Law & Public Safety

Lodi woman accused of beating child with belt

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a 23-year-old Lodi woman of beating a 2-year-old with a belt. Mynasia Petty is held on $100,000 bail, charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Workers at a daycare center called authorities ...

Grand jury indicts man in 3-state crime spree

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal grand jury in New Jersey has indicted a man accused of waging a three-state crime spree from Pennsylvania to New York that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge. Luis Figeuroa faces six counts ...

2 convicted of Woodlynne bakery killing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Camden County have convicted two men in the killing of a Woodlynne bakery owner during a botched robbery. Jurors found 36-year-old William Cooper Jr. of Camden and 29-year-old Rashawn Carter of Philadelphia guilty of ...

2 suspects questioned in North Bergen hit-and-run

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are questioning two suspects about a hit-and-run in North Bergen that seriously injured two brothers. No charges have been filed. Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1xFKWKG ) a ...

Judge allows Port Authority toll increase

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists will soon pay more to use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's bridges and tunnels. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied a request by the American Automobile Associations of New York and North ...

Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory. The alarm went off early Wednesday in a music practice room in the basement of ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

Shooting suspect captured by officer on horseback

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect was chased down by an officer on horseback after a shooting in downtown Newark. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1qYoyVp) reports the incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Mulberry ...

Camden man faces murder charges in fatal shootings

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a Camden man accused of killing two city residents last week in separate shootings that occurred on the same day. Camden County prosecutors say 31-year-old Elliot Nock was arrested early ...

Pilot Program Offers Free Treatment to Addicts Who Detox

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has a pilot methadone project that offers heroin addicts who complete detox free entry into treatment.