Law & Public Safety

State: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up. The Department of Environmental Protection began the campaign six months ago and released its latest numbers Friday. It says the ...

Indictment says 2 men shopped Saddam family guns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have been indicted for allegedly trying to sell firearms believed to have been owned by the family of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. David Phillip Ryan and Carlos Quirola-Ordonez were initially charged in 2012 ...

Middlesex utilities employee charged with theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Officials have accused an employee with stealing $57,000 from the Middlesex County Utilities Authority. Officials say 68-year-old Margaret Brennan of Freehold worked as comptroller and treasurer for the agency until she ...

New Jersey court upholds verbal palimony promises

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that couples who entered into verbal agreements before the 2010 palimony law must keep their promises. The court on Thursday unanimously agreed that the law doesn't render previous oral ...

Pennsylvania woman can avoid jail in NJ gun case

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who brought her legally owned gun into New Jersey will likely avoid prison. Shaneen Allen entered the pretrial intervention program on Thursday. The prosecutor dropped his opposition to that after ...

Rumson police officer charged with DWI

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A Rumson police officer is charged with driving while intoxicated in Red Bank. Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1roaFC1 ) Sgt. Damien Brennan has been placed on paid ...

2 Rowan students face hearing over sex tape

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Two Rowan University students face a hearing over a sex video that was posted online. The judicial board is set to meet Friday at the school in Glassboro. Rowan spokesman Joe Cardona tells the South Jersey Times ...

Smokestack fire aboard Cape May-Lewes ferry

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe an ember in the smokestack helped spark a fire aboard a Cape May-Lewes ferry. The fire broke out with the Motor Vessel Delaware docked at the pier in Cape May around 2:20 a.m. Friday. No passengers were ...

Steak shop owner gets 6½ years in bribery case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Trenton sandwich shop owner who compared himself to Boss Tweed has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for his role in a drug-dealing network and a bribery scheme that brought down the city's mayor. Joseph "JoJo" ...

PA Mom Offered Pre-Trial Intervention in Gun Case

Shaneen Allen, who had a Pennsylvania permit to carry a gun but was arrested in New Jersey, has been offered entry into the pre-trial intervention program so she won't have to endure a trial or jail sentence.