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Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has acquired rival Neiman Marcus, with Amazon jumping on board with a stake in the newly combined company. HBC, the parent company of Saks, entered into an agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group, the parent company of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, for a total enterprise value of $2.65 billion.  As part of the deal, Amazon will provide logistics in what HBC says will be a "technology-powered luxury retail company." “We're thrilled to take this step in bringing together these iconic luxury names, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Ber…
Amazon Van Caused Crash That Hospitalized Two People In Manchester Township, Police Say Amazon Van Caused Crash That Hospitalized Two People In Manchester Township, Police Say
Amazon Van Caused Crash That Hospitalized Two People In Manchester Township, Police Say Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an Amazon delivery van in Ocean County, authorities said. Manchester Township police responded to the crash near the intersection of Route 70 and Beckerville Road at around 2:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, the department said in a news release. Officers found a silver 2011 Saab 93 Aero on fire with no one inside the car, which was facing west in the eastbound lane of Beckerville Road. A blue 2020 Ram ProMaster used as an Amazon van had front-end damage and faced north in the eastbound lane of Beckerville. A 2012 Chrysler also ha…
Margate Postal Worker Injured In Van Fire Margate Postal Worker Injured In Van Fire
Margate Postal Worker Injured In Van Fire A United States Postal Service worker was injured when his van caught fire in Atlantic County, officials said. Margate firefighters and police responded to the fire on Clarendon Avenue near Amherst Avenue at around 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, the fire department said in a Facebook post. Firefighters arrived within two minutes and put out the flames. Paramedics brought the male postal worker to Shore Medical Center after he was checked by firefighters. He was expected to survive his injuries. A United States Postal Service van caught fire in Margate, NJ, on June 23, 2024. …
Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA
Medford IT Director Stole From Law School To Fund His Band Sloth Machine: DA A 52-year-old Medford man was arraigned on Wednesday, June 12, after police said he stole more than $65,000 worth of Amazon purchased, many of which were used for his band Sloth Machine.  Gareth Flanagan, of Medford, is charged with three counts of larceny over $1,200, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said.  Flanagan worked as the IT Director for the New England School of Law, where he had access to purchase things on the school's Amazon account below $5,000 without prior approval. The NESL hired an outside auditing firm to investigate some of the purchases made on t…
Lacey Township Man Admits To Racist Amazon Driver Threats, Illegally Growing Weed: Prosecutor Lacey Township Man Admits To Racist Amazon Driver Threats, Illegally Growing Weed: Prosecutor
Lacey Township Man Admits To Racist Amazon Driver Threats, Illegally Growing Weed: Prosecutor A Lacey Township man admitted to racist threats against an Amazon driver and illegally selling large amounts of marijuana, authorities said. John Vincentini, 64, pleaded guilty in two separate cases on Friday, June 7, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release. He and his wife, 64-year-old Karen Vincentini, have been held in the Ocean County Jail since March. John Vincentini pleaded guilty to bias intimidation after he was indicted back in June 2023. He was accused of threatening an Amazon delivery driver on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Investi…
Dumont Hardware Owner Closing Up Shop Reflects On 78 Years Of Business Dumont Hardware Owner Closing Up Shop Reflects On 78 Years Of Business
Dumont Hardware Owner Closing Up Shop Reflects On 78 Years Of Business Bill Salisbury was just a kid when he began working at Dumont Hardware. His father, Harry, opened the store in 1946, and when he turned 12 , Salisbury would come in on weekends to help clean the place. As he wiped down the windows and swept the floors, Salisbury would listen in on the conversations between the electricians, plumbers, and painters who came for supplies. Over the years, Salisbury gleaned enough insight to fix just about anything, and by 19, he was working at the 33 Dumont Ave. store full-time, in lieu of earning a degree at the Parsons School of Design.  These day…
Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say
Scammers Posing As Well-Known Businesses, Agencies: Here's What To Know, Feds Say Federal authorities are sounding the alarm over scams that impersonate well-known businesses and government agencies.  In 2023, data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alone show more than 330,000 reports of business impersonation scams and nearly 160,000 reports of government impersonation scams. That amounts to nearly half the frauds reported directly to the agency, the FTC said. Combined, reported losses to these impersonation scams topped $1.1 billion for the year, more than three times what consumers reported in 2020. Reports show an increasingly blurred line between busine…
47-Year-Old Critically Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash Involving Amazon Van In Roslyn 47-Year-Old Critically Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash Involving Amazon Van In Roslyn
47-Year-Old Critically Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash Involving Amazon Van In Roslyn One person suffered critical injuries in a three-vehicle crash involving an Amazon vehicle on a busy Long Island roadway. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 in Roslyn. Two men, both age 47, were operating a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a blue Yamaha motorcycle when they collided with an Amazon van operated by a woman in front of 1600 Northern Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers observed the operator of the Harley-Davidson bleeding heavily from a severe injury to his arm and leg, according to Nassau County Police.  Officers applied two tourniquets at the scene to cont…
Package Thief Caught On Video In Northampton County, Police Say Package Thief Caught On Video In Northampton County, Police Say
Package Thief Caught On Video In Northampton County, Police Say Lower Saucon police are looking for the man who swiped an Apple Watch from a porch just minutes after it was delivered on Monday, May 20.  Authorities said the suspect stole the package shortly after it was dropped off by a FedEx driver on the 1900 block of Sunderland Drive.  He was wearing a blue Amazon vest and fled in a white sedan with tinted windows.  Timothy Sobrinski Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Officer Rob Winters at 610-317-6110 or email rwinters@lowersaucontownship.org. To submit an anonymous tip, visit the Northampton County C…
Phony Amazon Employee Steals Package From Chester County Porch: State Police Phony Amazon Employee Steals Package From Chester County Porch: State Police
Phony Amazon Employee Steals Package From Chester County Porch: State Police A man wearing an Amazon delivery vest swiped a package off a West Bradford porch on Friday, May 17, troopers say.  The suspect arrived at the Thorndale Road home just minutes after a FedEx truck dropped off four iPhones, according to state police. The theft was caught by the homeowner's porch camera.  Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Embreeville at 610-486-6280 or submit a tip online. 
Missing Fairfax County Man Shared Facebook Post About Greed Weeks Before He Was Found Dead Missing Fairfax County Man Shared Facebook Post About Greed Weeks Before He Was Found Dead
Missing Fairfax County Man Shared Facebook Post About Greed Weeks Before He Was Found Dead A 32-year-old Fairfax County man was found dead hours after he was reported missing in Virginia. Reid Williamson was reported missing by Fairfax County police Thursday night, April 11, after last having been seen on Little River Turnpike in Chantilly.  Police said he was found dead Friday afternoon, April 12. No foul play is suspected. On March 27, Williamson shared a lengthy Facebook post divulging that he has been struggling with greed particularly, around food.  God has been exposing something in my heart that I hadn’t recognized before. Greed. Usually when you think of g…
Lacey Township Couple Accused Of Illegally Growing Marijuana To Stay In Jail Through Trials Lacey Township Couple Accused Of Illegally Growing Marijuana To Stay In Jail Through Trials
Lacey Township Couple Accused Of Illegally Growing Marijuana To Stay In Jail Through Trials A Lacey Township couple accused of illegally selling large amounts of marijuana and having assault weapons will stay in jail through their trials, authorities said. On Tuesday, Apr. 2, a judge ordered John and Karen Vincentini, both 64 years old, to remain detained in the Ocean County Jail through their trials. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced the judge's orders in a news release. Lacey Township police received a report on Friday, Mar. 15 from someone who said a package of marijuana was delivered to their home in a repurposed Amazon box. Investigators deter…
Wood-Ridge Detectives Crack Rash Of Package Thefts At Avalon Apartments Wood-Ridge Detectives Crack Rash Of Package Thefts At Avalon Apartments
Wood-Ridge Detectives Crack Rash Of Package Thefts At Avalon Apartments A plague of package thefts at a Wood-Ridge apartment complex was cracked with the arrests of two New York City men thanks to dogged investigative work by borough detectives. Packages delivered to the Avalon Bay Community at Wesmont from Amazon, UPS and FedEx were increasing when Detective David Marchitelli and his colleagues began watching the area, reviewing surveillance footage and interviewing victims, Capt. Joseph Biamonte said. The investigators quickly zeroed in on an apartment in the complex that they searched after obtaining a warrant. They found several stolen items as well as the…
Couple Found With 10 Pounds Of Marijuana, Assault Weapons In Lacey Township: Prosecutors Couple Found With 10 Pounds Of Marijuana, Assault Weapons In Lacey Township: Prosecutors
Couple Found With 10 Pounds Of Marijuana, Assault Weapons In Lacey Township: Prosecutors A Lacey Township couple was accused of illegally selling large amounts of marijuana and having assault weapons, authorities said. John and Karen Vincentini, both 64 years old, were arrested, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Friday, Mar. 22. They were given several drug and weapons charges. Lacey Township police received a report on Friday, Mar. 15 from someone who said a package of marijuana was delivered to their home in a repurposed Amazon box. Investigators determined that John Vincentini delivered the box. Police executed a search warrant on the Vince…
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges Passaic County sheriff's detectives arrested a 34-year-old Paterson man who they said shared child pornography videos. Jorge Taboada-Rojano "confirmed he had come across child sexual abuse material over the Internet" when Internet Crime Against Children Task Force members came to his home on Thursday, March 14, Acting Passaic County Sheriff Gary Giardina said. The investigators had begun looking into Taboada-Rojano after receiving a tip that he was messaging the videos online, the acting sheriff said. They took him into custody and seized his cell phone, Giardina said. Tabo…
Lakewood Man Sold Fake US Postage Stamps Online: Prosecutor Lakewood Man Sold Fake US Postage Stamps Online: Prosecutor
Lakewood Man Sold Fake US Postage Stamps Online: Prosecutor A 33-year-old man from Lakewood has been arrested for selling counterfeit U.S. postage stamps online, authorities said. The fake stamps originated in China, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Yisroel Kornik was charged with counterfeiting on Tuesday, March 12 in connection with a series of events that occurred in Lakewood from October 2023 through March 2024, the prosecutor said. This charge is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigat…
Long Island Vegan Bakery Accused Of Re-Selling Dunkin' Donuts Long Island Vegan Bakery Accused Of Re-Selling Dunkin' Donuts
Long Island Vegan Bakery Accused Of Re-Selling Dunkin' Donuts A Long Island bakery, which offers vegan treats, has been accused of re-selling (the very not-vegan) Dunkin’ Donuts in a post by a fellow vegan store that has now gone viral. Cindysnacks, a 100 percent vegan grocery store in Huntington, alerted the Long Island community to its concerns on Sunday, March 3. Just a week before, co-owner John Stengel said that the store received a shipment of desserts from The Savory Fig, an independent Long Island-based vegan baker. One of the donuts, however, looked a little familiar — in all the wrong ways. “In the middle of the boxes was the donut,” S…
Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway  Route 9A In Hawthorne Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway  Route 9A In Hawthorne
Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway Route 9A In Hawthorne A crash caused a busy main route in Northern Westchester to close as emergency crews responded to the scene.  The incident happened on Monday, March 4 at around 6:30 p.m., when a motor vehicle crash occurred on Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road) in Hawthorne near the Amazon warehouse, according to the Hawthorne Fire Department.  According to reports, a pedestrian was struck at the scene, but police have not yet confirmed the extent of the injuries.  The incident caused the road to close between Skyline Drive and Route 141 for an extended amount of time on Monday.  This is …
Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects Disguised As Amazon Deliverymen On Run Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects Disguised As Amazon Deliverymen On Run
Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects Disguised As Amazon Deliverymen On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for several men dressed as Amazon workers who allegedly forced their way into a home and robbed the family at gunpoint before locking them in the basement.  The incident occurred in Orange County around 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 on Fletcher Drive in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt. Peter Talarico of the Newburgh Police, the robbery began when a man knocked on the door of the home dressed as an Amazon delivery person, holding a package. The man told the resident he had a package to deliver that needed a signature. When the resident op…
Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book
Pittsfield Artist Tackles Faith, Family In New Historical Fiction Book Matthew Brinton admits he's more comfortable working as a visual artist, but he felt compelled to write "Tales from a Bygone Era," his first book.  The historical-fiction thriller follows multiple characters as they navigate their way through the turbulence of the early 1960s and 1970s.  "The characters are in a lot of ways based on my parents and people they knew growing up," Brinton said in an interview with the Daily Voice. "... Ultimately, though, it's about faith. There's a lot of my own path to find Jesus Christ as my personal savior in it as well. I think there is a shared …
Amazon Delivery Van Crashes Through Georgetown Apartment Building Amazon Delivery Van Crashes Through Georgetown Apartment Building
Amazon Delivery Van Crashes Through Georgetown Apartment Building You don't need to worry about porch pirates stealing your package if the delivery driver crashes through your porch.  An Amazon delivery van smashed through the front wall of a leasing office at an apartment building in Georgetown on Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, authorities said.  Police and firefighters were called to the Longview apartments at 9 Patriot Way just before 12:30 p.m. when the van careened through the front of the building.  The driver was able to climb out of the van before rescuers arrived. They are cooperating with police.  A building inspector was se…
3 Charged In Stabbing At East Fishkill Amazon Facility 3 Charged In Stabbing At East Fishkill Amazon Facility
3 Charged In Stabbing At East Fishkill Amazon Facility A man and two women were charged in connection with an alleged stabbing inside an Amazon facility in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Dutchess County at the Amazon warehouse in the town of East Fishkill around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1.  According to Chief Derrick Cuccia of the town of East Fishkill Police, officers responded to the warehouse for a report of a stabbing. They found one man with a wound on his hand from a switchblade knife and were told that an Amazon employee, identified as Jelani J. Senior, age 20, address unknown, was the aggressor. An investigatio…
Berkeley Township Ex-Con Featured On 'America's Most Wanted' Pleads Guilty In Deadly Stabbing Berkeley Township Ex-Con Featured On 'America's Most Wanted' Pleads Guilty In Deadly Stabbing
Berkeley Township Ex-Con Featured On 'America's Most Wanted' Pleads Guilty In Deadly Stabbing An Ocean County ex-convict and parolee once featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" admitted to his role in the stabbing death of a Seaside Heights man, authorities said. Angelo Grenci, 47, of Berkeley Township, pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 29 to aggravated manslaughter, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Grenci was charged in the killing of 50-year-old Carlton Williams. Prosecutors will pursue a prison sentence of 25 years for Grenci. He'd have to serve 85 percent of his term before being eligible for parole under the state's No Early Release…
Boston Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced For Trying To Deport Woman He Exposed Himself To: Feds Boston Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced For Trying To Deport Woman He Exposed Himself To: Feds
Boston Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced For Trying To Deport Woman He Exposed Himself To: Feds A Boston man on federal supervised release for sex trafficking has been sentenced in a different case for exposing himself to a woman and then trying to stop her from testifying. Mark Pinnock, 32, was sentenced to 33 months followed by three years supervised release on Friday, Jan. 5, after pleading guilty to one county of witness intimidation in October 2023, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Pinnock served eight years in prison for sex trafficking in 2014. After his release in July 2022, the man worked as an Amazon delivery driver while under federal supervision, officials sa…
Nurse Working At Prison In East Meadow Gave Inmate Blade, Money: DA Nurse Working At Prison In East Meadow Gave Inmate Blade, Money: DA
Nurse Working At Prison In East Meadow Gave Inmate Blade, Money: DA A managing nurse working at a correctional center on Long Island was caught smuggling a blade to an inmate, discussing information about other inmates, and more, authorities said. Yasmin Talbot, age 48 of Levittown, was arraigned on Thursday, Jan. 4 for her alleged monthslong relationship with an inmate, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. Talbot, a nurse manager at Nassau County Correctional Center (NCCC), was the second-highest-ranking nurse at the facility when, according to the indictment, she started speaking to 37-year-old inmate Christopher Wright in January 2023. Th…
Delco Man Stole Amazon Van On Christmas Eve, Say Police Delco Man Stole Amazon Van On Christmas Eve, Say Police
Delco Man Stole Amazon Van On Christmas Eve, Say Police A Chester man spent Christmas Day in a jail cell after police claimed he stole an entire Amazon package van on Sunday, Dec. 24.  Nether Providence police were called to Manchester Avenue and Emerald Street around 2:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve by a delivery driver who said he had been robbed, according to a release.  The driver told officers a masked man implied he had a gun, stole the van, and drove north on Manchester toward Baltimore Pike.  Emergency dispatchers put out a county-wide description of the suspect and within 15 minutes the van was spotted near Chester High School…
Beware of Porch Pirates, Putnam Sheriff Warns: Here Are Tips To Protect Packages Beware of Porch Pirates, Putnam Sheriff Warns: Here Are Tips To Protect Packages
Beware of Porch Pirates, Putnam Sheriff Warns: Here Are Tips To Protect Packages Although the holiday season brings joy and cheer to many, authorities in the region are reminding residents that this time of year also brings out grinches who steal packages from doorsteps.  In an announcement made on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reminded residents to be on the lookout for "porch pirates" who steal unattended packages from homes.  The Sheriff's Office gave the following tips to protect packages from these would-be thieves: Use smart package lockers or a nearby convenience store for delivery; Have packages sent to your workplace or office…
1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards 1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards
1.75 Million Travel Steam Irons Part Of Expanded Recall For Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards Federal authorities announced that a recall initially reported in May has been expanded to include an additional 1.7 million travel irons after there were new reports of injuries. Kansas-based Vornado announced that it is now recalling upwards of two million Steamfast Home and Away Travel Steam Irons due to fire, burn, and shock hazards due to a faulty power cord. According to the company, the cord can become damaged, leading to possible overheating, which then poses fire and burn risks. The damage can also lead to exposed copper wires, representing a shock hazard. Steamfast travel ste…
Teen Amazon Worker Killed In Route 55 Crash Remembered By Loved Ones (TRIBUTE) Teen Amazon Worker Killed In Route 55 Crash Remembered By Loved Ones (TRIBUTE)
Teen Amazon Worker Killed In Route 55 Crash Remembered By Loved Ones (Tribute) Family and friends are mourning the loss of a teenager killed in a single-vehicle crash. Jorge Soriano Castelan of Bridgeton was killed on Dec. 2 when his car veered off Route 55 in Vineland and struck a tree, as previously reported by Daily Voice. A GoFundMe launched for Castelan's funeral had raised more than $1,500 as of Thursday, Dec. 14. "He worked tirelessly with the dream of providing for his loved ones, including the admirable goal of buying a home for his parents," reads the campaign, started by Citlalli Jimenez and Micaela Castelan. "He was the type of person who would…
SEEN HIM? Porch Pirate Captured On Camera Stealing Packages In Gloucester Township SEEN HIM? Porch Pirate Captured On Camera Stealing Packages In Gloucester Township
Seen HIM? Porch Pirate Captured On Camera Stealing Packages In Gloucester Township Gloucester Township police are circulating photos of a man suspected of stealing packages from porches. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the pictured male suspect wearing a two-tone blue Amazon Jacket stole a package in the Valleybrook Development, police said. The suspect then returned to his blue sedan parked across the street. The package contained $1,229 worth of Apple Watches, police said. If you can identify the suspect in the photo call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to …