Law & Public Safety

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crash

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Authorities have said 52-year-old Diane Williams of Estell Manor was ...

El Salvador detains US man sought in abuse case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities have detained a U.S. man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in the state of New Jersey and have sent him back to face charges. ...

Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. The Department of Law & Public Safety ...

Bill introduced to grant discretion in gun cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer introduced "Shaneen's Law" in response to the case of Shaneen ...

Some NJ Police Departments Suspended from Military Gear Program

A Department of Defense report names four New Jersey police departments that are suspended from a program that offers military gear to police.

Man charged with murder after dice game argument

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting following a dispute over a dice game. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said Friday that 28-year-old Johnathan Sylvester ...

Fire in Wildwood causes power outage

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Power has been completely restored to customers who lost power due to a fire in Wildwood Friday morning. A spokesman for Atlantic City Electric said that about 1,800 people were without power as a result of a late morning ...

Werner Franz, survivor of Hindenburg crash, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the Hindenburg airship disaster 77 years ago, has died. Historian John Provan, a long-time friend, said Friday that Franz died Aug. 13 in Frankfurt. German news agency ...

NJ man indicted in DWI crash that injured officer

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Grand jurors have indicted a man on charges stemming from a drunken driving accident that seriously injured a Bergen County police officer. Michael Ettz of Lodi is charged with aggravated assault, assault by auto while ...

Lawnmower argument leads to stabbing in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say an argument over a lawnmower led to a stabbing in New Jersey's capital city. Trenton police say it started when 53-year-old Anthony Burton asked to borrow a 55-year-old man's mower on Klagg Avenue. Police Lt. Mark ...