Law & Public Safety

Group therapy in south Jersey ends in stabbing

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a group therapy session turned violent in southern New Jersey. Authorities have charged 32-year-old Ryan McCausland of Collingswood with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. Berlin police tell the South Jersey ...

Police: Man with ice pick tries to injure officer

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who allegedly used an ice pick in a bid to injure a police officer. Camden County police say 24-year-old Jerrick Lawrence of Camden also faces ...

Colleges Review Sexual Assault Policies

Colleges and universities are reevaluating their current policies regarding responses to sexual assault accusations. Princeton has approved changes to its sexual misconduct guidelines.

Baby shower balloon causes pregnant woman’s crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman had to be extricated from her car after a baby shower balloon drifted into her view, causing her to swerve and strike a tree. Franklin Township police tell NJ.com ...

Teen pleads not guilty in crash that killed 2

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The teen did not speak Wednesday during his initial appearance in state ...

Man’s body found in home where explosion occurred

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man's body was found in the ruins of a central New Jersey home that was destroyed in an explosion and fire. But it's still not clear what sparked the blast at the East Brunswick home, which occurred ...

Mexican charged in Ohio in $9.6M investment scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen who lived in the Cleveland area defrauded investors in four states in a $9.6 million scheme over six years and used the money for a lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Oscar ...

Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in marina arson fire

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey men stand accused of roles in a marina fire that severely damaged the facility and several boats. Ocean County prosecutors say Bruce Roslin and Jonathan Dockery, both of Little Egg Harbor Township, ...

New York man found shot to death in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been found shot to death in northern New Jersey. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park says Elizabeth police found Mamuka Chamiashvili around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when they responded to report of ...

Man convicted in slaying of ex-girlfriend’s beau

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau has been convicted of reckless manslaughter. Union County prosecutors say 26-year-old Saint Merilan of Newark was also convicted of two ...