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, February 3, 2013
Other top stories this week include a man fatally shot by an arrow and an Indiana man who allegedly drove to Mahwah for sex with a 15-year-old he met online.
A Teaneck man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and smothering her 5-year-old daughter after the child witnessed her mother's murder Monday pleaded not guilty at a packed state Superior Court hearing in Hackensack Thursday. A husband and wife, both Fairleigh Dickinson University employees, were found dead Monday morning. Later that day, the deaths were ruled a murder and a suicide, respectively. A Berlin Borough resident is accused of killing another man by shooting him in the stomach with an arrow. An Indiana man is in prison Wednesday charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor after he drove more than 10 hours to Mahwah to have sexual relations with a 15-year-old township girl he met online, Police …
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 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Other top stories this week include a high school student arrested for allegedly possessing bomb-making materials and an ex-Boy Scout leader charged with sexually assaulting two teenage boys.
A Camden man who was released from prison earlier this year is accused of fatally stabbing a woman who testified against him during a 2006 trial in which he was ultimately convicted of aggravated manslaughter. A pair of men from Bergen County were charged in a scheme to sell guns believed to have belonged to the family of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday. A 16-year-old student at Cedar Creek High School was taken into custody Tuesday after Galloway Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office discovered several ingredients that when mixed together could cause an explosion, police said. The investigation and subsequent arrest came after a teacher observed pictures of weapons in…
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, November 18, 2012
State senator's lawsuit against hometown and car crash death on Garden State Parkway also make headlines.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Bomb-Making Materials Found in Home of 'Occupy Wall Street' Activist 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. Heroin Ring Role Leads to 30-Year Sentence for Elizabeth Man Johnel Dunlap, 41, was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for operating a drug trafficking ring in which $400,000 worth of heroin was planned to be distributed. State Senator Sues West Deptford Over 'Unlawful Quid Pro Quo' State Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney is suing his hometown municipality over what he labeled an …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Top stories from Patch sites around New Jersey.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Speaking from a mangled boardwalk unlike the memories of his Jersey Shore childhood, Gov. Chris Christie said the Ocean County barrier island was still too unsafe for residents to return to, but vowed a return to normalcy for most of New Jersey on Monday. "The power will be on, schools will be open, water is safe, gas is available," Christie said as he described what Monday in New Jersey will look like. Gov. Christie says he may lift gas rationing on Monday. The governor, speaking at a press conference in Seaside Park on Friday, said the rationing has worked well and eased congestion at gas stations. Gerardo Gomez, the sixth defendant in the infamous execution-style Newark schoolyard murders that grabbed international headlines four …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Other top stories this week include charges stemming from the discovery of a 9-year-old's remains in Upper Freehold and a McDonald's customer upset that his young daughter was subjected to Fox News during their visit to the fast food restaurant.
A Moorestown police officer and his ex-girlfriend/accomplice will spend the next 20 to 30 years behind bars after being sentenced this week. The pair was convicted in April on a slew of charges stemming from the sexual assault of multiple teenage victims between 2000 and 2007. One damning video showed one of the female victims blindfolded and shackled, and forced to perform sexual acts on one of her captors. Students and faculty at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Manahawkin and Jackson Memorial High School were grieving this week after learning of the loss of two friends and classmates. Some seven years after the discovery of a child’s skeleton in the Clayton Park area of Upper Freehold, the Monmouth County …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Other top stories this week include an armed robbery in Toms River and the shutdown of a major tax fraud scheme.
A Burlington City cop shot and killed a man who fired at the officer during a foot chase late Monday night, authorities said. A 27-year-old Clifton High School teacher who grew up in Fair Lawn was indicted this week on sexual assault charges stemming from two sexual encounters she allegedly had this April with one of her male students. A self-service farm stand in Montville that has had problems this year with people taking fruits and vegetables without paying has hung a "Wall of Shame" poster, revealing surveilance images of people caught stealing from the stand. A Toms River couple was tied up by three men in ski masks armed with handguns who ransacked their Rivercrest Manor home before midnight, police said. One of the nation’s largest …