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Murder: Charges Upgraded After Man Beaten During Union City Robbery Dies, Police Say
Charges have been upgraded for a 23-year-old man after the man who he struck over the head during a robbery last week died, authorities in Hudson County said.
At 3 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, Union City police found Jorge Mocetzuma Espinoza unresponsive, and rushed him to Jersey City Medical Center with upper body injuries, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
Hours later, Isaiah Grey was charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault, Suarez said.
Espinoza died six days later, Suarez said. An autopsy determined he died from blunt impact injuries to the head, Su…
NJ's Blake McGuire Dies At 27: 'Free Spirit'
Blake Kyle McGuire, of Bethlehem Township, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 17, his obituary says. He was 27 years old.
Born in Edison, Blake graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2014 before attending Raritan Valley Community College.
He is being remembered as a “free spirit” with a passion for art and music, who loved to make others laugh with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, his obit reads.
"I had Blake as a student and always enjoyed him," a former teacher wrote on Facebook. "He always made me smile."
Blake is survived by his parents, William and Susan McGuire; sisters, Kelly…
Colbert Sidelined Again, This Time By Burst Appendix, Recovering At His Montclair Home
Stephen Colbert has been sidelined again, this time from a burst appendix. Unlike before, it doesn't look like he'll be hosting from his Montclair home.
"I’m sure you’re thinking, “Turkey overdose, Steve? Gravy boat capsize?” Colbert posted on Instagram on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27. "Actually, I’m recovering from surgery for a ruptured appendix."
"The Late Show" host had a busy week planned, too, with a lineup that included Jennifer Garner, Baz Luhrmann, Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer, as well as the return of former bandleader Jon Batiste and a canned edition of Barbra Streisand takin…