Law & Public Safety

2 deny charges of shopping Saddam family guns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges that they tried to sell firearms believed to have been owned by the family of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. David Phillip Ryan and Carlos Quirola-Ordonez entered their pleas ...

Court vendor admits to misappropriating funds

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former state court vendor who collected and disbursed debts owed to creditors has pleaded guilty to misappropriating funds. Burlington County prosecutors say 53-year-old Kenneth Culligan will likely receive a probation ...

Sports Leagues File Complaint to Stop Sports Betting in NJ

Five major sports entities filed a complaint in federal court to stop a law allowing sports betting in New Jersey.

Artist’s ‘Happy Street Signs’ Aim to Curb Violence in Newark

One artist has held workshops to create "Happy Street Signs" to be placed around Newark to keep violence down.

Authorities: No apparent link between 2 murders

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say there does not appear to be any link between two murders that happened on the same day in a northern New Jersey community. No arrests have been made in either case in Elizabeth. The first slaying occurred ...

Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nation's four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA want to stop New Jersey's plans to allow legal sports betting, just days before it's due to start. They filed legal papers in federal court in Trenton on Monday, seeking ...

Woman admits scamming her health care insurer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman has admitted submitting fraudulent health care claims to her insurer that totaled more than $500,000. State authorities say 40-year-old Donna Dzienisewski, of Middletown, faces five years in prison ...

Judge tosses $15M verdict against Newark schools

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has thrown out a $15 million verdict awarded to a former Newark school teacher who filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the district. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1t5TQPw) reports the district sought relief ...

Casino resisting Donald Trump’s bid to remove name

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is fighting back against Donald Trump's bid to have his name removed from it. Trump Entertainment Resorts is resisting a legal bid by Donald ...

Authorities capture man sought in attack on woman

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a southern New Jersey man who allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly attacked his girlfriend earlier this month. Rozel Foster, a 21-year-old Toms River resident, was arrested Saturday at a home ...