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Former Flemington Councilman Pleads Guilty To Distributing Cocaine: Prosecutor Former Flemington Councilman Pleads Guilty To Distributing Cocaine: Prosecutor
Former Flemington Councilman Pleads Guilty To Distributing Cocaine: Prosecutor A former councilman in Flemington pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine on Wednesday, June 19 and faces up to five years in prison as part of his plea agreement, authorities said. Malik Johnston a.k.a. Pippin Folk has faced numerous legal problems over the past year. In April, Johnston, 47, was indicted for theft for stealing $1,000 from the club's bank account at a branch in Bridgewater, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée  Robeson said.  At the time of the transaction, Johnston was a former officer of the club and did not have permission to make the cash withdrawal and keep …
Former Flemington Councilman Indicted For Stealing $1K From Democrats: Prosecutor Former Flemington Councilman Indicted For Stealing $1K From Democrats: Prosecutor
Former Flemington Councilman Indicted For Stealing $1K From Democrats: Prosecutor A former member of the town council was recently for indicted for stealing $1,000 from the Flemington Democratic Club last year, authorities said. Malik Johnston, a 47-year-old Flemington resident, was indicted for theft by a grand jury in Hunterdon County for stealing $1,000 from the club's bank account at a branch in Bridgewater, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson said.  At the time of the transaction, Johnston, also known as Pippin Folk was a former officer of the club and did not have permission to make the cash withdrawal and keep the funds, Robeson said. …
NJ Field Hockey Coach Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To 17-Year-Old Girl: Prosecutor NJ Field Hockey Coach Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To 17-Year-Old Girl: Prosecutor
NJ Field Hockey Coach Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To 17-Year-Old Girl: Prosecutor A 39-year-old Flemington field hockey coach was arrested on Thursday, March 28, and charged with sending one of his players, a 17-year-old girl, sexually explicit texts, authorities said. Brett Clay, a travel field hockey coach employed by Centercourt Field Hockey in Mount Olive, exchanged the text messages with the teen, a Bridgewater resident, Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald said. Clay began sending illicit text messages in late December 2023, at one point offering her money in exchange for her sending him sexually explicit images, said McDonald alongside Chief of Count…
Hunterdon County Man Busted For Child Pornography: Prosecutor Hunterdon County Man Busted For Child Pornography: Prosecutor
Hunterdon County Man Busted For Child Pornography: Prosecutor A 31-year-old Flemington man was arrested and charged on Wednesday, March 13 with possession of child pornography, authorities said. Police began investigating Francisco Berrones-Garcia following a cyber tip by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office said. Berrones-Garcia was charged with possession of child sexual abuse material, the prosecutor's office said alongside Raritan Township Police Department, and Flemington Borough Police Department. He was lodged at the Warren County Jail and was released onto conditional pretrial m…
Flemington Woman Arrested For Vehicle Break-Ins In East Brunswick Flemington Woman Arrested For Vehicle Break-Ins In East Brunswick
Flemington Woman Arrested For Vehicle Break-Ins In East Brunswick A fleeing burglary suspect jumped into a pond during a police chase and nearly drowned, authorities said. Police rescued and then arrested the suspect who was charged with breaking into four vehicles, East Brunswick police said. Altogether, three suspects were arrested for breaking into vehicles. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the East Brunswick Police Department was notified of suspects breaking into vehicles at the Neilson Plaza Parking Deck, 7 Tower Center Boulevard.  One of the suspects surrendered while another fled on foot northbound on Tower Center Boulevar…
NJ Mental Health Clinics Founded By Late Liberian Defendant Agree To Forfeit $6.4M, More NJ Mental Health Clinics Founded By Late Liberian Defendant Agree To Forfeit $6.4M, More
NJ Mental Health Clinics Founded By Late Liberian Defendant Agree To Forfeit $6.4M, More UPDATE: New Jersey authorities have legally seized $6.4 million and other assets from a chain of mental health clinics founded by a recently deceased Liberian presidential candidate for billing Medicaid for more than 10,000 bogus claims. Daniel E. Cassell, formerly of Perkasie, PA was under a 17-count state indictment when he died of an apparent heart attack at 56 years old on Christmas Day 2022. The West African-born Cassell -- who was a psychologist, business consultant and politician and founding member of Liberia's People Liberation Party -- was the president and chief executive officer…
Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle: Raritan PD Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle: Raritan PD
Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle: Raritan PD A 64-year-old Flemington resident was fatally struck by a vehicle in Raritan Township on the early morning of Friday, Jan. 26, authorities said. At 5:55 a.m., Raritan Township police along with paramedics responded to Commerce Street and Route 202/31 and found the injured pedestrian, officers said. The man was attempting to cross Route 202/31 when he was struck by an Acura MDX traveling north. The man was taken to Hunterdon Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police said. The Raritan Township Police Department and Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office will be investigating, p…
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Warren, Hunterdon Counties From Latest Winter Storm Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Warren, Hunterdon Counties From Latest Winter Storm
Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Warren, Hunterdon Counties From Latest Winter Storm The National Weather Service has released snow totals from the latest winter storm. In New Jersey, the most amount of snow from the Friday, Jan. 19 storm appears to have fallen in Hopewell Township (Cumberland County) and Mount Royal (Gloucester County), where 6.5 inches of snow were reported. Atlantic County: Dorothy, a section of Weymouth, got 6.4 inches, the most amount of snow across Atlantic County. Six inches fell in Atlantic City, 5.6 in Mullica Township, 5.5 in Mays Landing, and on average, between 2 and 6 inches across the county. Burlington County: Medford Township…
New Forecast Map: 7 Inches Of Snow Could Fall In Parts Of NJ This Weekend New Forecast Map: 7 Inches Of Snow Could Fall In Parts Of NJ This Weekend
New Forecast Map: 7 Inches Of Snow Could Fall In Parts Of NJ This Weekend Some parts of New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley/Pocono mountains could get up to seven inches of snow this weekend, according to newly-released forecast maps. The National Weather Service's Mount Holly office released a new forecast map on Thursday, Jan. 4 — two days before heavy snow is expected to make its debut after nearly two years in the Northeast. ⚠️❄️ A coastal system will bring widespread precipitation to our region. Snow and some mixed precip will occur northwest... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Thursday, January 4, 2024 ⚠️ A lot of …
'Share Your Rage:' Popular Flemington Coffee Shop Shutters Citing Eviction 'Share Your Rage:' Popular Flemington Coffee Shop Shutters Citing Eviction
Factory Fuel Co. In Flemington Closing A popular Flemington coffee shop has abruptly shuttered, leaving its longtime patrons looking for answers. Factory Fuel Co. announced that the business had been evicted from their location at 2 Stangl Road On Friday, Dec. 8, adding that the shop would be permanently closed the following day. “Feel free to share your rage,” reads the post. “Great job Stangl you did it." Several regulars shared their heartbreak in the comments: “I’m crushed,” one commenter wrote. “I feel like I got a punch in the gut. Part of my work routine...The people the place the coffee. My favorite in that order. What…
Warren, Hunterdon Hospital Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website Warren, Hunterdon Hospital Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website
Warren, Hunterdon Hospital Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website Several hospitals across North Jersey were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A: Saint Clare's Hospital of Denville St. Luke's Warren Cam…
Flemington Dad, Police Detective Greg Wilson Dies, 47: 'MVP' Flemington Dad, Police Detective Greg Wilson Dies, 47: 'MVP'
Flemington Dad, Police Detective Greg Wilson Dies, 47: 'MVP' The Franklin Township (Somerset County) Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Detective Greg Wilson died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, his obituary says. He was 47 years old. “Greg was one of our MVPs,” said Franklin Township Director of Public Safety, Quovella Maeweather. “He is definitely a part of our family and an intricate part of our department. This is a great loss in multiple ways.” Wilson was born on Nov. 15, 1976 in Summit and had been living in Flemington. He started as a patrolman with FTPD…
Coroner IDs Warren County Senior Killed In Route 31 Wreck Coroner IDs Warren County Senior Killed In Route 31 Wreck
Coroner IDs Warren County Senior Killed In Route 31 Wreck A Flemington man succumbed to his injuries after a car accident in Oxford Township on Tuesday, Nov. 21, according to officials.  The crash happened on Route 31 near Mechanic Street around 4 p.m. and shut down through traffic on both lanes of the highway, Washington Township police said in a release.  Ramesh R. Ramchandani, 82, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he died from multiple blunt force injuries, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  The manner of death was accidental, authorities added. 
Somerset County Business Owner, Devoted Dad Christopher Sohnen Dies Unexpectedly, 36 Somerset County Business Owner, Devoted Dad Christopher Sohnen Dies Unexpectedly, 36
Somerset County Business Owner, Devoted Dad Christopher Sohnen Dies Unexpectedly, 36 Somerset County is mourning the loss of a local business owner and devoted father. Christopher Andrew Sohnen died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 4, aged 36, his obituary says. Christopher graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School before attending Alvernia University, according to his social media page. He took great pride in having been the sole owner of Green Life Landscape & Design since 2018. Christopher was known for his ability to connect with others in meaningful ways, often through humor and thoughtful conversations. “If you knew Chris, you knew he had a gift to connect …
Flemington Church Transformed Into Modern Home With Its Own Cemetery Listed For $650K (PHOTOS) Flemington Church Transformed Into Modern Home With Its Own Cemetery Listed For $650K (PHOTOS)
Flemington Church Transformed Into Modern Home With Its Own Cemetery Listed For $650K (Photos) Prayers have been answered for anyone looking to live in a modernized church complete with its own cemetery in New Jersey. The property at 198 Locktown Flemington Road in Delaware Township is listed for $650,000 by Kevin Mcpheeters at Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is set on 1.1 acres nestled near an ancient cemetery that’s included with the property. As a bonus, it overlooks plenty of preserved farmland, the listing says. Inside, you’ll find more traces of history with a tower and bell, as well as the church’s original pressed-tin covered ceilin…
MURDER: Flemington Attacker Convicted Of Beating Victim Dead In Driveway While Helping Him Move MURDER: Flemington Attacker Convicted Of Beating Victim Dead In Driveway While Helping Him Move
Murder: Flemington Attacker Convicted Of Beating Victim Dead In Driveway While Helping Him Move A 31-year-old Central Jersey man has been convicted of beating a 50-year-old man while helping him move in 2022. Samuel C. Coggins, 31, of Flemington, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the July 14, 2022 beating death of Augustine Garcia, of Manville, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said. Coggins was helping Garcia and another resident move from a home on North 12th Avenue in Manville when Coggins assaulted Garcia in the driveway just before 3 p.m., McDonald said. Garcia was found unresponsive with a severe head injury outside the home, and Coggins remained at the …
Pickup Driver Rams Hunterdon County Bridge Guardrail, Flees: State Police (PHOTOS) Pickup Driver Rams Hunterdon County Bridge Guardrail, Flees: State Police (PHOTOS)
Pickup Driver Rams Hunterdon County Bridge Guardrail, Flees: State Police (Photos) A pickup truck driver was arrested after slamming into a bridge guardrail and fleeing in Hunterdon County over the weekend, state police said. David Riccioni, 23, was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pick-up truck when the vehicle lost directional control and hit a guardrail on Barbertown Point Breeze in Kingwood Township shortly before 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, NJSP Det. I Jeffrey Lebron told Daily Voice. Riccioni, of Flemington, fled the scene but was subsequently found with minor injuries before being charged with several motor vehicle citations, Lebron added. Three-quarters of the …
Spooky Cemetery, Witch Walk Celebrate Halloween In Flemington Spooky Cemetery, Witch Walk Celebrate Halloween In Flemington
Spooky Cemetery, Witch Walk Celebrate Halloween In Flemington Skeletons, zombies and witches are ready to beckon Halloween with a moonlit cemetery night on Friday, Oct. 27 in Hunterdon County, organizers said. The Stangl Road Witch Walk & Moon Market in Flemington is organized by Nikki Steward and Toni Gushue with the Flemington Community Partnership. Steward was a longtime participant of Halloween displays on Thomspon Street in Bordentown, Burlington County which canceled its event this October because of concerns by the police. A scene from Stangl Road's Halloween event.Provided The 2nd Annual Stangl Witch Walk is set for 5 to 10 p.m. There …
Pedestrian, 18, Killed As Nissan Crosses Double Yellow Lines On Rt. 202, Veers Onto Sidewalk Pedestrian, 18, Killed As Nissan Crosses Double Yellow Lines On Rt. 202, Veers Onto Sidewalk
Pedestrian, 18, Killed As Nissan Crosses Double Yellow Lines On Rt. 202, Veers Onto Sidewalk An 18-year-old was walking on the sidewalk of Route 202 when he was struck and killed by a Nissan that veered off the roadway over the weekend, authorities said. Bedminster Township Police responded to the crash on Route 202 near Elm Street in Bedminster around 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, the department said. Investigators say a 35-year-old Flemington man was heading westbound in a 2017 Nissan Maxima when the vehicle strayed from its lane, crossed the double-yellow line, and veered off the roadway before hitting William Richardson, a pedestrian on the sidewalk. Richardson, 18, of Bedm…
SEEN IT? Heavy-Duty Tow Truck Stolen Out Of Michigan Spotted In New Jersey: Owner SEEN IT? Heavy-Duty Tow Truck Stolen Out Of Michigan Spotted In New Jersey: Owner
Seen IT? Heavy-Duty Tow Truck Stolen Out Of Michigan Spotted In New Jersey: Owner A tow truck stolen from a shop in Michigan in the middle of the night was spotted in New Jersey, its owner said. The 2020 Kenworth T880 Century 1150 has a side puller and Super Mario theme wrap, said P.J. Daly, who has owned and operated P.J.'s Towing in Lansing for nearly 15 years. "If the wrap is removed, it’s a forest green and light green underneath," Daly said. Surveillance video shows two thieves swiping the rig just past midnight on Sunday, Sept. 10, he said. One person was dressed in a black hoodie and sweatpants with brown shoes with green camouflage on top. The other was in a w…
Burlington Opening New Location In Flemington Burlington Opening New Location In Flemington
Burlington Opening New Location In Flemington Burlington is opening a new store in Flemington — a relocation of its current Hunterdon County spot. The retailer will open this Fall at the Flemington Circle Shopping Center (276 Rt. 202 31 N.), it announced. Formerly located in the Flemington Mall at 325 Rt. 202 & Church Street, the new store will offer shoppers discounted prices on name brands in ladies’ and men’s apparel, kidswear, footwear, home decor, and more. A specific opening date has not yet been announced. The company is headquartered in New Jersey and currently operates 939 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Those inter…
Popular Flemington Restaurant Halts Dine-In Service As Owners Pursue New Business Venture Popular Flemington Restaurant Halts Dine-In Service As Owners Pursue New Business Venture
Popular Flemington Restaurant Halts Dine-In Service As Owners Pursue New Business Venture A popular Flemington restaurant has halted its dine-in service, say the owners, who are pursuing a new business venture and accepting takeout orders only. Blue Fish Grill on Mine Street made the initial announcement in a social media post last month stating that their last day of dine-in service would be in early September. After 16 years of serving our community it is time for change. Change for the better, but change nonetheless. And we... Posted by Blue Fish Grill on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 “We will be closing the doors only to reopen a completely new restaurant,” reads the post. “N…
Popular Flemington Coffee Shop Hardy’s Closing Indefinitely After 5 Years Popular Flemington Coffee Shop Hardy’s Closing Indefinitely After 5 Years
Popular Flemington Coffee Shop Hardy’s Closing Indefinitely After 5 Years Hardy’s, a popular coffee bar in Flemington, has announced its plans to shut down indefinitely after five years. The announcement was posted on the business’s Facebook page on Friday, August 25, citing reasons including post-pandemic staffing challenges, nearby construction projects, and plans to focus on parenthood. 🚨As of September 1st, HARDYS will be closed indefinitely🚨 8 months ago we were both blessed with this precious life... Posted by Hardy's Coffee Bar on Friday, August 25, 2023 “8 months ago we were both blessed with this precious life pictured here that changed our whole w…
Unexpected Death Of Beloved Central Jersey Dad, 33, Prompts Outpour Of Community Support Unexpected Death Of Beloved Central Jersey Dad, 33, Prompts Outpour Of Community Support
Unexpected Death Of Beloved Central Jersey Dad, 33, Prompts Outpour Of Community Support Support is on the rise for the family of a devoted Central Jersey dad after his unexpected passing at age 33. Thomas H. Barney died at his South Plainfield home on Sunday, August 6, his obituary says. Born in New Brunswick, Thomas had lived in South Plainfield his entire life, graduating from South Plainfield High School in 2008. Thomas spent several years as a landscaper and had more recently worked with Ryland Inn for East Coast Parking in Valet, his memorial says. Described as having a laid-back personality, Thomas “always kept a positive attitude and his head up high” when times grew …
Unexpected Death Of Hunterdon County Farm Worker, Devoted Dad Of 3 Prompts Outpour Of Support Unexpected Death Of Hunterdon County Farm Worker, Devoted Dad Of 3 Prompts Outpour Of Support
Unexpected Death Of Hunterdon County Farm Worker, Devoted Dad Of 3 Prompts Outpour Of Support Support is on the rise for the family of a Hunterdon County farm worker and devoted dad of three following his unexpected death. Augusto Luna Vasquez died Saturday, August 5 in Clinton Township, aged 70, his obituary says. According to a neighbor, a family member found Augusto collapsed in a horse stall at the farm he had worked at. He passed away despite CPR and other life-saving efforts by EMS crews. My neighbor (Lebanon NJ) has a small farm with mostly rescued horses, dogs, a cat and one rescue cow. She always has... Posted by Donna LoStocco on Sunday, August 13, 2023 Born in Guat…
Hunterdon County Man Assaults Walgreens Employee, Flees: Police Hunterdon County Man Assaults Walgreens Employee, Flees: Police
Hunterdon County Man Assaults Walgreens Employee, Flees: Police A Hunterdon County man was arrested for allegedly assaulting an employee at a local Walgreens, authorities said. Readington Township Police responded to the assault at the Route 22 location and found an employee with minor injuries around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, the department said. The suspect, George G. Furino, of Flemington, had fled the scene before police arrived but turned himself in a short time later. He was charged with simple assault and trespassing and released.
24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed, Minivan Driver Airlifted In Rt. 202 Crash: Police 24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed, Minivan Driver Airlifted In Rt. 202 Crash: Police
24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed, Minivan Driver Airlifted In Rt. 202 Crash: Police A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a Route 202 crash that sent a minivan driver to the hospital in a medical helicopter during the afternoon on Wednesday, July 19, police confirmed. The Raritan Township man collided with the minivan on the southbound side near the intersection with Holland Brook Road in Branchburg Township around 3:35 p.m., Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said alongside local officials. He was found severely injured and later pronounced dead. His name was being withheld out of respect for the family’s privacy. The minivan driver — a 33-year-old Flemi…
Hunterdon County's Youngest Ice Cream Truck Owner Rolls Through Hard Times Hunterdon County's Youngest Ice Cream Truck Owner Rolls Through Hard Times
Hunterdon County's Youngest Ice Cream Truck Owner Rolls Through Hard Times Gabbie Truppi almost makes it look easy. She's got customers following her bubblegum pink truck to all of its events. She's got lines out the door of her 2-year-old Flemington ice cream shop, Humdoo.  And on slow business days, she dances in the rain. But the 24-year-old Hunterdon Central Regional grad's road to success was far from smooth.  Truppi dropped out of college (twice). COVID hit just as she'd hit her stride with her ice cream truck, Scoops on Wheels, and she had a fully-booked summer of events ahead. Then, just as she was getting ready to open her Flemington storefront, the t…
North Jersey's Joseph Luongo, 33, Remembered As Loving Son, Brother North Jersey's Joseph Luongo, 33, Remembered As Loving Son, Brother
North Jersey's Joseph Luongo, 33, Remembered As Loving Son, Brother Joseph Vincent Luongo, who died on Saturday, March 25, is being remembered as a loving son and brother, according to his obituary. Luongo, 33, lived in Pompton Plains and previously lived in Nutley, according to the obituary.  He worked as a boiler operator at Johanna Foods in Flemington, and is survived by his parents, Francisco and Deanna, and his brothers, Francesco and Valentino. Oh, Joe Luongo, you were a beautiful soul and my family loved you as one of our own. May you rest in peace. Posted by Billy Tooma on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Just found out another of my classmates pas…
Lifelong Flemington Resident, Painter Jason Coleman Remembered As 'Loving Friend,' 28 Lifelong Flemington Resident, Painter Jason Coleman Remembered As 'Loving Friend,' 28
Lifelong Flemington Resident, Painter Jason Coleman Remembered As 'Loving Friend,' 28 Lifelong Flemington resident Jason F. Coleman died while visiting friends in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Sunday, March, 26. He was 28. Jason was born and raised in the Flemington area, his obituary says. He worked as a painter for RW Coleman Painting with his father. Jason was known for his many passions, many involving the outdoors, such as boating, fishing, crabbing, and golfing. He was also a “dedicated Ravens fan,” his memorial says. But above all, Jason loved spending time with his incredible friends and family. Jason is predeceased by his loving brother, Ryan, and his grandparents, E…
KNOW HIM? Police Find Beautiful Dog While On Patrol In Flemington KNOW HIM? Police Find Beautiful Dog While On Patrol In Flemington
Know HIM? Police Find Beautiful Dog While On Patrol In Flemington This dog was found by police while on patrol at Broad and Willaim streets. Please contact the Flemington Police Department at 908-782-3434 if you know the owner.