Law & Public Safety

Woman strangled in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities expect to upgrade charges against a man who they believe strangled his child's mother after an earlier assault in Jersey City. Police first sought 36-year-old Nathan Williams on Tuesday after 33-year-old ...

Man shot, killed on New Jersey interstate

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey. State Police say 39-year-old Jeff Mansilla of Hackensack had left a strip club in Bellville around 2 ...

House fire victims’ deaths ruled an accident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of six members of a northern New Jersey family who perished in a house fire last weekend have been ruled an accident. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Wednesday night that 11-year-old Zion ...

NJ Second Amendment Society Pres.: Gun Violence Bill Should Include Due Process

NJ Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo says that a proposed bill in the state to take firearms away from mentally unstable individuals needs to include due process to present clear evidence a mental illness exists.

Alabama AG gets new expert for casino trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died. Attorney General Luther Strange's office notified a Montgomery judge that it will use former FBI agent Bill Holmes of Annandale, ...

Swimmer drowns at southern New Jersey lake

DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a man drowned while swimming in a southern New Jersey lake. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nPYFHJ) reports that 48-year-old Manuel Osorio of Wildwood was with family members at Lake ...

Jeweler admits role in credit card fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey jewelry store owner who used his business to further one of the nation's largest credit card fraud rings has admitted his role in the scheme. Vinod Dadlani, a 51-year-old Lyndhurst ...

Motive sought for fatal Irvington shooting

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a motive for the fatal shooting of a northern New Jersey man. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 28-year-old Bruce Miles Jr. of Hillside was shot outside a house in Irvington early ...

Man cleared of murder in house party shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been cleared of murder charges but convicted of other offenses in the fatal shooting of a man at a house party. Middlesex County prosecutors say 21-year-old Emery Baskerville of Bayonne ...

Jury deliberations begin in New Jersey mob trial

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jury deliberations have started in the financial fraud trial of reputed mobsters, including the son of jailed former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo. Nicodemo S. Scarfo and Salvatore Pellulo could each face ...