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Walmart Agrees To Whopping $1.64M Settlement Amid Unfair Pricing Accusations At NJ Stores Walmart Agrees To Whopping $1.64M Settlement Amid Unfair Pricing Accusations At NJ Stores
Walmart Agrees To Whopping $1.64M Settlement Amid Unfair Pricing Accusations At NJ Stores Walmart has agreed to pay $1.64 million to settle accusations of unlawful pricing at its 64 stores across New Jersey, state officials said. The settlement, which includes a $1.61 million civil penalty, is the largest ever obtained by the Division’s Office of Weights and Measures (“OWM”). Walmart was accused of violating New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and Unit Pricing Disclosure Act (“UPDA”) by using inaccurate unit pricing for a variety of grocery products sold in the chain’s New Jersey locations, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. The UPDA requires grocery retailers t…
NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing
NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing A 40-year-old Newark man whose case happened in the midst of an overhaul of New Jersey's criminal justice system has been convicted in 2016 Christmas morning killing, authorities said. Habeeb Robinson was convicted of aggravated manslaughter, weapons possession and witness tampering in the death of Hassan Cobb-Jones, a 32-year-old Newark resident, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II said. Cobb-Jones was shot in a van on the 100 block of Parker Street, Stephens said. Robinson's case was more complicated, as it was happening at the turn of major changes under New Jersey's…
Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In NJ Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In NJ Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says
Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In NJ Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says State officials are investigating a death during a police encounter at a New Jersey gas station. Woodbridge police officers had stopped a vehicle at a gas station on Route 9 north around 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said. The male driver, the sole occupant, had an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant issued in New York for an active criminal investigation in Nassau County, AG Matthew J. Platkin said. When officers asked the man to exit the van, he refused and instead moved to the van’s rear compartment, behind a curta…
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Temps Could Feel 105 Degrees This Week, Excessive Heat Watch Issued Across NJ, PA (TIMING) Temps Could Feel 105 Degrees This Week, Excessive Heat Watch Issued Across NJ, PA (TIMING)
Temps Could Feel 105 Degrees This Week, Excessive Heat Watch Issued Across NJ, PA (Timing) A heat advisory and excessive heat watch are both in effect across New Jersey and Pennsylvania ahead of scorching temps expected later this week. Temps are expected to rise into the low 90s Tuesday, June 18 (see heat index maps below) and get increasingly hotter as the week progresses.  National Weather Service By Friday, temps are expected to be at 96, but could feel more like 100 or even 105, the National Weather Service says. Some New Jersey school districts have early dismissals planned. Those are: Bridgewater-Raritan (Tuesday, with 4-hour days already planned for Wednesd…
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former New Jersey Democratic kingmaker George E. Norcross III ran a criminal enterprise for nearly a dozen years during which he used his power and influence over elected officials to make laws that best served him, among other offenses, says a state indictment that charges him with racketeering. The poster boy of New Jersey political bosses, Norcross attended a news conference held on Monday, June 17 by state Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin in Trenton -- uninvited -- to announce the indictment naming him and five co-defendants. When one of the attorney general's sta…
Video Shows Landspout Tornado That Flipped Cars, Uprooted Trees In NJ Town Video Shows Landspout Tornado That Flipped Cars, Uprooted Trees In NJ Town
Video Shows Landspout Tornado That Flipped Cars, Uprooted Trees In NJ Town The National Weather Service has confirmed a landspout tornado touched down in a New Jersey town last week. The EF-0 twister took down trees and flipped several cars in a post office parking lot for exactly one minute in Lawrence Township (Mercer County) on Friday, June 14. The NWS shared footage from Ross Kauffman of the tornado, which had peak winds of 80 mph, was .13 miles long and 60 yards wide. 🌪️ Here is a video from Ross Kauffman of the landspout tornado that occurred Friday in Lawrence Twp, NJ. What makes a... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on&nb…
Viral Video Shows Chris Brown Stuck Dangling Mid-Air Before Rescue At NJ Concert Viral Video Shows Chris Brown Stuck Dangling Mid-Air Before Rescue At NJ Concert
Viral Video Shows Chris Brown Stuck Dangling Mid-Air Before Rescue At NJ Concert Tell me how am I supposed to sing in mid-air? Video shared to social media shows R&B artist Chris Brown required rescuing at a recent New Jersey concert when he became stuck, suspended in mid-air on Wednesday, June 12. Terriem89, the TikToker who shared the clip with 2.7M views said Brown, 35, had been hanging for "a long a— time" during a show at the Prudential Center in Newark before his crew realized he was stuck. A separate clip with more than 3M views shared by the same user suggests Brown had been trying to signal that he was stuck during his performance of "Under the Influe…
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and warned of 60 mph winds across parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Friday, June 14. At 4:15 p.m., the NWS issued the warnings for Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton, in PA.  Newton, Washington, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, are also being warned of severe storms. The warnings are in effect through 5 p.m. Temps hit the 90-degree mark late in the afternoon, the NWS said. Storms were expected in the evening hours, a…
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County
Air Quality Alert Issued Across Bergen County An air quality alert has been issued for several areas across New Jersey and Pennsylvania  through late Friday, June 14. The most serious alert, an Air Quality Action Day, has been issued from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. across Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union counties. An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for North Central and Southwestern, NJ, along with Middlesex, Mercer, Camden, and G…
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location A popular bar and restaurant with nine locations in New Jersey is opening another later this month. Tommy's Tavern + Tap announced on Instagram that its Edgewater location will open at City Place on Wednesday, June 26. The expansive Tommy's menu includes pizza, burgers, salads, small plates, sushi, beer, cocktails, wine, happy hour specials, and more. Tommy's has locations in Sea Bright, Freehold, Clifton, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton, Morris Plains, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, and now Edgewater. Tommy's Tavern + Tap, 11 The Promenade at City Place, Edgewater.
NJ Reviewing Whether To Revoke Trump Golf Club Liquor Licenses NJ Reviewing Whether To Revoke Trump Golf Club Liquor Licenses
NJ Reviewing Whether To Revoke Trump Golf Club Liquor Licenses New Jersey officials are reviewing whether Donald Trump can keep liquor licenses at three of his golf courses following his hush-money conviction across the Hudson, a spokesperson for the Garden State's top cop confirmed on Tuesday. The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is "reviewing the impact of President Trump’s conviction" in New York State on the licenses and "declines further comment at this time,” the office of Attorney General Matthew Platkin said in a brief June 11 statement. The licenses remain active at the Trump National Golf Clubs in Bedminster (Somerset County)…
UPDATE: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years UPDATE: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years
Update: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years A 72-year-old South Jersey resident admitted that he assumed a dead man's identity to collect more than $200,000 in Social Security payments and Medicaid benefits for 14 years. Dennis Gaudette of Franklinville was 57 years old when U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said he began the long-running con in March 2009. It continued until he was caught last year, the U.S. attorney said. Gaudette collected $43,464 in Social Security Retirement Income Benefits and $85,332.50 in Supplemental Security that he wasn't entitled to, Sellinger said. During the same time period, the state of Ne…
NJ Man, Ohio Pal Created Sadistic Monkey Torture Videos, Feds Say NJ Man, Ohio Pal Created Sadistic Monkey Torture Videos, Feds Say
NJ Man, Ohio Pal Created Sadistic Monkey Torture Videos, Feds Say A New Jersey resident and an Ohio co-conspirator are facing charges for their involvement with the creation of sadistic monkey torture videos involving their genitalia, federal authorities said. Giancarlo Morelli, the Garden State resident, and Nicholas T. Dryden planned to create and distribute videos showing acts of sadistic violence against baby, adolescent and adult monkeys in March and April 2023, according to Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. The two funneled money through Dryden, who then paid a minor in Indone…
LAWSUIT: Former Warren County Prosecutor Wants His Job Back LAWSUIT: Former Warren County Prosecutor Wants His Job Back
Lawsuit: Former Warren County Prosecutor Wants His Job Back James Pfeiffer, who abruptly retired as Warren County Prosecutor in April, has filed a lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully removed from the position.  The complaint, filed against New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin and Gov. Phil Murphy in Superior Court of New Jersey, said he remains the duly appointed Prosecutor for Warren County and wants his job back. In April, Platkin took over the Warren County Prosecutor's Office, forcing out Pfeiffer amid a state ethics probe. Pfeiffer was replaced by Anthony Picione.  A spokesman said it resulted over an investigation from the…
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…
Austin Behrens, NJ Motocross Racer, Instructor Killed In Practice Crash, 28 Austin Behrens, NJ Motocross Racer, Instructor Killed In Practice Crash, 28
Austin Behrens, NJ Motocross Racer, Instructor Killed In Practice Crash, 28 Austin Behrens, a Wayne resident who ran a motocross instructing school, was killed while riding on Sunday, June 2. He was 28 years old. Details about Behrens crash, including where and how it occurred, have not been made publicly available.  REST IN PEACE – AUSTIN BEHRENS We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Austin Behrens during... Posted by NJ Motocross on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Behrens was the operator of A7 Training Motocross Enhancement, a motocross school based in Wayne serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A7 offers a variety of cou…
UPDATE: 2 Girls Airlifted After Tree Limb Smashes Through Tour Bus At NJ/NY State Line UPDATE: 2 Girls Airlifted After Tree Limb Smashes Through Tour Bus At NJ/NY State Line
Update: 2 Girls Airlifted After Tree Limb Smashes Through Tour Bus At NJ/NY State Line 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Two teens were airlifted to New Jersey trauma centers after a charter bus filled with girls from a Brooklyn yeshiva crashed into a tree Tuesday afternoon barely a quarter mile from the New York State line. West Milford firefighters extricated the two critically injured victims following the 3:16 p.m. June 4 crash on East Shore Road alongside Greenwood Lake in Hewitt, responders at the scene told Daily Voice. Greenwood Lake Airport (NJ), five miles down the road, was used as the medevac landing zone, they said. One girl was flown to the trauma center at Hackensack University Me…
Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial
Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial Do you work out and want to show it off? This fitness commercial could be your big break. The commercial, which shoots in late June in either New York or New Jersey, is looking for men and women fitness models, ages 18 to 50, who will demonstrate a product and perform a few exercises with it, including leg workouts like lunges, squats and hip raises, according to a listing. The ad is seeking talent from Jersey City and Morristown and interested talent should be skilled in fitness modeling and weight lifting, according to the listing. The role pays between $300 and $800. For more informatio…
WINNER! Ticket Sold Online In NJ Wins $10K WINNER! Ticket Sold Online In NJ Wins $10K
Winner! Ticket Sold Online In NJ Wins $10K Someone in New Jersey had a nice end to the month of May. A ticket sold online in the Garden State matched four numbers plus the gold Megaball in the Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, May 31, winning $10,000.  The ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, listed in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 4, 11, 23, 33, 49 and the gold Megaball was 23.
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
'King James': NJ Lawyer Gets 4½ Years, No Early Release For $2 Million Theft From Family, More 'King James': NJ Lawyer Gets 4½ Years, No Early Release For $2 Million Theft From Family, More
'King James': NJ Lawyer Gets 4½ Years, No Early Release For $2 Million Theft From Family, More 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A once-prominent New Jersey lawyer must spend the next 4½ years in federal prison for swindling a family he represented out of $2 million -- and then, while on pre-trial release, impersonating another attorney in applying for a loan. The family had retained James R. Lisa, 68, of Jersey City, to gather millions that had been moved into offshore bank accounts by relatives decades ago and to resolve any tax issues that arose as a result, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Soon after being retained, Lisa moved more than $6 million back into the United States but told the famil…
Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced
Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A member of a burglary ring that specifically targeted Asian-American small business owners in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware was sentenced to a plea-bargained 33 months in federal prison. James Hurt, 48, of New York, and other members of the second-story crew worked from what the FBI called a hit list of dozens of homes in the four states based on “stereotype and opportunity" from Dec. 2, 2016, to March 20, 2019. The burglars often got into homes through unsecured upper-floor windows before seeking out cash, jewelry and guns, the FBI said In one instance, th…
PSE&G Proposes Lowering Gas Bills PSE&G Proposes Lowering Gas Bills
PSE&G Proposes Lowering Gas Bills PSE&G customers could be getting some relief in their bills. PSEG filed proposals with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to lower gas bills for residential customers by 6.1% effective October. “This is an opportunity to lower our gas supply rate, providing our customers with a little bill relief and helping to maintain affordability,” said Dave Johnson, vice president Customer Care & Chief Customer Officer. “We’re pleased that we will continue to have one of the lowest gas rates in the state.” If approved, the Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate will be reduced by almost 7 …
Ex-NJ Boy Scouts Worker, 70, Admits Trafficking Child Porn, Recording Kids In Bathroom: Feds Ex-NJ Boy Scouts Worker, 70, Admits Trafficking Child Porn, Recording Kids In Bathroom: Feds
Ex-NJ Boy Scouts Worker, 70, Admits Trafficking Child Porn, Recording Kids In Bathroom: Feds 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 70-year-old former New Jersey Boy Scout camp employee admitted secretly recording videos of children using bathrooms there, federal authorities said.  William Mickel was employed by the Boy Scouts of America in Morris County when he trafficked videos and still images of child sex abuse via email, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Mickel had hundreds of files stored on electronic devices in his Lake Hopatcong home, some of which "depicted children who were surreptitiously recorded using bathrooms in the Boy Scout camps where Mickel worked," Sellinger said.…
Walmart Cutting Hundreds Of Positions From North Jersey Office Walmart Cutting Hundreds Of Positions From North Jersey Office
Walmart Cutting Hundreds Of Positions From North Jersey Office Layoffs are ahead for more than 200 of Walmart's North Jersey employees. A New Jersey WARN notice says the company will begin the cuts to 237 positions at its corporate office in Hoboken on Aug. 14, with more to come on Nov. 1, and Jan. 31, 2025. According to the Wall Street Journal, employees may work remotely but are being asked to spend the majority of their times in the offices.  Employees in other U.S. cities are also facing layoffs, and are being asked to relocate to central hubs, the outlet said. Daily Voice has reached out to Walmart for additional information.
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
Mahwah PD Nabs Stolen Car Driver After Owner's BF Follows Him From NYC Mahwah PD Nabs Stolen Car Driver After Owner's BF Follows Him From NYC
Mahwah PD Nabs Stolen Car Driver After Owner's BF Follows Him From NYC A man whose girlfriend's car was stolen in New York City tracked it to Suffern and then followed the driver into New Jersey, where Mahwah police made an arrest. The 2019 Mercedes 300 coupe was valet-parked at a Manhattan restaurant when it was stolen Tuesday night, May 28, Mahwah Police Lt. Michael Blondin said. Township police got a call at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday from the boyfriend, who the lieutenant said "was now behind it getting onto Route 287 south entering Mahwah" more than 25 miles from the city. Officer Ryan Berger was completing a traffic stop on Route 287 when both vehicles passed …
New Round Of Thunderstorms Could End Sunny Day In NJ, PA, Weather Service Says New Round Of Thunderstorms Could End Sunny Day In NJ, PA, Weather Service Says
New Round Of Thunderstorms Could End Sunny Day In NJ, PA, Weather Service Says The National Weather Service says another round of thunderstorms is right around the corner. Wednesday, May 29 will start out sunny with a high of 78. Come the late afternoon, showers with "a few thunderstorms" and a chance of downpours are likely across New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, the NWS says. Storms are expected to being around 3 p.m., with a higher chance of heavier rain in North Jersey than South Jersey. Showers could stick around into Thursday, May 30 , which will will be mostly cloudy with a high of 75, the NWS says.
Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA
Tornadoes Possible, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For All Of NJ, Parts Of PA The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to close out Memorial Day. The NWS said tornadoes, heavy rain, and wind gusts up to 65 mph were possible through 9 p.m. The first round of storms came early Monday morning, May 27.  National Weather Service As of press time, more than 600 Bedminster, NJ residents were without power, according to JCP&L. It was not immediately clear if that outage was caused by the storm, though. The NWS says storms are expected to cease before 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Temps will dip…
Confessed NJ/Philly Sex Trafficker Who Beat, Threatened Victims Gets 10 Years, No Early Release Confessed NJ/Philly Sex Trafficker Who Beat, Threatened Victims Gets 10 Years, No Early Release
Confessed NJ/Philly Sex Trafficker Who Beat, Threatened Victims Gets 10 Years, No Early Release UPDATE: A confessed sex trafficker from Philadelphia was sentenced in federal court in New Jersey to 10 years in prison. Mallie M. Evans, 37, must spend at least 8½ years behind bars before he’ll be eligible for release because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Evans “recruited and coerced multiple victims” as prostitutes, shuttling them between Philly and Central and South Jersey, U.S. Attorney For New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. “Evans used fraud, emotional manipulation, physical violence, and threats of death and bodily injury to coerce the victims into engaging in co…