Law & Public Safety

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking in a case involving male prostitution. The state attorney general's office says Marc Branch, of Ventnor, operated a ...

New Jersey files to bar parole for cop’s killer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's parole board has filed in court to stop the release of a man convicted of killing a state trooper more than 40 years ago. A two-member panel of the state parole board denied Sundiata Acoli's parole in 2011, but an ...

3 plead not guilty in shooting death of girl

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three men have pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming from last month's street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sdydwo) reports the three Paterson ...

1 suspect dead, 3 arrested after burglary attempt

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one suspect in an attempted burglary in northern New Jersey is dead and three have been arrested after an incident that involved a car crash and a police officer firing a gun. Bergen County Prosecutor John ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation sues New Jersey facility

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Actor Michael J. Fox's foundation is suing a New Jersey research organization, saying a freezer was left open, compromising scientific samples and hurting research efforts it was funding. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ...

Judge Rules Revel Auction Fair

Judge Gloria Burns ruled that Revel can be sold to Brookfield Asset Management for $110 million, despite objections from another bidder, Glenn Straub.

Indictment: Man scammed FEMA out of nearly $23,000

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man accused of defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of nearly $23,000 has been indicted on two counts of theft by deception. Monmouth County prosecutors say a vacant home in Highlands ...

Man sues Newark Archdiocese over alleged sex abuse

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, discussed his claims during a news ...

Prosecutors: Man improperly ran ambulance company

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man operated a lucrative ambulance company and laundered government payments, even though he was barred from doing business with Medicare. Imadeldin Awad Khair was arrested Tuesday morning ...

Man pleads not guilty in crash that injured cop

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from what authorities say was an alcohol-related crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer. The Record ...