Law & Public Safety

Man charged of murder in 2013 suburban stabbing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been charged with murdering a man found in a backyard shed with stab wounds in his back. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced the charge Friday against 21-year-old Daniel Jurczyk of ...

Man wounded in Bridgeton shooting

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was wounded in the shoulder and hand during a shooting in Bridgeton. Officers found the 21-year-old in a home on South Avenue Thursday night. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1mZioaP ) ...

New Jersey diocese settles priest abuse suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has paid $610,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey man who said he was sexually abused for years as a teen by a priest who headed the diocese's youth group. Forty-two-year-old Chris Naples of Bass ...

Seaside Heights settles excessive force suit

SEASIDGE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Seaside Heights has settled an excessive force lawsuit for $500,000. George Hatze of Toms River claimed police used pepper spray and fractured his back by throwing him to the boardwalk during a dispute at the Fourth of ...

Conduct that forced football cancellation probed

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Middlesex County prosecutor's office is investigating conduct by people connected to Sayreville High's football team that caused the cancellation of a scheduled game Thursday night. The Sayreville schools' superintendent ...

Developer offers to repair damage to war memorial

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City developer has offered to make repairs to a Korean War memorial that was vandalized and hit with graffiti. City officials said that Fields Development Group offered to repair damaged floodlights, restore ...

Lawyer charged with stealing $1M from clients

HACKSENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey attorney has been charged with defrauding dozens of former clients of more than $1 million, including his brother. The Record reported (http://bit.ly/1mWtzB3 ) that Louis A. Capazzi Jr., of Harrington ...

Casino executive fined, suspended for firing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have fined the Golden Nugget $30,000 and suspended its general manager for three days for wrongly firing the casino's surveillance director. The penalties were imposed under a settlement ...

Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge is weighing a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New ...

Feds: Trader made $1.5M by manipulating prices

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago prosecutors say a high-frequency trader in New Jersey has been indicted for allegedly manipulating commodities prices by using software that executes trades within milliseconds. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced ...