Law & Public Safety

Last suspect surrenders in high school hazing case

PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The last of seven high school students facing sex crime charges amid a hazing investigation that canceled a New Jersey prep football team's season has surrendered to authorities. Middlesex County prosecutors say the youth ...

Music producer convicted of investment fraud in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A music producer who once worked with stars including Tom Cruise and Whitney Houston has been convicted of ripping off investors in gold and diamonds. Charles Huggins was convicted Friday of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire ...

Man gets 5 years in prison on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to offering child pornography over the Internet while he was under parole supervision under Megan's Law. Twenty-eight-year-old Stephen Rainone, of ...

Bail stays for 2 charged with torching Customs car

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has refused to lower bail for two New York men charged with stealing a car from a federal agency in New York and setting it on fire. Staten Island residents Richard Boyce and Jonathan Moe are being held ...

4 New Jersey teens charged in string of robberies

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey high school football players have been charged with a string of robberies in Ocean County. Eighteen-year-old Devin Delanie and three minors, all from Lakewood, were arrested last week but more charges were ...

New Jersey teenager killed in truck crash

GREEN BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager has died after a truck plowed into his pickup at an intersection. Green Brook police say the wreck happened on Route 22 in the Somerset County community a little before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. They say ...

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority. They say any efforts to challenge the screening efforts in court ...

2 police officers plead not guilty in sex assault

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino have pleaded not guilty. WMGM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1EAqtIR ) that 35-year-old Devon Thomas pleaded not guilty and ...

Yogi Berra World Series rings, MVP plaques stolen

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say several of Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two MVP plaques were stolen from a museum honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer. The break-in occurred Wednesday morning at the Yogi Berra Museum and ...

Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.