Law & Public Safety

New Jersey man shot by police is sentenced

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who was shot through the eye by a Jersey City police sergeant in 2010 has been sentenced to prison following a guilty verdict in his case. Kwadir Felton was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Thursday in state ...

NJ man sentenced in WVU frat hazing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend 48 hours in jail after pleading no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Michael Sousa also must pay a $1,000 fine and serve two years of probation. Media outlets report ...

5 plead guilty in NJ human trafficking case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a human trafficking and prostitution ring. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Thursday that Jose Romero-Flores of Lakewood and four male associates ...

Man accused of stealing bags at Newark airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority police say they've again arrested a man on charges of stealing luggage from the baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport. Plain-clothes officers say they observed 37-year-old Jaysen Williams grab ...

Gloucester County man sentenced in child porn case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a New Jersey man who posed online as a young woman from Philadelphia to 20 years in prison for receipt of child pornography. Forty-three-year-old Bryan Jacobs of Deptford had pleaded guilty to the ...

5 New Milford students charged in bogus bills case

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five New Milford high school students are facing charges stemming from a counterfeiting scheme. Counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial numbers began surfacing at local businesses over a four-week period. Police ...

Man accused of trying to run down police officer

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say tried to run down an officer with his car in southern New Jersey. Toms River police took 24-year-old Shamar Kerr into custody Wednesday night after a 4 ½ hour manhunt. Authorities say ...

Mother charged in toddler daughter’s death

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey mother accused of fatally beating her toddler daughter. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1tR7NxZ) reports that 30-year-old Jersey City resident ...

Incidents force security changes at Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent incidents of illegal access to the World Trade Center tower have led to a security shake-up. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Wednesday that a company that provides unarmed security at the region's ...

NJ Prepares for Another Hurricane Season

With hurricane season beginning June 1, Monmouth County has rolled out a new program for emergency preparedness.