Howell Mom Believed Slain By Son Was Longtime ShopRite Employee Turned Realtor Howell Mom Believed Slain By Son Was Longtime ShopRite Employee Turned Realtor
Howell Mom Believed Slain By Son Was Longtime ShopRite Employee Turned Realtor A Howell Township mother who prosecutors said was stabbed to death by her son is being remembered as her family's "heart and soul." Loretta Parody, 61, died on Monday, June 3 and police arrested 25-year-old Robert Parody at the family's home on Porter Road just before 1:30 a.m. Investigators said Robert Parody entered his mother's bedroom and stabbed her in the chest while she was sleeping. Loretta Parody was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Robert Parody was charged with first-degree murder and was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a…
MLB Suspends Former Jersey Shore HS Star For Betting On Baseball Games MLB Suspends Former Jersey Shore HS Star For Betting On Baseball Games
MLB Suspends Former Jersey Shore HS Star For Betting On Baseball Games A minor league pitcher from the Jersey Shore was suspended for a year for betting on Major League Baseball games, officials said. Barnegat native Jay Groome was among five players punished under MLB's sports betting rules and policies, the league said in a news release on Tuesday, June 4. Groome made three starts in the 2024 season for the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Groome was accused of placing 32 MLB-related bets while he was a member of the Boston Red Sox organization in 2020 and 2021. He bet 24 times on the final outcome of Red Sox games whi…
Asian Masseuse, Attractive College Grad Among Paid Roles Sought For TV Show Filming In NJ Asian Masseuse, Attractive College Grad Among Paid Roles Sought For TV Show Filming In NJ
Asian Masseuse, Attractive College Grad Among Paid Roles Sought For TV Show Filming In NJ All TV shows have to start somewhere and you can be on the ground floor. A new comedy pilot filming in New Jersey and throughout the tristate area is now casting numerous roles for a shoot in the mid-summer. Roles include: Jeremy, age 18 to 30, an adrenaline junkie and friend of the protagonist. "He is intelligent but rarely shows it," according to a listing. Chelsea, age 18-35, is an attractive female in her 20s who is fresh out of college, according to a listing. Roles are also being cast for an Asian masseuse, ages 18 to 35, a Black nurse in her 30s, a strict boss smaller tha…
WINNERS: Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K WINNERS: Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K
Winners: Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K There were a pair of $10,000 Mega Millions lottery winners in the Tuesday, June 4 drawing. The winning numbers were 19, 37, 40, 63, and 69 and the Megaball was 17. The Megaplier was 3x. The winning tickets were sold at: Country Farms, 2911 Route 73 South, Maple Shade in Burlington County; and, Gas Co., 226 Route 31 South, Pennington in Mercer County.
South Jersey Registered Sex Offender Who Sexually Abused 13-Year-Old Sentenced: Prosecutors South Jersey Registered Sex Offender Who Sexually Abused 13-Year-Old Sentenced: Prosecutors
South Jersey Registered Sex Offender Who Sexually Abused 13-Year-Old Sentenced: Prosecutors A registered sex offender in Atlantic County will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually assaulting a child, authorities said. Marcelino Cruz, 35, of Mullica Township, was sentenced on Tuesday, June 4 to 16 years in state prison, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. A jury found him guilty on Wednesday, Feb. 7 of second-degree sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of child sexual abuse material. An investigation began when a 13-year-old's mother found disturbing text messages on the child's phone. Police co…
Central Jersey Man Sentenced In Fatal Hit-Run Crash Central Jersey Man Sentenced In Fatal Hit-Run Crash
Central Jersey Man Sentenced In Fatal Hit-Run Crash A 23-year-old man from Woodbridge has been sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Antonio Rivera was sentenced on Monday, June 3 in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on August 31, 2023, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone. At 5:40 p.m. that day, Woodbridge Police responded to the intersection of Woodbridge Center Drive and Plaza Drive following the report of hit and run.  Police found the victim, Kristen Bruschi, 45, of Fords who was struck by a black Ford Mustang while she …
Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Headed To NJ, Pest Control Company Previously Warned Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Headed To NJ, Pest Control Company Previously Warned
Giant Joro Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Headed To NJ, Pest Control Company Previously Warned Large yellow-and-gray spiders with 4-inch-long legs that can fly through the air are heading to the Northeast and could show up this summer, according to multiple reports. Sightings of the Trichonephila clavata species known as "Joro spiders" have already been reported in 10 Eastern states, CBS News says. A New Jersey pest control company in January had warned that this might happen. 4NJ Pest, based in Flanders, said the spiders act as "pest controllers" in their natural habitats, however, their introduction to not-native species could be detrimental to the balance of local ecosystems.…
5 First Responders Injured In Massive Somerville Fire (UPDATE) 5 First Responders Injured In Massive Somerville Fire (UPDATE)
5 First Responders Injured In Massive Somerville Fire (Update) Sixteen people from eight different families were displaced and five responders were injured by a fire that swept through Somerville's downtown on Tuesday, June 4, officials said. Firefighters responded to West Main Street for the four-alarm blaze just after 2:30 p.m., the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said. A Somerville police officer and four firefighters suffered minor injuries, officials said. Everyone injured was released from a nearby hospital, authorities said. Two residents and commercial structures were heavily damaged. 6/4/2024 W. Main Street, Somerville Credit: S. Bi…
Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man
Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Reality bit the ex-husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Dina Manzo when he was convicted Tuesday of getting a mob soldier to throw her new beau a beating. Restaurateur Thomas Manzo, 59, who lives in the affluent Bergen County suburb of Franklin Lakes, rejected a plea deal from federal prosecutors and took his chances with a jury. That didn’t go so good. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Newark convicted Manzo on June 4 of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering, along with conspiracy and falsifying documents during a grand jury investigation. Althou…
Apartment Maintenance Worker Who Stole $4,500, Smartwatch In South Jersey Sentenced: Prosecutor Apartment Maintenance Worker Who Stole $4,500, Smartwatch In South Jersey Sentenced: Prosecutor
Apartment Maintenance Worker Who Stole $4,500, Smartwatch In South Jersey Sentenced: Prosecutor A maintenance worker will spend nearly a year in jail after he was convicted of stealing $4,500 and a smartwatch at an Ocean County apartment complex, authorities said. Troy Jones, 58, of Jackson Township, was sentenced on Friday, May 31 to 364 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of a three-year probation term, county prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Tuesday, June 4. A jury found him guilty on Wednesday, Mar. 20 after a nearly two-week trial. Jackson Township police responded to a reported theft at an apartment in The Ga…
10-Year Prison Minimum Awaits NJ Catholic School Teacher Who Took Upskirts Of Girls In Class 10-Year Prison Minimum Awaits NJ Catholic School Teacher Who Took Upskirts Of Girls In Class
10-Year Prison Minimum Awaits NJ Catholic School Teacher Who Took Upskirts Of Girls In Class UPDATE: A North Jersey school teacher who took upskirt photos and videos of female students faces at least 10 years in state prison when he’s sentenced next month. Michael F. Wagner, 41, of Hopatcong took a deal from prosecutors rather than risk the potential outcome of a trial, admitting that he recorded female 8th graders of his at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta during class and collected child porn. In order to secure the agreement – and whatever leniency may come at his July 26 sentencing in Newton -- Wagner had to plead guilty earlier this month to first-degree child en…
Teen Drove Drunk, High On Marijuana In South Jersey Crash That Killed Passenger: Prosecutors Teen Drove Drunk, High On Marijuana In South Jersey Crash That Killed Passenger: Prosecutors
Teen Drove Drunk, High On Marijuana In South Jersey Crash That Killed Passenger: Prosecutors A Toms River teen was accused of driving while drunk and high on marijuana in a crash that killed one of her passengers, authorities said. Kailyn Gorga, 18, was charged on Friday, May 31 with vehicular homicide and assault by auto, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Tuesday, June 4. Her charges were from an early morning crash in Manchester Township on Sunday, Apr. 14 that killed 18-year-old Catalina Reinoso of Brick Township. Manchester police responded to the one-car crash on Lacey Road in the Whiting section of the township at around 2:50 a.m. G…