Law & Public Safety

NYC creates public defender system for immigrants

NEW YORK (AP) — Poor New York City immigrants who otherwise would have faced the complicated immigration system with its threat of deportation on their own will now get legal representation to help them. It's due to a program advocates say is the ...

New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it ...

Fulop Flexes Muscle, Demotes Police Chief, Promises More Changes to Come

Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan received a letter from Mayor Steve Fulop saying the demotion was due to structural changes and concern with the number of lawsuits filed against the chief for retaliation.

NJ Jewelry Stores Face Charges for Improper Gold Buying Practices

Division of Consumer Affairs inspectors and undercover officers found gold buyers breaking the rules.

NJ woman admits filing for false $350k tax return

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to filing a false tax return that sought a refund of more than $350,000. The Internal Revenue Service's criminal division said Thursday that 62-year-old Halina Okla entered her plea in ...

170 arrested in sweep of Paterson neighborhood

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey's third largest city have arrested about 170 people and seized money, drugs and weapons during a two-week sweep. Paterson Police Director Glenn Brown tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1qyLLih ) that the ...

Judges: Retirees have right to pension increases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that retired public workers have a right to cost-of-living increases in their pensions. But in an opinion Thursday, a three-judge panel leaves it to a lower court judge to decide ...

Teen gunned down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have not made any arrests in the slaying of a man in West Orange. Police responded to reports of gunshots near Walker Road and Northfield Avenue just before midnight Wednesday. Officers found 19-year-old ...

NJ man accused of killing ex arrested in Florida

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend has been arrested in Florida. Deputies in Madison County, Florida, located 57-year-old Edward Rosario hours after an arrest warrant was issued. He's charged with ...

2 men throw out $1M ticket, sue New Jersey Lottery

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't ...