Law & Public Safety

Investigators: Planes nearly collided near Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A preliminary federal report says two planes nearly collided over Newark Liberty Airport last month. The National Transportation Safety Board report classifies it as a near midair collision. The report estimates that a landing ...

New Jersey man admits to 24-hour crime spree

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 24-hour crime spree that involved the shooting of a cab driver and several armed robberies. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Quam Wilson of Neptune ...

Experts: Illegal online gambling happening in US

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling regulators say illegal Internet betting is happening across the United States, and that's hurting the fledgling online gambling industries in the three states that have legalized it. Speaking Monday at the East ...

Leader of bank fraud scheme gets prison sentence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a New York City man who led an elaborate bank fraud scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says the scheme orchestrated by 35-year-old Nurlin ...

New Jersey sued, accused of ignoring ’02 gun law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun-control groups are suing New Jersey over the state's 12-year-old "smart gun" law. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a local chapter of the Million Mom March filed the lawsuit Monday. It accuses the attorney ...

County jail official indicted on wiretap charge

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deputy director of the Hudson County jail has been indicted on charges that he used a website to illegally wiretap some of his fellow employees. Kirk Eady is charged with intentionally intercepting the wire, oral or ...

Coast Guard evacuates ill cruise passenger

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey. The Celebrity Summit notified the Coast Guard late Sunday that the passenger was in need of medical attention. A 47-foot rescue ...

Woman charged in attack on 94-year-old grandmother

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a woman accused of attacking her 94-year-old grandmother inside the southern New Jersey home they shared. Ocean County prosecutors say bail was set at $150,000 cash for ...

Train derails in New Jersey; no injuries, damage

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Conrail says four empty cars of a freight train derailed in Camden, but no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. Conrail spokesman John Enright says the derailment happened at about 3 a.m. Monday on the Conrail Camden Belt Line ...

NJ man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slayings

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally shot two men in a parked car, cut off their heads and hands and buried them in the woods. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1gI58EF) reports that ...