Law & Public Safety

Fire in NYC PATH tunnel disrupts service

NEW YORK (AP) — PATH train service between New York and New Jersey is suspended after a fire broke out in a PATH tunnel in Manhattan. A Fire Department spokesman says the fire was reported at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at 19th Street and Sixth Avenue in ...

Ex-school custodian sentenced for hidden cameras

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former custodian who videotaped students and teachers with hidden cameras in a southern New Jersey high school won't have to serve a prison sentence. John Martin of Wenonah instead will serve 120 days of house arrest and five ...

3 hurt by falling glass at north New Jersey mall

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Two boys and a man escaped serious injury when glass from a balcony barrier at a northern New Jersey mall fell about 30 feet and shattered on the floor below. Paramus police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1sfmLRs) that it's ...

Father, young son killed when SUV ends up in river

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A father and his young son were killed when their sport utility vehicle ended up in a central New Jersey canal. But authorities say the man's wife was able to escape the vehicle and swim to safety. Somerset County ...

Man sentenced for carjacking, high-speed pursuit

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who carjacked a vehicle at knifepoint and then led police on a high-speed chase in southern New Jersey last year has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Isaac Jerdan, of Clayton, will have to serve nearly 19 years ...

Prosecutors: 1 teen killed, 1 wounded in shooting

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was killed and another girl was wounded when shots rang out in Paterson. It's not yet known what sparked the shooting on Clinton Street, which was reported around 11:25 p.m. Saturday. A city ...

Motorcyclist killed when bike hits guardrail

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A motorcyclist has died after his bike crashed into a guardrail on a northern New Jersey roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 3:35 a.m. Sunday on Tonnelle Avenue in ...

Prosecutor: Student’s death may be alcohol-related

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined that the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn ...

Pedestrian shoots, wounds man driving car

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was shot and wounded when a pedestrian opened fire on a vehicle that was backing down the driveway of a northern New Jersey home. But a motive for Saturday's shooting in Paterson remains under ...

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended. The Secret Service says Director Julia Pierson has ...