Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant
Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant The Edison Fire Department has announced the death of its treasurer and longtime firefighter Howard Tarlow. The EFD made the announcement Thursday evening, July 11, one day after the police department announced the death of its lieutenant, Donald Ship. Tarlow began his fire service career when he joined the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department in 2008, after expressing to a friend he wanted to give back to the community, the EFD said on Facebook. It wasn't long before Tarlow decided he wanted to serve the town he lived in and transferred to Raritan Engine Company 1 in 2010. Tarlow …
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds A man who has been on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list for a 2009 armed robbery of a New Jersey restaurant has been captured in California. Kofi Edwards, 51, was arrested without incident in Sacramento, CA following a tip from the public, the FBI's Newark Central Jersey Safe Streets Task Force announced. FBI Newark had offered up to $10,000 leading to Edward’s arrest and will pay out the reward. On March 17, 2009, Edwards and several others allegedly went into a Woodbridge restaurant, using a weapon to rob the business and tie up three people.  Edwards was charged with Hob…
Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32 Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32
Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32 Shamika Bodino, a 32-year-old mom from Monmouth County, died at home on Wednesday, July 3, according to her obituary on the Clayton Funeral Home site. Shamika, of Freehold and formerly Toms River and Manchester, earned her master's degree in social work and went on to work as a foster care support clinician at the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, according to her obituary. She met her husband, Zac, in the summer of 2016 while working at Six Flags Great Adventure, her obituary says. The two fell in love and welcomed their first daughter, Faith. They were expecting the other in Dece…
Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police
Father High On PCP Injured Baby Son Dropping, Swinging Him In Jersey Shore City: Police A North Wildwood man was accused of dropping and swinging his baby son while high on PCP, authorities said. David Fletcher III, 38, was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, the North Wildwood Police Department said in a news release on Thursday, July 11. Officers responded to reports of a man possibly having a medical issue on the 1200 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police suspected Fletcher was under the influence of drugs "due to his erratic behavior." They also noticed his infant son had several injuries and officers contacted the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Investigators…
Navy Vet From Trenton, Briana Navarreto, Dies Suddenly In Florida, 27 Navy Vet From Trenton, Briana Navarreto, Dies Suddenly In Florida, 27
Navy Vet From Trenton, Briana Navarreto, Dies Suddenly In Florida, 27 A highly decorated Navy veteran from New Jersey will be buried with military honors after her sudden death in Florida, according to an obituary published by Brenna Funeral Home.  A lifelong Trenton resident most recently of Tampa, FL, Briana Lee "Beezy" Navarreto died on Saturday, July 6, her obituary said. She was 27 years old. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to bring her body, dog and vehicle back from Florida and cover funeral expenses. Victoria Berrios of Trenton is organizing the fundraiser. "We also need to make arrangements for packing up the home she owned and bringi…
Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says
Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says Two drivers including the husband of a woman killed were found at fault in the Route 9 crash last month in Old Bridge, authorities said. Benjamin Futerman, 32, of Manalapan, and Wilson Familia, 22, of Old Bridge, have both been charged in the June 2 crash on Route 9 at Ferry Road that left Kristina Godich dead and several others injured, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas J. Montagna announced Thursday, July 11. Investigators found that speeding combined “with aggressive and reckless driving" contributed to the collision, Ciccone noted. Futerman …
WINNER! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks WINNER! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks
Winner! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks It was a winning Wednesday for a Powerball player in New Jersey. A ticket sold online in the Garden State matched four numbers and the red Powerball in the drawing held on Wednesday, July 10, winning $50,000. The ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 7, 11, 12, 27, 46 and the red Powerball was 26. 
Atlantic City's 2024 Airshow Canceled After 'Major Act' Withdraws From Event Atlantic City's 2024 Airshow Canceled After 'Major Act' Withdraws From Event
Atlantic City's 2024 Airshow Canceled After 'Major Act' Withdraws From Event Atlantic City's popular air show has been scrubbed for 2024 after a last-minute effort seemingly saved the financially troubled summer spectacle, officials said. The 2024 Visit Atlantic City Airshow has been canceled, according to the event website's homepage on Wednesday, July 10. A joint statement was posted by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA), and Visit Atlantic City. The free event, which attracts about 500,000 visitors, was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 14. "We regret …
Seen Her? Teenager Goes Missing In South Jersey: Police Seen Her? Teenager Goes Missing In South Jersey: Police
Seen Her? Teenager Goes Missing In South Jersey: Police A 16-year-old girl from the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township has gone missing, authorities said. Alianna McCray was last seen on Monday evening, July 8, according to Gloucester Township police. She is described as being 5'2" tall and weighing 145 pounds. She has brown eyes, burgundy hair, and a medium skin complexion.  She was last seen wearing a black crop-top, tan sweatpants, and was carrying a black tote bag. She may be in the Cherry Hill or Mount Laurel areas, police said. If anyone has additional information or knowledge of Alianna McCray's location, please call 9-1-1, …
South Jersey Family Lost Everything In Apartment Fire, Campaign Says South Jersey Family Lost Everything In Apartment Fire, Campaign Says
South Jersey Family Lost Everything In Apartment Fire, Campaign Says The community is rallying to help a family from Camden County whose apartment was heavily damaged by smoke from a fire, according to authorities. Olivia Cafaro of Blackwood is organizing a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the Pierce family, of the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. On Wednesday, July 3, at approximately 1 a.m., Gloucester Township police were dispatched to 32 N. Black Horse Pike in Blackwood for a structure fire, Daily Voice reported. Police found heavy smoke coming from the building which contained several commercial businesses downstairs and the upstairs apartment. A…
South Jersey Man Shared Child Pornography: Prosecutor South Jersey Man Shared Child Pornography: Prosecutor
South Jersey Man Shared Child Pornography: Prosecutor A 48-year-old man from Burlington County has been charged with possessing and sharing child pornography, authorities said. Dominic Constantine, of Marlton, was taken into custody at his residence on Wednesday, July 3, according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller. He was charged with Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) on a File Sharing Program (First Degree), Possession of CSAM with Intent to Distribute (First Degree), Distribution of CSAM (First Degree), and Possession of CSAM (Second Degree), they said. He wa…
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days Lisa Pisano, the 54-year-old New Jersey resident and second-ever recipient of a pig kidney and mechanical heart, has died. Pisano received the heart pump on April 4, and eight days later, got the pig's kidney. She lived with it for 47 days, as reported by the New York Times, before her death on Sunday, July 7. Lisa Pisano. NYU Langone Health A U.S. Navy veteran and doting grandmother, Pisano was born in Lakewood but lived in Ocean Gate and Bayville, according to her obituary on the Mastapeter Memorial Home website. Her obituary remembered her as a "hero to the medical communit…
Ex-NJ Bank Employee Stole $1M From Customer, Used Money To Fund Business Ventures: Cops Ex-NJ Bank Employee Stole $1M From Customer, Used Money To Fund Business Ventures: Cops
Ex-NJ Bank Employee Stole $1M From Customer, Used Money To Fund Business Ventures: Cops A former bank employee has been charged with stealing nearly $1 million from a customer whom he'd befriended then invested the money in side business ventures, authorities in Burlington County announced. Agha Hasan, 41, of Bordentown, is facing a litany of charges including theft by deception and tax evasion stemming from the  $998,188 in stolen money, dating back to 2018, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw said. The investigation began last year after fraud investigators for Santander Bank contacted police about questionable transactions conducted and overseen by Ha…
DWI Driver Strikes Trenton Pedestrian, Rams 3 Cars Before Flipping: Police DWI Driver Strikes Trenton Pedestrian, Rams 3 Cars Before Flipping: Police
DWI Driver Strikes Trenton Pedestrian, Rams 3 Cars Before Flipping: Police A suspected drunken driver plowed through three cars and struck a pedestrian in Trenton, authorities said. The chain reaction collision occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at 1120 S. Broad St., Trenton police said. Diogenes Martinez Ramirez, 46, of Trenton, was later charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, reckless driving and other moving violations, police said. As Trenton Police Officer Michael Cruse and Officer Maria Herrera-Corcuera approached Liberty Street on South Broad Street they observed a 2020 Toyota Rav4 recklessly heading into their lane from the onco…
Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say
Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say The owner of a headstone company is accused of ripping off hundreds of grieving customers across greater Philadelphia, federal prosecutors allege in an indictment.  Gregory J. Stefan Jr., 54, of Upper Merion, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, according to the US Attorney's Office.  Between January 2018 and September of last year, Stefan accepted more than $1.5 million from customers who ordered memorials for loved ones, then failed to deliver the headstones they bought, authorities said. Stefan accepted the orders from nearly 500 customers through his companies 1843 LLC…
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette'
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John Fleenor Born in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse.  Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…
PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says
PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says Another New Jersey widow has come forward alleging she was bilked out of money for a gravestone she never got. Jerry J. Stefan, 49, of Gladwyne, PA, has been indicted alleging he bilked a Deptford, NJ widow out of $5,054 for a gravestone she never received for her late husband. He's the brother of a Pennsylvania gravestone dealer already charged in three states with defrauding gravestone customers. A Gloucester County grand jury indicted Jerry J. Stefan on June 26 on a charge he never provided a gravestone or returned the money he took. He was indicted on a third-degree charge of failure t…
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation What was supposed to have been a relaxing trip for one New Jersey family apparently visiting their grandparents in Texas quickly turned into a nightmare. While snorkeling in San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park in Texas, Ernest Manchin, 82, of Dripping Springs, TX, went under water and did not re-emerge, CBS7 says citing state police. Moments later, Gary Wong, 56, of East Brunswick — Manchin's son-in-law — went under, too. Both Manchin and Wong were rescued from the water but ultimately died at an area hospital, the outlet says. A GoFundMe campaign launched for Wong’s…
'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report 'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report
'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report Almost three years after a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Pennsylvania college student's accused rapist, he was taken into custody in France, numerous outlets reported in May. Despite his appeal to not be extradited, a court ruled that he will be sent back to Pennsylvania for a trial, according to a release on Monday, July 8, AP reported.  Ian Thomas Cleary, 31, who has been living in Europe for several years, was taken into custody in Metz in April 2024 a prosecutor told previously Associated Press.  Cleary was accused of raping Gettysburg Co…
Jealous Ex Stabbed Woman's New Boyfriend Dead, Police Complaint Says Jealous Ex Stabbed Woman's New Boyfriend Dead, Police Complaint Says
Jealous Ex Stabbed Woman's New Boyfriend Dead, Police Complaint Says A Cumberland County man charged with stabbing another man to death last week suspected his target was his ex-girlfriend's lover, court records show. Selvin Omar Garcia-Ramirez, 21, of Bridgeton, is charged with murder and a weapons offense in the July Fourth stabbing death of Edwin Lopez-Parra, 26, also of Bridgeton. Police were called to the 200 block of Atlantic Street in Bridgeton at about 3:15 a.m. and found the victim bleeding and unconscious near the door to his residence. He later died of his injuries. Multiple people inside the victim’s residence at the time of the stabbing alleged…
Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold At South Jersey Wine Store Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold At South Jersey Wine Store
Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold At South Jersey Wine Store A Mega Millions ticket worth $10,000 was purchased at an Ocean County wine store, officials said. The winner was sold at the Wine Centers of New Jersey location on Route 70 West in Manchester Township, the New Jersey Lottery said in a news release on Monday, July 8. The ticket matched four numbers and the Mega Ball in the drawing on Friday, July 5. The winning numbers were 6, 15, 32, 54, and 67. The Mega Ball was 4. No one matched all six numbers to win the estimated $162 million jackpot. Three tickets in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee matched five numbers to win $1 million. …
Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River
Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
Former Employee Admits To Stealing $178K+ From Jersey Shore Engineering Firm: Prosecutors Former Employee Admits To Stealing $178K+ From Jersey Shore Engineering Firm: Prosecutors
Former Employee Admits To Stealing $178K+ From Jersey Shore Engineering Firm: Prosecutors A Manahawkin woman admitted to stealing nearly $180,000 from a Long Beach engineering firm, authorities said. Dona Carlo-Tanzola, 51, pleaded guilty on Monday, July 1 to theft, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Monday, July 8. She's a former administrative assistant at Horn, Tyson & Yoder, Inc. Long Beach Township police said Carlo-Tanzola deposited checks for the business into her personal bank accounts between May and November 2022. She also edited the business’s financial records and deleted paid invoices in client accounts. …
JACKPOT: $1.9M+ Lotto Ticket Purchased At Jersey Shore Supermarket JACKPOT: $1.9M+ Lotto Ticket Purchased At Jersey Shore Supermarket
Jackpot: $1.9M+ Lotto Ticket Purchased At Jersey Shore Supermarket A lottery ticket worth more than $1.9 million was sold at a Monmouth County supermarket, officials said. The $1,930,093 winner matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 drawing on Friday, July 5, the New Jersey Lottery said in a news release on Monday, July 8. The ticket was purchased at the ShopRite on Route 35 in Belmar. The winning numbers were: 09, 19, 21, 38 and 40. The XTRA number was: 05 and the Bullseye number was 40. The NJ Lottery also announced on Monday that the winner of the $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot hadn't claimed their state-record prize yet. Tha…
Loved Ones Mourn Land Rover Driver, 26, Killed In I-295 Crash Loved Ones Mourn Land Rover Driver, 26, Killed In I-295 Crash
Loved Ones Mourn Land Rover Driver, 26, Killed In I-295 Crash The community is rallying to raise burial expenses for the 26-year-old South Jersey man killed in a crash on Friday, July 5 on Interstate 295, according to a GoFundMe campaign. Nicholas Schroeder, of Maple Shade, was heading south when his Land Rover ran off the road to the left, struck a metal guardrail, got back on the roadway and struck a GMC SUV also heading south around 12:35 p.m. at milepost 44.4 in Westampton, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Charles Marchan told Daily Voice. "We tragically lost a beautiful soul," writes Cheryl Davis of Maple Shade, the GoFundMe's organizer. "Nicho…
$1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Sold Along Jersey Shore Unclaimed More Than Three Months Later $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Sold Along Jersey Shore Unclaimed More Than Three Months Later
$1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Sold Along Jersey Shore Unclaimed More Than Three Months Later The winner of a Mega Millions ticket purchased in New Jersey hasn't claimed the $1.13 billion prize more than three months after the record-setting jackpot, officials said. The winning ticket was sold at the ShopRite Wine & Spirits on Route 66 in Neptune for the drawing on Tuesday, Mar. 26. The New Jersey Lottery said the prize remained unclaimed in a news release on Monday, July 8.  The jackpot was the largest lottery prize ever in the Garden State. It's also the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history and the ninth-largest ever in the U.S. The winning numbers were …
Egg Harbor City Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets In Galloway Egg Harbor City Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets In Galloway
Egg Harbor City Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets In Galloway An animal shelter in Egg Harbor City is looking for new homes for many cats and dogs after three dozen were rescued from a suspected hoarding situation. Kimmy's Safe Haven Rescue said it's in "desperate need" of adopters and fosters of the pets found in a Galloway Township home on Monday, July 1. Nancy Santos, 57, was charged with 43 counts of animal neglect. Galloway police said officers rescued 29 cats and seven dogs from the Cresson Avenue home. They also discovered four kittens, two adult dogs, and an adult cat dead, with the cat and dogs discovered in a freezer. Kimmy's…
Family Loses Everything In Devastating Fire In South Jersey, Campaign Says Family Loses Everything In Devastating Fire In South Jersey, Campaign Says
Family Loses Everything In Devastating Fire In South Jersey, Campaign Says A family of five from Deptford lost everything in a devastating house fire on Thursday, July 4, according to a GoFundMe campaign. The Guerra family "is known for their kindness and willingness to help anyone in need," the campaign said. Now, Rob and Danielle Guerra, along with their three boys aged 8, 11, and 12 need the community's support, said Abbey Ametrano, the campaign's organizer, and a neighbor. "Rob, who works for the township, is a dedicated community helper, and Danielle, a talented nail technician, brings beauty to the lives of Deptford's residents," Ametrano wrote. …
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?'
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is being called out for an obvious photoshop job on a recent Instagram post. The 52-year-old Montville mom shared a photo of herself with Larsa Pippen, of "Real Housewives of Miami," wishing her a happy birthday on a beach. But something's off: It appears someone cut the "Housewives" out of a different photo and placed them on a beach. Both fans and haters caught on. "Were y'all teleported to the beach or..," one person commented. "This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!" another said. Even celebs were spotted in the peanut g…
Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books' Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books'
Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books' On June 22, when an area of Highlands lost power amid a brutal heatwave and severe storms, Porcini's closed its doors. So when the restaurant lost power on Saturday, July 6, Porcini's decided: Not this time. Losing two Saturdays in four weeks would've been "detrimental" for the small, family-owned business, the restaurant wrote on Facebook. "Tonight was one for the books," the post said. "This is the second Saturday in a month that all of the town was in complete black out. "Our staff pulled together to salvage the night. HUGE thank you to our customers who decided to stick it out with us…
Mugshot Released Of Woman Accused Of Hiding Murder Suspect In NJ Home Before Standoff-Suicide Mugshot Released Of Woman Accused Of Hiding Murder Suspect In NJ Home Before Standoff-Suicide
Mugshot Released Of Woman Accused Of Hiding Murder Suspect In NJ Home Before Standoff-Suicide A New Jersey woman has been charged with helping a 35-year-old murder suspect hide from police following a standoff in which he ultimately died by suicide, authorities said. Elizabeth Mascarelli, 29, of Seaside Heights, allowed Max Johnston to stay in a home with her on Ravenwood Drive in Toms River before an hours-long standoff that ended with him ending his own life Friday, July 5, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office/Gabriella Caroleo Facebook Johnston had been wanted in the murder of Gabriella Caroleo, 25, of Seaside Heights, in…