Law & Public Safety

Philadelphia man gets prison for online blackmail

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who blackmailed a New Jersey man who responded to his online ad seeking sex is going to prison. A judge in Burlington County, New Jersey, has sentenced 43-year-old Steven Beisher to five years behind bars and ...

Psychiatric hospital worker suspended over attack

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An employee at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital has been suspended after officials said a patient attacked her roommate and blinded her. New Jersey Human Services spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rsncCl ) the ...

Baraka Proposes Changes to Cop Perks

A proposal by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka proposes changes to police compensations.

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...

NJ man kills self after girlfriend vanishes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a married New Jersey man hanged himself days after his girlfriend disappeared.Fifty-year-old Kevin Shelton was found dead inside the Runnemede apartment he shares with his wife and children on ...

New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Jose Carranza claimed he was an innocent bystander on the night of the 2007 shooting. He also ...

Rockaway cop arraigned in official misconduct case

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Rockaway Township police officer accused of trying to fix a relative's drunken driving ticket has pleaded not guilty to an official misconduct charge. Thirty-five-year-old Clifton Gauthier of Sparta also is accused of ...

Ex-student waives hearing on Penn State threat

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old former Penn State student has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened a shooting at a student center. Jong Seong Shim's decision Wednesday clears the way for a trial or a plea ...

Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino. Trump is suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in New Jersey state court, demanding that ...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Turnpike crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was driving drunk when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike last weekend, killing a passenger, has pleaded not guilty to death by auto charges. Carlos Aguirre entered ...