Law & Public Safety

Prosecutors: 1 dead, 1 wounded in street shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a street shooting in northern New Jersey has left one man dead and another person wounded. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Michael Gibbs, of Beverly, was shot shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in the area ...

Man admits producing, transporting child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has admitted producing and transporting sexually explicit videos of children. State police arrested Patrick Deck, of Watchung, at an amusement park in August 2012 for allegedly ...

On-duty Newark officer suffers fatal heart attack

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime member of the Newark police force has died after he had a heart attack while on duty. Officials say 47-year-old Newark Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr. was stricken around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a ...

Prosecutor reviewing stance on gun case

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor is reviewing how to handle the case of a woman who is facing prison time after bringing into the state a gun she owns legally in Pennsylvania. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1r3FbTb ) ...

Penn student accused of vandalism in New Jersey

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey. Timothy Hamlett turned himself in at Teaneck Municipal Court on Monday. The Record ...

Man, 83, found safe on land; water search halted

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who authorities feared may have wandered into the ocean has been found safe on land. The Coast Guard called off a search of the waters off Beach Haven in Long Beach Island ...

New Jersey man leaps to death with his dog

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man jumped to his death from a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with his dog in his arms. Palisades Interstate Parkway Police responded to a report of a car on fire on Henry Hudson ...

Judge tosses Jersey shore town’s parking ordinance

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Jersey shore town's parking ordinance is unconstitutional and motorists might be eligible for refunds. The judge sided with Camden County lawyer Kevin Walsh who appealed his Point Pleasant ...

Police chase ends in fatal shooting

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting following a chase in northern New Jersey. The chase ended early Tuesday in Rutherford and investigators are piecing together what happened. Attorney General's office ...

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The program that former football star Ray Rice was allowed into instead of facing trial is used rarely in New Jersey domestic violence assault cases. A review by The Associated Press finds that of the 15,000 people with ...