Law & Public Safety

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 47-year-old Peter Deplas of Glen Head, New York pleaded guilty ...

Memorial for man who killed New Jersey cop removed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he ordered the city to take down the memorial ...

Nemours settles 2 United Healthcare lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric practices in the region has settled lawsuits against two United Healthcare entities for unpaid bills. Federal court documents ...

Jersey City police officer shoots man after attack

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in New Jersey's second-largest city shot a man who authorities say attacked the officer and another with a sharpened fence post. Tuesday morning's attack and shooting in Jersey City comes days after a ...

New Jersey Catholic cemetery probed

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County's prosecutor is investigating the financial practices of a Catholic cemetery in Saddle Brook that sold graves at a discount for cash. The Diocese of Paterson forbids the practice of taking cash and the pastor ...

Suspect in NJ scooter shooting pleads not guilty

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — One of the men charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Jeffery Ellerbee is the second young man ...

Woman admits sexually exploiting young girl

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey woman has admitted to sexually exploiting a young girl by coercing her to live stream sexually explicit acts online. Jane Dornick of South Plainfield pleaded Monday to three counts ...

Murder of Police Officer Darkens Jersey City’s Upbeat Outlook

After the shooting death of a 23-year-old rookie police officer, officials in Jersey City are trying to figure out how to stem the tide of violence.

After Girl’s Shooting Death, Calls for Crime Reduction in Paterson

After 12-year-old Genesis Rincon was shot dead while riding her scooter in Paterson, residents and officials are calling for greater crime fighting efforts in the city.

Asm. Kean: Alimony Laws Don’t Address Changed Circumstances

Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) says that current alimony laws are not equipped to deal with changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job or retirement.