Law & Public Safety


Officials Say New Jersey Needs More Equipment To Attend To Emergencies

Bergen County’s Office of Emergency Management says the state needs more equipment to attend to emergencies such as oil train derailments.

Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service. Robert Dubuc was ...

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce ...

Philadelphia man gets prison for online blackmail

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who blackmailed a New Jersey man who responded to his online ad seeking sex is going to prison. A judge in Burlington County, New Jersey, has sentenced 43-year-old Steven Beisher to five years behind bars and ...

Psychiatric hospital worker suspended over attack

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An employee at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital has been suspended after officials said a patient attacked her roommate and blinded her. New Jersey Human Services spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rsncCl ) the ...

Baraka Proposes Changes to Cop Perks

A proposal by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka proposes changes to police compensations.

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...

NJ man kills self after girlfriend vanishes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a married New Jersey man hanged himself days after his girlfriend disappeared.Fifty-year-old Kevin Shelton was found dead inside the Runnemede apartment he shares with his wife and children on ...

New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Jose Carranza claimed he was an innocent bystander on the night of the 2007 shooting. He also ...

Rockaway cop arraigned in official misconduct case

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Rockaway Township police officer accused of trying to fix a relative's drunken driving ticket has pleaded not guilty to an official misconduct charge. Thirty-five-year-old Clifton Gauthier of Sparta also is accused of ...