Law & Public Safety

Man charged with shooting at 2 police officers

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man who they say fired at two southern New Jersey police offers responding to a burglary call last week. The Daily Journal reported (http://vineland.dj/XsIWWR ) that Tyshaun Milledge, ...

Man charged in hit-and-run; victim badly hurt

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old northern New Jersey man has been charged following a hit-and-run crash in Ramsey that left a New York man seriously hurt. Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said that Thomas M. Moylan Jr., ...

Police seek suspects in fatal Plainfield shooting

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for several suspects in a shootout in Plainfield that left a 20-year-old man dead and three others injured. Union County prosecutors say that Dearn Marcano, of Plainfield, was killed around 9 p.m. ...

Driver in Wall Speedway crash identified

WALL, N.J. (AP) — The driver killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway has been identified as a 21-year-old Belford woman. New Jersey state police say Amanda Gambacorto died in the crash during a race clinic at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. ...

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes him the third prospective Republican presidential candidate to face the prospect of kicking off a White House campaign while worrying about legal troubles back home. Prosecutors ...

Driver dies in crash at Wall Speedway

WALL, N.J. (AP) — A driver has been killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway. New Jersey state police say the crash occurred during a race clinic Saturday at about 12:30 p.m. The driver, identified as a 21-year-old woman, was operating a ...

NJ man with 32-year rap sheet sentenced to 18 more

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man with a criminal record dating back more than 30 years has been handed an 18-year sentence for his latest crime. Brian Cooper of Paulsboro was found guilty of robbing a Camden woman at a motel in West ...

NJ’s bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The state attorney general's office ...

Judge to arson suspect: ankle monitor or jail

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ordered an arson suspect to wear an ankle monitor after the man was allegedly found at the home where a fire was set in April. Aaron Fletcher had been ordered not to have contact with his former residence in ...

NJ teacher charged with sexual contact with girl

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former band teacher at a southern New Jersey high school has been charged with having sexual contact with a female student. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced the charges against Christian Reynolds ...