Law & Public Safety

Dog trainer sentenced on animal cruelty charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey dog trainer who severely beat a canine that died while in his care has sentenced to five years in prison. Michael Rosenberg, of Princeton, had pleaded guilty in May to animal cruelty. The charges stemmed ...

2 Pennsylvania residents die in New Jersey crash

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania residents were killed when their cars collided head-on in central New Jersey. Hopewell Township police say the crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Route 518 and Stony Brook ...

Trial starts for Army major charged with abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The trial for an Army major and his wife who are charged with abusing their three adopted children and lying about it to health officials has begun. The Record reported (http://bit.ly/ZIrHkT ) that Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph ...

Judge Voids Taj Mahal Union Contract with Casino Workers

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Trump Entertainment can stop paying for worker health care and pensions at Taj Mahal.

Convict must change where he gets wife from work

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been told to change where he picks his wife up from work at a nuclear power plant after he pleaded guilty to unwanted sexual contact of another employee. Superior Court Judge Christine Allen Jackson on ...

Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would partially ...

Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring has been sentenced. Lamar Taylor was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay $338,649 of restitution and be under supervised ...

AG says consultant ran scam, used money at casinos

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The state has revoked the registration of a Jersey City financial consultant and fined him $2 million after they say he spent investors' money on gambling, football tickets and other personal expenses. Acting Attorney General ...

Hit-and-run driver sought in police stop crash

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state troopers are seeking the driver of a Jeep who sideswiped a vehicle that police had pulled over for a traffic stop. The incident took place Saturday night on Interstate 195 in Upper Freehold ...

New Jersey man sentenced in ‘den of horrors’ case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter and stepdaughter in what prosecutors described as a "den of horrors" to 45 years in prison. The 50-year-old Lindenwold resident was ...