Law & Public Safety

Woman faces murder charge in grandmother’s death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charge filed against a woman accused of beating her 94-year-old grandmother in the southern New Jersey home they shared. Katherine Schubert of Brick initially was charged with aggravated ...

New Jersey jail workers charged in smuggling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine people, including two corrections officers and a lawyer, are facing charges in what federal authorities say was a ring that smuggled contraband into a northern New Jersey jail. The U.S. attorney's office says the ring ran ...

NJ man pleads no contest in WVU frat hazing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A Thursday sentencing is set for a New Jersey man who pleaded no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Media outlets report that Michael Sousa entered the plea Tuesday in Monongalia County Magistrate ...

New Jersey students told to delete nude selfies

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Students in a central New Jersey school district have been told to delete nude photos of themselves and classmates from their cellphones and social media pages or face the consequences. Thursday is the deadline for ...

No injuries in Harrison fire

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a fire in a multifamily home in Harrison. The blaze broke out early Wednesday in the structure on South 5th Street. According to broadcast reports, six families were safely evacuated and there are ...

Teaneck police look for brick-throwing vandal

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Teaneck police are looking for a man on a bicycle suspected of throwing bricks and rocks through the windows on nine cars and three houses, injuring a woman who needed stitches. The incidents began late Monday night and lasted ...

Man gets life for tossing daughter into creek

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was strapped into her car seat apologized Wednesday — but not for murdering the child. Just before he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in ...

Authorities: 2 men died in murder-suicide

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the two men whose bodies were found inside their southern New Jersey condominium last week died in a murder-suicide. Andrew Breznitsky and Delbert "Del" McKenzie, both 58, were found Saturday ...

Dog trainer pleads guilty to animal cruelty

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey dog trainer accused of severely beating a canine that died while in his care has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1tKsGe8) reports that Michael Rosenberg's plea ...

Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals

Although New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, hospitals don't allow its use.