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.
NJ American Water bills to spike as company seeks system upgrades
The company is planning more than $800 million in system upgrades and says the increase will result in $75 million in annual revenue.
Sayreville driver ran over man, took his car, cops say
A 55-year-old Freehold Township man is in critical condition after he was assaulted and run over.
Salmonella outbreak grows — NJ must watch out for these eggs
Out of the 35 people reported infected by Salmonella 11 have been hospitalized, according to the latest numbers from the CDC. One case has been reported in New Jersey.
Ex-animal cop can’t sue NJ exterminators that starved baby raccoons
A former chief humane law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA sued two companies for animal cruelty. Both lawsuits were dismissed.
One dead in E. coli outbreak — lettuce still may not be safe
One person died in California, and seven people have gotten sick in New Jersey.
National crime syndicate suspected in NJ car burglaries
Several cars in Monmouth County were broken into over the weekend and police suspect it could be the work of the Felony Lane Gang.
NJ cargo pilot used overseas trips to make child porn, feds say
A retired Air Force member had sex with a 14-year-old girl in the Philippines and tried to have sex with her 10-year-old sister, according to court documents.
Boy Scouts changing its name as girls join ranks
Girls are already joining Cub Scouts, and will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts as of Next year when the program will change its name.
Protests planned for PetSmarts in NJ after grooming deaths
Scruffles died an hour after being dropped at a local PetSmart for grooming. Now the dog's owners are hoping to help keep other pets safe and alive at the groomers.
Raccoon family rescued from inside Long Branch library walls
A mother raccoon and her four babies were safely rescued from inside the walls of the Long Branch Free Public Library last week.
Ocean County official charged in hit-and-run cover up
Todd Genty, the Seaside Heights school board president and Parking Authority supervisor, was charged with witness and evidence tampering.
NJ man gets white powder in mail, cops eye ‘possible suspect’
The man reported receiving the envelope in the mail on Tuesday. Police and a local Hazmat team were called to the scene.