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Charles “Chuckie” Tuzzo, left, was a Genovese crime family capo, and Vito Alberti was one of its soldiers, authorities allege. (credit: New Jersey Attorney General's Office)

New Jersey Charges 11 Reputed Genovese Crime Family Members, Associates

Authorities say one of those charged is 80-year-old Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, a reputed capo in the Genovese crime family.

10/21/2014

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Los Angeles Man Sentenced For Role In Drug Ring With Ties To New Jersey

A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey.

09/09/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote Narcan

Gov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.

06/17/2014

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

New Jersey’s Acting AG Won’t Confirm Or Deny Bridgegate Investigation

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says it’s office policy not to comment on “the status or existence” of criminal investigations into last September’s George Washington Bridge lane closures.

05/02/2014

Police investigate a fatal shooting in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Aims To Cut Gun Violence With New Initiative

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

04/16/2014

Gabriel Hurley lost his vision and sense of smell after getting into a wreck with a distracted driver. (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April

John Hoffman, the state’s acting acting general, said Monday that about 1.5 million crashes over the past decade have been caused by distracted drivers, resulting in 1,600 deaths.

04/14/2014

New Jersey officials discuss crackdown on drunk driving during Super Bowl week (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

NJ Plans Drunk Driving Crackdown During Super Bowl Week

Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said Monday that “The Sobriety Blitz” combines the efforts of state police and the divisions of Highway Traffic Safety and Alcoholic Beverage Control.

01/27/2014

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

N.J. AG, Division of Civil Rights Help Wheelchair-bound Boy Secure Tickets To WWE Event

Chant Brennan Macleod turned to acting state Attorney General John Hoffman and the Division of Civil Rights after he had trouble getting tickets to a WWE wrestling event at the Prudential Center.

12/23/2013

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

New Jersey, Video Game Company Reach Settlement In Bitcoin Case

An online video game company will pay a $1 million settlement after being accused of infecting thousands of computers with malicious software and using that access to illegally mine for the electronic currency bitcoin.

11/19/2013

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14 Arrested For Alleged Possession, Distribution Of Child Pornography In N.J.

The arrests were part of “Operation Predator Alert,” the first sweep of its kind under New Jersey’s tough new child pornography law.

10/28/2013

Weapons collected at a gun buyback in Keansburg, N.J. - March 9, 2013 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Nearly 16,000 Guns Netted In Recent N.J. Buyback Events

Gun buyback events held in Middlesex County, N.J. last weekend netted more than 1,800 weapons, state officials announced Wednesday.

10/02/2013

Shooting in Trenton on Aug. 15, 2013 (credit: Oren Liebermann/CBS Philly)

2 Officers Shot, Domestic Violence Suspect Killed In Trenton

Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini said the suspect opened fire on the detectives as he was exiting a home and the detectives were getting out of their car.

08/15/2013

A girl holds jerry cans while waiting in line at a gas station on November 1, 2012 in Hazlet township, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

8 N.J. Businesses Pay Up For Alleged Price Gouging After Sandy

Four hotel operators, three gas stations and a hardware store will pay more than $280,000 in settlements, officials from the Division of Consumer Affairs said. More than $10,500 will be used to reimburse 185 consumers who were affected by the hikes.

07/23/2013

Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman announcing human trafficking ring bust at news conference in Trenton, July 18, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

N.J. Authorities Bust Suspected Human Trafficking Ring

All six defendants are Mexican nationals living in the United States illegally, the state attorney general said. They were being held in the Ocean County Jail.

07/18/2013

Officials from Union and Hudson County with the results of a weekend gun buyback. (credit: NJ Attorney General's Office)

Dozens Of Illegal Guns, Assault Weapons Turned In At N.J. Gun Buyback

A two-day gun buyback program staged in Union and Hudson Counties last weekend netted about 1,600 firearms.

07/16/2013

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