Law & Public Safety

Man crashes stolen car during police pursuit

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Charges are pending against the driver of a stolen car who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase along the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. Authorities say the pursuit started shortly after the vehicle was ...

Authorities: Elderly man struck, killed by car

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 90-year-old man who was struck and killed while trying to cross a southern New Jersey roadway apparently was looking for his parked car when the accident occurred. The Press of Atlantic City ...

2 inmates escape from youth detention center

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1q3Ktsk) reports that 18-year-old Hakim Walls and 20-year-old Jermaine Jackson, both ...

Authorities: Mother, young daughter struck by car

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and her young daughter escaped serious injury when they were struck by a car while trying to cross a central New Jersey roadway. Red Bank police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1tODreK) ...

Prosecutors: Man charged in beating of toddler

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused in the beating of a toddler who suffered a brain injury. Ocean County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Man charged in threat that closed college campuses

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of making an online bomb threat that spurred a southern New Jersey community college to evacuate its campuses. Hamilton Township police say 23-year-old Sergio Feliciano, ...

Indictment: 3 brothers led violent drug ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say 42 people have been indicted for alleged roles in a violent drug distribution ring in southern New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says the ring had ties to Mexican drug cartels and was ...

Albright student killed in house fire, 2 injured

READING, Pa. (AP) — Albright College officials say a sophomore was killed and two other students injured in an early-morning house fire. College officials identify the victim as 19-year-old Matt Rein of South River, N.J. They say Rein was an ...

Police: Woman stole thousands from cheer squad

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an official with a competitive cheerleading squad lied about a purse snatching to conceal her theft of funds from the organization. Mount Laurel police say 44-year-old township resident Janene Hamilton ...

Woman in wheelchair fatally struck on highway

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A woman in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a car as she and a friend tried to cross a central New Jersey highway. Authorities say 57-year-old Andrea D'Agostino, of Lawrence Township was being pushed across ...