Law & Public Safety

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a ...

Man faces charges in shooting that wounded woman

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly shot and critically wounded a woman insider her central New Jersey apartment this week. Monmouth County prosecutors say 22-year-old Diquan Speights, of ...

Hearing set for Trump casino name lawsuit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A hearing is set for Thursday in a dispute between Donald and Ivanka Trump and the casino company he once ran, over whether Atlantic City's struggling Taj Mahal casino can continue to use the Trump name. The Trumps are ...

Cop admits using his job to have sex with woman

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer has admitted using his position to engage in sexual conduct with a woman. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1wmmhGW) reports Steven Hadley, who served on the Egg Harbor City ...

ACLU maps same-sex marriages in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 4,000 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in New Jersey since the state Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages one year ago. Monmouth County has issued the most same-sex marriage licenses with ...

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers ...

2 men face felony murder charge in fatal shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two northern New Jersey men have been charged with felony murder in the street shooting death of a New York City man killed during a botched robbery last month. Union County prosecutors say 41-year-old Mamuka Chamiashvili of ...

New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Tuesday during a news ...

Princeton prof accused of theft to tutor students

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed. John Mulvey must perform 120 hours of community ...

Code officer charged with child endangerment

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Bergen County have charged a Paterson code enforcement officer with child endangerment after they say he took a 12-year-old boy to a motel. South Hackensack police stopped and questioned 53-year-old Daniel ...