Law & Public Safety

Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of teen

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The last defendant sought in the street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Baseem Williams remains jailed on $2 million bail after ...

New Jersey man accused of possessing child porn

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of possessing child pornography. Bergen County prosecutors say 24-year-old Corey Barraclough, of Northvale, was released on his own ...

Officials: Man pulled from burning car has died

MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man who was pulled from a burning car after it crashed on a southern New Jersey roadway has died from his injuries. Officials tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1rHuEbU) that 26-year-old Mullica Township ...

Bergen County Tackles Heroin Addiction

Law enforcement and the prosecutor's office in Bergen County are working together to combat heroin addiction by getting offenders treatment.

Man gets prison term for stabbing wife, 4 children

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who stabbed his wife and four children after the couple agreed to separate is now headed to state prison. Jai Finley, of Jersey City, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison for attempted ...

Camden man sentenced in deadly street robbery

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison for a botched street robbery that left a man dead last year. Camden County prosecutors say 31-year-old Alexander Santiago must serve the entire term imposed Friday ...

Housing groups ask New Jersey judges to take over

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some affordable housing advocates in New Jersey have asked the state's courts to take over enforcement of a law intended to ensure homes will be within the financial reach of low- and moderate-income residents. In a court ...

Authorities: Suspect had heroin marked ‘Ebola’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man who turned himself in to face drug charges was found to have six envelopes of heroin with the word "EBOLA" stamped in red ink on the packets. Essex County authorities tell NJ.com ...

Prosecutors: Arson suspect wanted cops to kill him

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man purposely set his car on fire at a southern New Jersey business so police officers would respond there and kill him during a confrontation. Ocean County prosecutors say 26-year-old Thomas Foti, ...

Prosecutors: Bank robbery suspect said he had bomb

WALL, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $200,000 cash for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in central New Jersey. Authorities say 46-year-old Daniel Rathsmith, of Wall, entered the Santander Bank in Belmar shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday and handed ...