Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant
Edison Firefighter Dies As Town Mourns Loss Of Police Lieutenant The Edison Fire Department has announced the death of its treasurer and longtime firefighter Howard Tarlow. The EFD made the announcement Thursday evening, July 11, one day after the police department announced the death of its lieutenant, Donald Ship. Tarlow began his fire service career when he joined the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department in 2008, after expressing to a friend he wanted to give back to the community, the EFD said on Facebook. It wasn't long before Tarlow decided he wanted to serve the town he lived in and transferred to Raritan Engine Company 1 in 2010. Tarlow …
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds A man who has been on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list for a 2009 armed robbery of a New Jersey restaurant has been captured in California. Kofi Edwards, 51, was arrested without incident in Sacramento, CA following a tip from the public, the FBI's Newark Central Jersey Safe Streets Task Force announced. FBI Newark had offered up to $10,000 leading to Edward’s arrest and will pay out the reward. On March 17, 2009, Edwards and several others allegedly went into a Woodbridge restaurant, using a weapon to rob the business and tie up three people.  Edwards was charged with Hob…
Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32 Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32
Expectant Mom With Six Flags Great Adventure Love Story Shamika Bodino Dies At 32 Shamika Bodino, a 32-year-old mom from Monmouth County, died at home on Wednesday, July 3, according to her obituary on the Clayton Funeral Home site. Shamika, of Freehold and formerly Toms River and Manchester, earned her master's degree in social work and went on to work as a foster care support clinician at the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, according to her obituary. She met her husband, Zac, in the summer of 2016 while working at Six Flags Great Adventure, her obituary says. The two fell in love and welcomed their first daughter, Faith. They were expecting the other in Dece…
Sole Survivor Of Wrong Way Parkway Crash Suffered 8 Fractured Ribs, Broken Spine: Campaign Sole Survivor Of Wrong Way Parkway Crash Suffered 8 Fractured Ribs, Broken Spine: Campaign
Sole Survivor Of Wrong Way Parkway Crash Suffered 8 Fractured Ribs, Broken Spine: Campaign Cadence Dabice is a survivor. The 20-year-old Pompton Plains resident was the only person to escape a two-car crash caused by a wrong-way driver on the Garden State Parkway on Friday, July 5, with her life.  Two people were killed in the crash, both the Newark woman who caused the crash and the driver of the vehicle Dabice was riding in, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Dabice sustained two broken tibias, a broken femur, a broken arm, a fractured C2 in her spine, eight fractured ribs, a lacerated spleen, a lacerated liver and an occluded artery in the crash. A GoFundMe cam…
Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says
Husband Charged In NJ Crash That Killed Wife, Prosecutor Says Two drivers including the husband of a woman killed were found at fault in the Route 9 crash last month in Old Bridge, authorities said. Benjamin Futerman, 32, of Manalapan, and Wilson Familia, 22, of Old Bridge, have both been charged in the June 2 crash on Route 9 at Ferry Road that left Kristina Godich dead and several others injured, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas J. Montagna announced Thursday, July 11. Investigators found that speeding combined “with aggressive and reckless driving" contributed to the collision, Ciccone noted. Futerman …
WINNER! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks WINNER! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks
Winner! NJ Powerball Ticket Sold Online Nets Big Bucks It was a winning Wednesday for a Powerball player in New Jersey. A ticket sold online in the Garden State matched four numbers and the red Powerball in the drawing held on Wednesday, July 10, winning $50,000. The ticket was sold online via the Jackpocket app, which is based in Hewitt in Passaic County. The winning numbers were 7, 11, 12, 27, 46 and the red Powerball was 26. 
Edison Police Lieutenant Dies Edison Police Lieutenant Dies
Edison Police Lieutenant Dies The Edison Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its lieutenants. The department announced the death of Lt. Donald Ship on Wednesday, July 10. A cause of death was not provided. Ship launched his career in law enforcement as an officer at Kean University before transferring to EPD in January 2011. He was assigned to the patrol bureau "where he was an officer his squad mates could rely on, and he was a field training officer to new hires," his department said. Ship was promoted to sergeant in 2020, and was tasked with relaunching the Community Policing Unit.  "He …
AGAIN: Big Purple Bud Bus Guy, Woman Arrested After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY, Cops Say AGAIN: Big Purple Bud Bus Guy, Woman Arrested After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY, Cops Say
Again: Big Purple Bud Bus Guy, Woman Arrested After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY, Cops Say The New York owner of a popular cannabis company known for its fleet of purple buses and vans was taken into custody, as was a woman, on Wednesday, July 10, following a series of raids across New Jersey and New York, authorities said. Searches on Bill Schlette’s Bud Bus Inc. locations Hewitt, Manahawkin, Keyport, and West Nyack, NY turned up $200,000 in cash, according to West Milford Police Capt. Parrello. Back in May, West Milford police executed search warrants at five Bud Bus locations in town where 150 pounds of marijuana were seized, along with $11,000 in cash, police said. A warrant …
Wanted Paterson Woman, 21, Sends Two Arresting Clifton Officers To Hospital, Police say Wanted Paterson Woman, 21, Sends Two Arresting Clifton Officers To Hospital, Police say
Wanted Paterson Woman, 21, Sends Two Arresting Clifton Officers To Hospital, Police say A 21-year-old Paterson woman was arrested and hit with multiple charges after she assaulted three arresting officers in Clifton, and bit one, on Monday, July 8, authorities said. At 11 p.m., police saw a suspicious vehicle and a passenger, Fadwa Alchamas, who was also the owner of the vehicle, parked on Circle Avenue, Clifton Police Lt. Robert Anderson said. Alchamas gave officers a fake name, but they confirmed her true identity — and that she was wanted out of Somerset County, Anderson said. Alchamas was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing, where Anderson said Alcham…
Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say
Search For Suicidal Arsonist, 40, With Roommate's Gun Ends In Arrest, Wayne Police Say The search for a 40-year-old man who set fire to a neighbor's home after leaving behind a suicide note ended in his arrest over the weekend in Wayne, police said. Hector Lobo has been charged on a warrant with aggravated arson, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft, and criminal mischief early Saturday, July 6, Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff said. Police were called to reports of flames coming from the back of a Totowa Road home around 1 a.m., where Officer Adrian Valentin knocked on the door of the home and made contact with the homeowner. Valentin evacuated the home, found a fire e…
Illegal Botox, Lip Injections: NJ Spa Owner Fined $10K, Banned From Biz, AG Says Illegal Botox, Lip Injections: NJ Spa Owner Fined $10K, Banned From Biz, AG Says
Illegal Botox, Lip Injections: NJ Spa Owner Fined $10K, Banned From Biz, AG Says The owner of a Passaic County skincare spa has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and accepted a 10-year ban in operating a similar business in New Jersey following allegations he provided invasive aesthetic treatments that she was not licensed to perform, officials said. Prompted by a tip from the public, an investigation found that Rasha Abdul N. Basuf, the former owner of the now-defunct Skyn Spa on Lakeview Avenue Clifton, unlawfully provided cosmetic services without the requisite professional licenses, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs sa…
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days Lisa Pisano, the 54-year-old New Jersey resident and second-ever recipient of a pig kidney and mechanical heart, has died. Pisano received the heart pump on April 4, and eight days later, got the pig's kidney. She lived with it for 47 days, as reported by the New York Times, before her death on Sunday, July 7. Lisa Pisano. NYU Langone Health A U.S. Navy veteran and doting grandmother, Pisano was born in Lakewood but lived in Ocean Gate and Bayville, according to her obituary on the Mastapeter Memorial Home website. Her obituary remembered her as a "hero to the medical communit…
Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops
Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops Detectives have put a stop to one family's cocaine distribution business in a series of raids across Essex County Tuesday, July 9, authorities said. More than 10,000 vials of cocaine, several hundred grams of cocaine, $17,600 in cash and a handgun with an extended magazine were seized by detectives, ultimately leading to charges against Edwin Medina, 32 and his mother, Sandra Almodovar, 51, both of Newark, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II announced.  Detectives from the ECPO Narcotics Task Force first seized more than a kilo of suspected cocaine in a series of…
Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say
Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say The owner of a headstone company is accused of ripping off hundreds of grieving customers across greater Philadelphia, federal prosecutors allege in an indictment.  Gregory J. Stefan Jr., 54, of Upper Merion, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, according to the US Attorney's Office.  Between January 2018 and September of last year, Stefan accepted more than $1.5 million from customers who ordered memorials for loved ones, then failed to deliver the headstones they bought, authorities said. Stefan accepted the orders from nearly 500 customers through his companies 1843 LLC…
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette'
Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John Fleenor Born in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse.  Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…
PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says
PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says Another New Jersey widow has come forward alleging she was bilked out of money for a gravestone she never got. Jerry J. Stefan, 49, of Gladwyne, PA, has been indicted alleging he bilked a Deptford, NJ widow out of $5,054 for a gravestone she never received for her late husband. He's the brother of a Pennsylvania gravestone dealer already charged in three states with defrauding gravestone customers. A Gloucester County grand jury indicted Jerry J. Stefan on June 26 on a charge he never provided a gravestone or returned the money he took. He was indicted on a third-degree charge of failure t…
$4.75M Mansion Is Most Expensive Home Ever Sold In This Bergen County Town $4.75M Mansion Is Most Expensive Home Ever Sold In This Bergen County Town
$4.75M Mansion Is Most Expensive Home Ever Sold In This Bergen County Town The sale of a newly-built, 11,800-square-foot home is breaking records in one Bergen County town. The 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom brand-new property at 17 Harvey Ln., in Upper Saddle River sold for $4.75 million this week with Tony Nabhan of Keller Williams City Views. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Nabhan (@tony.nabhan) Nabhan said the home, which sits on just over 1.1 acres of land, was originally listed for $3.5 million during the design phase. After the property owner added an in-ground pool, a garage bay (bringing the tota…
NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Powerball Ticket Sold In Warren County Wins Big NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Powerball Ticket Sold In Warren County Wins Big
Newly Minted Millionaire! Powerball Ticket Sold In Warren County Wins Big It was Millionaire Monday in Warren County for one Powerball player in Warren County. A ticket sold in Hackettstown matched five numbers in the Monday, July 8 drawing, winning $1 million. The ticket was sold at Family Food Mart on Route 57. The winning numbers were 20, 22, 31, 33, 45 and the red Powerball was 1.
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation What was supposed to have been a relaxing trip for one New Jersey family apparently visiting their grandparents in Texas quickly turned into a nightmare. While snorkeling in San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park in Texas, Ernest Manchin, 82, of Dripping Springs, TX, went under water and did not re-emerge, CBS7 says citing state police. Moments later, Gary Wong, 56, of East Brunswick — Manchin's son-in-law — went under, too. Both Manchin and Wong were rescued from the water but ultimately died at an area hospital, the outlet says. A GoFundMe campaign launched for Wong’s…
'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report 'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report
'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report Almost three years after a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Pennsylvania college student's accused rapist, he was taken into custody in France, numerous outlets reported in May. Despite his appeal to not be extradited, a court ruled that he will be sent back to Pennsylvania for a trial, according to a release on Monday, July 8, AP reported.  Ian Thomas Cleary, 31, who has been living in Europe for several years, was taken into custody in Metz in April 2024 a prosecutor told previously Associated Press.  Cleary was accused of raping Gettysburg Co…
Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River
Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 287 Ramp To Route 80 In Morris County Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 287 Ramp To Route 80 In Morris County
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 287 Ramp To Route 80 In Morris County An overturned tractor trailer delayed traffic on Route 287 Monday afternoon, July 8 in Morris County. It happened on the northbound ramp to Route 80 closing all lanes as of 4:10 p.m. Delays of 10 to 15 minutes were being reported.
Sussex Native Mike Milazzo, 33, Dies After Florida Motorcycle Crash Sussex Native Mike Milazzo, 33, Dies After Florida Motorcycle Crash
Sussex Native Mike Milazzo, 33, Dies After Florida Motorcycle Crash Longtime Sussex County resident Michael Milazzo died on Sunday, June 23 due to injuries suffered in a Florida motorcycle crash, his obituary says. He was 33 years old. According to his obituary on the Pinkel Funeral Home website, Michael attended High Point Regional High School and lived in Sussex County most of his life.  He owned and operated Countywide Construction in Wantage and was affectionately known as the "smooth operator,” since he believed he was “the best machine operator on the east side of the Mississippi.” He was passionate about riding motorcycle and rece…
$1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Unclaimed More Than Three Months After NJ's Record Jackpot $1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Unclaimed More Than Three Months After NJ's Record Jackpot
$1.13B Mega Millions Ticket Unclaimed More Than Three Months After NJ's Record Jackpot The winner of a Mega Millions ticket purchased in New Jersey hasn't claimed the $1.13 billion prize more than three months after the record-setting jackpot, officials said. The winning ticket was sold at the ShopRite Wine & Spirits on Route 66 in Neptune for the drawing on Tuesday, Mar. 26. The New Jersey Lottery said the prize remained unclaimed in a news release on Monday, July 8.  The jackpot was the largest lottery prize ever in the Garden State. It's also the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history and the ninth-largest ever in the U.S. The winning numbers were …
Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops
Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops An Essex County pair wanted out of multiple towns were arrested at a Paramus mall getting into a stolen Lexus, before one was found with a handgun, police said. Officer Kevin Grady was patrolling the parking lot at Westfield's Garden State Plaza Saturday, July 6, when he noticed a 2012 white Lexus R35 that had ben stolen out of Orange on July 3, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. While surveilling the car, Grady — assisted by Officer Connor Nutland — saw a man and woman get into the car. The individuals were identified as Destiny M. Johnson, 25, of East Orange, and Quaysh…
Belligerent Man At Popular Wayne Brewery Tried Fighting Arresting Officers, Cops Say Belligerent Man At Popular Wayne Brewery Tried Fighting Arresting Officers, Cops Say
Belligerent Man At Popular Wayne Brewery Tried Fighting Arresting Officers, Cops Say A 50-year-old man who had been wanted for a DNA sample was arrested after police said he was screaming profanities and making profane gestures at a popular brewery in Wayne earlier this month. Unruly behavior exhibited by Anthony Walker, 50, of West Milford, brought Wayne police officers to Seven Tribesmen Brewery just before 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, Wayne Police Capt. Dan Daly said. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found Walker arguing with the bartender. Officers tried to calm Walker down and said they'd help find him a ride home, however, Walker's aggressive behavior only continued, Daly …
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?'
Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is being called out for an obvious photoshop job on a recent Instagram post. The 52-year-old Montville mom shared a photo of herself with Larsa Pippen, of "Real Housewives of Miami," wishing her a happy birthday on a beach. But something's off: It appears someone cut the "Housewives" out of a different photo and placed them on a beach. Both fans and haters caught on. "Were y'all teleported to the beach or..," one person commented. "This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!" another said. Even celebs were spotted in the peanut g…
Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books' Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books'
Popular Jersey Shore Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books' On June 22, when an area of Highlands lost power amid a brutal heatwave and severe storms, Porcini's closed its doors. So when the restaurant lost power on Saturday, July 6, Porcini's decided: Not this time. Losing two Saturdays in four weeks would've been "detrimental" for the small, family-owned business, the restaurant wrote on Facebook. "Tonight was one for the books," the post said. "This is the second Saturday in a month that all of the town was in complete black out. "Our staff pulled together to salvage the night. HUGE thank you to our customers who decided to stick it out with us…
American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say
American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say A 29-year-old Jersey City man was arrested after stabbing a 28-year-old victim on a parking deck at the American Dream Mall late Saturday, July 6, authorities said. New Jersey State Police troopers responded to the parking deck at the mall where they found the male victim suffering slashes all over his body just before 11 p.m., Sgt. Charles Marchan said. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the suspect, Marchan said. The suspect, Raquan Howard, was found in the parking deck, arrested, and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon w…
Body Of Missing Sandyston Paddleboarder Recovered From Kittatinny Lake, Police Say Body Of Missing Sandyston Paddleboarder Recovered From Kittatinny Lake, Police Say
Body Of Missing Sandyston Paddleboarder Recovered From Kittatinny Lake, Police Say The search for a missing paddleboarder on a Sussex County lake came to a tragic end Sunday morning, July 7, police said. James Lee, 61, of Sandyston, had been on a stand-up paddleboard on Kittatinny Lake when he fell into the water and did not re-emerge Friday, July 5 around 6:45 p.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Charles Marchan said. His body was recovered Sunday morning, July 8, according to Marchan. The incident remains under investigation.
Video Shows Erratic Driver, 25, Fleeing NJ Scene After Seriously Injuring Trio: Cops Video Shows Erratic Driver, 25, Fleeing NJ Scene After Seriously Injuring Trio: Cops
Video Shows Erratic Driver, 25, Fleeing NJ Scene After Seriously Injuring Trio: Cops A 25-year-old pickup truck driver from Passaic was captured on camera erratically leaving the scene of a crash in Hudson County where authorities said he struck two pedestrians and a vehicle, leaving three victims seriously injured. Luis Tubac-Socoy was behind the wheel of a Ford F350 when he struck a Honda CRV around 9:50 p.m. along Port Imperial Boulevard Friday, July 5, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. After striking the Honda, Tubac-Socoy struck two pedestrians as he fled the scene, according to Suarez. Both pedestrians, a 78-year-old North Bergen woman and a 70-ye…