Law & Public Safety

Man accused of sexual assault on 14-year-old girl

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man had inappropriate sexual activity with a 14-year-old female acquaintance. Darion Benbow of Hackensack faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, child endangerment and ...

Woman, daughter face money laundering charges

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman and her adult daughter face money laundering charges stemming from an alleged loan modification scheme. Bergen County prosecutors said Tuesday that 54-year-old Anna Lee of Englewood Cliffs ...

Ex-music firm controller indicted on theft charge

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The former controller of a northern New Jersey entertainment business stands accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from the firm. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 52-year-old John MacFarlane, a former Florham ...

Authorities: 2nd Vineland shooting victim dies

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Another person shot and wounded during a series of violent incidents in a southern New Jersey community has died from his injuries. Authorities say 39-year-old Arthur Rease died early Tuesday at a hospital, one day after he ...

New Jersey jewelry store burglarized

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone broke a hole in a wall to rob a jewelry store in northern New Jersey. The heist at Alpha Jewelry in Oakland took place over the weekend. Police Lt. Christian Eldridge tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1hQGpaG ...

Ailing man rescued from boat off Del. coast

LEWES, Del. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention on ...

Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four ...

Teen pleads not guilty in sister’s fatal stabbing

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his sister at their family's home. The Record (http://bit.ly/1n7mPyV) reports that Travis Gallo, who was 17 when the stabbing occurred ...

Increasing Consequences for Distracted Driving

Police across New Jersey are pulling over and ticketing motorists who are using their cell phones while driving, and increasing the fines to deter the sometimes deadly action.

Asm. Prieto Wants to Negotiate Arbitration Renewal Bill

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto wants to negotiate the Arbitration Renewal Bill with Gov. Christie instead of simply accepting his conditional veto so that a decision can be reached that everyone can be happy with.