Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor
Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor A 24-year-old Cumberland County man charged with multiple gun crimes after he shot and killed an alleged home invader was ordered released from jail on Friday afternoon, March 1, authorities said. Kevin Lucero, 24, shot one of two people who reportedly forced their way into his Upper Deerfield home at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, New Jersey State Police said.  Lucero was charged with owning ghost guns and other weapons offenses, police said. A ghost gun is a firearm without a serial number. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae confirmed Lucero's release from jail. Troopers …
COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC
Covid-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC New isolation guidelines for those infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory infections have just been announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency said there is no longer a need to isolate for five days before returning to work or school in a statement issued Friday, March 1. The CDC said it's making updates to the recommendations now because the US is seeing "far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV." Three "core prevention tips" were also detaile…
GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark
Gotcha! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark Authorities have charged five men with robbing three separate victims of wristwatches – stabbing one of them – in two Bergen County towns, thanks to an arrest by Port Authority police. Two of the robberies occurred in broad daylight on River Road in Edgewater last fall, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. The third included a stabbing in the victim’s driveway in Palisades Park, the prosecutor said. One of two robbers brandished a handgun while a colleague stood lookout when they robbed the first Edgewater victim shortly after 3 a.m. Oct. 24, Musella said. The ro…
NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies
NJ's Richard Reinhold Jr., 46, Deputy Special Agent For Homeland Security Dies Richard Reinhold Jr., a well-respected deputy special agent in charge with Homeland Security Investigations from New Jersey, died on Monday, Feb. 26 with his family by his side, his obituary said. He was 46 years old. Rich, of Delran — affectionately referred to by colleagues as "Big Daddy" — previously worked as an agent in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Newark, NJ.  Richard grew up in Philadelphia and attended Father Judge High School and Holy Family University where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, his obituary said. After graduating, he joined the…
Two Unruly Passengers Divert Newark-Bound Flight To Maine Two Unruly Passengers Divert Newark-Bound Flight To Maine
Two Unruly Passengers Divert Newark-Bound Flight To Maine A United Airlines flight from Heathrow Airport in London to Newark Liberty International Airport was diverted to Maine on Friday, March 1 after two passengers were disruptive, the airline confirmed. Flight 883, a Boeing 767, landed at Bangor International Airport at 10 a.m., the FAA said.  According to United.com, the flight then took off from Bangor at 11:35 a.m. and landed in Newark at 12:53 p.m. There were 150 passengers and 10 crew members on board, United Airlines said. The two passengers appeared to be intoxicated and exhibited physically abusive behavior, United Airlines said.&…
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged A 68-year-old Teaneck woman and two adult family members were arrested after police said they found an abused and neglected dog who could barely stand inside a metal crate caked with urine and feces in their basement. Robert Claire, Christopher Claire, and Yvonne Claire were all charged with animal cruelty after a tipster led police to the Hamilton Road home, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Robert Claire, 40, refused officers’ commands, obstructing their initial efforts, the chief said. A member of Bergen County Animal Control had to carry the Bull Terrier to a vehicle after li…
Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ
Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ A 49-year-old Queens, NY man was arrested and charged on Tuesday, Feb.  27 with scamming $30,000 from a 76-year-old Nutley woman through an email scam, authorities said. The woman said she responded to a Microsoft e-mail telling her to contact technical support, Nutley police said.  The scammer told her accounts had been jeopardized and walked her through a $30,000 withdrawal, police said. The woman visited several banks and handed the money to a person who came to her door on the evening of Monday, Feb. 26, police said. A caller attempted to obtain an additional $15,000 on Tuesd…
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson housing and zoning inspectors were indicted on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for accepting bribes in exchange for issuing illegitimate building permits, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Jose Fermin, a 50-year-old Prospect Park resident and Jose Juan Guerrero-Cruz, a 44-year-old Florida resident carried out their scheme between Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2022,  producing bogus documents that including imitation signatures purportedly written by Paterson’s Planning and Zoning Director, Platkin said.  Guerrero-Cruz and Fermin would accept money in exchange for Fermin producing the…
Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies
Meet Bergen County's Leap Year Babies New Jersey welcomed several new Garden Staters on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 — and they won't celebrate their first birthdays for another four years. At 12:10 a.m., Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack — the first Leap Day baby born across the HMH network. Simon weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21 inches long. Angelica Prieto, welcomed her son Simon Prieto today at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center at 12:10 a.m. Hackensack Meridian Health Baby boy Oliver Grayson Corrado was born …
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash
Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash Yet another lawsuit has been filed in the double-fatal Megabus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge in 2022, according to court records. A passenger on the Megabus that crashed killing two passengers and injuring 17 others, has filed a lawsuit against the bus company and its driver, Eric Naughton of Westville. Kimberly Clay, of Manhattan, claims she suffered incapacitating injuries after Naughton was allegedly speeding.  According to her lawsuit, filed on Jan. 24 in Superior Court of Middlesex County, Clay says Naughton "operated the subject bus in a reckless, willful a…
Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont
Jersey Shore Man, 31, Dies Snowmobiling In Vermont An Ocean County man was killed in a snowmobiling accident near a popular Vermont ski area, according to his obituary. Matthew Morris of Point Pleasant Beach died from his injuries on Tuesday, Feb. 20 while snowmobiling near Stratton Mountain Resort, his obituary said. He was 31 years old. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt (@captmateo) Winhall's police chief said Morris's snowmobile crashed into trees and rocks, as reported by NJ Advance Media. Daily Voice has reached out to the Vermont town's police department for confirmation…