Law & Public Safety

Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge in New York federal court for passing along secrets that earned $722,000 in illegal profits. Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday ...

Ex-NFL star turns down plea bargain in fraud case

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms. Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a ...

Complaint Claims Columbia HS Treats Minorities Unfairly

The ACLU of New Jersey and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies has filed a complaint against South Orange-Maplewood's Columbia High School for alleged patterns of exclusion.

Disagreement Over When to Release Dashcam Video

Advocates for open government are happy with a Superior Court judge's decision to release police dashcam video immediately, but the Ocean County prosecutor says that can make prosecutions difficult.

‘Some’ players in hazing case appear in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the seven New Jersey high school football players accused of sexually abusing younger teammates have made their initial court appearances. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey would not tell NJ.com ...

Man found dead in woods apparently was stabbed

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man found dead in a wooded area of central New Jersey was stabbed to death. Middlesex County prosecutors say a passer-by saw the body of 35-year-old Ramon Lugo on Monday afternoon and ...

Mother makes court appearance on murder charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a Florida woman charged in the death of her son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has asked a judge for more time to prepare for the case. The request came during a court session held Tuesday in New ...

Top Obama aide, NYC mayor discuss terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser has been talking with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton about the threat posed in the U.S. by terrorist groups and foreign fighters ...

Pharmacist admits paying kickbacks to physicians

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey pharmacist has admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions. Vladimir Kleyman, a 43-year-old Lakewood resident ...

Conviction reinstated in warrantless search case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a gun conviction against a man who awaits sentencing in a New Jersey murder case, ruling that a 2008 warrantless search by Stamford police that found the weapon used in the ...