Law & Public Safety

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Hundreds gather at funeral for slain rookie cop

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers and mourners have gathered at a Jersey City church for the funeral of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty. Fellow officers lined the streets Friday and marched between a funeral ...

Focus on Slain Officer as Jersey City Community Comes Together for Wake

Many came to Jersey City to pay their respects to rookie cop Melvin Santiago who was shot dead last weekend.

Asm. Burzichelli: World Has Changed Since Constitution Last Looked at Bail

Deputy Speaker Assemblyman John Burzichelli says the world has changed a great deal since the Constitution last looked at the issue of bail. He hopes a measure reforming the bail system will get the governor's signature.

Prosecutor: 12 ‘top-ranking’ MS-13 members charged

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have filed charges against a dozen alleged top-ranking members of the international street gang MS-13. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says among those charged Thursday with racketeering, drug ...

3 charged in deadly Jersey City shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three men are charged in a deadly Jersey City shooting in which the man accused of killing a rookie police officer was wanted. Authorities have charged 23-year-old Daniel Wilson, 22-year-old Rashid Bronk and 27-year-old ...

New Jersey appeals court tosses concert lawsuit

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court in New Jersey is backing a judge who tossed a man's lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Ticketmaster over concert tickets, calling it "patently frivolous." Edward Mierzwa says he went to the Wal-Mart in North ...

Mom in international custody dispute paroled

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A mother jailed in an international custody dispute has been paroled from a New Jersey prison. But Maria Jose Carrascosa remains in custody pending outstanding contempt-of-court orders and possible deportation to Spain. ...

Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Southern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man stands accused of obtaining images of child sexual abuse while using his cellphone. Jeffrey Spicer of West Wildwood was arrested Wednesday by federal agents and charged with ...