Law & Public Safety


Asm. Dancer: Shaneen’s Law Would Give Judges Discretionary Option in Gun Cases

Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced Shaneen's Law, which would give judges discretion under certain circumstances for gun possession offenses.

Man gets 50 years for stabbing ex-wife 84 times

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. A jury found Anthony Novellino guilty in July of the murder of 62-year-old ...

Lawyer to appeal to high court on gay conversion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for people seeking to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy says he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law last year banning the therapy for ...

Feds: 22-year-old posed as girl to stalk online

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Warren County man is accused of posing as a teenage girl to stalk other girls online. The U.S. attorney's office announced federal charges against Brandon McIntyre on Friday. The 22-year-old Washington Township man faces one ...

Responders at 9-11 event rescue 2 from ocean

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Emergency responders at a Sept. 11 ceremony rescued two people from the ocean in Cape May. Members of the Cape May Fire Department, beach patrol and Coast Guard Training Center's fire department were leaving the ceremony ...

2 arrested in Bridgeton woman’s slaying

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Police have arrested two men on charges stemming from the fatal beating of a Bridgeton woman in Cumberland County. Officials say 27-year-old Jose Martinez and 34-year-old Omar Galvez are charged with murder, ...

Man struck, killed by NJ Transit train in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at Newark's Broad Station station. The incident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. at the westbound end of the elevated station. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy ...

Assessing Terror Threat for Transportation

Govs. Christie and Cuomo have agreed to organize a bi-state council of law enforcement and security officials to meet with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force about the vulnerability of bridges and tunnels.

Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

New Jersey law says defendants charged with violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from a pretrial intervention program like the one former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was admitted into this year. Instead of potentially facing jail ...

Paterson Officials Consider Using Special Police Officers

Paterson officials are considering a measure that would allow for special police officers, part-time employees who can't carry guns.