Law & Public Safety

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...

Official: Toxic chemical did not get into air

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that ...

Ex-NJ Transit official sentenced for taking bribe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey Transit supervisor has been sentenced to a year of probation and six months of home confinement for accepting an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna ...

Man accused of killing mom tells judge he’s guilty

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A convicted murderer who New Jersey police say killed his mother two days after being released from prison has told a judge that he's guilty and doesn't want a trial. The Philadelphia Daily News reported ...

Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 youths

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1sEtwuq) reports the ...

Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge in New York federal court for passing along secrets that earned $722,000 in illegal profits. Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday ...

Ex-NFL star turns down plea bargain in fraud case

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms. Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a ...

Complaint Claims Columbia HS Treats Minorities Unfairly

The ACLU of New Jersey and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies has filed a complaint against South Orange-Maplewood's Columbia High School for alleged patterns of exclusion.

Disagreement Over When to Release Dashcam Video

Advocates for open government are happy with a Superior Court judge's decision to release police dashcam video immediately, but the Ocean County prosecutor says that can make prosecutions difficult.

‘Some’ players in hazing case appear in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the seven New Jersey high school football players accused of sexually abusing younger teammates have made their initial court appearances. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey would not tell NJ.com ...