Law & Public Safety

22 charged in drug ring in 3 New Jersey counties

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged 22 people with running a large-scale drug operation. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and ...

Details released in fatal farm fest accident

CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Morris County have released additional information about an accident that killed a child at a farm festival last weekend. The accident occurred Sunday at Alstede Farms during its 31st annual Chester Harvest ...

Prominent New Jersey lawyer Buckman, 61, dies

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawyer who helped make racial profiling into an issue that got attention nationally has died. Authorities say 61-year-old William Buckman killed himself in a Mount Laurel hotel. Buckman, who lived in Cherry ...

Maine, states settle TD Bank data breach

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive $130,015 in a multi-state settlement with TD Bank that resolves a 2012 data breach. Attorney General Janet Mills says the state is one of nine that investigated the breach and negotiated the settlement. ...

Mayo Clinic files lawsuit against former executive

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Mayo Clinic says one of its former top executives was secretly hired by a competitor and continued to work for the Rochester-based medical practice and research group to steal trade secrets. The Post-Bulletin ...

Priest convicted of groping woman

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A Catholic priest has been convicted of groping a woman, but was acquitted of charges that he molested her two children. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1qBtyyC) that Marukudiyil Velan was convicted by a ...

Man arrested outside Colombian soccer team hotel

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City man has been charged with groping a woman and exposing himself while waiting with a crowd for the Colombian national soccer team at a Hoboken hotel. The Jersey Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1rexzZl ) that ...

Former union official sentenced on extortion count

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former delegate of an International Longshoremen's Association chapter in New Jersey is now headed to prison for conspiring to extort Christmas tributes from members. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Robert Ruiz, of ...

Sayreville HS Anti-Bullying Rating Calls System into Question

Sayreville War Memorial High School had a grade of 71 out of 75 for its anti-bullying efforts from 2011 to 2013, which some say shows the system of self reporting is flawed.

Towns Reconsider Curfews After Lawsuit

After a Wanaque teen sued over the town's curfew and won, other municipalities are rescinding their curfews for teens.