Law & Public Safety

NJ men sentenced in human trafficking case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men who pleaded guilty to running a human trafficking and prostitution ring in May are receiving prison time. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says that Jose Cruz Romeo-Flores of Lakewood and four associates ...

Teen mother faces charges in infant’s death

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Paterson teenager is charged with delinquency for allegedly causing the death of her 2-month-old son. Authorities say the mother's alleged actions would have resulted in charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare ...

Tennessee man sought after missed court appearance

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A central Tennessee man facing multiple sex-related charged involving a minor is being sought after police say he cut off an ankle monitor and skipped town ahead of a court date. Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold says ...

Officials unveil blimp security at Maccabi Games

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Camden County officials put new high-flying public safety technology on display during this year's Maccabi Games. A helium-filled blimp with a tethered camera purchased last month held a bird's-eye view of the games at a high ...

Fire underneath New Jersey bridge contained

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — A fire underneath New Jersey's historic Pulaski Skyway has been contained with no apparent structural damage to the aging span. The fire was on the base of a bridge pillar. Flames engulfed wooden supports that provide a buffer ...

New Jersey man’s good deed nets him drug bust

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Proving the adage that no good deed goes unpunished, a Trenton man faces several drug charges after he tried to save a friend from a drug bust. Police in New Jersey's capital city say Yasin Wadly saw a friend being arrested ...

Judge won’t release woman held in son’s 1991 death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to release a woman arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger made the ruling behind closed doors this week in the case of ...

Man found dead in Atlantic City elevator shaft

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was found dead in an elevator shaft in Atlantic City. The discovery was made Friday morning at the New York Avenue Apartments. Sgt. Monica McMenamin tells The Press of Atlantic City ...

NJ man accused of unauthorized use of acupuncture

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County authorities have arrested a man on charges of unauthorized practice of acupuncture. Authorities say 19-year-old Ercheng Zhang was providing services from his Palisades Park home even though he was never ...

Man breaks ankle skydiving in south Jersey

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man broke his ankle in a parachute accident in southern New Jersey. The man was skydiving with Free Fall Adventures when he landed in a backyard in Washington Township Thursday night. Police ...