Law & Public Safety

Man found dead in woods apparently was stabbed

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man found dead in a wooded area of central New Jersey was stabbed to death. Middlesex County prosecutors say a passer-by saw the body of 35-year-old Ramon Lugo on Monday afternoon and ...

Mother makes court appearance on murder charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a Florida woman charged in the death of her son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has asked a judge for more time to prepare for the case. The request came during a court session held Tuesday in New ...

Top Obama aide, NYC mayor discuss terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser has been talking with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton about the threat posed in the U.S. by terrorist groups and foreign fighters ...

Pharmacist admits paying kickbacks to physicians

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey pharmacist has admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions. Vladimir Kleyman, a 43-year-old Lakewood resident ...

Conviction reinstated in warrantless search case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a gun conviction against a man who awaits sentencing in a New Jersey murder case, ruling that a 2008 warrantless search by Stamford police that found the weapon used in the ...

Coast Guard comes to the aid of 2 disabled boaters

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of two boaters who were aboard a disabled 19-foot boat in a southern New Jersey waterway. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a call around 3:40 p.m. Monday from a ...

Northern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iraqi citizen living in northern New Jersey possessed and distributed child pornography. Nazar Hasan, of Ridgefield Park, faces two counts of child endangerment. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and it was ...

NJ Transit will pay woman $6.5M for amputated leg

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board has voted to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a woman who had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a bus. NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/ZC9NjJ ) that the board approved the ...

Citing ‘bizarre behavior,’ conviction overturned

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the aggravated assault conviction of a New Jersey man, citing bizarre behavior from an assistant prosecutor. MyCentralJersey.com reports (http://mycj.co/1D94XJz ) that 30-year-old Geraldo ...

Judge will rule Friday on Taj Mahal casino future

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge will decide Friday whether to terminate the union contract of Atlantic City's Taj Mahal Casino Resort, something the struggling casino says is necessary to avoid shutting down next month. U.S. ...