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.
Go ahead and try me! — Man in Jersey Shore seagull killing refuses to pay fine
A Philadelphia man will head to trial over the summer incident.
Man breaks into NJ home and rapes 2 children in their beds, police say
New Jersey State Police thought they were responding to a burglary. It turned out to be much worse.
Man’s reward for Belmar ocean rescue? Major medical bills
Kristian Falkenstein was playing volleyball with friends on the beach in Belmar when he saw a man in distress.
Asbestos scare at school: South Jersey district closes for 2 days
Students are scheduled to return to school on Tuesday.
Is NJ town’s statue of Columbus next? Monument called ‘reminder of our terror’
The mayor of Long Branch has not been approached about removing the statue that was dedicated in 1961.
ATM skimming scam strikes multiple victims after Monmouth fair
Skimmer devices can be used to steal customer's ATM information allowing for fraudulent use.
What closings? Applebee’s in NJ hiring 100-plus people at events Monday
Interested applicants can apply in advance. Experience is not required to apply.
After 3 babies die in less than 2 days, NJ officials warn of sleeping dangers
A half-dozen baby deaths in Essex County prompts prosecutors to make public plea.
Rebel with a constituency: Another NJ politician defends Confederate flag use
Freeholder John Carman will remove his "South Jersey Rebel" patch meant to "lampoon the political divide" in New Jersey.
Adorable snow leopard dies at NJ zoo — Worries that others will get sick, too
The 4-month old cub reportedly died from severe infectious encephalitis. After falling ill on Friday she died on Monday according to the zoo.
NJ county may sue inmate over $2M renovation thanks to toilet-flushing disaster
An inmate flushing their jumpsuit down the toilet, causing pipes to burst and sewage to leak on several floors of the Ocean County justice complex last week.
Fight over stolen Taylor ham ends in arrest, police say
A Hackettstown man is facing one count of simple assault after police say he punched another man over stolen Taylor Ham.