Law & Justice

May 27, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Wednesday that the New Jersey Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a former South Amboy woman who was previously sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a live-streamed event, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccione, the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP discussed the state’s revised use of force policy for law enforcement. Officials summarized the new guidelines and explained how they ...

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NEW JERSEY- Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from around the Garden State, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Capitol Police Officer and South River native Brian Sicknick lost his life following the savage attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was one of three police officers who were sprayed with chemicals used to repel animals in the wild.  One officer had minor ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEW JERSEY – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze. The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A former New Brunswick High School vice principal has filed a discrimination lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court against the Board of Education and others, claiming she was terminated because of her race and age. Rene Edghill Smith, 60, who is Black and lives in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as 6,7, or 8 on the internet.  At Governor Murphy's Coronavirus Press Briefing today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Thursday, July 30 Municipal Court session has been canceled. Letters will be mailed out with rescheduling information. Tuesday's Municipal Court session was canceled also. Spotswood's Municipal Courts sessions continue to be held virtually through Zoom. Spotswood's Borough ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Tuesday, July 28 Municipal Court session has been canceled. Letters will be mailed out with rescheduling information. Spotswood's Municipal Courts sessions continue to be held virtually through Zoom. The Spotswood Municipal Complex remains closed to the public. Business is being ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Around Middlesex County, the "Greatest Little Town in the Land" is known as 'Milktown' for its deep-seated roots of systemic racism. Protesters took to the streets on Saturday to try to bring about change in the borough, one step at a time. Today's march began in Crabiel Park and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yolanda Ciccone, a graduate of Douglass College at Rutgers University, was sworn in Tuesday as prosecutor of Middlesex County during a brief ceremony officiated by retired judge and former prosecutor Alan Rockoff. The Metuchen resident and former Assignment Judge of Somerset ...

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