Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life
Pig Kidney Gives Terminally-Ill New Jersey Woman New Lease On Life Renewed hope comes in the form of a pig's kidney and mechanical heart for a New Jersey woman. Lisa Pisano, 54, who had been suffering from both heart and end-stage kidney disease, became the first-ever patient to undergo the combination transplant surgery, according to NYU Langone Health, whose doctors performed the procedures. Pisano was getting sicker and sicker, and her life expectancy was getting shorter and shorter, according to Dr. Robert Montgomery, who chairs the LYU Langone Health surgery department. Life's simplest tasks like walking around the house, cooking, or cleaning, l…
Wildfire Rips Through 300 Acres Of Wharton State Forest (UPDATED) Wildfire Rips Through 300 Acres Of Wharton State Forest (UPDATED)
Wildfire Rips Through 300 Acres Of Wharton State Forest (Updated) Firefighters were working to contain a 300-acre wildfire burning at Wharton State Forest in Burlington and Camden counties on Wednesday, April 24, authorities said. The fire was about 40 percent contained along Jackson Road in Shamong, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service as of 3 p.m. The Forest Fire Service has responded to the wildfire with ground crews and an observation helicopter. Crews are utilizing a backfire operation to burn fuel ahead of the main body of fire which will help aid containment efforts, state forest fire officials said. Among the park closures are: …
JACKPOT! Lotto Ticket Sold In Somerset Wins Big JACKPOT! Lotto Ticket Sold In Somerset Wins Big
Jackpot! Lotto Ticket Sold In Somerset Wins Big It was a magical Monday for a lottery player in Somerset County. One ticket matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Monday, April 22, winning $197,163. The ticket was sold at Bernardsville Shop Rite. The winning numbers were 16, 26, 33, 40, 42 and the XTRA number was: 03. 
Veteran Severely Injured In Costa Rica, South Jersey Mom Fighting To Get Him To U.S. Hospital Veteran Severely Injured In Costa Rica, South Jersey Mom Fighting To Get Him To U.S. Hospital
Veteran Severely Injured In Costa Rica, South Jersey Mom Fighting To Get Him To U.S. Hospital A Forked River woman is fighting for her veteran son to return to the U.S. after he was severely injured in Costa Rica, according to a fundraising campaign. On a GoFundMe page, Debra Vargas said that her son Codey Vargas suffered several injuries in an accident, including severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, several fractured ribs, paralyzed intestines, pneumonia, facial fractures, and several scrapes. Codey's accident happened on Wednesday, Mar. 20, but Debra wasn't aware of it until the U.S. embassy in Costa Rica told her on Tuesday, Apr. 2. The GoFundMe page for Codey raised more than $…
WATCH: State Authorities Release Bodycam Videos Of Police Shooting Knife-Wielding NJ Man WATCH: State Authorities Release Bodycam Videos Of Police Shooting Knife-Wielding NJ Man
Watch: State Authorities Release Bodycam Videos Of Police Shooting Knife-Wielding NJ Man UPDATE: An Englewood police officer was justified in shooting a man who'd just stabbed three people, a grand jury ruled on Monday, April 22, following a state-required review. Chilling bodycam videos clearly show Englewood Police Officer Luana Sharpe and other officers were struggling over a knife with 22-year-old city resident Bernard Placide when she shot him on Labor Day 2022. A grand jury review was nonetheless required under New Jersey law because Placide died during an encounter with law enforcement. Evidence was collected by investigators with the state Office of Public Integrity an…
WINNER: Mega Millions Lottery Player Takes Home $10K WINNER: Mega Millions Lottery Player Takes Home $10K
Winner: Mega Millions Lottery Player Takes Home $10K There was a $10,000 Mega Millions winner on Friday, April 19 in Central Jersey, state Lottery officials said. The winning Mega Millions lottery numbers were 19, 30, 34, 46 and 58 and the Mega Ball was 3 The Megaplier option was 3x. The winning ticket was sold at Drinq Linq at 1826 Route 27 in Edison.
Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students
Jawbone Of Marine Who Died In Training Exercise ID'd By NJ College Students Students at Ramapo College helped identify the missing remains of a marine who had been dead for 73 years. In July of 1951, Leland Yager, a U.S. Marines Captain, died in a military training exercise. His remains were recovered in California and buried in Missouri. Years later, a child was doing a scavenging exploration in Arizona when they discovered an unidentified human jaw bone. Last year, enforcement in Arizona referred the case to the Ramapo College Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center and students began working on the case, along with the North Texas Center for Human Identification …
TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App?
TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? Another sell-or-be-banned TikTok legislation is working its way up to the Senate. The House passed the sell-or-be-banned bill for the app (360-58) on Saturday, April 20 as part of a larger foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, giving Chinese TikTok owner ByteDance up to a year to sell the app. Otherwise, TikTok will be subject to a nationwide ban. According to Politico, the bill is expected to pass the Senate as it's considered "priority legislation" for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. A previous, standalone bill was passed by the House in March over national security co…
Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has NJ, PA Ties Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has NJ, PA Ties
Who Is Maxwell Azzarello Maxwell Azzarello, a conspiracy theorist who set himself ablaze outside of a Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump's hush money trial was under way, appears to have ties to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At 1:30 p.m., Azzarello, 36, walked into the center of a park near the courthouse, took out pamphlets containing conspiracy theories and propaganda from a backpack, and threw them in the air. Then, he took out an accelerant and lit himself on fire, NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maggi said. Civilians and nearby officers extinguished the blaze and Azzarello was taken to the&nb…
New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life
New Jersey Lottery Player Wins $1K Week For Life Talk about a nice nest egg. A lottery player in New Jersey matched the five white balls in the drawing held on Thursday, April 18, winning $1,000 a week for life. The winning ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 05, 36, 38, 45 and 59. The Cash Ball was 01. 
Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home
Mortgage-Free Smart House Gifted To Injured New Jersey State Trooper Moving Back Home A New Jersey state trooper and Air Force veteran has a newly renovated accessible home, thanks to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  The Foundation even paid off the mortgage for Sgt. First Class Sean Acker’s new home in Howell. The renovation features a 1,000-square-foot addition with an ADA-compliant bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. The Foundation also removed the existing metal ramp and installed a permanent masonry ramp. In February 2022, Acker experienced a severe medical injury, enduring three weeks of fighting for his life in the critical care unit before living away from hom…
Bomb Threats Disrupt Schools For Second Day In NJ District Investigating Teacher For Abuse Bomb Threats Disrupt Schools For Second Day In NJ District Investigating Teacher For Abuse
Bomb Threats Disrupt Schools For Second Day In NJ District Investigating Teacher For Abuse Bomb threats caused a scare for parents for a second straight day in a Monmouth County school district investigating sexual abuse accusations against a teacher. In a news release, the Marlboro Township School District said the FBI and other law enforcement agencies investigated the second emailed bomb threats on Friday, Apr. 19. All schools delayed the start of classes for two hours. The school district said investigators determined the threat was "non-credible." "Although we are dealing with another non-credible threat, the district takes any instance of this nature seriously and wil…
Trenton Animal Shelter Taken Over By City Police Department Trenton Animal Shelter Taken Over By City Police Department
Trenton Animal Shelter Taken Over By City Police Department Trenton Animal Shelter will now be overseen by the city's police department. The reorganization is part of an executive order meant to strengthen management and ease overcrowding. Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora's executive order also creates a new five-member animal welfare advisory board. Trenton Police Lt. Alexis Durlacher will call the shots as the shelter’s new chief. Durlacher has had past animal control experience, the mayor said. Animal welfare, adoption services, pet ownership education and humane animal control enforcement will be among the priorities, the mayor said. "The welfare …
Schools Closed Following Bomb Threat In NJ District Probing Teacher For Abuse (UPDATE) Schools Closed Following Bomb Threat In NJ District Probing Teacher For Abuse (UPDATE)
Schools Closed Following Bomb Threat In NJ District Probing Teacher For Abuse (Update) UPDATE: Schools in Marlboro Township were closed Thursday, April 18 after a bomb threat initially prompted a 2-hour delay, officials announced. Marlboro police confirmed threats were sent to the middle school and the Board of Education buildings, the day after news spread that a middle school teacher was being investigated for abusing a student. At 6:12 a.m., Daily Voice was bcc'd on a hateful email saying bombs had been placed in various Marlboro schools. The email also said the Marlboro school district "is either extremely incompetent or outright evil... You not only allowed but you …
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford announced that it would recall over 450,000 Bronco Sport SUVs and Maverick vehicles because of an issue with the battery that can cause the drive train to lose power and increase the likelihood of wrecks.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report on Friday, April 12, saying sensors in the car could fail to notice a change in the battery's power. If the power drops too low, the vehicle could turn off or lose important components such as hazard lights if the car breaks down.  The Broncos were produced from February 2020 until March 2024. Ford Maveric…
NJ Mom Tells BOE Teacher Sexually Abused Daughter, Investigation Launched (VIDEO) NJ Mom Tells BOE Teacher Sexually Abused Daughter, Investigation Launched (VIDEO)
NJ Mom Tells BOE Teacher Sexually Abused Daughter, Investigation Launched (Video) A Monmouth County teacher is under investigation after a student's mother accused her of sexually abusing her daughter. The upset parents of a 13-year-old girl confronted the Marlboro Township Board of Education at a regularly scheduled workshop meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 16. The girl's mother claimed her daughter was "molested" in a hallway of Marlboro Memorial Middle School. ALSO SEE: Hateful Email, Bomb Threat Prompts Delayed Opening In NJ District Probing Teacher For Abusing Student Marlboro Township Public Schools During her public comment, the mother identified t…
'RHONJ' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post: Feds 'RHONJ' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post: Feds
'Rhonj' Star's Stepson Arrested In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Thanks To Her Social Media Post: Feds The stepson of former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Sigalit "Siggy" Flicker has been arrested and charged for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the FBI said. To help nab Tyler Campanella, the FBI reviewed videos and images on social media — including one shared by Flicker, which shows him at the Capitol.  "I love patriots so much," Flicker wrote. "Stay safe Tyler. We love you. #StopTheSteal." Flicker later deleted the post, the FBI said. Witnesses also confirmed Campanella, who faces five misdemeanor charges, was at the Capitol wearing a blue Trump 2020 hat.…
Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape
Charges Will Be Dropped For NJ Linebacker Accused Of Rape Charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault filed against two 21-year-old former football players from St. Francis University are set to be dropped per a special program for first-time offenders in Pennsylvania, court records show.  Marcel Mami, of Fredrick, MD, and Daunte White, of Wharton, NJ, were first arrested following a nearly six-month-long investigation on Tuesday, January 24, as Daily Voice previously reported.  The Loretto Borough police originally explained that an unnamed Cambria County woman came forward during the summer following the assault at a house par…
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Nineteen people in nine states, including New Jersey and New York, reported illness after injections from a "counterfeit or mishandled" injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. As of April 15, a total of 19 people from 9 states reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas, the CDC said.  Counterfeit Botox packages. FDA States reporting these reactions include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, K…
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Monmouth University pollsters have tried to answer a question that has been hard to solve for many in the Garden State: Where is Central Jersey exactly? The Monmouth University Polling Institute released a survey on Tuesday, Apr. 16 that asked New Jerseyans what region they live in and if they believe their region gets a fair share of state resources. The pollsters also asked people to pick their favorite convenience store. According to the poll, 41 percent of New Jerseyans said they live in North Jersey, 34 percent said they're in Central Jersey, and 23 percent said they're from South…
WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $ WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $
Winner! Powerball Ticket Sold Online In NJ Scores Big $ Well that's one way to pay off your taxes. A Powerball ticket sold online in New Jersey matched four numbers plus the red Powerball in the drawing held on Tax Day, Monday, April 15, winning $50,000. The ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based at 355 Warwick Turnpike in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 7, 16, 41, 56, 61 and the red Powerball was 23. 
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse A fourth body has been recovered from the scene of the Baltimore's Key Bridge collapse, responders announced. Unified Command said only that the body was that of a construction worker presumed dead in the collapse on Tuesday, March 26. The body was recovered Sunday, April 14. The victim will not be identified at the family's request but was positively identified on Monday, April 15 by the medical examiner. On Friday, April 5, divers located the body of Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, 38, from the Patapsco River, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott said. The bodies of 35-year-old Alejan…
$4.7M Approved For Carteret Stages $4.7M Approved For Carteret Stages
$4.7M Carteret Stages A movie production studio in Carteret got a financial boost from New Jersey through a $4.7 million state grant. It's part of a $1 billion, 10-acre redevelopment project, according to Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman. The project includes a 1.2 million-square-foot movie production studio complex called "Carteret Stages." Five grants totaling $9.5 million were awarded throughout the state as part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Film and Digital Media Studio Infrastructure Program. Nearly half of the state funds went to Carteret to build public access to a former brownfield …
More Than 2K Customers Lose Power In Central Jersey More Than 2K Customers Lose Power In Central Jersey
More Than 2K Customers Lose Power In Central Jersey More than 2,000 customers were without power in Monmouth County, officials said. According to the outage map for Jersey Central Power & Light, 1,172 customers in Wall Township and 920 customers in Belmar lost service as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 16. That accounts for about 20 percent of Belmar customers and about nine percent of Wall customers. In a Facebook post, Belmar police said a JCP&L crew was responding to the outage. Belmar's government said the borough hall's phones were working and staff members can help people who need it. The JCP&L website also estimated…
Humpback Whale Found Along Jersey Shore Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows Humpback Whale Found Along Jersey Shore Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows
Humpback Whale Found Along Jersey Shore Died From Blunt Force Trauma, Autopsy Shows The first whale found dead along the Jersey Shore in 2024 was killed by blunt force trauma, according to a marine animal rehabilitation center. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) released the humpback whale's autopsy findings in a Facebook post on Friday, Apr. 12. The whale was found in the surf near 51st Street in Long Beach at around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11. MMSC said the whale was a one-year-old male that was 24 feet 10 inches long. The initial findings showed the whale's head had bruises, several skull fractures, and a hematoma. The autopsy also showed the whale suf…
WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $100K WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $100K
Winner: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $100K One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $100,000 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Thursday, April 11, drawing. The winning numbers were: 08, 15, 31, 35 and 37 and the XTRA number was: 03.  The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold.  The winning ticket was sold at Riverside News, 119 Pavilion Ave., Riverside in Burlington County.
New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town
New Film Studio Approved For This North Jersey Town West Orange is going to back to its movie-making roots. Last December, the township approved a redevelopment agreement to develop a film studio at the site credited with the birthplace film industry.  The studio will be build on 12.2 acres adjacent to Thomas Edison National Historical Park and behind the Edison Lofts on Main Street, the site of the original film production studio, Black Maria, from the late 1880s. Edison is credited as one of the inventors of motion pictures. "A film studio in downtown West Orange is the most appropriate historic location in the world and will bring p…
JCP&L Will Trim Trees Along 3,400 Miles Of Power Lines To Reduce Outages JCP&L Will Trim Trees Along 3,400 Miles Of Power Lines To Reduce Outages
JCP&L Will Trim Trees Along 3,400 Miles Of Power Lines To Reduce Outages Jersey Central Power & Light is planning to trim trees to protect more than 3,400 miles of power lines across the Garden State, officials said. JCP&L will clear trees as part of a $32.5 million plan to prevent power outages during severe weather, the company said in a news release on Wednesday, Apr. 10. It's the first part of an annual $1.5 million increase in tree-trimming costs as part of a settlement with the state Board of Public Utilities. JCP&L also said it will spend $2.5 million more in each of the next five years to expand trimming zones along 18 high-priority circ…
First Dead Whale Of 2024 Washes Up Along Jersey Shore First Dead Whale Of 2024 Washes Up Along Jersey Shore
First Dead Whale Of 2024 Washes Up Along Jersey Shore A dead whale has washed up along the Jersey Shore for the first time in 2024, according to a marine animal rehabilitation center. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) received a report about a humpback whale found in the surf near 51st Street in Long Beach at around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11. In a Facebook post, MMSC said the whale was estimated to be about 20 to 30 feet long. This whale is the first one MMSC has found dead along the Jersey Shore since Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. According to the Brigantine group's stranding data, a minke whale was found near Leonardo State Mar…
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Do you want to be in a commercial about daycare? A commercial for highlighting the benefits of a daycare communication technology for parents and teachers is seeking talent for four roles, according to a casting notice.  The commercial is looking for people from Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Jersey City and Virginia Beach. The roles include: A female daycare owner between the ages of 30 and 50, a female daycare director between the ages of 25 and 50, a daycare teacher between the ages of 18 and 40, and the parent of a daycare child between the ages of 18 and…
'Vibrant, Funny' Gardener's Home Severely Damaged In Central Jersey Fire: Fundraiser 'Vibrant, Funny' Gardener's Home Severely Damaged In Central Jersey Fire: Fundraiser
'Vibrant, Funny' Gardener's Home Severely Damaged In Central Jersey Fire: Fundraiser A Central Jersey gardening club is rallying to support a woman whose home was severely damaged in a fire, according to a fundraising campaign. Keyport firefighters responded to a basement fire in a home on Cedar Street at around 2:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 3, according to a Facebook post by Lincoln Hose 2273. When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the basement windows on all four sides of the house. Despite dealing with heavy rain and 20-mph winds, firefighters were able to knock down the fire in the basement and the wall of the first floor. No one was injured…