Law & Public Safety

Pathologist to testify again in cliff murder case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A renowned forensic pathologist says he's prepared to testify again in the murder trial of a man whose conviction for pushing his wife off the Palisades in northern New Jersey was thrown out. Michael Baden testified for the ...

Md. probationary officer suspended after arrest

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say the department has suspended the police power of a probationary officer who was arrested in New Jersey. Police say Steven Varga was arrested in Atlantic City on Wednesday and charged with ...

Gun Sales High for the Holidays

Black Friday sales on firearms are high like other retail purchases, which stresses the background check system.

Ferguson protestors demonstrate in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say seven were arrested when about 100 people protested in New York's Times Square on Black Friday over the Ferguson, Missouri shooting by a white officer of an unarmed black man. The demonstrators chanted "Hands up, don't ...

Man stabbed during brawl escapes serious injury

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man escaped serious injury when he was stabbed in the back during a large brawl outside a northern New Jersey bar. The brawl in Jersey City broke out around 2 a.m. Friday. City police officers who ...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 injured in Egg Harbor crash

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a car went off a southern New Jersey roadway and struck a tree on Thanksgiving Day. Egg Harbor Township police say the crash occurred around 4:35 p.m. ...

3 men stabbed during party at Atlantic City hotel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three men were stabbed during a party staged at an Atlantic City hotel. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1FC5ZNt) reports that police responded to The Chelsea around 3:15 a.m. Thursday for a 34-year-old man who ...

2 firefighters hurt while battling duplex blaze

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a fast-moving fire that destroyed a northern New Jersey duplex and displaced 14 people. Paterson authorities say the two-alarm blaze broke out shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday in the ...

Fraud could lead to rape charge under legislation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is pursuing legislation that could result in sexual assault charges if one party lies about his or her identity. Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton has introduced a measure that would expand the ...

3 firefighters hurt, woman hospitalized after fire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say three firefighters were hurt while battling a fire at an abandoned house in Atlantic City, where they rescued a woman believed to be squatting there. The Press of Atlantic City reports ...