Law & Public Safety

Firefighters rescue dog under dishwasher

TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Instead of a cat in the tree, firefighters in Tinton Falls found a dog trapped under a dishwasher. The dog is a miniature schnauzer named Sambuca. Officials told the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1wAw4K6 ) ...

Man shot by Jersey City police dies

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hudson County Prosecutor's Office investigators are probing a police shooting in Jersey City that left a man dead. Officials say police officers chased 20-year-old Lavon King on Tuesday to a shed in the backyard of a home ...

Judge Rules Christie Can Cut $900M from Pension Payment

Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that Gov. Christie can cut $900 million from this year's payment into the state pension plans.

Sen. Weinberg Says Judge Ruled on Fiscal Year ’14

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says that the judge ruled pension payment cuts for fiscal year 2014 can occur, but has yet to decide on the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.

Supreme Court Ruling Doesn’t Stop Effort to Get Sports Betting in NJ

Despite the Supreme Court's refusal to legalize sports betting in New Jersey, Sen. Lesniak has introduced a bill that would allow the practice only at racetracks and casinos.

NJ’s 2nd largest city replaces police chief

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The police chief of New Jersey's second largest city is being removed from the post after less than a year. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says Police Chief Robert Cowan will return to his civil service position as deputy ...

NJ official indicted in alleged farm scam

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. (AP) — An official in southern New Jersey is facing misconduct charges for allegedly misusing a farm grant program to benefit financially. The attorney general's office said Wednesday that 64-year-old Lawrence Durr of ...

Oahu authorities identify apparent drowning victim

HONOLULU (AP) — An autopsy has been ordered for a woman who died while swimming at Hanauma (ha-NOW'-mah) Bay in Hawaii. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office has identified the woman as 42-year-old as Alexa Digiorgio of Westfield, New Jersey. ...

No arrest in deadly Christmas shooting

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are still searching for the person who shot and killed a man early Christmas morning in a northern New Jersey community. A Plainfield police officer on patrol heard multiple gunshots fired in the area of Park ...

No injuries reported in fire on Edgewater pier

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Low tide hindered efforts to fight a fire on a pedestrian pier along the Hudson River in Edgewater. The fire broke out early Wednesday. The tide was too low for fire boats to get close to put water on the structure, so ...