Law & Public Safety

2 gunned down in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two men who were shot in Jersey City have died. Police believe 22-year-old Jamal Cooks and 21-year-old Shawn Spencer were shot inside a vehicle on Van Nostrand Avenue on Monday evening. Cooks was wounded in the torso and ...

Authorities: 6 people wounded in drive-by shooting

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Six people standing on a northern New Jersey sidewalk were wounded when someone in a passing car opened fire on the group. Paterson police say the drive-by shooting occurred around 10:35 p.m. Monday of Rosa Parks Boulevard ...

Texas engineer indicted in trade secrets case

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area chemical engineer has been accused of stealing trade secrets from a New Jersey-based company where he formerly worked. Federal prosecutors in Dallas say Mattias Tezock (TEE'-zahk) of Terrell (TEHR'-ehl) is charged with ...

Worker shot during gas station robbery

RIDEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a gunman who wounded an employee during a robbery at a gas station in Ridgefield Park. According to broadcast reports, the suspect brandished a gun, demanded cash and shot the attendant just ...

Re-Entry Program to Help Ex-Offenders Transition Into Community

A re-entry program has been created to help ex-offenders transition back into the community.

Arrest made in slaying of man found in receptacle

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the slaying of a Camden man whose remains were found in a recycling receptacle. Camden County Prosecutor's Office say 21-year-old Lashaun Brown-Bunch is charged with murder in the death of ...

Officials: Man posed as relative to get her money

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey man who allegedly tried to steal thousands of dollars from an elderly relative's annuity is now facing insurance fraud charges. Jason Crozier of Franklin (Sussex County) also faces attempted theft by ...

Prosecutor: Disbarred lawyer stole from client

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey are looking for a disbarred New York City lawyer accused of stealing funds from a client. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced Monday that an arrest warrant has been issued for ...

Man found with weapons near dance recital

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man faces weapons charges after he allegedly brought a two-foot long machete, two other knives, a stun gun, metal knuckles and pepper spray to a dance recital. Jackson police say 53-year-old Lawrence ...

Lakehurst man injured in fall on train tracks

LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Lakehurst man is recovering from serious injuries he sustained when he fell on railroad tracks. Police say 18-year-old Matthew Nyhammer was returning from a track meet when he took a short cut on the tracks ...