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.
Elizabeth couple left elderly dog to die on a chain, cops say
The dog was found in the yard of an Elizabeth home with matted fur and bug bites. At the animal shelter it was found to have cancer and arthritis.
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.
Swimming crooks stole from NJ submarine that someone sank, cops say
The USS Ling, which has been closed to the public since 2015, has been vandalized multiple times since August, including taking on water and having items stolen.
NJ jury awards $1.15M to man who claimed teacher raped him
Former Elizabeth teacher Robert Goodlin is awaiting trial after being accused of sexually assaulting the then boy between 1993 and 1998.
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.
Murphy defends hiring corrupt politician who took bribes
Gov. Phil Murphy is defending his hiring of a former corrupt city councilman who went to prison for taking bribes.
Bomb left on headstone at Jewish cemetery in Newark
A homemade explosive device, which could not detonate the way it was put together was found at the B'nai Abraham Cemetery in Newark on Sunday.
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.
Convicted child predator worked with NJ rec department for a year
Nathaniel Lewis had pleaded guilty in 2009 to taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15.
Ex-Gov. Christie Whitman is a Republican — and wants GOP to lose the House
Former Gov. Christie Whitman said in an interview that a Democratic controlled House of Representatives would do a better job of standing up to President Donald Trump.