Law & Public Safety

Man indicted in fatal stabbing at rooming home

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing another resident at a northern New Jersey rooming home has been indicted on a murder count. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Alexander Kerton is charged in the death of 67-year-old ...

Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a 23-year-old Jersey City police officer has been shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says in a statement that Officer Melvin ...

Man gets 28-year prison term in string of rapes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has received a lengthy state prison term for a string of rapes in southern New Jersey, including one victim who was 13 years old. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says Kevin Cleveland received a 28-year ...

Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...

Authorities: Lim falls on mechanic, kills him

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mechanic was killed when a floor jack gave way and dropped a limousine on him at a northern New Jersey business. The death of the 70-year-old man, whose name was not released, appears to have been an ...

Parents indicted in toddler’s beating death

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a northern New Jersey toddler who allegedly was beaten to death have been indicted on murder and child endangerment charges. A Union County grand jury returned the indictment against Jorge Orozco and Raquel ...

Prosecutors: Man fatally shot on north NJ street

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man shot multiple times on a northern New Jersey street has died from his wounds. Union County prosecutors say Antwine Paige was found shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday in the area of Clarkson Avenue and Richmond Street in ...

2 men wounded, another injured in Newark violence

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men were shot and another was injured when shots rang out on a Newark street. Authorities tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1mJt2jx) that the shooting in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was reported ...

TV’s ‘Cake Boss’ helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss." He's thanking New York City police and firefighters for helping out after his boat got surrounded by thick fog. Buddy Valastro was boating back ...

Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. Osvaldo Rivera, of Camden, was found guilty Friday of felony murder. He faces life in prison when he's ...