Law & Public Safety

Woman sentenced on drug, weapons charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a southern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on gun and drug charges. Chinyere Gardner must serve five years before she becomes eligible for parole. The 34-year-old Egg ...

Police: New Jersey traffic halts NY crash suspect

NEW YORK (AP) — Port Authority police say a driver who sideswiped a car in Manhattan and then went through the Holland Tunnel was arrested after he got stuck in traffic in New Jersey. Spokeswoman Erica Dumas (DOO'-mahs) said Monday that Joseph ...

Man charged in crash that injured him, young child

AVALON, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who authorities say was driving drunk when his car struck a utility pole, injuring him and a 7-year-old passenger. The Press of Atlantic City ...

Motive sought for shooting the left teen wounded

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine the motive for a shooting that left a southern New Jersey teenager hospitalized. Hamilton Township police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1msI1wW) that the ...

Man hospitalized after 20-foot fall from tree

MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was hospitalized after he fell from a tree at a central New Jersey home. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon in Manalapan. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1jRpmek) reports the 67-year-old ...

Facebook video leads to arrests of arson suspects

NATIONAL PARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say a video posted on Facebook led to the arrests of two southern New Jersey brothers accused of setting fire to a vacant mobile home. Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Anthony Pettolina of ...

Pair sentenced in fatal Atlantic City shooting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey men have received lengthy prison terms for the roles in the fatal shooting of another man two years ago. Atlantic County prosecutors say Casey Robinson received a 25-year state prison sentence on ...

Woman sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman convicted in a fatal drunken driving crash has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Amie Marroccelli of Union Township was convicted of vehicular homicide charges in March by a Somerset ...

NJ man who lived above day care sentenced for porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says a man who lived above a day care center has been sentenced to three years in prison on child pornography charges. Cesar De Jesus Salgado-Maya, formerly of Audubon, was sentenced Friday in ...

US airman in NJ facing child porn charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a U.S. airman stationed in New Jersey has been charged with possessing and sharing images of child pornography. The Burlington County prosecutor's office says Matthew A. Cavada of Pemberton Township was arrested ...