender who was captured by New Jersey authorities earlier this month after being on the run for more than two decades has been charged with bail jumping. Bail has been set at $150,000 for 48-year-old James Wade ...

Man sentenced for attack near Independence Hall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man will spend nearly five years behind bars for what prosecutors described as a random, brutal assault on a Philadelphia pedestrian who had sought his help. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 26-year-old Baldwin Centeno to ...

International carjacking ring suspect captured

ALLENDALE, N.J. (AP) — A man sought by authorities probing an international carjacking ring was arrested after he allegedly tried to take a luxury car from a garage at a northern New Jersey home. Authorities say 32-year-old Abdur Abdullah of ...

Worker hospitalized after construction site fall

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was injured when he fell off a ladder at a residential development under construction in northern New Jersey. Morristown police say the man was working in a loft area when the accident occurred ...

Student wounded in frat house party shooting

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college student was shot and wounded when a man who had been thrown out of an off-campus house party returned to the residence and opened fire. Hillside police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/PcxuJN) that the ...

Man faces murder charges in Newark stabbing death

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed in the case of a man found stabbed to death in an abandoned Newark home last weekend. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Friday that 34-year-old Jose Gonzalez of Newark also ...

New Jersey woman sues over ’8THEIST’ license plate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman claims she was denied a license plate proclaiming herself to be an atheist because it might be considered offensive. Shannon Morgan said in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the Motor Vehicle Commission ...

Pennsylvania man accused of sex assaults in NJ

MANSFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of sexually assaulting three boys in New Jersey's Warren County. Bruce Naylor Jr. of Tatamy, Pa., is held on $300,000 bail, charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, ...

NY truck driver accused of trying to beat NJ toll

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority police say a truck driver from New York used a license plate on a hinge to try to beat paying a toll on the New Jersey side of the Goethals Bridge. Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says an officer observed the ...