Law & Public Safety

Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison. State Superior Court Judge Francis Vernoia handed down a ...

Prosecutors: 2 dead, 1 wounded in Newark shootings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was hospitalized following separate shootings in Newark. But authorities say it doesn't appear that the incidents are connected. Essex County prosecutors say the first shooting occurred around ...

Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once it's agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that. They coaxed settlements in housing ...

Ukrainians in NJ React to Ceasefire

Ukraine and Russia have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire, but some are skeptical that it will hold.

Newark Hires First Class of Cops Since 2010

Thirty-five recruits have been added to the Newark Police Department, the first class since 2010.

Teacher charged with having sex with student

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County teacher has been charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Kalee Warnick on three charges stemming from an investigation alleging that she entered ...

Man faces 15 years in prison in heroin ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Passaic County man who led a heroin supply ring has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Authorities say 38-year-old Segundo Garcia's network supplied heroin to large-scale dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania ...

Rainforest Cafe sues to stay at Trump Plaza

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A popular restaurant at Trump Plaza is suing the Atlantic City casino, asking a judge to permit it to keep operating after the casino shuts down on Sept. 16. The Rainforest Cafe, whose parent company owns the Golden ...

9/11 responders urged to register for NY benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and union activists are urging Sept. 11 responders to sign up for New York worker compensation benefits. They say that those who worked around the World Trade Center site should enroll with the state Workers ...

Paterson teacher accused of sex with student

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $150,000 for a Paterson school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Authorities in Essex County have charged 28-year-old Adelardo Romero with nine counts of sexual assault, ...