Law & Public Safety

Corrections officer receives 7 years for assault

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey corrections officer has been sentenced to prison for assaulting his girlfriend. Steven Adrianzen was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for the 2011 assault, which left his girlfriend with ...

Arraignment postponed for Paterson councilman

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has delayed arraignment for a Paterson mayoral candidate and his wife. Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were due in court Thursday to be arraigned on charges they submitted ballots as votes for people who didn't ...

Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect who fled on foot after a shooting left a man wounded in Pleasantville. Shots rang out on North Second Street just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...

Christie Applauds Prisoner Reentry Program

Gov. Christie met with inmates and teachers who have participated in NJ STEP, which stands for Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons.

ACLU-NJ Sues Christie Administration for Withholding Information

ACLU-NJ Cooperating Attorney Bruce Rosen says he believes the governor's office told executives not to reveal what documents were requested in denied Open Public Records Act requests.

Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names. Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal ...

Body identified as that of missing New Jersey man

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a body found in a heavily wooded ravine in Calvert County is that of a missing New Jersey man. Police found the body of 29-year-old Hani Heiba of Springfield about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a ...

$500K bail for NJ baby-sitter in toddler’s death

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A baby-sitter charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl has had her bail raised to $500,000. Sakita Covington was arraigned Friday in state Superior Court in Essex County. She had previously been held on $50,000 bail. The ...

New Jersey lawmakers move bill on campus assaults

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill that would make colleges pay $50,000 fines if they fail to report student-on-student sexual assault allegations. Reporting is already required. But the bill's sponsor, ...