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Missing NJ Boater Reunited With Family After Week Adrift
A boater out of Jersey City was reunited with his family last week after he went missing sailing to Bermuda, the Coast Guard said.
No one had heard from the mariner since Monday, Nov. 6, and the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center began a search and rescue effort, the Coast Guard said.
Another ship, the Time Bandit, heard an alert, and on Wednesday, Nov. 15, found a vessel that matched the description of the missing boat, the Coast Guard said.
A Coast Guard boat based in Cape May arrived on the scene and was able to rescue the missing mariner and he was in stable condition. …
Paterson Detective Justified In Shooting Armed Carjacker, Grand Jury Rules
UPDATE: A plainclothes Paterson police detective was justified in shooting a man who’d just crashed his car into two others, then tried to carjack multiple drivers, a state grand jury has found.
Hui Zhang, 33, of Pensacola, FL, was seen in area surveillance video crashing his car into two others that were stopped at the corner of Straight and Van Houten streets late on the afternoon of Oct. 10, 2022.
Zhang fled the scene, leaving his car behind, then threatened a group of people who were sitting in a car parked around the corner with what looked like a gun.
Zhang fired the weapon, then tri…
Repeat Embezzler Absconds To Germany With Bergen Realtor’s $600,000
A convicted embezzler who’d apparently made a fresh start fled to Germany with $600,000 of a Bergen County realtor and commercial property manager’s money, authorities said.
Detectives in Closter were closing in on Klaus Brueggemeier, 57, of Demarest, when he absconded to Frankfurt and became a wanted man, Closter Police Capt. Vincent Aiello said on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Brueggemeier made headlines in 2009, when authorities charged him with embezzling $1.7 million from a high-end porcelain and glass company in Carlstadt.
SEE: Company chief skims $1.7 million to buy himself the good life, autho…
Victim Of Ramsey Train Crash ID'd As Hewitt Outdoorsman Evan Blauvelt, 45
Services have been set for the 45-year-old man fatally struck by a train in Ramsey.
Evan Blauvelt, of Hewitt resident, was identified as as the man struck and killed by an NJ Transit train in Ramsey on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 15, transit officials said
Blauvelt, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is being remembered as a man who loved the outdoors, according to his obituary. A Colorado native, he enjoyed skiing and hiking and rooting for the Denver Broncos, his obituary reads.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn, his daughter Natasha, his brother, Ryan, his parents, Howard and …
Student, 19, Who Died In Fall From Njit Parking Deck Remembered
A 19-year-old student who died in a fall from a parking deck at the New Jersey Institute of Technology this month is being remembered as a “faithful friend” and a “beacon of positivity.”
Elna Nandako Nyongesa died in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 11, her obituary says.
"With heavy hearts, we share the heartbreaking loss of Elna Nyongesa, who was suddenly taken from us on November 11, 2023," reads a GoFundMe for her family.
"Elna, our shining star, was a student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who tragically died after falling from the parking deck at her school, leaving be…