Law & Public Safety

Pharmacist among those charged in drug ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a northern New Jersey pharmacy and 15 other people have been charged for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and distribute oxycodone. Those charged Wednesday included ...

Convicted murderer sentenced for courtroom scuffle

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced for sparking a courtroom scuffle just moments after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a female friend. Giuseppe Tedesco, of Hopatcong, will serve the ...

Maine governor: Rice’s NFL suspension not enough

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has told the National Football League's commissioner that it's unconscionable for the league to punish Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest. Maine Gov. ...

State lawsuit claims company scammed customers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a Fairfield-based firm used high-pressure sales tactics to sell to customers and then made it difficult for them to get refunds. State consumer affairs officials announced Wednesday that they have filed ...

NJ to central NY heroin ring busted, 19 charged

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've broken up a heroin ring that was moving large amounts of the drug from New Jersey to the Syracuse area. Local media report that Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and Drug ...

Alleged drunken driver struck, injured by truck

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — An alleged drunken driver who authorities say tried to run away from state police on a northern New Jersey highway was seriously injured when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. But the head injury suffered by Thomas ...

Atlantic City police officer injured in crash

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City police officer is recovering after she was injured when a motorist struck her patrol car. Officer Rebecca Seabrook was directing traffic away from flooding on Route 40 onto the Atlantic City Expressway ...

Driver pleads not guilty in farmers market crash

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A driver accused of causing a deadly weekend crash at a New Jersey farmers market has pleaded not guilty. James Woetzel, of Hawthorne, was brought into court in a wheelchair on Wednesday. Woetzel is charged with vehicular ...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about ...

Campaign manager indicted in robocall case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the campaign manager for a New Jersey state senate candidate was responsible for an early morning robocall that urged voters to support another candidate. Monmouth County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dwayne ...