Law & Public Safety

No serious injuries reported as train, car collide

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say no serious injuries were reported when a New Jersey Transit light rail train and car collided in northern Jersey. Roughly 80 passengers were aboard the train when the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. ...

Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to murder count

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a Paterson man accused of fatally stabbing another city resident last month. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oIcjLE) reports that 18-year-old Jason Ramirez pleaded not guilty on Friday to murder ...

Former teacher indicted on sex assault charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former substitute teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student has been indicted on three counts of sexual assault. Monmouth County prosecutors say 37-year-old Darnell Lewis also faces a ...

3 men sentenced in fatal beating of brother-in-law

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Jersey City brothers convicted in the beating death of their brother-in-law on Christmas Day 2011 are now headed to state prison. The Jersey Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Zdwp9R) that 46-year-old Elieser Paet was ...

Man admits role in heroin distribution ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man has admitted his involvement in a heroin distribution ring. Keenan Johnson faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to conspiring to distribute more than 100 ...

Authorities identify body found in wooded area

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found this week in a wooded area of southern New Jersey. But they have not yet determined what caused the death of Kimberly Gable-Bujak, a 50-year-old Middle ...

2 get jail for illegal poker game in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey men have received jail terms for running an illegal poker club inside a storefront. Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday that 43-year-old Thomas Rand of Williamstown and 33-year-old ...

New Jersey man gets 3 years in child porn case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Hudson County man has been sentenced to three years in state prison for offering child pornography over the Internet. John Kondes of Bayonne was one of 27 people arrested in 2012 as part of "Operation Watchdog," a state-wide ...

NJ Police Departments Not Always Representative of Communities

Jersey City and Newark have the least representative police departments of the populations they serve in the nation, according to a data site.

Monmouth County Campaign Aims to Educate Distracted Drivers

The Unplugged and Alive Campaign gives those pulled over for distracted driving the opportunity to take a pledge and watch a video in lieu of incurring a fine.