Law & Public Safety

5 people hurt in crash involving 3 cars, ambulance

LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a car collided with an ambulance responding to an emergency call, setting off a chain-reaction crash that involved two other vehicles. Lyndhurst police tell The Record ...

Wounded pit bull’s owner, 2 others face charges

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a wounded pit bull that was found wandering in traffic earlier this year is now facing charges in the case, along with his girlfriend and his father. State police tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

GOP Claims Dems Looking Toward 2017 Instead of Focusing on Current Issues

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says Democrats are focusing on the 2017 gubernatorial race and have put too much emphasis on the GWB lane closure investigation.

Investigators: Planes nearly collided near Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A preliminary federal report says two planes nearly collided over Newark Liberty Airport last month. The National Transportation Safety Board report classifies it as a near midair collision. The report estimates that a landing ...

New Jersey man admits to 24-hour crime spree

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 24-hour crime spree that involved the shooting of a cab driver and several armed robberies. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Quam Wilson of Neptune ...

Experts: Illegal online gambling happening in US

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling regulators say illegal Internet betting is happening across the United States, and that's hurting the fledgling online gambling industries in the three states that have legalized it. Speaking Monday at the East ...

Leader of bank fraud scheme gets prison sentence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a New York City man who led an elaborate bank fraud scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says the scheme orchestrated by 35-year-old Nurlin ...

New Jersey sued, accused of ignoring ’02 gun law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun-control groups are suing New Jersey over the state's 12-year-old "smart gun" law. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a local chapter of the Million Mom March filed the lawsuit Monday. It accuses the attorney ...

County jail official indicted on wiretap charge

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deputy director of the Hudson County jail has been indicted on charges that he used a website to illegally wiretap some of his fellow employees. Kirk Eady is charged with intentionally intercepting the wire, oral or ...

Coast Guard evacuates ill cruise passenger

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey. The Celebrity Summit notified the Coast Guard late Sunday that the passenger was in need of medical attention. A 47-foot rescue ...