Law & Public Safety

Man gets prison in Rhode Island Amber Alert case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for traveling to Rhode Island to meet a 13-year-old girl, then taking her back and sexually molesting her. Daniel Berger of Haskell, New Jersey, was ...

3 NJ residents plead guilty in Va. cigarette case

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Three New Jersey residents have pleaded guilty in Virginia to charges stemming from a cigarette smuggling scheme. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1vOX1ts ) reports that 38-year-old Xochilt Williams and 44-year-old Mark ...

New Jersey bar shooting suspect caught in New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 27-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting inside a New Jersey bar last month has been captured in western New York. Local media outlets in Rochester say U.S. Marshals took Andre Green into custody ...

Police say shootings have dropped in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in Camden say the number of shootings in the city dropped by nearly half in the first six months of the year. The Camden County Porlice Department, which patrols the city, uses a microphone system to determine when shots ...

Jersey City man could be charged with murder

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City man could be charged with murder after the man he allegedly shot died. Authorities say 21-year-old Verlance Buddington shot a 34-year-old man multiple times Wednesday morning. Buddington was initially ...

New Jersey’s Weedman ends fight to get on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual political candidate who calls himself Weedman has lost his legal struggle to get back on November's ballot for a congressional seat. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/ZRyPvP) reports that a federal judge ...

Driver charged after 3 hurt in 5-vehicle crash

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against an alleged drunken driver who authorities say caused a five-vehicle crash on a southern New Jersey highway. Egg Harbor Township police say three people were injured in the ...

Man gets lengthy term for distributing child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who had thousands of child pornography images and videos on his home computer is now headed to federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Carl Tullis III, of Plainfield, received a 121-month ...

Coast Guard: 5 escape injury when boats sinks

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Two children and three adults escaped injury when their boat started taking on water in the Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rXsKXG) that the rescue occurred early Wednesday afternoon, near ...

Authorities probe burglary at Yogi Berra museum

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a burglary at a museum honoring Yogi Berra. Montclair State University Police Chief Paul Cell says the break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center happened Wednesday morning. He ...