NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria A New Jersey hospital must pay $3 million to the family of a woman who died from a flesh-eating bacteria nearly seven years ago. A Camden County Superior Court jury awarded the money to the family of 54-year-old Adrienne Nock — who visited Jefferson Washington Township Hospital visited twice with symptoms before she died in 2017, according to the law firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky.  Nock, of Franklinville, was remembered as a "beloved" client advocate for the Camden County Board of Social Services. The lawsuit said Nock went to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on …
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Monmouth County native and popular talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with dementia and aphasia, according to a news release. The Ocean Township native's team issued a statement on Thursday, Feb. 22 to "correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health." The release confirmed Williams was diagnosed in 2023 with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. Williams' reps said there had been speculation about the former New York City radio DJ's mental condition when she started to forget words, act erratically sometimes, and had trouble understanding financ…
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up A Bergen County doctor and former medical director of the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus busted for "up-coding" and lying about care provided has agreed to pay $700,000, federal authorities said. Arun Sehgal and his Ramsey practice, Preventive & Diagnostic Medical Center P.A., violated the "False Claims Act" by billing patients for more service than they could possibly provide in a single day, or for services that they never provided, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Thursday, Feb. 22. Sehgal and his practice agreed to pay $693,490 plus interest to resolve the three …
Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG
Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG You might want to be careful the next time you swipe right. Bumble, the popular dating app, has agreed to pay $315,000 and change its business practices after the state charged it violated consumer protection and internet dating safety laws by misrepresenting its criminal background screening policies, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said.  As part of the settlement, Bumble has agreed to disclose the company's criminal background screening policies on its dating website and app, to disclose whether those services allow people with criminal backgrounds to use the site and pr…
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Thousands of AT&T customers were experiencing an outage Thursday, Feb. 22. As of 9:35 a.m., 73,000 customers had reported an issue, according to Downdetector. The company said it was "working urgently" to restore service and encourages the use of Wi-Fi calling. Customers began reporting issues in the early-morning hours, but the issue lasted well into the afternoon for thousands, Downdetector shoes. The issue had resolved for most customers by 2 p.m.
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Christina LaBarbiera remembers watching the hit Netflix show "Tinder Swindler" and thinking what happened to those women could never happen to her. Until it did, she says. The show follows a group of women who say they met a man on the popular dating app Tinder, who swindled them out of millions of dollars collectively. And they want justice. LaBarbiera, a 35-year-old realtor with Christie's International from Bergen County, says her story isn't all that different.  Last November, she filed a lawsuit against a 30-year-old man named Robert Harris, alleging he stole more than $71,000 f…
Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium
Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium The Jonas Brothers are back. In New Jersey, that is. The Wyckoff natives returned to their home state Saturday, Feb. 17 for a performance before the NJ Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers at MetLife Stadium. And because of the commotion, major traffic delays were being reported on the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 3 and 17, the Lincoln Tunnel, and other area highways. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) The performance and game are both part of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s the 2024 Navy …
NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns
NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns Guests at a Newark Airport hotel are being urged to take a bath instead of a shower as Legionnaire's bacteria was found in water samples. The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in a letter to guests said a "remediation process" is underway in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Health and the City of Elizabeth Department of Health and Human Services. The hotel had been taking water samples after two guests contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a serious type of pneumonia, after travel to the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel during the last year.  "It …
Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families
Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families Temporary homes are needed for eight dogs rescued from a suspected dogfighting ring in Monmouth County, officials said. The Monmouth County SPCA gave an update on Tuesday, Feb. 13 on the dogs, which were recovered from a home on Embury Avenue in Neptune Township on Saturday, Feb. 3. Six dogs were found in dirty crates inside of a garage and two were found on heavy chains tied to dog houses. The county SPCA said the dogs are recovering from being left in poor conditions and freezing temperatures. "Since then, these dogs have finally felt what real love is, and thanks to the outpour of gener…
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car "You can get more money, but you can't get more time." That's part of the quote shared on Facebook by Heather Steinklein, 61, of East Brunswick, on Feb. 11. On Feb. 12, just before 6 p.m., Steinklein was struck and killed by a vehicle on Russ Lane. The quote appears to be from Winnie the Pooh. "Time is more valuable than money," it reads. "Spend your time wisely. Use your time on the people and things that matter most to you. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time." Steinklein's Facebook page shows she is widowed, and originally from Brooklyn. She appeared to have graduated …
Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address
Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address Knowing the Gettysburg Address can help you ace history class and also hit the slopes for free in New Jersey. Ten people were able to recite the famous speech from memory on Monday, Feb. 12 and earn free lift tickets to Mountain Creek in Vernon, the ski resort confirmed. The annual event, which celebrates the 16th president's birthday (215 years young!) was held Joe C's Cafe in the Red Tail Lodge at the resort Lincolnheads were required to recite the 272-word two minute speech, delivered on Nov. 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, without headphones, airpods or a…
NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host
NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host Politicians and Arby's beware, Jon Stewart is back in his chair. The comedian who owns a Colts Neck animal sanctuary returned to his most famous role as host of Comedy Central's satirical news program The Daily Show on Monday, Feb. 12.  Stewart will only host on Mondays through the 2024 Presidential election and the show's correspondents will host on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Stewart opened his first appearance back with "The Best F**king News Team" by saying he was excited to be back and he wasted no time joking about why he returned. "'Why am I back?' you may be asking yo…
New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County
New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County The Infinity Club, a new Bergen County workout center, doesn't want to be the same old gym where you fight to get a treadmill and the first week of January turns into a feeding frenzy. The brainchild of Anthony Menicola, the Infinity Club is set to open later this month at 10 Edison Rd. in Mahwah, on the border with Wyckoff.  The upscale boutique fitness center aims to offer more personalized training and is only taking a limited number of memberships. Amenities include a red light sauna and a golf simulator. "We don't want an overcrowded facility," Menicola, who lives five minutes fr…
$3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023 $3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023
$3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023 New Jersey residents played a lot of lottery in 2023: More than $3.7 billion worth. An audit report released by New Jersey Lottery for 2023 revealed a record $3.73 billion in sales, an increase of 2.55 percent increase from the prior year.  The record sales meant a $1.17 billion contribution to  to support New Jersey’s public employee pension system for teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees. This is the sixth time the Lottery’s contribution has surpassed $1 billion. Powerball netted sales of $308.6 million, a 28.1 percent increase from the prev…
WINNERS! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout WINNERS! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout
Winners! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout It was a lucrative Friday, Feb. 9 for two Mega Millions players in Bergen County. Tickets sold in Fort Lee and Midland Park matched four of the five numbers plus the gold Megaball, winning $10,000. The tickets were sold at Fort Lee Stationary and an Acme supermarket. The winning numbers were 17, 22, 29, 46, 69 and the gold Megaball was 1.
Watch Seal Bitten By Shark's Emotional Return To Jersey Shore Waters Watch Seal Bitten By Shark's Emotional Return To Jersey Shore Waters
Watch Seal Bitten By Shark's Emotional Return To Jersey Shore Waters After a weeks-long recovery, a young seal bitten by a shark and rescued on a Monmouth County beach has returned to the ocean. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) said the male harbor seal finished his recovery and was released into the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, Feb. 8.  Happy Release Day! On Thursday our male Harbor seal, who originally stranded in Surf City on Christmas Day, was ready... Posted by Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Friday, February 9, 2024 The animal rehabilitation center posted a Facebook video on Friday, Feb. 9 showing the seal's return. The s…
Water Main Break Jams Route 3 Near MetLife Stadium Water Main Break Jams Route 3 Near MetLife Stadium
Water Main Break Jams Route 3 Near MetLife Stadium A water main break certainly didn't ease rush hour traffic along Route 3 in East Rutherford Friday, Feb. 9. The break happened on the eastbound side, east of MetLife Stadium around 5 p.m., the New Jersey DOT website said. Two lanes and the shoulder were closed.
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Dairy products linked to deaths and serious illness — sold nationwide at many major retailers — are being recalled, the Center for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Food And Drug Administration announced in multiple releases over the first week of February.  Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. is recalling over 50 products after 26 illnesses, 23 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths, according to the CDC.  The California-based company issued the recall following the report of Listeria monocytogenes contamination causing illnesses in 11 states. Listeria monocytogene…
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA The USDA has issued a warning to consumers after rocks were found inside a prepackaged chicken meal from Trader Joe's.  The ready-to-eat chicken 14-ounce packages are labeled as "Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil and Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates, and Golden Raisins." At least one person damaged their teeth after biting down on a rock while eating the meal, and others have reported finding foreign objects in the product to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the USDA said in its alert on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  The affected produ…
Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Returning Home Following Six-Week Hospital Stay Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Returning Home Following Six-Week Hospital Stay
Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Returning Home Following Six-Week Hospital Stay Ricardo, the bull that captured the Garden State's attention after it wandered onto the train tracks in December, is returning to his home in Sussex County this week after battling a deadly infection for six weeks , his caretakers said. "We will be bringing our handsome boy home this week," Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue in Wantage said on Facebook. "We can’t wait to have him back here at Skylands, where he belongs." Ricardo is doing really well and will hopefully be coming home soon. Look how nice he is❤️ Posted by Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue on Sunday, February 4, …
NJ Music Store That Taught Bruce Springsteen Is Permanently Closing NJ Music Store That Taught Bruce Springsteen Is Permanently Closing
NJ Music Store That Taught Bruce Springsteen Is Permanently Closing A Monmouth County music store known for teaching Bruce Springsteen how to rock is preparing to play its swan song. Freehold Music Center said it will permanently close on Thursday, Feb. 29, according to a post on the store's Facebook page.  The store in the Freehold Mall shopping center on Route 9 did not give a reason for closing. A separate piano gallery about two miles north on Route 9 was once associated with Freehold Music Center. The gallery said it had no plans to close, according to a post on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Feb. 6. 🎸🥁🎹 Attention Music Lovers! Freehold Music…
Lidl Opening In Passaic County Shopping Center Lidl Opening In Passaic County Shopping Center
Lidl Opening In Passaic County Shopping Center A new grocery store is coming soon to a popular shopping center. Lidl, which is based in Germany announced it is opening in Totowa Commons. While an opening date has not been announced, the 27,270 square foot store is set to open sometime this year.  This will be the grocery store's second Passaic County location, joining one in Pompton Lakes. The grocery store chain has 22 locations throughout the Garden State.
Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes
Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet another North Jersey hotel that rings with decades worth of fond memories is biting the dust -- and raising the anxiety levels for customers forced to find another venue for their weddings, proms, bar mitzvahs and other special events. The Hilton Woodcliff Lake is closing within the next two weeks, having been sold at auction to a company headed by a New Jersey-bred billionaire developer. "I personally have been going to events there since I was a teenager. My own Sweet 16, proms, fundraisers were all held there," New Jersey State Sen. Holly Schepisi said. “I’m sorry to see such a long-…
WINNER! $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In New Jersey WINNER! $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In New Jersey
Winner! $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In New Jersey Someone in the Garden State is a whole lot wealthier after the Powerball drawing on Monday, Feb. 5. A ticket sold online via the Jackpocket app, based in Hewitt in  Passaic County, matched four numbers plus the red Powerball, winning $50,000. The winning numbers were 1, 2, 27, 30, 67 and the red Powerball was 9.
NJ College Student Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Tells Birth Story In Lifetime Documentary NJ College Student Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Tells Birth Story In Lifetime Documentary
NJ College Student Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Tells Birth Story In Lifetime Documentary Kayla Simpson says she didn't know she was pregnant until 15 minutes before giving birth. Now, the 22-year-old Bedminster mom is sharing her story in a new Lifetime movie that airs this week, the same month her daughter, Madi, turns 3. @kaylanicolesimpson “It’s college its what you’re there for” HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA #iwasntexpectingababy @LifetimeTV ♬ original sound - Kayla View this post on Instagram A post shared by kayla simpson (@kaylaa.simpson) A teaser for the movie says Simpson was a sophomore at Indiana University when she becam…
Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From PA Gets Boot From Matt Rife's Radio City Comedy Show Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From PA Gets Boot From Matt Rife's Radio City Comedy Show
Sarah Palin Porn Star Impersonator From PA Gets Boot From Matt Rife's Radio City Comedy Show A adult film star from Easton, PA known for portraying Sarah Palin is going viral on social media for being escorted out of a comedy show in New York City in handcuffs. And, she's denied any wrongdoing. Lisa Ann Corpora, a retired porn star and radio personality, took to X to share a video of herself being escorted out of Matt Rife's Radio City Music Hall show in handcuffs on Sunday, Feb. 4. She said, she was accused of being on her phone, but in actuality was not. So I was dragged out of @mattrife show tonight in handcuffs, stating I was using my phone. I had not used my phone. I was …
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States —  Including NJ 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States —  Including NJ
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States — Including NJ A popular hummus sold at Wegmans in eight states and the District of Columbia has been recalled by the company, the FDA announced on Feb. 3.  A producer for Wegmans, Summer Fresh Salads Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada has recalled Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped With Harissa, according to the FDA.  The recall was prompted due to undeclared sesame in the produce. The company explained that people with sesame allergies "run the risk of [a] serious or life-threatening allergic reaction[s] if they consume [this] product." Notably, "No illnesses have been reported to date in connect…
NJ McDonald's Customer Burned By Scalding Tea, Lawsuit Says NJ McDonald's Customer Burned By Scalding Tea, Lawsuit Says
NJ McDonald's Customer Burned By Scalding Tea, Lawsuit Says A woman is suing a McDonald's in Morris County claiming she suffered severe burns from their hot tea in January 2022. Stacey Crisman, a Kenvil resident, says in the suit that an employee at the McDonald's at 249 Route 10 East in Succasunna did not properly close the lid on a cup of tea, causing scalding hot tea to spill all over Crisman, according to the lawsuit.  The effects  of the have been severe on Crisman, who said she "has lost the enjoyment of life," according to the lawsuit. She is seeking proper compensation for the damages she has suffered. The lawsuit was filed on Fri…
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Stays Calm While Saving Choking Son In Ring Video Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Stays Calm While Saving Choking Son In Ring Video
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Stays Calm While Saving Choking Son In Ring Video Reality television star. Recovering addict. Dad. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino shared Ring footage of a scary moment at the family dinner table in Holmdel. The MTV "Jersey Shore" star sprung into action when he noticed his 2-year-old son Romeo choking on his favorite pasta dish, pesto gnocchi, in a clip she shared to Instagram Saturday morning, Feb. 3. Footage shows the child hunched over in his seat at the table and in seconds, his parents realize what's happening. Sorrentino pulls his son from his chair and smacks him on the back until the food becomes dislodged. The child soon cries …
What Was Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction, More Winter Or Is It Time For Spring? (VIDEO) What Was Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction, More Winter Or Is It Time For Spring? (VIDEO)
What Was Punxsutawney Phil's Prediction, More Winter Or Is It Time For Spring? (Video) The world's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow on Friday.  While Phil made these predictions, a forecaster for a dry spell was also made by the National Weather Service.  Watch live coverage as the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob, predicts whether there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter. NBC News Based on a German legend, it is said that if Phil sees his shadow sunrise when he steps outside of his home at Gobbler's Knob, there will be six more weeks of winter and if he doesn…