Law & Public Safety

Northern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man possessed and distributed dozens of child pornography images and videos online. Fifty-three-year-old Jose Chavarria of Fort Lee faces two counts of child endangerment. His bail was ...

More prison time for man in 2-state police chase

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stole a police car and injured an officer in New Jersey during a two-state drug-fueled chase will have to serve more time in prison. Camden County prosecutors say 25-year-old Blake Bills of Macungie ...

Police: Drunk driver crashes into officer’s car

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer escaped injury when an alleged drunken driver sideswiped his parked cruiser. Neptune City authorities tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1s9UdVn ) that Patrolman Thomas Holmstedt had stopped ...

Jersey Shore Lifeguards Warn Visitors About Rip Currents

Hurricane Arthur is bringing rip currents to beaches as it moves up the East Coast. Lifeguards warn the conditions could be dangerous for beachgoers.

Authorities: Driver in fatal crash was drunk

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say preliminary tests show a Massachusetts man was driving drunk when his car crashed near the Lincoln Tunnel in northern New Jersey, killing him and two other people. Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari ...

Motive sought in fatal Newark shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are seeking a motive for the fatal shooting of a man in Newark. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says police responding to reports of shots fired early Friday found 27-year-old city resident Edison ...

Police shoot, kill 2 pit bulls that injured girl

NEW BRUNBSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two pit bull dogs were shot and killed by police after they mauled and seriously injured a young girl at a central New Jersey home. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said the attack occurred Thursday night in New ...

Escaped New Jersey inmate captured in Philadelphia

DELMONT, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a southern New Jersey prison this week has been captured in Philadelphia. Corrections Department spokeswoman Deirdre Fedkenheuer says 38-year-old Michael Gonzalez was captured around 2 ...

Murder suspect’s $1.2M bail won’t be lowered

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has refused to lower the bail set for a man charged in a deadly daytime shooting at the Jersey Shore earlier this year. During a court hearing Thursday, Monmouth County prosecutors said the $1.2 million cash bail ...

Panel gives update on Port Authority reforms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A panel commissioned by Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given its first report on the troubled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The report released Thursday comes 60 days after the two governors formed ...