Law & Public Safety

Police: Man involved in hit-and-run shot by cops

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say police shot a Camden man who is accused of driving into two people and fleeing the scene. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Edgar Carrasquillo allegedly drove his Honda Civic into two people ...

Computer glitch voids 17K red light tickets in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About 17,000 tickets to motorists charged with running red lights in New Jersey have been voided because of a computer glitch. The state sent a letter to 17 towns that have contracts with American Traffic Solutions notifying ...

NJ man drives wrong way in upstate NY, crashes SUV

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 71-year-old New Jersey man headed to a fishing trip in Canada was drunk when he drove the wrong-way on a central New York highway and crashed. Troopers tell the Cortland Standard ...

Pursuit, crash in downtown Newark injures 3

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A crash in downtown Newark following a police pursuit has left three people injured. Newark police say officers were pursuing a suspect in a Jeep Cherokee when it crashed into another car at about 9 a.m. near the intersection ...

Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos. Bruce Koloshi, of Summit, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 ...

Newark man gunned down outside home

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man outside his home. Thursday's shooting was the 57th killing in New Jersey's city for the year. Chief assistant Essex County prosecutor Thomas Fennelly tells The ...

NJ’s US attorney attends BofA announcement

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. attorney was in Washington as the Justice Department announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. ...

Atlantic City police get body cameras

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded ...

Hackensack police seek knockout assault suspect

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Hackensack police are seeking a man suspected of sucker punching three people all on the same day. A video released by the Simple Simon Market on Essex Street shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and ...

NJ father denies killing infant son

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man denies his role in the death of his infant son. The 21-year-old Paterson resident pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, child endangerment and sexual assault during an initial court appearance on Thursday. ...