Amber Jones, Surgical Tech From Long Branch, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28 Amber Jones, Surgical Tech From Long Branch, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28
Amber Jones, Surgical Tech From Long Branch, Dies Surrounded By Family, 28 Amber Jones, a 28-year-old surgical technician from Monmouth County, died on May 15, surrounded by loved ones, according to her obituary on the Buckland Funeral Home website. Amber, affectionately known as "Brown Sugar," graduated from Long Branch High School in 2013 and later earned a medicate associates degree from Brookdale College. In 2019, she became a certified surgical technician. Amber had been working as an OB tech at Jersey Shore Medical Center and as a surgical tech at the Eye Surgery Center, her obituary says. She is survived by her son, Tevon Jr. (TJ); his father, Tevon; her p…
New Boomerang Roller Coaster Opening In Summer As Six Flags Great Adventure Celebrates 50 Years New Boomerang Roller Coaster Opening In Summer As Six Flags Great Adventure Celebrates 50 Years
New Boomerang Roller Coaster Opening In Summer As Six Flags Great Adventure Celebrates 50 Years Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its golden anniversary by opening a thrilling new roller coaster and a family-friendly addition to its water park, officials said. The Jackson Township amusement park will debut THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity later in the summer. The park opens for daily operations on Wednesday, May 23, Six Flags said in a news release.  The ride based on the speedy DC Comics superhero is the 15th roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure. THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity will be North America's first triple-launch super boomerang coaster, sendi…
'The Flames Consumed Everything': Fire Destroys Howell Township Family's Home, Fundraiser Says 'The Flames Consumed Everything': Fire Destroys Howell Township Family's Home, Fundraiser Says
'The Flames Consumed Everything': Fire Destroys Howell Township Family's Home, Fundraiser Says A Howell Township family lost their home and pets in a "devastating" house fire, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page said the Glowzenski family's home of more than 30 years was destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, May 21. Howell police said officers responded to the fire on Woodstown Drive at around 3:35 p.m. Everyone inside the home got out safely and no first responders were injured in the fire. "With barely enough time to escape, they watched helplessly as the flames consumed everything they had worked so hard to build," wrote Nadine Glowzenski, the GoFundMe's organiz…
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet NJ Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet NJ Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet NJ Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic A violent ex-con fugitive who was holed up in his girlfriend's home on a quiet Maywood street surrendered Wednesday morning after U.S. Marshals showed up with a Bergen County Regional SWAT team. It took a bit of time -- and some cleverness -- to finally capture Duron Smith, 45, who was wanted for dragging a police officer with his car near his Harrisburg, PA, home during a drug bust earlier this year. U.S. Marshals went to Smith's girlfriend's house in the 200 block of Prospect Avenue armed with a warrant around 7 a.m. May 22, Maywood Police Chief Terence Kenny…
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Middletown Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police 'Fun-Loving And Warm' Middletown Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police
'Fun-Loving And Warm' Middletown Woman Dies After Being Found In Vehicle: Police A Middletown woman died after she was found unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle, authorities said. Middletown police responded to the report of a vehicle that drove off the road near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Collinson Drive at around 12:36 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, the department said in a news release. Officers found 60-year-old Carol Calvano unresponsive and slumped over the steering wheel. After officers performed CPR, paramedics rushed Calvano to HMH Riverview Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the Red Bank hospital. According to her obituary,&…
Invigorating Indoor Skydiving Facility Opens In Edison Invigorating Indoor Skydiving Facility Opens In Edison
Invigorating Indoor Skydiving Facility Opens In Edison Now you can skydive without risking your life. A new indoor skydiving facility has opened in Edison. The grand opening ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 22 at 997 Route 1.  Edison Mayor Sam Joshi joined iFLY Indoor Skydiving Vice President of Field Operations Faheem Memon at the event. A wind tunnel helps participants experience the thrill of free fall. iFLY pioneered the body-flying indoor skydiving experience and is a world leader in vertical wind-tunnel technology, organizers say. Guests don’t need to be athletes or in the best shape of their lives to enjoy flying, they say.…
Car Of Woman Missing For Month Found Disabled In 3,300-Acre NJ State Forest Car Of Woman Missing For Month Found Disabled In 3,300-Acre NJ State Forest
Car Of Woman Missing For Month Found Disabled In 3,300-Acre NJ State Forest The vehicle of a 37-year-old woman missing for a month has been found disabled in a New Jersey State Forest, authorities said. Danielle Lopez's 2008 2-door blue Hyundai Accent was found disabled on Lost Lane Road in Penn State Forest, Woodland Township, New Jersey State Police announced on Wednesday, May 22. According to the Aware Foundation, Lopez last spoke with her family on April 12 when she said she was going camping in the Wharton State Forest. ****MISSING NEW JERSEY*****The New Jersey State Police are seeking information on a missing 37-year-old female.Danielle Lopez last sp…
Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police
Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police Four men and two teens were arrested in Atlantic City, five of whom were accused of selling heroin, cocaine, and Xanax, authorities said. The six suspects were taken into custody during "an operation targeting areas of concern." The Atlantic City Police Department announced the arrests in a news release on Wednesday, May 22.  Officers seized 70 bags of heroin, more than three grams of cocaine, and 51 Xanax prescription pills. Five of the suspects were arrested on drug dealing and possession charges.  Raymond Knight Jr., 40, of Egg Harbor Township, was charged with …
Firefighters Battle Blaze At Howell Township Home Firefighters Battle Blaze At Howell Township Home
Firefighters Battle Blaze At Howell Township Home A fire ripped through a house in Monmouth County, authorities said. Howell Township police responded to the fire on Woodstown Drive at around 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, the department said in a news release. When officers arrived, they saw a "fully involved house fire." Everyone inside the home safely escaped from the building. No firefighters or other first responders were injured either. Firefighters from Adelphia, Freewood Acres, Freehold Township, Jackson, Squankum, and Southard put out the fire. Howell paramedics also responded to the scene. The American Red Cross said it was help…
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek The last time his buddies saw Charles Murphy, former World Series MVP Reggie Jackson had returned to the Bronx, hit a home run and helped the California Angels beat their beloved Yankees. That was 42 years ago. Decades passed, then Doug Bishop showed up. Bishop's name may be familiar to some, thanks to the acclaim the diver received for his help finding the remains in a South Jersey river late last week of a Camden woman who'd gone missing 14 years ago. That was actually a side trip of sorts. Bishop and his non-profit United Search Corps had brought their sonar to New Jersey fo…
Dolphin Stuck In Jersey Shore Creek For Days, Marine Biologists Planning Rescue Efforts Dolphin Stuck In Jersey Shore Creek For Days, Marine Biologists Planning Rescue Efforts
Dolphin Stuck In Jersey Shore Creek For Days, Marine Biologists Planning Rescue Efforts A dolphin has been stuck in a Cape May County creek for several days and marine biologists said they're figuring out how to rescue it. In a Facebook post, The Marine Mammal Stranding Center said it has been monitoring the bottlenose dolphin since it was first reported in Cape May Court House on Thursday, May 16. MMSC staff and volunteers have checked on the dolphin several times a day. Two MMSC boats tried to guide the dolphin out of the creek on Saturday, May 18 but it would not leave the area. The animal rehabilitation center in Brigantine received special equipment from an out-of-state p…
Corrections Officer Accepted Money In South Jersey Jail-Smuggling Scheme: Prosecutors Corrections Officer Accepted Money In South Jersey Jail-Smuggling Scheme: Prosecutors
Corrections Officer Accepted Money In South Jersey Jail-Smuggling Scheme: Prosecutors An Atlantic County corrections officer was among three people accused of a scheme to smuggle contraband into the county's jail, authorities said. In a news release, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said 33-year-old Christopher Piccioni of Swedesboro was charged on Monday, May 20. Piccioni is an officer at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The county prosecutor's office said it learned in January about contraband being smuggled into the jail in Mays Landing. Piccioni was identified as a suspect during a four-month investigation. Investigators said Piccioni conspired wit…