Law & Public Safety


Some New Jerseyans Travel to PA for Fireworks

Because purchasing fireworks in New Jersey is illegal, some residents travel to Pennsylvania for them.

Lawyer will appeal conviction of ex-mob boss’ son

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for the son of a former Philadelphia mob boss says he'll appeal his client's financial fraud conviction. Lawyer Mike Riley says prosecutors unfairly presented the accusations leveled against Nicodemo S. Scarfo as ...

Judge allows NJ Superfund site lawsuit to proceed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit over the approximately $80 million cleanup of a Superfund site along Raritan Bay to proceed. The ruling means NL Industries can continue its attempt to share the costs of the cleanup of the ...

Christie signs ‘leaving the scene’ boating bill

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is increasing its penalties on boaters who leave the scene of an accident. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday that makes the crime similar to leaving the scene of a car crash. The new rules make ...

Former mob boss’ son convicted of financial fraud

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury in New Jersey has convicted the son of a former Philadelphia mob boss in a financial fraud trial. The panel on Thursday found Nicodemo Scarfo guilty of several counts including racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy ...

Lightning may have sparked Hightstown condo fire

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Lightning is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed four condominiums and damaged four others in Hightstown. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the roof of a dwelling in the Wyckoff's Mill development ...

3 dead in crash near Lincoln Tunnel

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Three people are dead in a single-vehicle crash in northern New Jersey that has snarled traffic leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday where Route 3 in North Bergen merges with the Route ...

Murder charges filed in Seattle double killing

SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen ...

APNewsBreak: Ivey: Atlantic City win was all skill

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — World-famous poker player Phil Ivey says his disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City's Borgata casino was all skill, and wants a lawsuit in which the casino accuses him of cheating dismissed. A representative ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...