Law & Public Safety

Man sentenced in slaying of his children’s mother

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his children's mother has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison. Camden County prosecutors say 26-year-old Julio Martinez, of Camden, must serve about 24 years before he becomes ...

Police: Man squeezed woman’s toes at supermarket

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of squeezing a woman's toes in the parking lot of a southern New Jersey supermarket earlier this month has been captured. Mount Laurel police say 30-year-old Derrick Johnson Jr., of Mount Laurel, was ...

Garfield cop charged with assault by auto

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials have charged a Garfield police officer with assault by auto after he crashed into a building, injuring a passenger in his vehicle. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office says 22-year-old Patrick Sajewicz was ...

Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster’s kin

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal. The transit agency is challenging a jury verdict that found it owes Carmine Franco's family more than $8 million for land ...

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1orDkIF) reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine's home in ...

Domestic Violence Court Proposed

State officials are proposing a new court that deals solely with domestic violence as a way to stop abuse.

Man indicted on numerous counts in weapons case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly had a large stash of weapons and gunpowder in his home has been indicted on numerous counts. Bergen County prosecutors say 65-year-old Robert Lintner, of Saddle Brook, is charged with ...

Indictment: Ex-CEO filed false federal tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former head of a New Jersey firm that provided pharmacy dispensing services has been indicted on charges of filing false federal income tax returns. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 67-year-old Gary Sekulski, of ...

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a ...

Man faces charges in shooting that wounded woman

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly shot and critically wounded a woman insider her central New Jersey apartment this week. Monmouth County prosecutors say 22-year-old Diquan Speights, of ...