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Law & Public Safety

Firefighter, resident hurt in fire at NJ high-rise

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A firefighter and a resident were injured when a smoky fire broke out in a unit at a high-rise senior citizen apartment building in northern New Jersey. It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze, which apparently started ...

NJ man indicted on molestation, child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been indicted on charges that he molested a teenage girl and took sexually explicit photos of her while she was sleeping. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says the 10-count indictment ...

Police: NJ man dead, 6 hurt in NY Thruway crash

WOODBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man has died and six people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Thruway in the Hudson Valley. The state police Thruway detail says the crash occurred around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on ...

Woman charged in wrong-way crash on NJ roadway

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was driving the wrong way on a northern New Jersey highway collided head-on with two other vehicles. Paramus police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1hhsJcs) that 22-year-old Natalie Garcia of ...

Paralegal faces charges over immigration petitions

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who allegedly filed false and fraudulent immigration petitions for clients while working as a paralegal in southern New Jersey has made her initial court appearance. Federal prosecutors say 68-year-old Maria James of ...

Former substitute teacher sentenced for child porn

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former substitute teacher at a private school in northern New Jersey has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse online. Guy West of Jersey City ...

Foul play not suspected in north NJ sidewalk death

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man who was found unconscious and bleeding on a Jersey City sidewalk this week. But it's still not clear how the man was injured or what caused his death. And ...

Hudson Vicinage Changes Court Hours in Response to Pulaski Skyway Closing

Because of the impending long-term closure of the Pulaski Skyway to inbound traffic in Jersey City, court hours for the Hudson Vicinage will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sheriff’s officer indicted in stolen-car ring case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A sheriff's officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen-car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff's office, also faces ...

NJ police say mall gunman was target in drug probe

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who fired shots inside a mall last year before killing himself was under investigation for selling drugs. Hackensack police released the information about Richard Shoop on Tuesday along with ...