Law & Public Safety


Syrians in NJ React to Airstrikes

After the U.S. launched airstrikes in Syria against terrorist groups, Syrians in New Jersey react.

Newark man charged in fatal shooting at restaurant

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man killed outside a Newark fast-food restaurant earlier this month. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Tuesday that 32-year-old city resident ...

NJ Transit staffer pleads guilty to extortion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit staffer has admitted he got money from vendors in return for helping them get work with the agency. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old William Talerico, of Beachwood, pleaded guilty Tuesday to affecting ...

Ex-bank official charged in embezzlement scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former assistant vice president at a northern New Jersey bank has been charged in a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million. Miye Chon, also known as Karen Chon, turned herself in to the FBI on Tuesday ...

Off-duty officer captures shooting suspect at deli

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man wanted on attempted murder charges was arrested when he walked into a Trenton deli and was spotted by an off-duty city police officer who was working there as a security guard. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1smfIGH) ...

Man faces murder charge in mother’s slaying

HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death earlier this month says he plans to use an insanity defense for his client. John Weichsel told The Record (http://bit.ly/1mKov2Z) ...

Man with special needs left alone on county bus

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — A bus driver who allegedly left a special needs man alone on a bus for more than two hours last week has been suspended without pay. The man apparently was not harmed during the incident. But further details have not been ...

SEC alleges insider trading in coal acquisition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators allege in a lawsuit that three men illegally profited from Arch Coal's acquisition of International Coal Group. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit says Frank Tamayo and two other men ...

Authorities: Man possessed, distributed child porn

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man stands accused of distributing and possessing child pornography. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says 37-year-old Thomas Ballard of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Monday after authorities ...

Court: No GPS devices for sex crimes before 2007

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state can't force sex offenders convicted before a GPS monitoring program was signed into law to wear the tracking devices. The justices voted, 4-3, that it was unconstitutional ...