Law & Public Safety

2 teens killed in car accident were ‘best buddies’

RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — Family and school officials say the two victims of a fatal car crash in Randolph were high school football players and "friends from childhood." NJ.com reports (bit.ly/1kikqSr) that Jackie Timmerman says her son, Jack, and ...

Wrong-way driver faces DWI charge

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Drunken driving charges have been filed against a man who was only wearing boxer shorts and driving the wrong way when his car overturned on a northern New Jersey highway. The Record (http://bit.ly/1tO2vTK) reports the ...

Woman gets 10 years for fatal Colorado bike crash

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A woman who struck and killed a Jesuit volunteer on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Thirty-year-old Tonie Rosales learned her punishment Friday in Grand ...

State Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Parkway crash

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Police say two women were killed and two children were injured when their car and a pickup truck collided on the Garden State Parkway in southern New Jersey. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, ...

Camden man charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Camden was driving with a suspended license. Camden County prosecutors say bail was set at $85,000 for 61-year-old city resident Jose Sosa. He's also charged with ...

Man wounded in shooting at his New Jersey home

PENNS GROVE, N.J. (AP) — A dispute outside a southern New Jersey home ended with one resident being seriously injured in a shooting and three men being sought by authorities. Salem County Prosecutor John Lenahan tells the South Jersey Times ...

Prosecutors: Marshals track down stabbing suspect

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have tracked down a man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a woman whose body was found this week on a southern New Jersey roadway. Camden County prosecutors say 52-year-old Kevin Ambrose of Winslow ...

Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty in overdose death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey drug dealer who admitted selling a man heroin that led to his fatal overdose has learned his fate. Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term ...

Man sentenced in fatal apartment complex shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal shooting at a southern New Jersey apartment complex has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Joshua Texidor of Westampton must serve about 17 ...

Motive sought in deadly Newark street shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a motive for the fatal shooting of a man who was gunned down on a Newark street. Essex County prosecutors say police responding to reports of shots fired around 4 p.m. Friday found Michael Franklin in ...