Law & Public Safety

Mayo Clinic files lawsuit against former executive

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Mayo Clinic says one of its former top executives was secretly hired by a competitor and continued to work for the Rochester-based medical practice and research group to steal trade secrets. The Post-Bulletin ...

Priest convicted of groping woman

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A Catholic priest has been convicted of groping a woman, but was acquitted of charges that he molested her two children. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1qBtyyC) that Marukudiyil Velan was convicted by a ...

Man arrested outside Colombian soccer team hotel

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City man has been charged with groping a woman and exposing himself while waiting with a crowd for the Colombian national soccer team at a Hoboken hotel. The Jersey Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1rexzZl ) that ...

Former union official sentenced on extortion count

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former delegate of an International Longshoremen's Association chapter in New Jersey is now headed to prison for conspiring to extort Christmas tributes from members. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Robert Ruiz, of ...

Sayreville HS Anti-Bullying Rating Calls System into Question

Sayreville War Memorial High School had a grade of 71 out of 75 for its anti-bullying efforts from 2011 to 2013, which some say shows the system of self reporting is flawed.

Towns Reconsider Curfews After Lawsuit

After a Wanaque teen sued over the town's curfew and won, other municipalities are rescinding their curfews for teens.

Woman admits role in tax check fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey woman has admitted defrauding the Federal Treasury department out of $940,000 in income tax return checks. Rosemary Valerio, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a complaint ...

Wisconsin man sentenced for threatening judge

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has been sentenced to prison for threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey. Camden County prosecutors ...

Man indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been indicted aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that killed a man earlier this year. Morris County prosecutors say 27-year-old Edward Koloski, of Rockaway ...

Man faces murder charges in deadly brawl with teen

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man who was found stabbed this week is now charged with murder in the shooting death of a teenage boy. Authorities say 19-year-old Dequan Rogers, of Franklin Township, was injured Monday night ...