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.
NJ trooper pulls over driver and meets guy who helped deliver him at birth
Trooper Michael Patterson had no way of knowing that the man he pulled over for a minor traffic violation in Hunterdon County had been by his mother's side during his birth.
North Jersey poll worker was high on the job, cops say
Sean Colligan was seen dozing at the polling station while also making frequent trips to his car or the bathroom, according to police.
Lakewood schools to get metal detectors after 4th-grader brings gun
After two students were charged with bringing a gun to school all Lakewood elementary schools will be equipped with metal detectors, according to district officials.
NJ student busted after speeding through hallways in motorbike
The student was charged with simple assault after his handlebar struck another student, according to police.
Hillsborough teacher charged with sexual misconduct with teen at home
Plainsboro resident Kenneth Shindle is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl for five months.
Rescued kitten had a need for speed and a mechanic to rescue her
When a man pulled into a mechanic's shop in Scotch Plains, employees were surprised to learn that a cat had gotten stuck inside the body of the car.
No charges for Wildwood cop seen punching woman on beach
The prosecutor says there is not enough evidence to charge the officers involved, while the woman's attorney said she will be vindicated in court.
Almost 100 turtles wash up dead on NJ beach — but why?
As many of 80 turtles are estimated to have washed up on the beach on Memorial Day. Authorities believe they were caught in a commercial crab trap which also washed up on shore.
Men confronted after posting ‘Back to Israel, Jews’ flyers in Long Branch
The flyers included a message of "Back to Israel Jews," and were being hung on telephone poles around Long Branch before a man stepped up to take them down.
Missing New Jersey veteran safe after 30-mile, 3-day trek
Thomas Podschelne was found in New York more than three days after leaving work in Clifton on Friday morning.