Law & Public Safety

Man gets prison term for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man is headed to prison for using stolen identities to file false tax returns and obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in refund checks. Hakeem Awe, of Irvington, received a ...

2 college students face sexual assault charges

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Two northern New Jersey college students are accused of sexually assaulting a woman following a fraternity party last weekend. Authorities were notified after the woman went to a hospital Saturday morning. Bergen County ...

Knife-wielding man shot by police dies from wounds

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding man who was shot and wounded by police at a northwestern New Jersey home this week has died from his injuries. Warren County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 36-year-old Thomas Read Jr. ...

2 indicted in slaying of man found in burning car

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the shooting death of a man whose body was found inside a burning car in Trenton earlier this year. Mercer County prosecutors say 20-year-old Joeryan Foreman and ...

Contractor sentenced for defrauding customer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey contractor who was paid nearly $100,000 to renovate a New York City home has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for defrauding her of the money. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Raymond Norville ...

Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

Lodi teacher offered plea deal in office crash

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors are offering a plea deal to a Lodi teacher accused of driving drunk when he rear-ender a police car, leaving the officer with a traumatic brain injury. Michael Ettz would face seven years in prison if he accepts ...

NJ man accused of stealing bulldozer for ride home

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home. Police say 30-year-old Christopher Russell left behind a path of destruction as he tried to maneuver the bulldozer through West Hudson ...

Newton cop accused of exposing himself

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a Newton police officer of exposing himself to at least five young men during traffic stops. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Officer Jason Miller of Hampton after reviewing videotapes which showed the ...

Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night ...