Law & Public Safety

Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino. Trump is suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in New Jersey state court, demanding that ...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Turnpike crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was driving drunk when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike last weekend, killing a passenger, has pleaded not guilty to death by auto charges. Carlos Aguirre entered ...

Gun buyback program set for Union County

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Union County. Acting County Prosecutor Grace Park says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event being staged Saturday. Collection sites will be ...

Man sentenced in slaying of his children’s mother

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his children's mother has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison. Camden County prosecutors say 26-year-old Julio Martinez, of Camden, must serve about 24 years before he becomes ...

Police: Man squeezed woman’s toes at supermarket

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of squeezing a woman's toes in the parking lot of a southern New Jersey supermarket earlier this month has been captured. Mount Laurel police say 30-year-old Derrick Johnson Jr., of Mount Laurel, was ...

Garfield cop charged with assault by auto

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials have charged a Garfield police officer with assault by auto after he crashed into a building, injuring a passenger in his vehicle. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office says 22-year-old Patrick Sajewicz was ...

Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster’s kin

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal. The transit agency is challenging a jury verdict that found it owes Carmine Franco's family more than $8 million for land ...

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1orDkIF) reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine's home in ...

Domestic Violence Court Proposed

State officials are proposing a new court that deals solely with domestic violence as a way to stop abuse.

Man indicted on numerous counts in weapons case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly had a large stash of weapons and gunpowder in his home has been indicted on numerous counts. Bergen County prosecutors say 65-year-old Robert Lintner, of Saddle Brook, is charged with ...