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.
Middletown woman and dog die in house fire
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office reported 18-year-old Aubree Larusso and a family dog were killed in a fire on Neptune Place Tuesday morning.
Fleeing Lakewood suspect hid in nearby shower, police say
Saquon Weaver fled a traffic stop on July 13 and was found a short time later hiding in the shower of a local home.
9-year-old girl killed by stray bullet in South Jersey
The girl was in a house that was struck by a stray bullet. She died a short time after her family took her to the hospital.
Duckling freed from West Windsor drain, reunited with mother
A family of ducklings were rescued from a storm drain at the Princeton Junction Post Office and reunited with their mother.
No more plastic straws at NJ’s many McCloone restaurants
The McCloone's Restaurant group phased out plastic straws a month ago as part of an overall effort to become more environmentally friendly.
Five school buses crash, dozens hurt in Medford Lakes
At least 17 people suffered what were believed to be minor injuries, but the number could be as high as 35.
ICE nabs dozens as it bashes ‘sanctuary’ Middlesex county
Out of 36 people arrested by ICE in Middlesex County last week 16 had previously been held in the county jail without having ICE detainers honored.
Baby Trump blimp is coming to New Jersey
The balloon that flew high above London during President Donald Trump's recent trip there will be coming to New Jersey thanks to a local fundraising effort.
One injured as Howell mulch fire burns home
At least one resident was injured trying to leave the house. It was originally reported to be a mulch fire before reaching the home.
More Rutgers football players to face criminal charges, reports say
Several members of the Rutgers University Football team are being investigated for fraudulent use of a credit card, according to media reports.