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'Hope For Vilte': Charity Raising Money For Lithuanian Student Injured In Wildwood Shooting 'Hope For Vilte': Charity Raising Money For Lithuanian Student Injured In Wildwood Shooting
'Hope For Vilte': Charity Raising Money For Lithuanian Student Injured In Wildwood Shooting A Cape May County charity was rallying to support a Lithuanian college student who was critically injured in a shooting as an innocent bystander in Wildwood. The Lunch With Lynch Foundation created a GoFundMe page for 20-year-old Vilte Gruzdyte after she was shot outside Cattle 'n Clover on Pacific Avenue on Tuesday, July 9. A 40-year-old Wildwood man named William Hoyle was charged with several crimes including first-degree attempted murder. The GoFundMe page had raised more than $32,800 from at least 541 donations as of Monday, July 22. "Vilte was an innocent bystande…
Conditions Improve For Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally, Hospital Says Conditions Improve For Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally, Hospital Says
Conditions Improve For Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally, Hospital Says The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have had their conditions upgraded, Allegheny Hospital Officials told Daily Voice on Wednesday, July 17.  David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, were in critical condition following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13. Both of their statuses "have been upgraded from critical to serious condition as of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17," a spokesperson from AGH told us that evening. To clarify, this means both o…
Burn Victim 'Completely Starting Over' After Fire Destroys Atlantic City Apartments: Fundraiser Burn Victim 'Completely Starting Over' After Fire Destroys Atlantic City Apartments: Fundraiser
Burn Victim 'Completely Starting Over' After Fire Destroys Atlantic City Apartments: Fundraiser A family was rallying to support a man sent to a Pennsylvania burn center after a massive fire broke out in an Atlantic City apartment building, displacing more than six dozen people. A GoFundMe page said a man named Gene was one of the two victims airlifted to the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The five-alarm fire on the first block of South Georgia Avenue started at around 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, July 11. The GoFundMe page had raised $800 from at least 12 donations as of Tuesday, July 16. "It is an absolute miracle he’s still with us, b…
Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Central Jersey Crash: Fundraiser Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Central Jersey Crash: Fundraiser
Man With 'Fierce Love' For Family, Motorcycles Died In Central Jersey Crash: Fundraiser Authorities have identified the Freehold man who was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Howell Township. Aaron Aponte, 28, died from his injuries in the crash on Tuesday, July 9, a spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. It happened at the intersection of Fort Plains Road and Jerry’s Lane at around 4:53 p.m. Investigators said Aponte was riding a Honda GL 1100L motorcycle north on Fort Plains when he tried to go around a curve in the road. He fell and slid with his motorcycle across the road into oncoming traffic. A Honda Odyssey crashed …
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims
Trump Authorizes GoFundMe For PA Rally Shooting Victims A GoFundMe fundraising campaign page has been launched for the victims and their families following the fatal shooting at the Trump Rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  The fundraiser launched around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, just hours after Trump was shot. The GoFundMe fundraiser campaign page reads as follows: "President Donald Trump has authorized this account as a place for donations to the supporters and families wounded or killed in today’s brutal and horrific assassination attempt. All donations will be directed to these proud Americans as they grieve and recover…
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…
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…
East Brunswick Dad, Father-In-Law Drown On Family Vacation East Brunswick Dad, Father-In-Law Drown On Family Vacation
East Brunswick Dad, Father-In-Law Drown 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…
Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets From Suspected Hoarding In South Jersey Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets From Suspected Hoarding In South Jersey
Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets From Suspected Hoarding In South Jersey 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. …
Family Rallies For Support After NJ Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser Family Rallies For Support After NJ Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser
Family Rallies For Support After NJ Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser A family was rallying for support after a Jackson Township man died while swimming in the Delaware Water Gap, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page was created in memory of 24-year-old Jeysson Osorio Reyes. His body was found after he went missing in the Delaware River near Milford Beach in Milford, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 29. Osorio's GoFundMe page had raised more than $1,200 from at least 17 donations as of Wednesday, July 3. "I please ask all the people that if you can help with whatever comes from your heart," wrote Mayra Diaz, the fundraiser's org…
Dump Truck Driver Cited For Disregarding A Stop Sign In Fatal South Jersey Crash: Prosecutor Dump Truck Driver Cited For Disregarding A Stop Sign In Fatal South Jersey Crash: Prosecutor
Dump Truck Driver Cited For Disregarding A Stop Sign In Fatal South Jersey Crash: Prosecutor The dump truck driver accused of passing through a stop sign in a fatal crash in Cumberland County has been formally cited, authorities said on Tuesday, July 2. Lamaas Arthur, 55, of Port Norris, received citations for disregarding a stop sign and careless driving, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office. The crash was on Thursday, June 20 in Commercial Township. No criminal charges had been filed as of Tuesday.  New Jersey State Police said that Arthur had "numerous motor vehicle violations." Brandy Woolson, 43, of Port Elizabeth, a mother of four, was killed in the …
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says
NJ Murder Victim, 21, Killed As Puppy Tried Protecting Her, Campaign Says The victim of a recent murder that rattled a small New Jersey town has been identified in various social media posts and by a campaign launched for her family as a 21-year-old animal lover. Amanda Pulver, of Hackettstown, was shot and killed on Thursday, June 27, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office said. Amanda's 8-month-old puppy, Dunkin, was also apparently killed. As reported by Daily Voice, the shooting happened that morning on Alphano Road in Independence Township. Later that day, Anthony Garvin, 34, of Netcong, was arrested in connection with the shooting in Berks County, …
Transportation Worker Dies Days After Quadruple Trenton Shooting: Campaign, Prosecutor Transportation Worker Dies Days After Quadruple Trenton Shooting: Campaign, Prosecutor
Transportation Worker Dies Days After Quadruple Trenton Shooting: Campaign, Prosecutor One of four victims of a quadruple shooting in Trenton died days later, officials announced. Samier Vincent, 30, of Trenton, died on Thursday, June 27 — four days after an early morning shooting in Trenton, according to the Mercer County Prosecuror's Office. A story on the shooting by Peterson's Breaking News of Trenton can be found by clicking here.  The 1:33 a.m. shooting near Walnut Avenue and Monmouth Street left four people injured, two of them in critical condition, according to a story by Peterson's Breaking News of Trenton.  No arrests had been made in the shooting. The …
Victim Of Ocean County Shooting, 25, Was 'Vibrant' Mom Survived By Young Son, Obituary Says Victim Of Ocean County Shooting, 25, Was 'Vibrant' Mom Survived By Young Son, Obituary Says
Victim Of Ocean County Shooting, 25, Was 'Vibrant' Mom Survived By Young Son, Obituary Says Shock and sadness spread following the shooting death of a Gabriella Caroleo, a 25-year-old Ocean County resident. Gabriella was identified by a GoFundMe campaign as the victim of the Thursday, June, 27 Manchester shooting. Among those left mourning her loss is her son, Calvin Brodie Jr., who is 3 years old. "Gabriella has left us all way to soon," reads the campaign launched by Matthew Souders. "She was taken from us on June 27th in the horrific shooting in Manchester. The family is so heartbroken over this tragic loss." "We are raising money for Gabriella’s funeral so we all can say our…
Motorcyclist, Expectant Father Lost Foot In Sayreville Crash, Campaign Says Motorcyclist, Expectant Father Lost Foot In Sayreville Crash, Campaign Says
Motorcyclist, Expectant Father Lost Foot In Sayreville Crash, Campaign Says A young motorcyclist expecting his first child in six weeks lost his left foot and was undergoing more surgeries after a crash in Sayreville, according to a family friend. Marybeth Walz Pritzlaff of Red Bank detailed the crash's aftermath in a GoFundMe campaign. "On Friday night (June 21), Krischan Wehnke, the beloved son of our close friends Renee (Hemburger) and Carl Wehnke had his life irrevocably changed when he was involved in a severe motorcycle accident in Sayreville," Pritzlaff wrote.  "Krischan was ejected from his motorcycle. His leg and foot were stuck between the car and m…
$62K Raised For NJ Mom Battling 'Cancer With No Real Cure' $62K Raised For NJ Mom Battling 'Cancer With No Real Cure'
$62K Raised For NJ Mom Battling 'Cancer With No Real Cure' Danielle Rolon was in remission for two months before her cancer came back, but worse. Rolon, a Somerville mom, was diagnosed with breast cancer triple negative breast cancer when her third child was four months old, she said on a GoFundMe page she launched for herself and her family. She underwent five months of weekly chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 25 rounds of radiation. Then, Rolon underwent a clinical trial and her cancer went into remission but it was short- lived.  "I started to feel great and decided to get back to the gym," she writes. "After three days at the gy…
Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live
Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live The organs of a 14-year-old boy struck by a car while riding his bicycle will help others live. One day after his 8th-grade graduation, Vincent Pieczynski was hit by a car while riding his bike home on Route 38 in Southampton, according to a GoFundMe page for his family. More than $47,000 was raised as of Saturday, June 22, according to the GoFundMe campaign. Vincent, affectionately known as Vinny Pie, was being remembered as a "kind, smart, strong and hard-working young man," writes campaign organizer Devin Cuoco. "Vincent was the best son, brother and friend a guy could a…
Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser
Toms River Dad, Church Musician With 'Angelic Voice' Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Fundraiser A Toms River father died from his injuries after he was hit and dragged by a car when he fell off his motorcycle, according to a memorial fundraiser. A GoFundMe page said 30-year-old Collins Oluleti died on Wednesday, June 12. The father of a two-year-old girl was returning home from church when he crashed in Manchester Township on Sunday, June 9. Oluleti's GoFundMe page had raised more than $1,300 from at least 17 donations as of Friday, June 21. "He was a musician who loved playing the keyboards and had an angelic voice," wrote Anel John, the fundraiser's organizer. "He played …
Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser
Jersey Shore HS Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest Before Vasectomy, Dies At Hospital: Fundraiser A Howell Township man died after going into cardiac arrest right before having a vasectomy, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said Michael Vacchiano went to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for the procedure on Thursday, June 13. When he was brought into the operating room, he threw up, aspirated, and went into cardiac arrest. Doctors tried life-saving measures but Vacchiano went into cardiac arrest again. Specialists traveled from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to connect him to a life support machine to relieve lung pressure and get his organs to func…
South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say
South Jersey Woman Killed In Pennsylvania ATV Crash, State Police Say A 22-year-old woman died at the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash on Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced the following day. Evelyn Pineda Guadron, of Hightstown, New Jersey, was riding the Yamaha YFM7RAL ATV in the 400 block of Birch Run Road in Menallen Township near the Michaux State Forest in Shippensburg.  She lost control  of the ATV around 6 p.m. on June 9, PSP detailed in the release That's when she fell off “due to the decrease in elevation just off the roadway," as stated in the release. But the ATV kept g…
Families Seek Help After Devastating Condo Fire In Mercer County Families Seek Help After Devastating Condo Fire In Mercer County
Families Seek Help After Devastating Condo Fire In Mercer County A nephew is appealing for help for his relatives after a fire destroyed their condominium in East Windsor. The fire broke out at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10 in the K building of the American Way Condos on Avon Drive, as previously reported by Daily Voice. "This tragedy caused my family to lose everything," Odalys Garcia of Hightstown wrote on a GoFundMe page. A total of 24 condominium units were destroyed by the fire displacing 47 residents, officials said. Another GoFundMe campaign was started by Maria Carattini of Cedar Grove for her nephew's family. A separate GoFundMe cam…
Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span
Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span Support is on the rise for a Trenton mother who lost three of her four children in a five-year span. Toshawn West first lost her first-born, Nuna, then her second-born, Nyshirah, and now, her third, Shydasia Merrick. Merrick, 26, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, as previously reported by Daily Voice. More than $2,900 had been raised as of Monday, June 10 on a GoFundMe that West launched for herself. "I have suffered over the years losing two of my other children as well. Mentally, I’m trying to hold myself together and it…
6-Year-Old NJ Girl Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull On Lake Vacation 6-Year-Old NJ Girl Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull On Lake Vacation
6-Year-Old NJ Girl Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull On Lake Vacation What was supposed to be a fun game of badminton on a family vacation became a tragic nightmare for one Sussex County family earlier this month. The Morgan family was enjoying lunch during a trip to a lakeside cottage on Maine around noon Saturday, June 1 when they heard screaming. The aluminum shaft of a badminton racquet her 10-year-old brother was playing with became dislodged from the wooden handle, causing the shaft to strike 6-year-old Lucy Morgan, who had been sitting on the sidelines, in the head, piercing through her skull, Maine State Police said. The Stockholm girl was rushe…
South Jersey Man To 911: 'I Just Killed My Girl' In Deadly Machete Attack, Affidavit Says South Jersey Man To 911: 'I Just Killed My Girl' In Deadly Machete Attack, Affidavit Says
South Jersey Man To 911: 'I Just Killed My Girl' In Deadly Machete Attack, Affidavit Says A Wall Township man had been arrested for attacking his ex-girlfriend three months before killing her with a machete in front of one of her children, according to arrest records. Daily Voice obtained the affidavit against 24-year-old Alex Williams, who's accused of killing 29-year-old Brianna Greenwood, also from Wall. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said she was attacked in the parking lot of the Glen Oaks apartment complex on Thursday, May 23. The affidavit said Williams called 911 at around 9:22 a.m. and said he "just killed my girl." He also t…
Mom Killed By Ex-Boyfriend In 'Horrifying' South Jersey Machete Attack Identified Mom Killed By Ex-Boyfriend In 'Horrifying' South Jersey Machete Attack Identified
Mom Killed By Ex-Boyfriend In 'Horrifying' South Jersey Machete Attack Identified The identity of a Wall Township woman was confirmed after authorities said her ex-boyfriend killed her with a machete. A spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office identified 29-year-old Brianna Greenwood as the victim of the attack on Thursday, May 23. Alex Williams, 24, of Wall Township, was accused of killing her at the Glen Oaks apartments. Wall police responded to the complex's parking lot at around 9:22 a.m. and found Greenwood suffering from several serious injuries. She was rushed to a hospital and died a week later on Thursday, May 30. A GoFu…
IT Consultant, Monmouth Junction Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says IT Consultant, Monmouth Junction Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says
IT Consultant, Monmouth Junction Dad Suffers Stroke, Dies While Hiking, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 50-year-old New Jersey man who suffered a stroke and died on Friday, May 31. Umashankar Bandi was seemingly the epitome of health, having participated in Olympic qualifiers in rowing, run countless marathons, and conquered numerous sections along the Appalachian Trail, according to a GoFundMe campaign. "It was during one of these hikes that he experienced the heart attack," reads the campaign, launched by a group of friends of the Monmouth Junction dad, "a testament to his adventurous spirit and love for the great outdoors." Left to mourn his…
Central Jersey Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Receives New Pool In Time For Summer Central Jersey Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Receives New Pool In Time For Summer
Central Jersey Toddler Battling Brain Cancer Receives New Pool In Time For Summer A young boy in Monmouth County battling brain cancer will have plenty of summer fun thanks to some generous donations. An above-ground saltwater pool was donated to three-year-old Mick Augustitus, the Ashley Lauren Foundation said in a Facebook post. The Hazlet toddler was diagnosed with four brain tumors and several tumors on his spine. At Home Recreation donated the pool, while Kiki Pools in South Amboy donated a heater and installed the pool. "Not only did Mick come home from stem-cell transplant last Friday [May 17], but his pool was done the same day he came home," the Ashle…
Hamilton 'Community Pillar' Game Shop Needs Help To Stay Afloat, Campaign Says Hamilton 'Community Pillar' Game Shop Needs Help To Stay Afloat, Campaign Says
Hamilton 'Community Pillar' Game Shop Needs Help To Stay Afloat, Campaign Says A game store in Hamilton is raising money to stay in business after 15 years. Its owner borrowed $250,000 after suffering a stroke and Family Fun Hobbies needs to raise money to pay off those loans, according to a GoFundMe campaign. "We aren't just a store though. We like to think of ourselves as a pillar of our community," Miranda Suarez, the store's general manager, wrote on the GoFundMe page. The store hosts daily events for different games: Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, Warhammer 40,000 battles, Magic: The Gathering tournaments, Disney's Lorcana League, family board game nights and…
'Our Little Teddy': 20-Year-Old Hit By Car In Central Jersey While Walking Home From Work Dies 'Our Little Teddy': 20-Year-Old Hit By Car In Central Jersey While Walking Home From Work Dies
'Our Little Teddy': 20-Year-Old Hit By Car In Central Jersey While Walking Home From Work Dies A Monmouth County man died less than a week after he was hit by a car while walking home from work, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said 20-year-old Frank Luna Santamaria of Red Bank was hit by a car a block away from his home on Wednesday, May 15. He died from his injuries on Monday, May 20. Santamaria's death was about a week before his 21st birthday. "He was coming back from work covering a shift on his day off," wrote Marlen Luna, the GoFundMe's organizer. "He was a sweet boy, very kind and generous with a charming smile. He was 20 years old but with a kid's heart,…