Sunday, February 17, 2013
Other top stories include an unborn baby killed in a car accident and a woman who admitted to a fatal scissor stabbing.
Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission (EOWC), which serves South Orange, have been charged with manipulating water test results, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. An expectant mother lost her baby after she was struck while driving on Route 206 in Chester Township Tuesday afternoon, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Manuel Rodriguez, 50, of New Brunswick and Bennie Haynes, 53, of Dayton, a former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, pleaded guilty for their roles in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced on Monday. A West Deptford woman pleaded guilty this week to stabbing a man in the neck with scissors and stealing …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Other top stories this week include a dentist charged in a multi-million dollar Medicaid scam and a rough week for the commissioner of the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority.
A Pine Hill Middle School teacher, soccer coach and former councilman was indicted on 92 counts of child abuse, including sexual assault and child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday. A fifth-grade West Orange teacher was arrested Thursday morning on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to officials at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The tragic tale of a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer who took her own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday —allegedly a victim of bullying, according to the NY Post — has attracted widespread attention on social networking sites. A dentist from Livingston accused in a scam that bilked more than $5.5M from Medicaid over six…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Alleged armed kidnapping of 71-year-old woman, firefighter admits to arson and a Newark teen allegedly points shotgun at a police officer also among top headlines.
Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown, is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes is accused of stabbing a Keansburg woman 12 times at the Middletown Bed, Bath and Beyond on Thursday. A reputed local mobster known as "Papa Smurf" could face nearly two centuries in prison after he was charged Wednesday with conspiring to grab control of the waste management industry in New York and New Jersey. The mob-targeted federal sweep netted a dozen others. Ramsey resident Carmine Franco, 77, is a known associate of the Genovese Crime Family, federal law enforcement officials said. Two East Rutherford residents are …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Other top stories include a Summit man charged with sexually assaulting a 'physically and mentally incapacitated' woman and parents plead guilty to giving their teething baby heroin.
Deptford police officer James Stuart, 29, is now facing first-degree murder charges after the man he allegedly shot in the head was pulled off life support. Gloucester County prosecutors said the incident occurred in the officer's home and "was not random," but have released few details of the shooting. Dr. Roberto Rivera had the materials and know-how to create homemade bombs and automatic weapons, the attorney general's office said Wednesday. Authorities say a November raid yielded nitric acid, thermite, a cache of weapons, and how-to manuals in folders marked "Revolution" and "Anarchism." Rivera has been connected to the 'Occupy' movement. Summit's Cyrus Fakroddin, best known as the owner of pizza-devouring goat Cocoa, was charged …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Other top stories this week include a man charged with making terroristic threats directed at his child's school and the canning of Jets general manager and Basking Ridge resident Mike Tannenbaum.
Sunday, January 6
Authorites have charged a Woodbury man in the slaying of a missing woman whose body was found in a clothing-collection bin early Monday morning. A Metuchen man was charged Wednesday with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact after he allegedly touched two different women “in a sexual manner” at a medical office in Fort Lee, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced. The father of a student at the Atlantic County Special Services School was arrested last week and charged with making terroristic threats directed at the school, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles announced Wednesday. The body of missing 26-year-old North Plainfield resident Manuel Antonio Guevara was recovered after the lake was partially drained. Basking …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an initial round of funding for the National Flood Insurance Program. Another $50 billion could come Jan. 15.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Friday afternoon allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to borrow $9.7 billion to pay insurance claims made by victims of Hurricane Sandy. The bill, HR 41, temporarily increases the borrowing authority of FEMA to allow the agency to carry out payment claims made by property owners to the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress moved to approve the funding stop-gap Friday after concerns were raised that aid for Sandy victims had been delayed too long. The House, specifically, Majority Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, came under fire for tabling a Sandy aid package until after the New Year. Congress is expected to vote on two additional bills authorizing more than…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jan. 30 is the new deadline to register for disaster assistance.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following information is provided by FEMA. Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Survivors also can register by phone or 711/VRS by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice. At the request of the state, FEMA extended the registration deadline beyond the original 60 day window due tothe magnitude of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The disaster registration process serves as a referral …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Other top stories this week include a popular Red Bank Regional High basketball player who collapsed during a game and died and a youth soccer coach contrite over allegedly embezzling nearly $60,000 in league funds.
A North Caldwell man was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with transporting a PVC pipe stuffed with explosives without a permit, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. According to the complaint, Anthony Nicholas Gallo, 20, traveled into Pennsylvania on Jan. 8, 2012 with a pipe containing potassium chlorate and magnesium with the plan of causing an explosion. A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey, opened on Dec. 6. A Red Bank Regional basketball player collapsed and died after being rushed to the hospital…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Other top stories this week include a New Jersey marine killed in Afghanistan, five heroic Freehold Borough police officers and a Toms River teacher charged with having sexual contact with a student.
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, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
UC Seniors Andres Aguaiza and Kiana Hawkins have been selected as recipients of the 2012 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The following information was provided by Union Catholic High School. Union Catholic High School is proud to announce that Seniors Andres Aguaiza of Roselle Park and Kiana Hawkins of Irvington have been selected as recipients of the 2012 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award. The New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Program was established by the NJ Department of Education, in collaboration with the NJ Amistad Commission and the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities committee, to honor the academic achievement of high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The criteria for Rising Scholar students is …