Law & Public Safety


Manasquan Station U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Safety Sweeps

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet officers conducting random boat safety sweeps daily.

Man caught in NY after alleged 3-state crime spree

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested near the George Washington Bridge after an alleged crime spree that began in Pennsylvania. Transit authority police say they arrested 32-year-old Luis Figueroa, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and the Bronx on ...

Arrest made in Jersey City child shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old in the shooting of a 5-year-old innocent bystander in Jersey City. The suspect was arrested Friday morning and charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. His name ...

Hearing set on New Jersey pension cut plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has set a hearing for a lawsuit from state police unions who say Gov. Chris Christie would be breaking the law by slashing the state's contributions to pensions for public workers. The hearing is scheduled ...

Appeals court upholds firing of New Jersey teacher

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the firing of a special-education teacher at a central New Jersey school who told her predominantly black students they were "stupid" and "acting like monkeys." Courtney Watson was a ...

Stafford bobcat escapes again

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman faces another court date after her pet bobcat escaped for the second time since March. Rocky was gone for about an hour after breaking out of his enclosure at Ginny Fine's Stafford ...

Elderly man dies in Winslow house fire

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly man in Winslow Township. Firefighters learned the man was trapped when they arrived at the scene on South Egg Harbor ...

Man pleads guilty to stealing police car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Lehigh Valley man who stole a police car and injured an officer has pleaded guilty. Camden County prosecutors say 25-year-old Blake Bills of Macungie pleaded guilty Thursday to carjacking and eluding. The spree began on March ...

Seven Jersey City Police Officers Claim Political Retaliation

Seven Jersey City Police Officers are claiming political retaliation is at play in the department.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...