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Atlantic City Police Get Body Cameras

Atlantic City, N.J., police officers have started wearing body cameras. About five officers a shift will be equipped with the devices, which record video and audio after an officer activates the device. The video is uploaded after the officer’s shift …

38 Indicted in Massachusetts Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the New …

Gulfstream Jet Design Warning Sheds Light on Katz Crash

Gulfstream jet pilots received notice from the company that a safety device designed to prevent accidents like the one that killed sports-franchise mogul Lewis Katz can be foiled in some circumstances. The system is supposed to keep pilots from setting …

Settlement in New Jersey Hotel Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the company …

New York Releases PSA for Work Zone Safety Campaign

The family of a New York Department of Transportation employee killed on the job five years ago is reminding motorists to drive safely in highway construction work zones. Garry Farrell’s wife and three children appear in a new video public …

Towns Sued for $800,000 Over Massachusetts Man Killed by Tree

The family of a Massachusetts man who died after a dead tree fell on him as he returned to his car after a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood is seeking $800,000 from two towns. A lawyer for the family of …

Improperly Installed Rhode Island Iway Rail Costs Near $500,000

The cost for Rhode Island to deal with an improperly installed railing on the Iway bridge on Interstate 195 is now approaching $500,000. WPRI-TV reports that engineering studies to determine how it happened has cost around $316,000. Jersey barriers have …

Insurance Fraud Hearing Set for Former Pennsylvania Justice’s Daughter

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is trying to enter a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, has been scheduled for a hearing Sept. 5 …

4 From Illinois Arrested in Central New York Burglaries

Authorities say they’ve arrested four people from the Chicago area in connection with multiple burglaries committed in central New York. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says the suspects were arrested Sunday evening at a Syracuse hotel. A 26-year-old woman, a …

Military Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy Damage

Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home. The gleaming white 87-foot patrol boat, now temporarily based out of Bayonne, still cannot go back to its berth at Sandy Hook, …

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