Law & Public Safety

Authorities: 6 indicted for illegal weapons sales

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Six Newark men have been indicted on charges they conspired to illegally sell 10 guns, including two stolen weapons, an assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine and hollow-point bullets. Acting state Attorney General John ...

Police: Cop shot during undercover buy in NJ

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer is in stable condition after he was shot during an undercover narcotics operation at a shopping center parking lot in northern New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the ...

Police: 3 wounded at shooting victim’s funeral

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded when gunfire erupted outside a Trenton church where a funeral was being held for a 19-year-old shooting victim. Trenton police say two men were hospitalized with undisclosed wounds, while a ...

3 Del. students charged in home invasion

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Newark Police say three University of Delaware students have been arrested after a fourth student was beaten during a home invasion. It happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on Wrightstown Lane. Officers say three ...

Union Co. busts 20 involved in alleged drug ring

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Twenty people have been arrested for alleged roles in a multi-level drug ring that trafficked in substances ranging from heroin to counterfeit Viagra. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced the results of the ...

Loan officer admits role in mortgage fraud scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses. Federal prosecutors say 71-year-old Delio Coutinho of Colonia pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy ...

Ex-crossing guard sentenced on child porn charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former school crossing guard has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for producing and distributing hundreds of child porn images, including some shots taken in his own bedroom. Kenneth Christensen ...

Judge upholds dismissal of corrections officer

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An administrative law judge has upheld the firing of a corrections officer for having a relationship with a male inmate. The Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/QveOGs) reports the judge rejected Dana Register's appeal ...

Chiropractor admits submitting fraudulent claims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted submitting numerous fraudulent claims to an insurance company for treatments and office visits that were never performed. The state Attorney General's office says 66-year-old ...

Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. Lazorchak was director of financial ...