Law & Public Safety

Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a recently found body has been identified after a forensic investigation as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the body was ...

Bergen County Sheriff Puts Military Vehicle Order on Hold

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced that he's putting the order for military vehicles on hold while a state and federal review of the program is underway.

Gun teacher killed suffered single shot to head

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas says the Arizona firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy told The Associated Press on Thursday that it ...

NJ sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he's ...

NJ man sentenced to life in woman’s slaying

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey man to life in prison for having a woman killed to keep her from testifying against him. Rafael Olmo was convicted in March of hiring a man to kill 29-year-old Deanna Downs of Egg Harbor ...

Israel finds body where American went missing

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities were in the process of identifying the body. The body was found in ...

Human remains at NJ chemical plant identified

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified human remains that were found at a chemical plant in northern New Jersey. The bones were discovered at the Hercules Chemical Company in Roxbury in November 2013. The Morris County Prosecutor's ...

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled when she squeezed ...

Bricktown police seek school burglary suspect

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a man who broke into a school in Brick Township and stole $50 and school supplies. Police say a staff member at St. Dominic's School encountered a man wandering the halls on Monday. The man said he ...

NJ lawmakers seek phone records in bridge probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Lawmakers are requesting a month of data, including text messages, sent ...