Law & Public Safety


Monmouth Park Investigating Fantasy Sports Betting

Monmouth Park Racetrack is appealing a court decision keeping a federal sports betting plan in place. In the meantime, the racetrack is looking into offering fantasy sports betting.

DNA Exonerates NJ Man Imprisoned for Nearly 20 Years

Gerard Richardson was convicted in 1996 of murdering a teenager, but a DNA test has proven his innocence.

Prosecutors: 2 men plead guilty in pickaxe slaying

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in the death of a New Jersey man who was fatally beaten with a pickaxe. Middlesex County prosecutors say 30-year-old Daniel Medaglia, of Edison, recently pleaded guilty to murder in the ...

New Jersey nuclear plant to test sirens on Tuesday

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant plans to test its emergency sirens next week. Tuesday's test by the Oyster Creek plant is part of a twice-yearly safety drill. A similar test was staged in June, shortly ...

Man accused of setting fire that destroyed home

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man intentionally set a fire last week that destroyed a home under construction in northern New Jersey. Bergen County prosecutors say 19-year-old Antonio Almodovar, of Pomona, is charged with arson, ...

Authorities identify 2 people killed in house fire

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed last weekend when a fast-moving roared through their northern New Jersey home. Paterson police say 24-year-old Jaclyn Pruyn and 45-year-old Eddy Nelson Diaz died the two-alarm ...

New charge for teacher accused of sex assault

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed another charge against a substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student in a northern New Jersey school district where she sometimes taught. The Record (http://bit.ly/1voweo2) reports that ...

Casino seeks law exemption to serve booze longer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The CEO of a Connecticut casino says he wants the state to consider changing its liquor laws so patrons can drink and gamble around the clock. Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Felix Rappaport says Connecticut's casinos are at a ...

At St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Christie Talks Ferguson and a ‘Lack of Leadership’

Gov. Christie said Americans have the right to express their views, but non-violent protest is what brings about change.

Doctor loses license over improper prescriptions

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State medical officials have revoked the license of a Jersey City neurologist who they say improperly prescribed opiate drugs and fraudulently overcharged Medicare. The state Board of Medical Examiners also ordered Magdy Elamir ...