Law & Public Safety


Former NYC Police Commissioner: Key to Newark’s Success is Crime Reduction

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Newark native Bernard Kerik says that new Mayor-elect Ras Baraka has an opportunity to fight crime in the city of Newark.

LG Public Affairs VP: LG’s Willing to Negotiate Englewood Cliffs Headquarters Height

LG Electronics USA, Inc. Public Affairs Vice President John Taylor says LG is willing to negotiate with those who oppose the height of the building plan for its headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.

Prosecutors: Robbery suspect shot at, stabbed man

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly shot at and stabbed a man during a robbery last weekend. Monmouth County prosecutors say 20-year-old Cameron Keyes of Tinton Falls is also charged ...

Man sitting on tracks is hit by train, survives

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man who was sitting on the railroad tracks in southern New Jersey escaped serious injury when he was struck by a freight train. Authorities say 25-year-old Andrew Davoli of Washington Township was struck around 4:30 ...

Woman sentenced in fatal abduction of teenage mom

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman who ordered the abduction and killing of a teenage mother during a robbery in Atlantic City has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Shamerria Smith also must pay more than $1.5 million in ...

Nanny rescues child who fell in septic hole

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a nanny climbed into a 15-foot-deep septic hole and rescued a 3-year-old neighbor who was up to her neck in water. The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania, (http://bit.ly/T4IVFE ) reports ...

New Jersey expands anti-overdose pilot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says the nation needs to change the way it responds to drug addiction. The governor held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program ...

Woman pleads guilty in deadly DWI crash

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman has admitted she was driving drunk when she caused a fatal accident last year. Ocean County prosecutors say 61-year-old Deborah Tadych of Brick pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide. They ...

Man sentenced to 30 years for child porn site

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Ukrainian man who founded and operated an international child sexual abuse website has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The sentencing Tuesday in federal court in New Jersey was part of a plea agreement between ...

2nd suspect in shooting held without bail

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from shooting in Springfield, Vermont. Court document say 33-year-old Jabbar Chandler of Charlestown joined Leon Jiggetts ...