NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Ticket Sold In Passaic County Hits Jackpot NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Ticket Sold In Passaic County Hits Jackpot
Newly Minted Millionaire! Ticket Sold In Passaic County Hits Jackpot A lottery player in Passaic County had a fabulous Friday. A ticket sold in Prospect Park matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 drawing on Friday, July 19, winning $1,637,643.  The ticket was sold at ZT Convenience Store. The winning numbers were 01, 08, 23, 40 and 45 and the XTRA number was 03. The Bullseye number was 23.
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, who is married to former Mets general manager and current Yankees executive Omar Minaya, was found dead in their New Jersey home over the weekend, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday afternoon. Minaya, 55, was found in the bathroom of a Harrington Park home unconscious and unresponsive, bringing local police officers to the scene just after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Minaya was rushed to the Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood after they failed to resuscitate her.…
19-Year-Old Swimmer Drowns In NJ Lake, Police Say 19-Year-Old Swimmer Drowns In NJ Lake, Police Say
19-Year-Old Swimmer Drowns In NJ Lake, Police Say A 19-year-old swimmer drowned in a New Jersey lake over the weekend, police said. Elk Township officers were called to Lake Garrison in Gloucester County for a missing person last seen in the water around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Elk Township Police Chief Lance Hitzelberger said. Twenty-two minutes after police arrived, the swimmer was recovered lifeless from the water, according to the chief. He was taken to Inspira Hospital in Mullica Hill, where he was pronounced dead. The man's death was ruled accidental.
Feature Film Needs Actors From NJ For Paid Roles Up To $4.5K Feature Film Needs Actors From NJ For Paid Roles Up To $4.5K
Feature Film Needs Actors From NJ For Paid Roles Up To $4.5K A feature film is seeking New Jersey talent for several lead roles that pay up to $4,500. Lucky Elephant Films, an independent company, is casting specifically out of Somerville for "The Family Recipe."  According ot the casting call, the film is "a grounded, fun, funny, little bit edgy, coming-of-age family comedy" that's based on the award-winning screenplay of the same name. Some of the roles include Alison, a Latina or white woman between 35 and 50; Gary, a Latino or white man also between 35 and 50; a teen boy and girl of the same ethnicity; and a grandfather, of the same et…
Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight
Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight Dane Guerrero never intended to compete. The 36-year-old boxer began learning self defense and MMA at 19 years old. He liked the fitness. The self-confidence he gained from being able to protect himself and others. But fighting for sport was never in the cards for Guerrero, he said. Until it was. On Saturday, July 20, Guerrero, who owns Combat Fitness Club in Ridgefield Park, will be fighting against Ariel Perez on the Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry undercard in Miami, FL. Guerrero's fight is the fourth in the four-round preliminary event expected to begin at 7 p.m. The main event features Pau…
1 Dead In NJ, 28 Sickened In Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says 1 Dead In NJ, 28 Sickened In Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says
1 Dead In NJ, 28 Sickened In Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
NJ Man Sells 420-Gram Package Of Drugs 3X Stronger Than Fentanyl To Undercover Cop: Feds NJ Man Sells 420-Gram Package Of Drugs 3X Stronger Than Fentanyl To Undercover Cop: Feds
NJ Man Sells 420-Gram Package Of Drugs 3X Stronger Than Fentanyl To Undercover Cop: Feds Two men, including one from Westchester County, face federal charges for allegedly selling a narcotic up to three times stronger than fentanyl, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Miguel de Jesus Reyes Medina, age 49, and Camden, NJ resident Erik Alberto Lopez Valdez, age 38, were arrested on Thursday, July 18 on drug distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, in April 2024, Reyes Medina agreed to sell fentanyl to an undercover agent working with law enforcement, reportedly asking f…
Teacher Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Charged In Essex County: Cops Teacher Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Charged In Essex County: Cops
Teacher Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Charged In Essex County: Cops A West Orange teacher has been arrested for assaulting an 11-year-old student, authorities said. Jaron Spicer, 32, of Bayonne, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault — a disorderly persons offense — following an incident on April 18, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and West Orange Police Chief James P. Abbott said. Disturbing footage shared by Pix11 shows Spicer, a teacher at Mt. Carmel Guild Academy on Valley Way, throwing the boy to the ground and holding him down with his own body weight. The outlet s…
Baby Dies After Being Left In Car In Morris County: Prosecutor Baby Dies After Being Left In Car In Morris County: Prosecutor
Baby Dies After Being Left In Car In Morris County: Prosecutor Authorities in Morris County are investigating the death of a 6-month-old infant on Wednesday, July 17. Police were called to a parking lot near South Ridgedale Avenue at Route 10 in East Hanover around 1:30 p.m. where they found the baby girl in a parked vehicle, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said.  Paramedics attempted to render lifesaving aid and the baby was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Preliminary information indicates the child was left unattended in the vehicle prior to death, the prosecutor said. The baby's mother was taken to an area hosp…
Pair Convicted In Worldwide Ransomware Attacks, Victimizing NJ Residents: Feds Pair Convicted In Worldwide Ransomware Attacks, Victimizing NJ Residents: Feds
Pair Convicted In Worldwide Ransomware Attacks, Victimizing NJ Residents: Feds Two foreign nationals pleaded guilty and were convicted on Thursday, July 18 to participating in the LockBit ransomware group and to deploying attacks on computer systems in New Jersey and worldwide, authorities said. LockBit was described as "one of the most destructive ransomware groups in the world," by U.S. Justice Department officials. Ruslan Magomedeovic Astamirov, 21, a Russian national from the Chechen Republic and Mikhail Vasiliev, 34, from Bradford, Ontario, a dual citizen in Canada and Russia, pleaded guilty to participating in the LockBit ransomware group that targeted critical …
CEO Of CrowdStrike Is NJ Billionaire George Kurtz Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown CEO Of CrowdStrike Is NJ Billionaire George Kurtz Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown
CEO Of CrowdStrike Is NJ Billionaire George Kurtz Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown Friday, July 19 is not a good day for George Kurtz. Kurtz is the CEO of CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that appears to be responsible for the global outage that disrupted flights, stock markets, media outlets, and banks. Kurtz, 59, is also a Parsippany-Troy Hills native and graduate of Seton Hall University who according to Forbes is worth about $3.1 billion. How has Kurtz spent his morning? Assuring the world that all will soon be right again after the issue with a Falcon content update for Windows Hosts that caused the global outage. Today was not a security or cyber incident. O…
Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle
Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle A 55-year-old pedestrian has died nine days after being struck by a vehicle in Bergen County, according to police reports. Jun Young Shin, of Palisades Park, was at the intersection of Grand and Henry streets when he was struck by a 34-year-old woman from Teaneck around 10:05 p.m. Sunday, July 7, according to crash reports obtained by Daily Voice. Shin died on Tuesday, July 16. While the driver has not been charged or cited in this incident, she does have a slew of traffic offenses dating back to 2016.  Shin was wearing dark clothing and the driver told arriving officers he …
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media A major tech outage is causing issues worldwide, including grounding flights. Banks, stock markets, and media outlets are also being affected on Friday morning, July 19. An update by cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike appears to be the cause of device outages for millions of Microsoft Windows device users. Several major US air carriers, including Delta, United, and Spirit are under a full ground stop, according to the FAA. "Several airlines have requested FAA assistance with ground stops until the issue is resolved," the agency said. Microsoft has said it is taking "mitigation …
High Bacteria Levels Shuts Swimming At NJ Beach For Rest Of Season High Bacteria Levels Shuts Swimming At NJ Beach For Rest Of Season
High Bacteria Levels Shuts Swimming At NJ Beach For Rest Of Season Swimming along one New Jersey beach has been closed for the rest of the season due to high bacteria levels, officials said. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection said only that a water sample from Beachwood Beach West exceeded the water quality standard. In a statement shared to the Beachwood website, the mayor and council said, "you may still sit and take in the lovely view of the scenery but no one will be permitted to swim."
Sedan Wedged Under Deck After Trip Down Steep Bergen County Driveway Goes Awry (PHOTOS) Sedan Wedged Under Deck After Trip Down Steep Bergen County Driveway Goes Awry (PHOTOS)
Sedan Wedged Under Deck After Trip Down Steep Bergen County Driveway Goes Awry (Photos) Firefighters worked to remove a vehicle that became wedged under the deck of a home in Bergen County after it had rolled or was driven down a steep driveway Thursday, July 18. The red Toyota Corolla was found wedged under the back deck of a home on the 700 block of Van Emburgh Avenue in Washington Township, Boyd A. Loving said from the scene. Photo(s) of the day, 07/18/2024: The driver of a red colored, late model Toyota Corolla sedan reported no injuries... Posted by Boyd A. Loving on Thursday, July 18, 2024 Photo(s) of the day, 07/18/2024: The driver of a red colored, late …
Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option'
Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' The pressure is on for NJ Transit. The company was left high and dry when Coach USA announced it would be terminating its agreement with the major transportation company, halting service to 20 of its bus routes in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties come Aug. 16. The decision to do so was made amid Coach USA filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A spokesperson from NJ Transit said the company received written notice of Coach's intentions to abandon three of its five contracts in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties "with a cessation of operation at the close of business" on Aug. 16. NJ Trans…
Rapper Lil Uzi Falls In Love With Mini Pig At Bergen County Exotic Pet Store Rapper Lil Uzi Falls In Love With Mini Pig At Bergen County Exotic Pet Store
Rapper Lil Uzi Falls In Love With Mini Pig At Bergen County Exotic Pet Store Don't be fooled by the face tats, Lil Uzi Vert is a softie at heart. The popular rapper, whose real name is Symere Bysil Woods, fell in love with a mini pig at NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi.  Uzi flew into Teterboro on Monday, July 15, according to the store's spokesperson Chris Rivera. He came to the pet shop specifically looking for a mini pig. "We didn't have them at the time but a couple days passed and yesterday, the store manger reached out to Uzi's team because they just got some in," Rivera said. Uzi, a Philadelphia native who turns 29 later this month, was at the store later t…
Hammer-Wielding Ex-Bio Teacher In Bergen County Loses License After Assaults: Officials Hammer-Wielding Ex-Bio Teacher In Bergen County Loses License After Assaults: Officials
Hammer-Wielding Ex-Bio Teacher In Bergen County Loses License After Assaults: Officials A former biology teacher in Bergen County had his teaching license revoked after an incident in which he purposely backed his car into another vehicle and then used a hammer to assault the victim, state officials said. The State Board of Examiners reviewed the information regarding Christopher R. Icochea from the Office of Student Protection (OSP) in September 2023, they said. The incident appears to have happened two years after Icochea resigned from his position as a biology teacher at Tenafly High School, district paperwork shows. In June 2023, Ocochea pleaded guilty to aggravated …
Gunman In Double Shooting That Wounded Clifton Woman, Paterson Man Held Pending Trial: Cops Gunman In Double Shooting That Wounded Clifton Woman, Paterson Man Held Pending Trial: Cops
Gunman In Double Shooting That Wounded Clifton Woman, Paterson Man Held Pending Trial: Cops A 36-year-old Paterson man has been charged with attempted murder and various weapons offenses for a July 3 double shooting, authorities announced. Daeron L. Jones is accused of shooting a 56-year-old Clifton woman and 35-year-old Paterson man at Broadway and Main Street around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said.  The victims were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds. Members of the Paterson Police Department were able to fin…
Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say
Former 'Professional Of The Year' Arrested For Theft In NJ Town, Prosecutors Say Brick Township's recreation director has been arrested on accusations he charged private organizations to use the township's fields and then kept the money for himself, prosecutors said. Daniel Santaniello, 46, of Brick Township, was charged with theft and uttering a forged instrument relative to his position as the township's recreation director, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief David Forrester said. He was arrested Wednesday, July 17. In 2016, Santaniello won Professional of the Year Award from the New Jersey Recreation & Park…
Fandango Founder, 64, Takes Fatal Leap From Luxury NYC Hotel: NYPD Fandango Founder, 64, Takes Fatal Leap From Luxury NYC Hotel: NYPD
Fandango Founder, 64, Takes Fatal Leap From Luxury NYC Hotel: Nypd Connecticut resident J. Michael Cline, the founder of online movie ticket sales company Fandango, has been identified as the man who took a fatal leap for a luxury hotel in New York City this week. Cline, age 64, leaped to his death from the Kimberly Hotel at 145 East 50th Street at approximately 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, a spokesperson for the NYPD said. He was found unconscious at the scene and pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. Cline's primary address is in Palm Beach, Florida, but they also has homes in New York City and Greenwich, records show. A venture capitalist who earned his bachel…
NJ 'Golden Bachelor' Winner Appeared On Family Feud Pre-Divorce In Newly-Aired Episode NJ 'Golden Bachelor' Winner Appeared On Family Feud Pre-Divorce In Newly-Aired Episode
NJ 'Golden Bachelor' Winner Appeared On Family Feud Pre-Divorce In Newly-Aired Episode Well, that didn't age well. A newly-aired episode of "Celebrity Family Feud" on ABC features "Golden Bachelor" couple Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, a New Jersey grandmother, competing on the show before announcing their divorce. The Bachelor-themed episode of "Celebrity Family Feud" aired on Tuesday, July 16, and kicked off with Turner, 72, introducing Nist, 70, to host Steve Harvey as his "lovely wife."  The pair played with their children against other "Bachelor" franchise contestants including Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson. @deciderdotcom Watch #thegoldenbachelor …
Maren Morris Addresses Viral Wardrobe Malfunction At NJ Show Maren Morris Addresses Viral Wardrobe Malfunction At NJ Show
Maren Morris Addresses Viral Wardrobe Malfunction At NJ Show Maren Morris is speaking out after footage of her wardrobe malfunction a a recent New Jersey show went viral. The country pop star was performing at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in Camden wearing a thigh-high slit skirt, when the skirt gave fans a glimpse of, well, more than her thigh as she belted out "The Middle" onstage. A clip of the wardrobe faux pas had more than 2.3M views on TikTok as of Wednesday, July 17. Morris, 34, reacted in a TikTok video of her own, with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song “WAP” playing in the background. "Hey guyz did anything wei…
Susanna Battiston, Formerly Of Glen Rock, Dies After Long Illness, 36 Susanna Battiston, Formerly Of Glen Rock, Dies After Long Illness, 36
Susanna Battiston, Formerly Of Glen Rock, Dies After Long Illness, 36 Susanna Battiston died on July 11, 2024 at home in Stockholm after a long illness, her obituary on the Becker Funeral Home site says. She was 36 years old. A talented singer, Susanna was raised in Glen Rock where she performed in school musical productions and coffeeshops, her obituary reads. She studied marketing and media at Emerson College before moving to Philadelphia, where she most notably worked as a campaign manager for the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, her obit on the Becker Funeral Home site continues. After successfully flipping the district to blue, she returned to New …
Surprise! Popular Pitmaster Secretly Opens New Bergen County Location Surprise! Popular Pitmaster Secretly Opens New Bergen County Location
Surprise! Popular Pitmaster Secretly Opens New Bergen County Location He's back. Popular area pitmaster Robert Austin Cho, that is. Nearly a year after closing his Westwood eatery, Cho has secretly opened his new venture: Austin Cho Kitchen. It's a takeout only spot that he likened to a "fully equipped stationary food truck" in Downtown Hackensack. Cho, known for his Korean-Texas barbecue, on July 2 announced a soft opening only to his loyal followers on Instagram. "We didn’t list on Google or Yelp. No press release," he said. Click here to browse the menu, which Cho says is still a work in progress but so far includes brisket sandwiches, empanadas, …
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In Bergen County Burglary Spree, Police Say A 19-year-old man who made headlines in May for taunting Newark police in viral videos is among three people who have been arrested in a string of burglaries across North Jersey, police said. New York City resident Anthony Ginestri, of Queens, who is known as Squeeze.Benz on social media, and a 16-year-old boy were identified as Fairfield Police Detective Rick Alves as two of the three suspects in the cases, the first of which happened on Feb. 6 at a Speedway Gas Station on Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ police said. Police were called to the gas station just before 2 a.m., where a grey SUV w…
Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says
Greedy Employee Manipulates Payroll To Steal $1.2M From Bergen County Company, Prosecutor Says A Somerset County man is facing theft charges after manipulating his employer's payroll and employee reimbursement systems to steal $1.2 million over the course of several years, authorities in Bergen County said. Sang Park, 44, of Belle Mead used various internal payroll and expense systems to steal the $1.2 million from a Ridgefield Park company between 2018 and 2022, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The alleged thefts came to light in December 2023, when they were reported to Ridgefield Park police, who notified the prosecutor's office's financial crimes unit, Musella sai…
Gunman Arrested In Paterson Shooting That Wounded Victim, 33, Prosecutor Says Gunman Arrested In Paterson Shooting That Wounded Victim, 33, Prosecutor Says
Gunman Arrested In Paterson Shooting That Wounded Victim, 33, Prosecutor Says A 29-year-old Paterson man was arrested on Tuesday, July 16 and charged in a shooting that wounded a 33-year-old Passaic man earlier this month, authorities said. At 5:22 a.m. on Friday, July 5, the Paterson Police Department met with the shooting victim at a nearby hospital after he was shot at Park Avenue and East 18th Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said. Jhon Garcia was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder and multiple weapons offenses, authorities said. He faces up to 20 years in pri…
Man Smashing Windshields At Wayne Diner With Rocks Spits On 3 Arresting Officers: Cops Man Smashing Windshields At Wayne Diner With Rocks Spits On 3 Arresting Officers: Cops
Man Smashing Windshields At Wayne Diner With Rocks Spits On 3 Arresting Officers: Cops A 27-year-old West Milford man was arrested for throwing rocks and smashing windows of parked cars at a Wayne diner, including a police car, and spit on arresting officers, authorities said. Evan R. Gonzalez was found walking along Hamburg Turnpike by Wayne officers responding to Park Wayne Diner around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Capt. Dan Daly said.  Gonzalez had been throwing rocks through windshields of parked cars in the business lots, and went into the diner where he threw items out before leaving, Daly said. Officers stopped traffic in both directions and approached Gonzalez, …
Goffle Creamery Voted Best Ice Cream In North Jersey: Meet High School Sweethearts Behind It Goffle Creamery Voted Best Ice Cream In North Jersey: Meet High School Sweethearts Behind It
Goffle Creamery Voted Best Ice Cream In North Jersey: Meet High School Sweethearts Behind It Some of Vinnie and Alyssa Penna's best childhood memories were getting ice cream at the Old Bar Milk Barn. If you grew up in Wayne, you know it: The brown barn with red and white signage. You could grab a cone at the walk-up window or sit in a booth or at a bar. The Pennas enjoyed many an ice cream cone at the Old Barn Milk Bar in their summers dating through Wayne Valley High School.  The two got married in 2012 and in August 2021, they opened Goffle Creamery 686 Goffle Road in Hawthorne. The Pennas always envisioned creating a shoppe that would be an ode to places like the…
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says A 33-year-old hit-and-run driver from Lodi surrendered to police following a weekend crash on Route 46 that left one person seriously injured, police said. Miguel A. Delacruz Romero was behind the wheel of a 2019 Dodge pickup truck and was heading east when he rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Sedan at the Bergen Turnpike intersection, just after 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 in Little Ferry, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The occupant of the Toyota was hospitalized with serious injuries as Romero fled, Musella said. Romero surrendered to police in Little Ferry on Monday, July 15 a…