Law & Public Safety

3 shot during large party at New Jersey motel

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded during a large party held at a southern New Jersey motel last weekend. But a motive for the shootings remained unclear Monday. Egg Harbor Township police say the shootings ...

Man gets prison term for role in conspiracy ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man who was part of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy is now headed to prison. Ming Zheng received a 46-month sentence on Monday. The 48-year-old Zheng had ...

Young boy injured in fall from 3rd floor window

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say a young child was hospitalized after he accidentally fell out of a third-floor window. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. Monday at a home in the 300 block of Orange Street. Authorities tell The Star-Ledger ...

Teen boy killed, man wounded in Trenton shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy was killed and a man was wounded when shots rang in New Jersey's capital city. But it's not clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue in ...

NJ inmate under investigation in Alabama slaying

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man serving a lengthy prison sentence for the slaying of a New Jersey woman is now being investigated in connection with a 2002 homicide in Alabama. The Trentonian (http://bit.ly/1ovkEGp) reports that a New Jersey judge ruled ...

193 vehicles stopped at concert DWI checkpoint

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State troopers stopped 193 vehicles at a DWI checkpoint following the Luke Bryant concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Concertgoers had been warned. Trooper Jeff Flynn told The Star-Ledger of Newark ...

ACLU sues 7 New Jersey school districts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's American Civil Liberties Union is suing seven school districts over enrollment policies that the ACLU believes discriminates against students whose parents are in the country without legal permission. The districts ...

3 injured in amusement park parking lot crash

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Police issued a summons to a motorist after a crash in the parking lot at the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey left three people injured. Jackson police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Philly Inquirer co-owner among 7 dead in jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help ...

No injuries reported in NJ Turnpike bus fire

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a bus caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. But it's not yet known what sparked the blaze, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday near milemarker 95.7 in Carteret. WABC-TV ...