Law & Public Safety

Authorities: 31 people arrested in drug ring probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say more than 30 people have been arrested for roles in a ring that allegedly sold about $1 million in drugs over the past three months. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the arrests ...

Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has ruled that videotaped confessions by a man charged with killing a boy who vanished in 1979 can be used at his upcoming murder trial. Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley ruled Monday in Pedro ...

Man sentenced for leading police on long pursuit

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who led police on a vehicle chase along a major highway has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Dion Cromwell, of Irvington, must serve at least six ...

Suspect in teen slaying loses bid to cut $2M bail

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Bail will remain at $2 million for a man charged with murder in the street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1xNLC0H) reports that a state judge rejected a bail reduction ...

Authorities probe death of man who fell at casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The death of a man who died two weeks after he fell at an Atlantic City casino is now under investigation. But Atlantic County prosecutors haven't said why they are looking into the accident that caused the death of ...

Ex-cop sentenced for having sex with informant

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for using his position to engage in sexual conduct with a female informant. Steven Hadley received a suspended five-year term when he was sentenced ...

Animal Shelter Accused of Having Deplorable Conditions

The NJ SPCA issued the Helmetta Animal Shelter an ultimatum: relinquish control or get sued.

National Adoption Day Creates New Families

Families in New Jersey finalized adoptions as part of National Adoption Day.

Gloucester City Bans Smoking in Shopping District

Many New Jersey towns have banned smoking in parks and on beaches, but Gloucester City is the first to ban smoking in a shopping district.

Los Angeles phone scam targets people nationwide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A months-old phone scam that originated in Los Angeles is now targeting people across the country. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Ryan Rouzan (roo-zan) says deputies fielded up to 100 calls Friday morning from people ...