I'm the Digital News Reporter for NJ101.5.com covering news from all over the great Garden State. With the exception of a year in Hartford, and six months in Amish Country, I've spent my whole life in New Jersey, and wouldn't have it any other way. I've covered everywhere from Somerset County to the Jersey Shore, and am now looking forward to looking at the whole state. I'm a proud father, a lifelong Mets fan, and longtime lover of college and New Jersey high school wrestling.
Baby Trump blimp is coming to New Jersey
The balloon that flew high above London during President Donald Trump's recent trip there will be coming to New Jersey thanks to a local fundraising effort.
One injured as Howell mulch fire burns home
At least one resident was injured trying to leave the house. It was originally reported to be a mulch fire before reaching the home.
More Rutgers football players to face criminal charges, reports say
Several members of the Rutgers University Football team are being investigated for fraudulent use of a credit card, according to media reports.
NJ councilman who flushed $5K bribe down toilet is sent to prison
Former Councilman attempted to get a $15,000 from a local businessman who was offering to sell his commercial property to the town.
NJ shopping bag tax — How did your lawmaker vote?
The bill for a 5 cent fee passed by nine votes in the Assembly and seven votes in the senate and is awaiting Gov. Murphy's signature.
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in five NJ counties
Eight samples across five counties have tested positive for the virus, though no human cases have been reported this year.
NJ woman charged with beating own mother, grandmother to death
Heather Barbera was taken into custody after taking a bus to New York after killing her mother and grandmother. She is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.
Dogs in filth, missing body parts — NJ man charged with felony abuse
More than 40 dogs were found in a Roselle Park home in what the Union County Prosecutor's office described as "severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions."
6 years later, NJ man recovers jet ski blown away by Sandy
Douglas Ferrigno thought his jet ski was lost forever after Super Storm Sandy. He had no way of knowing almost six years later that it would turn up and be ready to ride again.
As closings loom, Annie Sez: Thanks for the memories!
After more than 40 years Annie Sez will close its stores with many shifting to the sister brand Mandee.
Barnegat Bay jellyfish can cause ‘severe pain,’ NJ officials warn
The clinging jellyfish is no bigger than a quarter and is not native to New Jersey, but people stung can end up hospitalized.
NJ cops came to confiscate guns after son discussed school safety, dad says
Army veteran Leonard Cottrell said troopers came to his house late at night to seize his guns after his son had talked about school safety issues with a classmate.