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.
Missing dog who loved beach gets final resting place on Shore
When golden retriever Jersey jumped off the Finetto family boat over Memorial Day weekend a massive search turned up no signs of her until her body was found last week.
NJ cops bust man for no bell on bike — and acting ‘suspiciously’
An Ocean County man said he was arrested for not having a bell on his bike, but police say it was what he was doing on the bike that caught their attention.
Toddler left in 80-degree car as dad shopped NJ mall
A 2-year-old girl was reported locked in a car at the Newport Centre Mall on Sunday afternoon, the girl's father was located inside the mall.
New Jersey sending more help to Hurricane Florence recovery zone
More than a dozen additional members of New Jersey Task Force 1 have been deployed to North and South Carolina to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.
‘Presidential Alert’ test lets Trump send emergency text messages
Messages sent by President Donald Trump and his successors would only be used in emergency situations and not political in nature.
National Play-Doh day is thanks to New Jersey Teacher
Play-Doh originally started as wallpaper cleaner before a New Jersey nursery school teacher realized her students could use it as a more pliable molding toy.
Amazon adding 1,100 jobs at new Central Jersey facility
The new Sort Center will open near the company's fulfillment center and be used to help expedite the delivery process for customers.
NJ prevents Carolina shelter from killing its animals before storm hits
Eleventh Hour Rescue has arranged for almost two dozen animals to be transported to New Jersey from a shelter in North Carolina that could be affected by Hurricane Florence.
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 allegedly 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.
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.