Law & Public Safety

New Jersey police dog attacks officer

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in southern New Jersey is recovering from surgery after she was attacked by her partner, a police dog. Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio sustained injuries to her legs, arms and hands. Police Chief Michael ...

34 drug overdoses at Seaside concert

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say there were 34 drug overdoses and 42 arrests during a two-day concert on the Seaside Heights beach. Electric Adventure Beach Weekend was a dance music event that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The ...

NJ woman charged with evading $5,000 in tolls

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been arrested for allegedly avoiding more than $5,000 in tolls and fees on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Jim Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, says an ...

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed officer

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of killing a southern New Jersey police officer in a motor vehicle crash two years ago has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. Timothy Seidel of Millville entered his plea Monday. He's due to be sentenced ...

Assembly Passes Bail Reform Package

Members of the Assembly passed the bail reform package, which puts a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

Jersey City After Shooting Death of Police Officer

Officials say economic development will help Jersey City move forward after the shooting death of Melvin Santiago.

Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.

Man gets 11-year sentence for violent deli robbery

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man who stabbed a southern New Jersey deli owner in the face and head during a robbery has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Nathaniel Mitchell of Williamstown must ...

Judge reinstates $1.5M unshuffled cards lawsuit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. The gamblers had realized the mini-baccarat cards hadn't been shuffled and were coming out in ...

Indictment: Doctor improperly wrote prescriptions

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey doctor has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Liviu Holca of Stafford Township also faces weapons charges in the 25-count indictment made public on Monday by Ocean ...