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Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors
Woman High On Narcotics Indicted In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors A Monmouth County woman was indicted after she was accused of driving under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed a young girl, authorities said. Samantha Bonora, 31, of Howell, was indicted by a grand jury, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release on Friday, Apr. 12. She was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, and four counts of assault by auto. Howell police responded to a crash on Route 34 near the Colts Neck border at around 4:41 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Investigators said Bonor…
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom, 43, From NJ In PA: State Police Molly Dowd, 43-year-old New Jersey mother, died Monday, April 1, the day after a deer jumped through the windshield of the car she was riding in on a Pennsylvania highway, according to her PA State Police and her obituary on the Dangler Funeral Home website. Dowd was a passenger in the vehicle operated by Michael Bird on I-276 east when a deer crossed the westbound lanes, jumped over the center concrete barrier and onto the hood of the vehicle at 6:25 p.m. March 31 in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The deer came crashing through the windshield, seriousl…
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 9-year-old boy believed killed by his father last month in Sayreville. More than $70,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe as of press time in memory of Christian Rivera. "On March 29, 2024 our family's life was shattered into pieces," Kristyne Felicies said on the campaign. "A tragic event left us without our bright and shining super star, 9 year old Christian Naszier Rivera. "Christian, would light up the room whenever he entered. A charismatic, smart, loving son and brother, who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.…
Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos
Paradise Turns Nightmare For NJ Grandmother Brutally Attacked In Turks And Caicos A Jersey City woman says she was attacked by a man claiming to be a taxi driver during a trip to Turks and Caicos is sharing her story. "What seemed like a place of paradise on my last day turned into a complete nightmare," wrote Sue Ramos on a GoFundMe set up for her recovery.  The Jersey City mom was at a bar and looking for a ride back to her hotel on early March 10, the day before she was set to fly back, Ramos tells Daily Voice. There were no taxis available and the island does not have Ubers, but one of the bartenders' friends said he was a taxi driver, and offered to bring her …
Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days
Emotional Video Shows Drone Operator Reuniting Dog Struck By Car With NJ Owners After 2 Days A dog that went missing following a New Jersey crash was found thanks to a drone team specializing in search and rescue. Michael Parziale, the founder of USAR DroneTeam, got a call Saturday, March 16, from the owners of a dog named Guinness, who got loose in the family's yard and was struck by a vehicle, then ran away. Guinness GoFundMe photo "The thought of Guinness out there alone, scared, hurting, cold, etc. and just not having him home with us, was the most horrible feeling a pet owner can go thru (a complete nightmare)," Guinness' owner Mary Valetutto said on a GoFundMe f…
NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign
NJ Baby Killed By Dog ID'd In Campaign Support is surging for a New Jersey family whose 3-month-old baby was killed by the family dog. Daymon Jair Balbuena was mauled by the dog at his home on Mereline Avenue in Avenel around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, March 9, according to a GoFundMe campaign, along with Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Woodbridge Police Department Director Robert Hubner. Daymon's mother, Sierra, suffered serious injuries in the attack, the campaign says. "The love he brought to his family during his short life will never be forgotten," the boy's obituary says. More than $16,000 had been rai…
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide An alleged killer's final Facebook post attracted support from friends and family in the days before and after a murder-suicide. "Bye [till] we meet again I love y’all," Alex Morales wrote on Feb. 29, shortly after 11 p.m. The post garnered 20 comments, some people checking in, others sending love. "What's up with you Alex Morales , how are man, hope you are feeling well, if not right now, just think things will get better bro. hang in there," one person wrote. "Alex, I hope u are well brother. If u ever just need to talk ... reach out," another said. "If u need help or a referral please …
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE) Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (TRIBUTE)
Col. Kenneth Yeasky, Decorated Army Veteran From NJ, Dies Suddenly (Tribute) Col. Kenneth John Yeasky, of Belvidere, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2024, his family writes in his obituary on the MacFadden Funeral Home website. He was 60 years old. Ken was born on July 3, 1963 to Mary Ann “Tommie” Tomczyk and the late Edwin Yeasky.  He grew up in Carteret and graduated from Green Brook High School (Somerset County). Ken had a distinguished 38-year military career at multiple levels in different branches. He graduated from Kean University with a bachelor's in industrial engineering, and had graduated from numerous other military schools. "He wanted to be…
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged 'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged
'Unfed, Unhealthy & Dirty': More Than 90 Dogs, Pups Removed From Sussex Home, Couple Charged UPDATE: The ASPCA said on Wednesday that it helped remove more than 90 adult dogs and puppies from the Sussex County home of a self-described animal couple who were charged with multiple cruelty-related counts. Two dogs were found dead during a 7 a.m. raid at a Vernon Township home led by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 20, authorities reported. Both Gizela Juric, who founded the Angels for Animals Network in Cliffside Park before moving it to Sussex County, and her boyfriend, Ronald Colgan, were charged with six criminal animal cruelty accounts, the American Soc…
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19
Former Toms River Track Star Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi Dies Following Crash, 19 Family and loved ones are mourning the death of a teen from Toms River. A GoFundMe page was created in the memory of Diego Rodriguez Garibaldi, who died on Friday, Jan. 26 at 19 years old, according to his obituary.  The memorial fundraiser was created after a car crash sent Rodriguez Garibaldi to the hospital. Details in the crash were not immediately available. The GoFundMe page raised more than $28,500 from at least 500 donations as of Thursday, Feb. 8. "Your overwhelming support has meant the world to his family during this challenging time," the fundraiser page said. "We are gra…
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE) 'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (TRIBUTE)
'Tiny Bundle Of Happiness': Mahwah Mom Struck By Truck Will Be Laid To Rest (Tribute) 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗘𝗦𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford. Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows. In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only b…
Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad
Recycling Center Supervisor Killed In Ocean County Workplace Incident Was Firefighter, Dad Services have been set for a father of two who was killed in a workplace incident at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center. Timothy Hannold, 50, had entered a container being moved at the recycling center on Towbin Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 31, Lakewood Police Capt. Greg Staffordsmith said in a statement. Workers unaware of Hannold's presence tried to "upright the dumpster," causing the doors to shift and pin Holland up against an inside wall, Staffordsmith said. Hannold died as a result of the incident, police said. Affectionately known as "Timmy" or "Ripper," Hannold's obi…
Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors
Woman Was High On Narcotics In NJ Crash That Killed Toddler: Prosecutors A Monmouth County woman was under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed a young girl last month, authorities said. Samantha Bonora, 31, of Howell, was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, in the Jan. 13 collision that killed Kylie Williams, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced on Friday, Feb. 2. Bonora was also charged with driving under the influence and several motor vehicle summonses. Howell police responded to a crash on Route 34 near the Colts Neck border at around 4:41 p.m.…
Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says
Dedicated Mom Clinging To Life After Horrific Crash Outside Work, Mahwah Councilwoman Says 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A funeral Mass is scheduled this Friday for a Mahwah mom who died of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck last week outside her job at the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford. Visitation for the family of Belina Lim Ang will be from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on East Saddle River Road in Saddle River on Feb. 9. The Mass follows. In an exquisite tribute, Ang's husband Takis, and their children Daphne and George describe her as a "tiny bundle of happiness" with a "tenacity and strength of will matched only by her undeniable…
Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack
Indian Immigrant Stabbed In Jersey City Park, Local Man Charged In Random Attack Jersey City police have charged a 22-year-old city man with repeatedly stabbing an Indian immigrant at a local park in what the victim's friends called a "senseless act of discrimination." The victim, 28-year-old Ojas Junnarkar, was walking alone on the running track at Pershing Field when he was assaulted shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, friends said. Junnarkar suffered wounds to his kidneys and colon, they said. Jersey City police subsequently announced the arrest of Santos Camacho on aggravated assault and illegal weapons charges. Camacho, who remained held in the Hudson Count…
NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island
NJ Pediatrician Accused Of Leaving Crash That Injured Father, Daughter In Staten Island A pediatrician from Monmouth County is accused of leaving the scene of a crash that injured a man and his daughter in Staten Island, according to officials. Dr. Sam Leuzzi, 66, of Middletown, is facing three charges related to a crash on Staten Island, the New York City Police Department said. NYPD officers responded to the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Drumgoole Road West just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Dr. Leuzzi has a pediatric medical practice on Richmond Road in the Grant City neighborhood of Staten Island, according to Northwell Health's website. Investiga…
NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support
NJ Volunteer Firefighter Thrown 100 Feet In Refinery Explosion Sees Wave Of Support An Atlantic County volunteer fire department is asking for help after its assistant fire chief was severely injured in an oil refinery explosion. The Milmay Volunteer Fire Company said it happened while Michael Black was battling a fire at his career firefighting job at the Phillips 66 refinery in Linden. "Mike is okay but has a road of recovery ahead," the fire company posted on Facebook. The fire company set up a GoFundMe page to collect money for Black and more than $4,700 had been raised from at least 42 donations as of Tuesday, Jan. 23. The fundraiser page said Black was responding to…
Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift
Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U Student Returning From Work Shift Daily Voice has obtained details about the crash that killed an 18-year-old Monmouth University student last week. Madison Alfano of Staten Island, NY, lost control of her car and hit the driver's side of another vehicle on the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville around 7:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, New Jersey State Police  Trooper Troy McNair said. Alfano's car went into another lane and she was hit by an oncoming pickup near mile marker 125.6, just south of the exit for Route 9 and New Jersey Route 35, McNair said. Alfano was rushed to a hospital and she was pronounced…
Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work
Monmouth University Student, 18, Killed In Crash Coming Home From Work Monmouth University, family, and loved ones are mourning the death of a young woman from Staten Island killed in a crash. A GoFundMe page said 18-year-old Madison Alfano died in a crash while returning home from work at college. The memorial fundraiser has received more than $107,000 from more than 2,000 donations as of Wednesday, Jan. 17. ALSO SEE: Details Released In Parkway Crash That Killed Monmouth U. Student Returning From Work Shift "No parents should have to bury their 18-year-old daughter," the GoFundMe page said. "We are asking for an immense amount of support and love …
'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family 'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family
'Lives Imploded:' Death Of Toddler In NJ Crash Shakes Life For Grieving Family One man's coworkers are rallying to support his family after his three-year-old granddaughter was killed in a New Jersey crash last weekend. A GoFundMe page was created in memory of Kylie Williams, who was identified as the toddler killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 34 in Howell. Kylie's mother Joelle was severely injured in the wreck and has needed multiple surgeries, according to the fundraiser. The GoFundMe page was made by an employee of Lee Wetherington Homes, a house-building company from Sarasota, Florida. Kylie's grandfather, Jack Williams, is the company's vice pre…
NJ Athlete Katelyn Morales, 14, Dies After Cancer Battle NJ Athlete Katelyn Morales, 14, Dies After Cancer Battle
NJ Athlete Katelyn Morales, 14, Dies After Cancer Battle A Monmouth County community is mourning the loss of a 14-year-old girl after a valiant cancer battle. An obituary said 14-year-old Katelyn Morales of Howell died on Wednesday, Jan. 10. She was in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with lymphoma. A GoFundMe page for Morales said she received several rounds of radiation, chemotherapy treatments, and blood transfusions. "At 14 years old, Kate was recently diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma that has quickly spread to multiple parts of her body," the cancer treatment fundraiser said. "Doctors say her form of cancer is rare, which took months t…
'RIP To The Queen:' Condolences Pour In For Toms River Icon Sondra Fortunato, 'Miss Liberty' 'RIP To The Queen:' Condolences Pour In For Toms River Icon Sondra Fortunato, 'Miss Liberty'
'RIP To The Queen:' Condolences Pour In For Toms River Icon Sondra Fortunato, 'Miss Liberty' Sondra Fortunato, an iconic New Jersey entertainer and model known to many as "Miss Liberty USA," has died. Condolences were widely posted online on Thursday, Jan. 11 for the well-known local celebrity from Toms River, including the town's Republican party organization. "Dear sweet Sondra, I first met you when I was about 12 years old. I'm now 66. We girls would see you in Seaside buying the latest fashion's," one mourner wrote. "We were all fascinated by your stunning appearance. You truly were the first Barbie doll!  "As the years went by it was a delight to see you in Toms River wh…
Dad Killed On Route 280 Shoulder Was Fixing Tire On Way Home From Wedding: Family Dad Killed On Route 280 Shoulder Was Fixing Tire On Way Home From Wedding: Family
Dad Killed On Route 280 Shoulder Was Fixing Tire On Way Home From Wedding: Family The family of a 56-year-old Morris County man says he was changing a tire on the way home from a wedding when he was struck and killed by a vehicle on the shoulder of Route 280 last month. Valerian Kapanadze, a Hackettstown resident, has since been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the incident in Roseland, as previously reported by Daily Voice.  Nicheporuck and his wife, Fabi, were coming home from a wedding when the incident occurred, his family said on a GoFundMe campaign. "On the last day of the year, December 31st, we faced an unimaginable tragedy," …
New Jersey Teen Dies Christmas Eve Months After Bone Cancer Diagnosis New Jersey Teen Dies Christmas Eve Months After Bone Cancer Diagnosis
New Jersey Teen Dies Christmas Eve Months After Bone Cancer Diagnosis Michael Januario, a 13-year-old boy from Newark, died months after being diagnosed with bone cancer, his family says. "Michael was an energetic, smart and amazing young man whose life was turned upside down this past summer," reads a GoFundMe launched for the family. He died at home on Christmas Eve, his obituary says. Michael was a student at McKinley Elementary School and enjoyed "riding his bike, and was always ready to play games," the obituary continues.  "A creative young man, he loved building and creating with Legos, and cherished time spent camping with his family." Mo…
Family Shines Light On Addiction After Dad Believed Killed By Axe-Wielding Son In Morris County Family Shines Light On Addiction After Dad Believed Killed By Axe-Wielding Son In Morris County
Family Shines Light On Addiction After Dad Believed Killed By Axe-Wielding Son In Morris County A New Jersey man who used an axe and battery-operated pole saw to kill his dad had been battling addiction and mental illness, according to family and police paperwork. A blood-covered axe and battery-operated pole saw were found near 61-year-old Gregory Meyer’s body at the Old Denville Road home he shared with his 33-year-old son, Kyle, around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, according to an affidavit for probable cause obtained by Daily Voice. Meyer's body was found in the basement with wounds to the left leg, head, fingers, and hands. His 33-year-old son, Kyle, was later charged in the inci…
'Champion For Women's Empowerment:' NJ Mom Theresa Hester Dies At 55 'Champion For Women's Empowerment:' NJ Mom Theresa Hester Dies At 55
'Champion For Women's Empowerment:' NJ Mom Theresa Hester Dies At 55 Support is pouring in for the family of Morris County native Margaret ‘Theresa’ (Nunn) Hester, a devoted public servant and beloved mother who died on Monday, Dec. 11 following a brief battle with cancer at the age of 55. Born in Morristown, Theresa graduated from Dover High School in 1986 before attending Centenary University, her obituary says. Theresa dedicated her career to uplifting women and families in many different capacities. She worked for the NJ state Division on Women since 1998, both with the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Children and Families. Her wor…
Mom IDs Daughter, 21, As Victim Of NJ Car Crash Mom IDs Daughter, 21, As Victim Of NJ Car Crash
Mom IDs Daughter, 21, As Victim Of NJ Car Crash Support is on the rise for the family of a 21-year-old woman killed in a car accident days before Christmas. Diana Nicole Marrero Santiago, of South Amboy, died in the Sayreville accident on Friday, Dec. 22, according to her obituary and a GoFundMe campaign. Diana's mom, Aisha, is a chaplain with the Port Authority Police Department, the department said on Instagram. She is raising funds to have Diana buried in her homeland, Puerto Rico. "Diana was a bubbly and beautiful young woman who had unfortunate fatal accident," Aisha writes on the GoFundMe that she launched. "She was my only child …
South Jersey School Counselor, Mom Alanna Smallwood Dies Suddenly, 47: 'Ray Of Sunshine' South Jersey School Counselor, Mom Alanna Smallwood Dies Suddenly, 47: 'Ray Of Sunshine'
South Jersey School Counselor, Mom Alanna Smallwood Dies Suddenly, 47: 'Ray Of Sunshine' Support is surging for the family of a 47-year-old school counselor and mom Alanna Smallwood, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 12, according to a campaign launched for her family. Alanna is survived by her husband, Greg; children, Gianna 13, Aspen 12, Eva 7; parents Albert and Annette Mussachio; brother Chuck Mussachio; father and mother-in-law Carl and Gerri Smallwood; and countless more friends, relatives, students, and loved ones, her obituary on the George H. Wimberg Funeral home website says. Alanna has been working as a math teacher and school counselor for the&nb…
Support Swells For Dying North Jersey Teen Support Swells For Dying North Jersey Teen
Support Swells For Dying North Jersey Teen Lamont "LJ" Alston, a 17-year-old senior at Pascack Valley High School, has been placed in hospice care after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma. LJ was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 16 in February, with recent scans having shown the cancer metastasized, according to a GoFundMe page for him and his family. The teen went into hospice two weeks ago and has faith he can defeat his cancer. His parents, Cris and Lamont, have created a bucket list for him. As of Wednesday, Dec. 20, almost $28,000 has been raised for the Alstons. This is my nephew LJ, I call him Jacob. For the last…
NJ Dad Killed By Train At NY Penn Station After Holiday Party: MTA NJ Dad Killed By Train At NY Penn Station After Holiday Party: MTA
NJ Dad Killed By Train At NY Penn Station After Holiday Party: MTA A 36-year-old New Jersey dad was struck and killed by a train at New York Penn Station after a holiday party, prompting an outpour of support for the family he leaves behind. Keith Harvey, of Belle Meade, was struck by Long Island Rail Road train #380 on Track 17 just before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, MTA spokesperson Renee Price said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Harvey had been attending a holiday party in Manhattan and had planned to use New Jersey Transit service to return home, Price said, adding that the investigation was ongoing but did not appear suspicious. Meanwhile, …
Motorcyclist, 26, Killed In Route 206 Crash Had Recently Lost His Dad, Family Says Motorcyclist, 26, Killed In Route 206 Crash Had Recently Lost His Dad, Family Says
Motorcyclist, 26, Killed In Route 206 Crash Had Recently Lost His Dad, Family Says Tragedy has struck twice for the Nelson family. Daniel Joseph Nelson, of Skillman, died in a crash on Route 206 on Dec. 1 — nearly three months after losing his father, Dan Nelson. He was 26 years old. According to a GoFundMe page, Danny's father had died in August. "The two of them were best friends," his sister Alyssa wrote. "They did just about everything together, which made the passing extremely hard for Daniel." Nelson was riding his motorcycle along Route 206 in Montgomery Township when he was involved in an accident with another vehicle, around 12:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, as previou…