Law & Public Safety

Probation for former dental workers in $200K theft

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former employees at a northern New Jersey dental practice have been sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling $200,000. Arlene Marchese of Wayne and Karen Wright of Wyckoff were sentenced Friday in state Superior ...

New Jersey building collapse kills 1 worker; 2 OK

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A building that was being demolished in southern New Jersey has collapsed and killed a worker. The collapse occurred Friday afternoon at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia ...

Ames officials release name of river victim

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 29-year-old man whose body was recovered from the Skunk River in Ames. He was identified as Philip Frystak, who had attended Iowa State University as a graduate student. He is from Marlton, ...

Trenton to pay $75K for late death notification

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Trenton has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit after it took police 19 months to notify a woman that her daughter was dead. Linda Ramsey reported her 21-year-old daughter, Amber, missing in February 2006. Trenton police ...

Girl accused of slashing classmate on school bus

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is accused of slashing another girl's face on a school bus in Pennsauken. Police say it happened yesterday afternoon on a bus outside Pennsauken High School in Camden County. Police say the girl used a ...

Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominees, With Some Dissent

Some Republican senators disagreed with reconfirming Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, but both he and Lee Solomon received enough votes to be on the Supreme Court.

NJ man accused of defrauding a sovereign nation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a New Jersey resident for allegedly attempting to defraud a sovereign nation. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Bobby Boye was arrested Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

NJ arrests more than 12 in alleged kickback scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested in what New Jersey authorities say was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. New Jersey's attorney general says the owner of numerous MRI ...

Newton teen dies in fiery crash

FRELINGHUYSEN, N.J. (AP) — State Police are investigating a fiery crash that has claimed the life of a Newton teenager. Police say 17-year-old Lyndsay Barker was driving south on Route 94 when her car veered into northbound lanes in Frelinghuysen ...

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...