Law & Public Safety

NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...

Community Leaders Say Federal Monitors Will Be Watched Closely

The federal Department of Justice is putting monitors in place to oversee the Newark Police Department. Community activists say they will be paying attention to the monitors' work.

Trenton on Track to Match Last Year’s High Murder Rate

So far this year, 20 murders have taken place in Trenton and it's on pace to match last year's high number. Groups are trying to curb the violence in the city.

14 Men Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the arrest of 14 men accused of possessing child pornography, including two school bus drivers.

2012 Distracted Driving Law Rarely Used

Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law was signed in July of 2012, but no one has been prosecuted in New Jersey.

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of ...

Family seeks shutdown of beach where man drowned

The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned when the sand allegedly gave way beneath his feet in 2012 has filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of that part of the beach. Sandra Smith of Horsham, Pennsylvania is suing North Wildwood, Cape May County ...

NJ man charged with assaulting woman in auto shop

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A woman who stopped by a Roselle auto shop to see about a car repair was allegedly held against her will and assaulted for several hours before being rescued by police. Fifty-two-year-old Ricky Suepoi of Westfield has been ...

NJ man dies in Fla. Keys diving accident

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of Kenvil, New Jersey, died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses ...

NJ pays $150K to man injured by off-duty trooper

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is paying a $150,000 to a Philadelphia man who was injured in a car crash by an off-duty trooper. Clayton Tanskley was driving on Interstate 295 in Camden County when his SUV was struck from behind by an unmarked ...