Jersey Shore Headlines
A 37-year old substitute teacher and assistant coach at Red Bank Regional is accused of sleeping with a 16-year old student. That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.
Authorities have accused a 37-year old with having sex with a 16-year old female student when he was a substitute teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. Monmouth County prosecutors have charged Darnell Lewis with sexual assault and child endangerment. He's being held on $200,00 bail. Lewis worked as a substitute teacher, hall monitor, and an assistant football and basketball coach at the school until he recently resigned just days before being arrested. It's not known if he has hired a lawyer.
A fisherman makes a horrible discovery in the Ambrose Channel early yesterday morning. The fisherman spotted a man's body floating in the channel and towed it to the Coast Guard Sandy Hook Station. The state police will be handling the investigation to identify the victim and cause of death.
Lakewood police so far are attributing speed as the cause of a fatal one-car crash on West County Line Road and Fernwood Avenue early Saturday morning. Police say township resident Thomas Kirschock was going so fast in his Ford Mustang that he left the road, slammed into a tree and caused his car to break up in three pieces, ejecting him.
Prosecutors say a fast-moving fire that killed 6 members of a NJ family was fueled, in part, by combustible plastic flowers on the front porch. Prosecutors say Sunday's fire in Newark doesn't appear to be suspicious, but investigators still haven't pinpointed its origin.
The Brielle-based owner of a Trinidad gambling operation has been sentenced to 46 months for tax evasion. David Migliore pleaded guilty and paid more than a million dollars owed to the IRS on profits from the Island Club Casino.
Infatuation with a Toms River woman allegedly drove a township 37-year old to stalk and threaten her, and take police on a wild chase. Authorities say David Agatielli sped over parking lot medians and a curb to avoid cops Thursday, nearly clipping one with his car. He was arrested near the victim's house 2 days later.
An Asbury Park 27-year old allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a house in Ocean Township Saturday is also suspected of several more. Police say Robert McAlonie was positively identified by the homeowner after being arrested. He's now being eyed in connection with unsolved robberies in Deal and Interlaken as well.
The last remaining Sandy-damaged boardwalks should be fixed by fall. Officials in Ocean Grove and Long Branch say they've had to wait until they received funding from FEMA. Seaside Park's fire-ravaged boardwalk is set to be completed by July 4th.
If you're a Brick Township homeowner who had Superstorm repairs done without permits, Mayor John Ducey's Amnesty Program continues until the 30th. Fill out the forms, pay the fees, get the inspections, and you won't have to pay the fines. It'll be the focus of tonight's Mayor-In session at the municipal building.
The US can expect to invest more than a trillion dollars in energy infrastructure over the next 11 years as we again become a world energy superpower. The investment translates into jobs and energy savings, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Good paying jobs with an annual earning potential as high as $100,000 will become available in areas such as pipeline steel workers, shipping, food and beverage, and the hotel industry.