Ever since I was a precocious 5 year old who read the Bergen Record and then published his own neighborhood newspaper I've always had an interest in the news. I learn something new on this job everyday and that's what keeps it interesting. I've been with NJ101.5 for the past 10 years on the digital team writing news and working behind the scenes on a variety of projects.
Powerball jackpot grows again to $625 million
One ticket played in New Jersey matching all five white balls is a $1 million winner.
Raccoon beating in Ocean County could ban teens from buying traps
Animal abuse tendencies in teens can lead to worse adult behavior, according to state Senator Vin Gopal.
Man appears to have shot himself at Jackson Premium Outlets
Jackson Police said they received a call around 10 a.m. from about a man threatening to kill himself with a gun.
Flu season death toll in NJ now at 4
Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said flu activity remained high around the state and said it's not too late to get a shot.
Mob boss shot dead, and a whole NJ neighborhood is shut down
Residents of a Brick neighborhood had to show ID to get to their homes.
Brother says he’s not guilty of killing entire Colts Neck family
The public defender now representing Paul Caneiro entered the pleas at an arraignment in Monmouth County Superior Court.
Facebook, Instagram back online after lengthy outage
It has been a rough week for digital platforms, as Verizon had issues with texting on Tuesday morning and Google Gmail and Drive users encountered problems late on Tuesday.
Horrific conditions at FEMA-scamming motel closed by Toms River
Pictures from inside a motel that authorities closed this month show ramshackle conditions, collapsed ceilings, broken walls, piles of debris and vermin.
Garden State Parkway smoke is from a controlled burn
Smoke in the sky over Ocean County is part of several prescribed burns scheduled for around the state today.
3 guilty of fatal beating of Red Bank teacher they mistook for drug dealer
It took six years to make arrests in this case.
UPDATE: Verizon says NJ texting issues fixed
Verizon said the issues in New Jersey and on the east coast were resolved around 9 a.m.
Man who accidentally shot himself served 21 years in the military
James Hammer was a volunteer firefighter and served 22 years in the Marines, Air Force & Army National Guard.