Law & Public Safety

Man sentenced for stealing car used in drive-by

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who stole a car that authorities say was used in a deadly drive-by shooting in New Jersey's capital city is now headed to prison. Louis Alvarado was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. The 24-year-old Hamilton ...

Driver seriously injured in single-car crash

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a motorist was seriously injured when a car crashed on a central New Jersey roadway. Howell Township police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1Eh2a2m) that the 23-year-old driver apparently suffered broken ...

Legal loss for wife convicted in ‘suitcase murder’

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has rejected an appeal brought by a woman convicted of killing her husband and tossing his dismembered remains in the Chesapeake Bay. The Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/Zj4NQX) reports that ...

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The losing bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel isn't read to fold just yet. Revel's management chose Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management as the winner with a $110 ...

Authorities: Man found shot to death in Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed in an apartment above a barber shop in Paterson. Police say 20-year-old Ramere Lockhart was dead by the time officers arrived on the scene on Rosa Parks Boulevard ...

No serious injuries reported as train, car collide

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say no serious injuries were reported when a New Jersey Transit light rail train and car collided in northern Jersey. Roughly 80 passengers were aboard the train when the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. ...

Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to murder count

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a Paterson man accused of fatally stabbing another city resident last month. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oIcjLE) reports that 18-year-old Jason Ramirez pleaded not guilty on Friday to murder ...

Former teacher indicted on sex assault charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former substitute teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student has been indicted on three counts of sexual assault. Monmouth County prosecutors say 37-year-old Darnell Lewis also faces a ...

3 men sentenced in fatal beating of brother-in-law

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Jersey City brothers convicted in the beating death of their brother-in-law on Christmas Day 2011 are now headed to state prison. The Jersey Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Zdwp9R) that 46-year-old Elieser Paet was ...

Man admits role in heroin distribution ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man has admitted his involvement in a heroin distribution ring. Keenan Johnson faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to conspiring to distribute more than 100 ...