Law & Public Safety

Stabbing suspect charged following police standoff

PENNINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges were filed against a man who allegedly stabbed a female relative at an apartment complex and then kept police at bay for several hours. Pennington police tell The Times of Trenton ...

Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer responding to a call struck and killed a man who was walking on a roadway. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Manchester Township. ...

12 people displaced by fire that burns 5 buildings

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Twelve people were displaced and five buildings were damaged or destroyed by a fast-moving fire in Paterson. No injuries were reported in four-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in the area of Godwin Avenue and Straight ...

No injuries reported when shots fired at home

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when someone fired several shots at a home in central New Jersey. Long Branch police say the shooting on Central Avenue occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday. But a possible motive for the shooting ...

Authorities: 1 person killed in single-car crash

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when their car crashed on a central New Jersey roadway. Middletown Township police say the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Navesink River Road. The person killed was alone ...

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of woman

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Camden woman has been arraigned on murder charges. Camden County prosecutors say 20-year-old Camden resident Gustavo Jimenez and 21-year-old Karen Ramirez were arguing Monday about the ...

Elderly man killed in Garden State Parkway crash

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man was killed when his vehicle veered off the Garden State Parkway and struck a tree in southern New Jersey. State police say the crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. Friday in a southbound lane near ...

4 hurt in 3-car crash on George Washington Bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Four people were taken to hospitals after three cars collided on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge in northern New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said it's not ...

3 sentenced for fatal stabbing at housing complex

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three men have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in the stabbing death of a man killed at a northern New Jersey housing complex. Damian Free and Justin Scott, both of Paterson, were each sentenced to 18 years in ...

Drunk driver gets prison sentence in fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drunk driver who caused a crash that killed two people and critically injured two others last year is now headed to state prison. Harrison Allen, of Livingston, received a six-year sentence Friday. He had pleaded guilty in ...