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    A Jersey Shore man has been criminally accused of giving a 35-year-old man a lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl in August. Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, supplied the drugs that killed the unidentified victim on Aug. 15, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Manchester Township Police Chief Robert Dolan said. The victim was found unresponsive of an apparent drug...
    A QAnon-loving hairdresser who called the January 6 attack on the US Capitol the 'best f---ing day ever' after briefly breaching the Capitol building will be forced to serve 14 days in jail after Indiana prosecutors asked a judge to throw her behind bars because she is an 'avid consumer of conspiracy theories.' Dona Sue Bissey, 53,  was sentenced on Tuesday to 14...
    A judge denied a request to dismiss Empire actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case after he allegedly lied to police officers over being a victim of a hate crime in January 2019. Smollett's attorney said the judge was infringing on the actor's rights because he had already paid a $10,000 bond and performed community service under a deal made by...
    An arrest has been made in last Sunday's stabbing death of Yonatan Alexander Vasquez-Torres. Alexis Mondesi, 48, is accused of stabbing Vaxquez-Torres dead on the 300 block of Center Street just before 3 a.m. on Oct. 10, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said. He was subsequently pronounced dead, according...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — When actor Jussie Smollett goes on trial on disorderly conduct charges next month, cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom. A Cook County judge denied a request for extended media coverage of the trial on Friday, and also rejected a motion by Smollett’s attorney to dismiss the case. READ MORE: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019. An attorney for the former “Empire” actor said Smollett’s rights were being violated since...
    Investigations by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force have resulted in murder charges being filed in two fatal shootings, authorities said. “The tenacity and resolve of the Homicide Task Force (HTF) are truly remarkable,” Onofri said Friday. “Even with the continual shooting violence in Trenton, their hard work never lets up. Their efforts are a demonstration of the commitment and efforts to ensure safety in...
    Over objections from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, a 30 year-old woman from Toms River will not get any jail time on an animal cruelty charge in which three dogs died.  Instead, Alyssa DeStefano was sentenced on Friday to 60 hours of community service, probation and a lifetime ban on owning animals, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer....
    A 51-year-old man from West Long Branch has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury for videotaping himself while masturbating in a park in Asbury, among other charges, authorities said. The three-count indictment also charges Michael K. Russo with having child sexual abuse files stored on a computer drive connected with his email address and for possessing cocaine, Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey...
    A 51-year-old man from West Long Branch has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury for videotaping himself while masturbating in a park in Asbury, among other charges, authorities said. The three-count indictment also charges Michael K. Russo with having child sexual abuse files stored on a computer drive connected with his email address and for possessing cocaine, Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Friday summoned the country’s attorney general and a former navy commander to explain the prosecutor’s decision not to press charges for the abduction and deaths of 11 men during the country’s civil war. The families of the victims earlier this week filed a petition against the move to drop...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — With Election Day less than three weeks away, one race is getting a lot of attention on Long Island, and it’s not at the top of the ticket. It’s the race for Nassau County district attorney. The seat became vacant after the former DA was tapped to be a state appeals judge. But CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff...
    A Somerset County man was arrested for child porn possession and trying to sell the images over social media, authorities said Thursday. Agents with the US Department of Homeland Security and other local officials raided Siddh B. Shah's Winding Way home in Hillsborough on Sept. 30, seizing computers and other electronic devices, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, said. An investigation found...
    DETROIT (AP) — New evidence and a fresh look led to charges against four security guards in the 2014 death of a Black man who stopped breathing during a struggle at a suburban Detroit mall, the Michigan attorney general said Oct. 14. McKenzie Cochran’s case got renewed attention last year during a local race for prosecutor and amid outrage over the death...
    DETROIT (AP) — New evidence and a fresh look led to charges against four security guards in the 2014 death of a Black man who stopped breathing during a struggle at a suburban Detroit mall, Michigan’s attorney general said Thursday. McKenzie Cochran’s case got renewed attention last year during a local race for prosecutor and amid outrage over the death...
    Share this: Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S. politicians, but there was little mention of Giuliani and other prominent political figures whose names will arise later in the trial. As it turns out, only about $100,000...
    A Hudson County dad who sexually assaulted his daughter tried fleeing to Canada with her, despite there being a no-contact order in place, authorities said. Authorities are not releasing the names of the father or his partner -- who accompanied him to Canada -- to protect the minor. Both defendants were charged with endangering the welfare of a child after US...
    Two New Jersey fugitives have been arrested on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Atlantic City man last spring, authorities said. Denzel Garrison, 28, of Newark was arrested Tuesday by Newark police and charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill. Laquine Demby, 30, of Pleasantville, was arrested Tuesday by...
    Two New Jersey men have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting last spring of a 28-year-old Atlantic City man, authorities said. Denzel Garrison, 28, of Newark was arrested and charged in Newark with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill. Laquine Demby, 30, of Pleasantville, was arrested in Pleasantville and charged...
    A Bergen County man was charged with sexually assaulting an Essex County teen he met on a dating app, authorities said Wednesday. Bradley O'Dell, 57, exchanged messages online with the 13-year-old victim before arranging to meet in-person, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini said. O'Dell sexually assaulted the victim on three separate occasions...
    By Luc Cohen | Reuters NEW YORK – Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, used $100,000 from a wealthy Russian businessman to make illegal donations to U.S. politicians, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Parnas used the funds to “grease the wheels” to help the businessman, Andrey Muraviev, obtain licenses to operate legal cannabis...
    A 51-year-old man from Mercer County has been charged  in a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian, authorities said. The fatal crash occurred shortly before sunrise Monday on Route 1 northbound at Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township.  The Route 1 crash victim was found dead at the scene about 45 minutes after surveillance...
    A 51-year-old man from Mercer County has been charged  in a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian, authorities said. The fatal crash occurred shortly before sunrise Monday on Route 1 northbound at Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township.  The Route 1 crash victim was found dead at the scene about 45 minutes after surveillance...
    A correctional officer from Jersey City was arrested Wednesday and charged with raping an inmate at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Tyrell Harris-McLaughlin, 28, was charged with sexual assault and official misconduct in connection with the Sept. 16 incident at the troubled Union Township state prison, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and Hunterdon County Prosecutor...
    A 51-year-old man from Mercer County has been charged  in a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian, authorities said. The fatal crash occurred shortly before sunrise Monday on Route 1 northbound at Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township.  The Route 1 crash victim was found dead at the scene about 45 minutes after surveillance...
    Alisal Fire in California has prompted evacuations, road and Amtrak closures. And the heavy winds are making it hard to tame $5,000 return: sky high ticket prices hit Australians’ holiday hopes as airlines prepare for takeoff By Luc Cohen © Reuters/Bryan Smith Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas leaves Manhattan Federal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York NEW YORK...
    A 29 year-old South Jersey man has been charged with multiple counts of sex-related charges for allegedly assaulting three young girls whom he babysat, authorities said. George Getty III was arrested Saturday in Egg Harbor Township, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.  Shill said that Getty was charged with the following offenses in the alleged sexual assaults of three...
    Authorities have identified the 30-year-old man shot and killed last week in Newark. James Hall was found with a gunshot wound in an apartment building on Keer Avenue last Friday, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:25 p.m. The investigation is active...
    A convicted stalker who was released from state prison earlier this year after victimizing the same woman twice was arrested after doing it yet again, Bergen County authorities said. Christopher Greig, 39, of Clifton was responsible for more than 20 “anonymous alarming phone calls and multiple text messages” -- using technology that scrambled his caller ID -- over the course...
    Federal investigators unable to crack a two-decade cold case involving the murder of Seattle federal prosecutor have upped the reward to $2.5 million. Thomas Wales, 49, was shot through the basement window of his Queen Anne home on October 11, 2001 by an unidentified shooter. The reward was upgraded from the previous amount of $1.5 million after 20 years was...
    Like many Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Dona Sue Bissey has promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on social media. But the judge sentencing her Tuesday to 14 days in jail said it was for her actions, not her beliefs. Bissey, 53, pleaded guilty in July to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building,...
    Authorities have released details in the crash that killed a 17-year-old Branchburg boy over the weekend. Vincent R. Gagliardi was the front seat passenger in a 2006 Toyota Scion that was heading west on Fairview Drive around 8:20 p.m. Oct. 8, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said. The vehicle hit several roadside objects across several hundred feet, ejecting Gagliardi, Robertson...
     A 40-year-old man from Monmouth County was found guilty at a jury trial for fatally shooting a 24-year-old Freehold woman as she drove along on a state highway in 2018, authorities said. Kader Mustafa, 40, of Hightstown was convicted by the jury Tuesday  on all his charges: first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of second-degree unlawful...
    The Department of Justice this week increased its reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle. The department announced Monday that it was upping the reward from $1 million to $2.5 million in the killing of Seattle Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales. The announcement was made on the 20th anniversary of...
    The members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force who fatally shot Winston Smith Jr., a Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last summer will not face criminal charges, according to a prosecutor on Monday. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said the task force members were justified in using deadly force when they shot Smith on June 3 because Smith...
    On the 20th anniversary of a federal prosecutor's slaying, the government boosted the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible to $2.5 million. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced Monday the Department of Justice has doubled the $1 million it posted toward the reward, to go with $500,000 pledged by the National Association of...
    (CNN)US Marshal task force members were justified in the fatal shooting of Winston Smith in June, Donald F. Ryan, Crow Wing County attorney and chief prosecutor, wrote in a letter to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Members of the North Star Fugitive Task Force tried to arrest Smith, who was wanted on a felony warrant, on June 3 in Minneapolis....
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s attorney general has transferred the prosecutor leading the office that took former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and other former military officers to trial for crimes against humanity. Attorney General Consuelo Porras moved Hilda Pineda to a new office pursuing crimes against tourists. Pineda confirmed Monday that she was transferred. The United States had already...
    A 35-year-old man from Atlantic City was fatally shot, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 4:04 a.m. Sunday on South Georgia Avenue, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill Atlantic City police responded to a 9-1-1 call about the shooting, Shill said.  When police arrived, they found a man fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Shill said....
    A 21-year-old man was stabbed dead Sunday in Elizabeth. City resident Yonatan Alexander Vasquez-Torres was found with stab wounds around 3 a.m. on the 300 block of Center Street, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel said. The incident is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Detective Patrick...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutor: No charges for Marshals Service task force members who fatally shot Winston Smith Jr., a Black man. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A pedestrian was struck and killed before dawn Sunday on Route 46 in Totowa. Officers responding to a 4:15 a.m. call found the victim's lifeless body in the left lane next to the median outside a shopping center on the westbound highway across from 46 Lounge on the eastbound side, responders said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,...
    NEW YORK -- A New York prosecutor will seek an indictment in the coming weeks against millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst for the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday.Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah decided in recent days to take the case to...
    A Jersey City man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for killing his 67-year-old girlfriend in their shared apartment last year, authorities said. Rand March, 66, is required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. In April, he pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and...
    A 30-year-old man from Ocean County has been indicted in connection with his father's alleged murder-for-hire, authorities aid. Mark J. Austin, 30, of Brick Township, was charged Thursday with murder and weapons offenses, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. The son faces life in prison without parole if found guilty of murder-for-hire, the prosecutor said. Austin allegedly killed...
    A New Jersey teacher and athletic coach was arrested for sexually assaulting a teen student, and another school employee was charged with knowing about it -- but not doing anything to stop it, authorities said. Matthew J. Rennie, 30, of Ringoes, became the center of an investigation when the 17-year-old female reported the alleged abuse to Franklin Township police, the...