Law & Public Safety

Harrah’s, Golden Nugget fined total of $66,000

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined a total of $66,000, mostly for letting underage patrons gamble and drink. The bulk of the fines from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement were against Harrah's Resort ...

PA man sentenced in NJ for stealing cellphones

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after admitting he misappropriated over 900 cellphones, handheld devices and accessories while working for Verizon Wireless. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says ...

NJ man arrested in alleged ‘check kiting’ scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a southern New Jersey man for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Luis Rogers Sr. allegedly caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks ...

3 missing hikers found in West Milford

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have found three missing hikers in West Milford. The trio was located around Terrace Pond Loop Bearfort Mountain Natural Area around 11:45 p.m. Monday. Police Capt. Richard Fiorilla tells The Record ...

Trenton school employee fired over pot deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials have fired a student assistance coordinator at a Trenton high school who was accused of failing to report a marijuana transaction between two students. Loretta Young was employed 17 years at Steinert High School to ...

NJ teacher who reported sex play keeps job

MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey kindergarten teacher who reported two five-year-olds after they emerged from a bathroom and said they had engaged in sex play will not lose her job. An arbitrator refused to uphold tenure charges ...

New York man sentenced in NJ in counterfeit ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man prosecutors say was one of the leaders of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy has been sentenced to a decade in prison. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Hai Dong Jiang was sentenced Monday in federal court ...

New Jersey student charged with changing grades

ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a high school student has been charged with unlawfully accessing a school computer to change the grades and attendance records of multiple students. Officials from the Essex County ...

Man pleads guilty in religious divorce case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn man characterized by the FBI as an enforcer has pleaded guilty to taking part in a plan to use violence to force a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce. Sholom Shuchat pleaded guilty in federal court in ...

6 charged with stealing from school lunch program

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say six public employees have been charged with stealing a total of more than $10,000 from a school lunch program. The office of the attorney general says six women face theft-by-deception charges for ...