Law & Public Safety

5 New Milford students charged in bogus bills case

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five New Milford high school students are facing charges stemming from a counterfeiting scheme. Counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial numbers began surfacing at local businesses over a four-week period. Police ...

Man accused of trying to run down police officer

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say tried to run down an officer with his car in southern New Jersey. Toms River police took 24-year-old Shamar Kerr into custody Wednesday night after a 4 ½ hour manhunt. Authorities say ...

Mother charged in toddler daughter’s death

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey mother accused of fatally beating her toddler daughter. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1tR7NxZ) reports that 30-year-old Jersey City resident ...

Incidents force security changes at Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent incidents of illegal access to the World Trade Center tower have led to a security shake-up. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Wednesday that a company that provides unarmed security at the region's ...

NJ Prepares for Another Hurricane Season

With hurricane season beginning June 1, Monmouth County has rolled out a new program for emergency preparedness.

Prosecutors: 3 young boys accused of attacking cat

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three young northern New Jersey boys accused of attacking and severely injuring a cat that later died have been charged with animal cruelty. Passaic County prosecutors announced the charges on Wednesday. The names of the boys ...

Man charged with murder in girlfriend’s slaying

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused of strangling his girlfriend. Camden County prosecutors say bail was set at $750,000 for Joshua Rivera-Santos of Pennsauken. He's charged in ...

Driver indicted in I-95 crash in NJ that killed 3

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man who authorities say was driving drunk when he caused a fatal crash on Interstate 95 has been indicted on three counts of death by auto. Nineteen-year-old Luis Delcid-Cardona of Hamilton Township also ...

Woman faces murder charge in grandmother’s death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charge filed against a woman accused of beating her 94-year-old grandmother in the southern New Jersey home they shared. Katherine Schubert of Brick initially was charged with aggravated ...

New Jersey jail workers charged in smuggling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine people, including two corrections officers and a lawyer, are facing charges in what federal authorities say was a ring that smuggled contraband into a northern New Jersey jail. The U.S. attorney's office says the ring ran ...