Law & Public Safety

Ex-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been sentenced to eight years in prison in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. Georgios Spyropoulos ...

New Law Will Change Alimony Rules

Gov. Christie signed a bill reforming alimony in the state. Unless marriage lasted for more than 20 years or there are exceptional circumstances, payments will be limited to the number of years the couple was married.

Former mayor convicted of fraud in farm purchase

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey mayor has been convicted of falsifying documents and stealing a relative's identity to purchase a farm property in late 2009. Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was convicted at trial Thursday after ...

Woman dies in Lacey crash

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an Ocean County woman died in a head-on collision on a road in Lacey Township. The crash occurred on Route 539 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. Officials say 27-year-old Kenneth Busardo was driving north ...

2 charged in alleged melee on PATH train

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New York men's dance performance on a Newark-bound PATH train has led to criminal charges. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say the incident occurred at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the suspects began ...

Palisades parkway cop faces drug charges

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department has arrested one of its own on drug charges. Officials say Officer Lee Frazzano had cocaine and Oxycodone in his possession. The three-year veteran of the force was arrested ...

Group therapy in south Jersey ends in stabbing

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a group therapy session turned violent in southern New Jersey. Authorities have charged 32-year-old Ryan McCausland of Collingswood with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. Berlin police tell the South Jersey ...

Police: Man with ice pick tries to injure officer

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who allegedly used an ice pick in a bid to injure a police officer. Camden County police say 24-year-old Jerrick Lawrence of Camden also faces ...

Colleges Review Sexual Assault Policies

Colleges and universities are reevaluating their current policies regarding responses to sexual assault accusations. Princeton has approved changes to its sexual misconduct guidelines.

Baby shower balloon causes pregnant woman’s crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman had to be extricated from her car after a baby shower balloon drifted into her view, causing her to swerve and strike a tree. Franklin Township police tell NJ.com ...