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.
Chicken ‘like rotten eggs’ at Popeyes in NJ, ex-worker claims
A former employee at the Popeyes in Toms River claimed in a Facebook post that the restaurant was serving bad chicken and was dirty. The company and the county have refuted these claims.
Teen driver not wearing a seat belt in Howell crash, police say
A 17-year-old is listed in critical condition after the crash on Monday. His passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to police.
Howell cop wanted to ‘get naked’ with teen girl, complaint says
Sgt. Richard Conte of the Howell Police Department was recognized by the undercover police he sent a picture to, according to a criminal complaint.
This is the teen girl stabbed to death Saturday in Long Branch
Police hace charged 20-year-old Bryan Cordero-Castro, also of Long Branch.
No, there’s no reported human trafficking in this Shop Rite lot
A post circulating on Social media is warning girls in the Toms River area to be careful when going to the parking lot for Shop Rite and Staples on Route 37.
Dog found abandoned, covered in feces in sweltering apartment
"Phoenix" was found in a hot apartment without food and water and caked in her own mess before being rescued by Paterson Animal Control last week.
9 West Nile Virus cases reported in several NJ counties
Bergen and Hunterdon counties have each reported two human cases of West Nile Virus, while Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Ocean and Somerset counties are each reporting one.
Shake Shack coming to major Garden State Parkway rest stop
The Monmouth and Thomas Edison service areas closed on Saturday and are expected to stay closed until next May.
Atlantic City man charged with stealing multiple boardwalk bikes
Joseph Stansberry matched the description of the suspect involved in the theft of several bikes on the boardwalk, which was distributed to Atlantic City police.
Dog found abandoned in the woods has second chance at life
Buddy was found in a wooded area off of dead end street by a patrol officer who noticed him barely able to move. He has gotten lots of love in hopes of finding him a forever home.