Law & Public Safety

NJ man faces charges stemming from gang initiation

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of trying to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of a gang initiation. Lakewood police have charged 18-year-old Rafael Laurano-Flores with obstruction, resisting arrest, bias ...

New Jersey court hears rap lyrics case arguments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned because the trial judge allowed the jury to hear violent rap lyrics he wrote. Vonte (vonn-TAY') Skinner was ...

NJ man arrested for attempted luring

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say a 21-year-old man has been arrested after he showed up at a pre-determined location allegedly to have sex with an underage girl he met online. The Burlington County prosecutor's office says ...

Fla. police lieutenant faces drug charges in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities in New Jersey say a lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department has been charged with allegedly aiding a narcotics trafficking organization. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Ralph Mata of ...

Truck leaves long trail of metal debris on Thruway

RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a dump truck carrying vehicle transmission parts has damaged more than 10 vehicles after dropping metal debris along a 30-mile stretch of the Thruway. No injuries were reported following Tuesday morning's mishap on ...

NJ man sentenced after confessing to 1990 killing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty during his murder trial to killing a New Jersey teenager nearly a quarter-century ago has been sentenced. Steven Parkey Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in state Superior Court in New Brunswick to a ...

NJ man pleads not-guilty to alleged tax fraud

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey resident has been charged with participating in what federal authorities say was a scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently file for tax refunds. The U.S. attorney's office says Kole Akinola ...

NJ man acquitted in murder of 5 missing teens sues

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was acquitted of murder charges in one of the state's longest-running cold cases is suing those he says put him on trial. The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1ipAMBe ) Lee Evans filed a civil suit in ...

NH home invasion convict sent to New Jersey prison

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for killing a woman and maiming her daughter in a 2009 home invasion has been moved to a New Jersey prison. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1hzQ4SW) the Department of Corrections ...

Motorist shot, killed in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a motorist was found shot to death in Camden. Police discovered 33-year-old James Lindsey of Camden was found in the driver's seat in the area of 8th and Jefferson streets early Tuesday. No arrests have been ...