Law & Public Safety

Short Hills pastor steps down amid probe

MILLBURN, N.J. (AP) — The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Millburn has voluntarily stepped down while officials investigate sexual abuse allegations stemming from when he served at another church. The Rev. Monsignor George Trabold has served ...

Judge approves Revel casino sale to Toronto firm

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for 5 cents on the dollar to a Toronto asset management firm. Bankruptcy court Judge Gloria Burns approved the sale to Brookfield ...

Expert: Man who confessed in ’79 case knew rights

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecution psychologist says the suspect in a notorious 1979 child disappearance understood his right to stay silent before he decided to confess to killing the New York City boy. Psychologist Michael Sweda (SWEE'-dah) testified ...

‘Housewives’ star: Shocked to be facing prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A star of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" says she was shocked by her sentence of 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges. Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) said the sentence was "very unexpected," as was the ...

2 seriously hurt in New Jersey boating accident

SALEM CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two people were taken to the hospital after a boat crashed in southern New Jersey over the weekend. Salem City Fire Chief John Ayars tells the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1xiLMto) the crash occurred Sunday, about a ...

Sayreville HS Football Faces Hazing Allegations

Sayreville High School officials canceled last week's football game after allegations of hazing surfaced.

Asm. Singleton: GPS Monitoring Would Give Domestic Violence Victims Some Stability

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) says that GPS monitoring on domestic violence offenders would allow victims to have some stability in their lives.

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed firefighter

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty in an alcohol-related crash that caused the death of a New York City firefighter. Union County prosecutors say 25-year old Anthony Marsal, of ...

Poker star says he didn’t cheat to win $22M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 10-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey says he didn't cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London. Ivey told "60 Minutes Sports" for an interview to be broadcast Tuesday ...

Man pleads not guilty to murder in wife’s death

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally beating his wife last year has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge. The Record (http://bit.ly/1naYCJr) reports that 65-year-old Thomas Fabbricatore entered his plea ...