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.
Suspect at large after Deptford shoplifting ends in fatal gunfire
One of the shoplifting suspects fled on foot while two others attempted to drive away, hitting a police officer before a second officer fatally shot the driver in self defense.
Girls high school wrestling could become reality in NJ this year
A proposed plan could bring a girls high school wrestling tournament to Atlantic City in the winter of 2019.
Cops called 200 times to 2 motels in South Jersey — Owner is charged
Police were called to two local motels more than 200 times for issues ranging from medical emergencies to executing search warrants for drugs.
Neptune cops rescue pig, give it the most Jersey name
The pig was seen wandering the streets of Neptune Township before being returned to its owner with the help of the Monmouth County SPCA.
Jon Stewart to perform Sunday in Red Bank
The Count Basie Center for the Arts is raising more than $20 million to expand the theater, which was built in 1926.
NJ woman turned home into illegal kennel for 14 dogs, prosecutor says
Veterinarians were called in to check the health of the dogs as they were being removed from the home, which was not equipped to handle so many animals.
NJ trooper pulls over driver and meets guy who helped deliver him at birth
Trooper Michael Patterson had no way of knowing that the man he pulled over for a minor traffic violation in Hunterdon County had been by his mother's side during his birth.
North Jersey poll worker was high on the job, cops say
Sean Colligan was seen dozing at the polling station while also making frequent trips to his car or the bathroom, according to police.
Lakewood schools to get metal detectors after 4th-grader brings gun
After two students were charged with bringing a gun to school all Lakewood elementary schools will be equipped with metal detectors, according to district officials.
NJ student busted after speeding through hallways in motorbike
The student was charged with simple assault after his handlebar struck another student, according to police.
Hillsborough teacher charged with sexual misconduct with teen at home
Plainsboro resident Kenneth Shindle is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl for five months.
Rescued kitten had a need for speed and a mechanic to rescue her
When a man pulled into a mechanic's shop in Scotch Plains, employees were surprised to learn that a cat had gotten stuck inside the body of the car.