Sunday, December 2, 2012
Other top stories include a NJ marine killed in Afghanistan, five heroic Freehold Borough police officers and a Toms River teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A Toms River babysitter is being held on $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option after being charged with the murder of a 14-month-old child, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday. A Blackwood man was arrested Wednesday along with his son and daughter as conspirators in a drug ring that distributed multi-kilogram quantities of Colombian cocaine, as well as other narcotics, according to authorities. An emergency room worker at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro was arrested on Saturday and charged with forcing a female patient to improperly touch him, and in a separate incident, was charged with sexually assaulting a female patient. Marine Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, was killed on Nov. 26, the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Fatal Garden State Parkway accident, student accused of college dorm fire also make headlines.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Assault rifles and a large quantity of materials used to make bombs were found in the Ridgewood home of Roberto Rivera, 60, Saturday. Rivera, a New York doctor, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. FBI agents said he was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement. State Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney is suing his hometown over what he labeled an unlawful arrangement in which a $13.1 million settlement payment was made to Sunoco, the owner of the Eagle Point refinery, for tax appeals. In exchange for the payment, Sunoco made a $750,000 donation to the township to pay for a pair of new fire trucks. A 23-year-old Bloomfield man was pronounced dead on the scene of the Irvington exit on the Garden State Parkway on…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Other top stories this week include tour bus flipping on I-80 exit ramp and a family of six forced to jump from the third-floor of their burning apartment building.
A Clark teenager who tweeted, "There is somone in my hour ecall 911," around 6 p.m. Sunday night before vanishing, turned herself into police Wednesday. The teen's disappearance, which police now consider voluntary, went viral on Twitter, with the hashtag #helpfindkara peaking at No. 3 worldwide. Three Triton High School teachers are charged with engaging in sexual activity with former students, and two administrators, including Principal Catherine DePaul, are charged with not reporting what they knew. An unidentified pedestrian killed by a New Jersey Transit train Saturday night in Red Bank purposefully laid on the tracks moments before being struck, according to an engineer's report of the incident. A tour bus on its way to Manhattan …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Top stories from around New Jersey this week include Newark Mayor Cory Booker hinting at a run for governor, and a boy being hit in the face by a bird while riding a Six Flags roller coaster
It began as just a joke with a friend and turned tragic when an Elizabeth 19-year-old was pulled from the Raritan River Sunday afternoon without a pulse and was not breathing. First responders initially revived Pedro Rosa on the scene before he was transported to a New Brunswick hospital where he died Sunday night. Witnesses say a tractor trailer veered over several lanes of traffic before careening into a Hasbrouck Heights office building Saturday morning, setting it ablaze. The suspended head football coach of Lyndhurst High School was indicted on charges that he had a sexual relationship in 2009 and 2010 with a high school senior [NorthJersey.com]. One of the heroes of the Dark Knight mass shooting, a 24-year-old man who threw himself …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Other top stories from around New Jersey this week include the murder of an elderly Clark woman and the sentencing of army sergeant convicted in a fatal drunk driving crash.
A New Brunswick man, who aroused the suspicion of law enforcement officials after purchasing a one-way ticket in cash for a Lufthansa flight to Germany at Newark Liberty International Airport Monday, allegedly tried to board the flight with concealed razor blades in his carry-on luggage. Spc. Jonathan Batista, 22, was attacked, along with his unit, by enemy forces with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense. Carmine Inteso, 46, appeared in federal court in Newark Tuesday afer being arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City Monday and charged with three counts of federal personal income tax evasion and three counts of failing to file federal personal income tax returns. An Egg Harbor City man …
Monday, May 23, 2011
NJ Governor addressed a packed crowd at Princeton University on Friday.
Money doesn't grow on trees, Gov. Chris Christie, told a packed crowd at Princeton University on Friday, and that's why he has capped New Jersey property taxes, cut public sector jobs and rejected the so-called “millionaire’s tax.” “When we approached the budget in 2011, we made a decision that because the people in New Jersey are the highest-taxed citizens in America, that taxes are high enough and we are not going to put up with any further tax increases," Christie told a crowd of students, residents and businesspeople. Previous administrations were willing to fund almost any special interest group that requested a handout, Christie said. As a result of that open-wallet policy, New Jersey residents fled the state for those with lower …