Lotto Ticket Sold In Online In NJ Wins $10K Lotto Ticket Sold In Online In NJ Wins $10K
Lotto Ticket Sold In Online In NJ Wins $10K Someone in New Jersey kicked off their March with a bang. A ticket sold online in the Garden State via the Jackpocket app matched four numbers plus the gold Megaball in the Mega Millions drawing held on Friday, March 1, winning $10,000. The Jackpocket app is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 15, 33, 37, 55, 61 and the gold Megaball was 24.
WINNER! Passaic County Lotto Player Scores $100K WINNER! Passaic County Lotto Player Scores $100K
Winner! Passaic County Lotto Player Scores $100K It was a lucky weekend for a lottery player in Passaic County.  One ticket matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Saturday, March 2, winning $100,000. The ticket was sold at Super Stop and Shop in Haskell. The winning numbers were 09, 25, 38, 39 and 40. The XTRA number was 3.
New Jersey E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Cheese Product, CDC Says New Jersey E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Cheese Product, CDC Says
New Jersey E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Cheese Product, CDC Says A case of E. coli in New Jersey has been linked to a recalled cheese product. Eleven people were sickened by Raw Farm's Raw Cheddar cheese products, both original and jalapeno-flavored, the CDC said. "Whole genome sequencing analysis of E. coli isolates from ill people shows that they are all closely related genetically to each other," the FDA said.  "This means that people in this outbreak are likely to share a common source of infection." Five people were hospitalized. The product was recalled by Raw Farm on Feb. 16, but on Feb. 26, the company withdrew the voluntary recall.
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…
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.&…
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…
Newly Minted Millionaire: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $2M In South Jersey Newly Minted Millionaire: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $2M In South Jersey
Newly Minted Millionaire: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $2M In South Jersey There is a new millionaire in South Jersey. One lucky Powerball lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls for the Wednesday, Feb. 28, drawing. The ticket won a $1 million second-tier prize. The ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the win to $2 million, state Lottery officials said. The winning ticket was sold at Smoker’s Outlet, 123 W. Clements Bridge, Runnemede in Camden County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Feb. 28, drawing were: 16, 26, 29, 38 and 50. The Red Power Ball number was 06. The Power Play was 2X.  The Powerball jackpot rolls …
Historic Paterson Catholic Church Closing Indefinitely Historic Paterson Catholic Church Closing Indefinitely
Historic Paterson Catholic Church Closing Indefinitely St. Michael Catholic Church in Paterson will be closed indefinitely beginning Friday, March 1, the Diocese of Paterson announced. The church, at 74 Cianci St. was built in 1929 at a cost of $175,000 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The land the church sits on was originally purchased by Methodists in 1836 before being purchased by the Catholic Church in 1903. Reasons for the closure included concern for the safety of the public and how to deal with the parish's debt, the diocese said. The diocese said it has supported the parish financially for 12 year…
Morris County HS Freshman Critical After Struck By Vehicle On Route 46: Fundraiser Morris County HS Freshman Critical After Struck By Vehicle On Route 46: Fundraiser
Morris County HS Freshman Critical After Struck By Vehicle On Route 46: Fundraiser A freshman at Morris Hills High School is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle on Thursday, Feb. 22 on Route 46 in Rockaway, according to a fundraiser set up to support his family. Emmanuel Ramnarain sustained a traumatic brain injury and is at Morristown Medical Center, Kristyn Dietrich, a family friend of Ramnarain's and the organizer of the fundraiser, said. Doctors are closely monitoring the swelling in his brain, Dietrich said.  As of Wednesday, Feb. 28, the fundraiser has raised more than $24,000. All funds raised will go toward Ramnarain's mother, Sherida, to assis…
$10K! Lotto Ticket Sold Online In New Jersey Wins Big $10K! Lotto Ticket Sold Online In New Jersey Wins Big
$10K! Lotto Ticket Sold Online In New Jersey Wins Big It was a lucky Tuesday for someone in the Garden State. A ticket sold online via the Jackpocket app, based in Hewitt in Passaic County, matched four of the five numbers plus the gold Megaball in the Mega Millions drawing held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, winning $10,000. The winning numbers were 6, 18, 26, 27, 49 and the gold Megaball was 4.
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024
Thinking Summer: See How Much Beach Fees Will Be Along Jersey Shore In 2024 As February ends and the weather gets warmer, many communities along the Jersey Shore are already preparing to soak up the sun at the beach. Many beaches along the Garden State's coast require badges or tags. They help pay the costs of maintaining beaches, hiring lifeguards, and keeping facilities in great shape for summer tourists. Many locations offer free beach access for young children, veterans, and active military members. Some also offer special preseason rates before the busiest part of the summer. Here is a running list of the beach badge requirements along the Jersey Shore as of …
140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years' 140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years'
140 Cats Found In Cockroach-Infested Paterson Home: 'Worst Hoarding Case In Years' Donna Moussa of Homeless Tails, a Wayne-based organization focused on trapping and neutering, says she gets about one hoarding case a year. The one was brought to her attention Thursday, Feb. 15 was the worst she's ever seen, she said. The case came in through the owner of a Madison Avenue multi-family home in Paterson, who put out a Facebook post saying he had 50 cats and needed help. When Moussa arrived, she realized the situation was much worse: It involved a 76-year-old female tenant on the second floor, and nearly 140 cats. "It's beyond," Moussa said in a phone call Monday evening, F…
NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard
NJ's Livvy Dunne Gets Times Square Billboard Livvy Dunne can add "Times Square billboard" to her list of accomplishments. The Bergen County native and college gymnast is the new brand ambassador for Nautica, an apparel brand.  The campaign kicked off with a billboard of Dunne, who was raised in Hillsdale, which the gymnast unveiled on her Instagram on Sunday, Feb. 25. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Olivia Dunne (@livvydunne) As a brand ambassador, Dunne will be wearing apparel from the company's spring line. @nautica Off duty style never looked so good @Olivia…
WINNERS! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks WINNERS! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks
Winners! Two Bergen County Powerball Players Get Big Bucks It was a sensational Saturday for two Bergen County Powerball players. The two Bergen County Powerball players matched four of the five numbers plus the red Powerball in the drawing held on Saturday, Feb. 24. The tickets were sold at BJ's Wholesale Club in Paramus and 7-Eleven in Cliffside Park. The winning numbers were 3, 8, 40, 53, 58 and the red Powerball was 3. 
Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Earns $10K From Stuffed Animal Sales Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Earns $10K From Stuffed Animal Sales
Ricardo The NJ Transit Bull Earns $10K From Stuffed Animal Sales Ricardo is now earning royalties. The bull, who captured the hearts of Garden Staters when he wandered onto the train tracks last December at Newark Penn Station, recently received a $10,000 check from New Jersey Transit after they sold stuffed animals bearing his likeness. Ricardo's jaunt delayed trains for 45 minutes.  Public Info The royalties were presented as a donation to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Sussex County, where Ricardo is currently residing after his trip on the tracks. Ricardo recently returned to Skylands after spending six weeks in upstate New York battling …
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria A New Jersey hospital must pay $3 million to the family of a woman who died from a flesh-eating bacteria nearly seven years ago. A Camden County Superior Court jury awarded the money to the family of 54-year-old Adrienne Nock — who visited Jefferson Washington Township Hospital visited twice with symptoms before she died in 2017, according to the law firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky.  Nock, of Franklinville, was remembered as a "beloved" client advocate for the Camden County Board of Social Services. The lawsuit said Nock went to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on …
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Monmouth County native and popular talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with dementia and aphasia, according to a news release. The Ocean Township native's team issued a statement on Thursday, Feb. 22 to "correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health." The release confirmed Williams was diagnosed in 2023 with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. Williams' reps said there had been speculation about the former New York City radio DJ's mental condition when she started to forget words, act erratically sometimes, and had trouble understanding financ…
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up A Bergen County doctor and former medical director of the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus busted for "up-coding" and lying about care provided has agreed to pay $700,000, federal authorities said. Arun Sehgal and his Ramsey practice, Preventive & Diagnostic Medical Center P.A., violated the "False Claims Act" by billing patients for more service than they could possibly provide in a single day, or for services that they never provided, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Thursday, Feb. 22. Sehgal and his practice agreed to pay $693,490 plus interest to resolve the three …
Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG
Dating App Bumble Pays Up After Violating NJ Internet Safety Laws: State AG You might want to be careful the next time you swipe right. Bumble, the popular dating app, has agreed to pay $315,000 and change its business practices after the state charged it violated consumer protection and internet dating safety laws by misrepresenting its criminal background screening policies, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said.  As part of the settlement, Bumble has agreed to disclose the company's criminal background screening policies on its dating website and app, to disclose whether those services allow people with criminal backgrounds to use the site and pr…
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Thousands of AT&T customers were experiencing an outage Thursday, Feb. 22. As of 9:35 a.m., 73,000 customers had reported an issue, according to Downdetector. The company said it was "working urgently" to restore service and encourages the use of Wi-Fi calling. Customers began reporting issues in the early-morning hours, but the issue lasted well into the afternoon for thousands, Downdetector shoes. The issue had resolved for most customers by 2 p.m.
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Christina LaBarbiera remembers watching the hit Netflix show "Tinder Swindler" and thinking what happened to those women could never happen to her. Until it did, she says. The show follows a group of women who say they met a man on the popular dating app Tinder, who swindled them out of millions of dollars collectively. And they want justice. LaBarbiera, a 35-year-old realtor with Christie's International from Bergen County, says her story isn't all that different.  Last November, she filed a lawsuit against a 30-year-old man named Robert Harris, alleging he stole more than $71,000 f…
Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium
Highways Jammed As Jonas Brothers Open For Devils-Flyers Game At MetLife Stadium The Jonas Brothers are back. In New Jersey, that is. The Wyckoff natives returned to their home state Saturday, Feb. 17 for a performance before the NJ Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers at MetLife Stadium. And because of the commotion, major traffic delays were being reported on the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 3 and 17, the Lincoln Tunnel, and other area highways. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) The performance and game are both part of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s the 2024 Navy …
NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns
NJ Hotel Tells Guests Not To Shower Amid Legionnaires' Concerns Guests at a Newark Airport hotel are being urged to take a bath instead of a shower as Legionnaire's bacteria was found in water samples. The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in a letter to guests said a "remediation process" is underway in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Health and the City of Elizabeth Department of Health and Human Services. The hotel had been taking water samples after two guests contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a serious type of pneumonia, after travel to the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel during the last year.  "It …
Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families
Dogs Saved From Suspected Jersey Shore Fighting Ring Need Foster Families Temporary homes are needed for eight dogs rescued from a suspected dogfighting ring in Monmouth County, officials said. The Monmouth County SPCA gave an update on Tuesday, Feb. 13 on the dogs, which were recovered from a home on Embury Avenue in Neptune Township on Saturday, Feb. 3. Six dogs were found in dirty crates inside of a garage and two were found on heavy chains tied to dog houses. The county SPCA said the dogs are recovering from being left in poor conditions and freezing temperatures. "Since then, these dogs have finally felt what real love is, and thanks to the outpour of gener…
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car
Heartbreaking Final Facebook Post Shared By NJ Woman Day Before Being Fatally Struck By Car "You can get more money, but you can't get more time." That's part of the quote shared on Facebook by Heather Steinklein, 61, of East Brunswick, on Feb. 11. On Feb. 12, just before 6 p.m., Steinklein was struck and killed by a vehicle on Russ Lane. The quote appears to be from Winnie the Pooh. "Time is more valuable than money," it reads. "Spend your time wisely. Use your time on the people and things that matter most to you. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time." Steinklein's Facebook page shows she is widowed, and originally from Brooklyn. She appeared to have graduated …
Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address
Ten Skiers Score NJ Lift Tickets After Perfectly Reciting Gettysburg Address Knowing the Gettysburg Address can help you ace history class and also hit the slopes for free in New Jersey. Ten people were able to recite the famous speech from memory on Monday, Feb. 12 and earn free lift tickets to Mountain Creek in Vernon, the ski resort confirmed. The annual event, which celebrates the 16th president's birthday (215 years young!) was held Joe C's Cafe in the Red Tail Lodge at the resort Lincolnheads were required to recite the 272-word two minute speech, delivered on Nov. 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, without headphones, airpods or a…
NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host
NJ's Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' As Part-Time Host Politicians and Arby's beware, Jon Stewart is back in his chair. The comedian who owns a Colts Neck animal sanctuary returned to his most famous role as host of Comedy Central's satirical news program The Daily Show on Monday, Feb. 12.  Stewart will only host on Mondays through the 2024 Presidential election and the show's correspondents will host on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Stewart opened his first appearance back with "The Best F**king News Team" by saying he was excited to be back and he wasted no time joking about why he returned. "'Why am I back?' you may be asking yo…
New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County
New Upscale Fitness Center Aims To Reshape Workouts In Bergen County The Infinity Club, a new Bergen County workout center, doesn't want to be the same old gym where you fight to get a treadmill and the first week of January turns into a feeding frenzy. The brainchild of Anthony Menicola, the Infinity Club is set to open later this month at 10 Edison Rd. in Mahwah, on the border with Wyckoff.  The upscale boutique fitness center aims to offer more personalized training and is only taking a limited number of memberships. Amenities include a red light sauna and a golf simulator. "We don't want an overcrowded facility," Menicola, who lives five minutes fr…
$3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023 $3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023
$3.7 Billion: NJ Lottery Reports Record Sales For 2023 New Jersey residents played a lot of lottery in 2023: More than $3.7 billion worth. An audit report released by New Jersey Lottery for 2023 revealed a record $3.73 billion in sales, an increase of 2.55 percent increase from the prior year.  The record sales meant a $1.17 billion contribution to  to support New Jersey’s public employee pension system for teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees. This is the sixth time the Lottery’s contribution has surpassed $1 billion. Powerball netted sales of $308.6 million, a 28.1 percent increase from the prev…
WINNERS! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout WINNERS! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout
Winners! Two North Jersey Lotto Players Get Big Payout It was a lucrative Friday, Feb. 9 for two Mega Millions players in Bergen County. Tickets sold in Fort Lee and Midland Park matched four of the five numbers plus the gold Megaball, winning $10,000. The tickets were sold at Fort Lee Stationary and an Acme supermarket. The winning numbers were 17, 22, 29, 46, 69 and the gold Megaball was 1.