Law & Public Safety

Man sentenced in crash that killed police officer

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is headed to state prison for causing a fiery alcohol-related crash that killed an off-duty police officer who was headed home after working a drunken driving detail. Ocean County prosecutors say ...

Bank robbery suspect caught after pursuit, crash

WATCHUNG, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of robbing a central New Jersey bank was captured after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle. Somerset County prosecutors say bail was set at $100,000 cash for Jason Aguilera. ...

Toddler drowns in day care center’s goldfish pond

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it appears a toddler accidentally drowned in a New Jersey day care center's goldfish pond. The Daily Journal of Vineland (http://vineland.dj/1B9DjOO ) reports that the 15-month-old boy was found around 10:50 ...

New Jersey man sentenced on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man caught up in a child pornography sweep last year is now headed to state prison. State authorities say 31-year-old Cesar Urena Valverde, of Trenton, received a four-year sentence Wednesday. Valverde ...

New Jersey court OKs new charter school rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state Board of Education has the authority to change charter school rules to make it easier for existing charters to open new satellite campuses. The ruling was issued Wednesday. ...

Sammy the cocker spaniel dies at new home

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cocker spaniel that was left for dead in a trash bag has died at its new adoptive home in New Jersey. Sammy had suffered a stroke. The dog gained attention in 2013 after Keith Morgan said he had discovered the starving ...

Authorities identify man killed in fiery crash

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed last weekend when his car crashed and burst into flames in central New Jersey. Middletown police say the car driven by 43-year-old township resident Walter ...

Giants memorabilia suit to be heard in state court

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A sports memorabilia dealer who sued the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning for allegedly doctoring equipment to make it appear game-worn has scored a legal victory. A federal judge in Newark ruled Tuesday that Eric ...

Lawsuit settled over nuclear plant fish kills

Three environmental groups have settled a lawsuit against New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department, clearing the way for the agency to rule on whether a southern New Jersey nuclear plant is doing enough to prevent unnecessary fish kills. The ...

Authorities: Man struck, killed at restaurant

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was struck and killed by a car while he walked in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in southern New Jersey. Camden County prosecutors say 58-year-old Ira Redhorn Jr. of Pine Hill was ...