Law & Public Safety

New Jersey hotel settles Sandy price gouging claim

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a northern New Jersey hotel will pay $110,000 to resolve claims that the business gouged dozens of customers following Superstorm Sandy. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the settlement with ...

Judge sworn in as Camden County’s new prosecutor

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A state Superior Court judge has been sworn in as Camden County's new prosecutor. Mary Eva Colalillo is the first woman to hold the post. She took the oath of office Monday during a private ceremony. This marks Colalillo's ...

Princeton HealthCare System settles suit

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the New Jersey operator of a hospital and several medical facilities will pay more than $1 million to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The EEOC announced Monday ...

Teen gunned down in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One teen is dead and another wounded in gunfire in Newark. Authorities say 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond of Irvington was shot and died on South 17th Street Sunday night. A 17-year-old boy was wounded and is being treated at a ...

Absecon police report rash of burglaries

ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — Absecon police are investigating a rash of recent burglaries. At least six homes, sheds and campers have been broken into off Shore Road between June 15 and Sunday. Sgt. Robert Ponzetti tells The Press of Atlantic City ...

Man charged with 4 burglaries in Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Paterson man with committing at least four burglaries in the city since May. Officers arrested Mondino Garcia on Sunday. Detective Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1iSm8c0 ) ...

Police shoot, kill man in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Elizabeth that left a man dead. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says an officer on Sunday found 44-year-old John DelValle holding a 49-year-old woman at ...

Coast Guard rescue 5 from sinking boat

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat that was taking on water about 35 miles off Cape May. A person aboard the 34-foot vessel radioed for help around noon Sunday. Two Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter responded ...

NJ man fined $21K for illegal dumping in park

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A garbage run has proved to be costly for a southern New Jersey man. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has fined a Seaside Heights man more than $21,000 for illegally dumping eight garbage bags full of ...

Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...