Law & Public Safety

New Jersey cites 26 home improvement contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than two dozen contractors have been cited by New Jersey consumer affairs officials as part of an ongoing crackdown. The state is seeking more than $250,000 overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution from the 26 ...

Newark man admits robbing bank, fleeing in cab

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man who hailed a cab after holding up a bank has pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Sixty-one-year-old Willie Chestnut Jr. faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he's sentenced in January. Chestnut admitted robbing ...

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-80

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police say a car going the wrong way on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey struck a truck head-on, killing a driver. Trooper Alina Spies (spees) says the car, driven by 25-year-old Sean Hernandez of Haworth, was ...

No resolution for Jets player accused of assault

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York Jets practice squad player is due in court in two weeks on domestic violence charges, possibly to have a trial date set. A conference scheduled in Florham Park municipal court Wednesday for Quincy Enunwa was ...

Report casts doubt on why man died in custody

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An investigation by a New Jersey media operation is challenging the official determination on why a man died after he was restrained by police in 2008. NJ Advance Media, which owns The Star-Ledger of Newark, has spent five ...

Psych expert says suspect didn’t understand rights

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense psychologist says a man who admitted killing a New York City boy who went missing in 1979 didn't understand his right to silence. Bruce Frumkin said Tuesday that Maple Shade, New Jersey, resident Pedro Hernandez was ...

Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino. ...

Elusive bear finally caught in northern New Jersey

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an elusive black bear that romped around a northern New Jersey community for several hours has been captured. The male bear was tranquilized around 3 p.m. Tuesday as it rested in a tree in Ridgewood. ...

Lawmakers Undaunted By Leagues’ Opposition to NJ Sports Betting

The four major pro sports leagues have filed a motion in federal court to stop New Jersey from legalizing sports betting.

Man convicted in murder-for-hire plot

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Philadelphia auto shop owner for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City. Ronald Galati now faces up to 70 years in prison, though ...