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DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In Whitehouse Station: Police DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In Whitehouse Station: Police
DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In Whitehouse Station: Police A 54-year-old Whitehouse Station man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his ATV and was trapped for more than an hour on Monday, July 15, authorities said. At noon, emergency services responded to Railroad Avenue for an ATV crash, Readington Township police said in a release.  Andrew Fultz lost control of his Honda ATV while traveling west along the Raritan Valley line of the New Jersey Transit road and proceeded to crash down an embankment and become pinned between a machine and a tree, police said. Fultz was trapped for over an hour as he tried …
Motorcyclist, 28, Killed In Route 287 Crash In Bridgewater Motorcyclist, 28, Killed In Route 287 Crash In Bridgewater
Motorcyclist, 28, Killed In Route 287 Crash In Bridgewater A 28-year-old motorcyclist from Whitehouse Station was killed in a crash on Route 287 in Bridgewater on Thursday, June 27, authorities said. At 7:36 p.m., a Yamaha motorcycle driven by Mazen Alnaser was traveling north on Route 287 when it exited the roadway to the left and struck a guardrail, ejecting him, Charles Marchan, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said.  Alnaser's motorcycle then continued north and struck the back of a Madza, Marchan said. Alnaser was pronounced dead at the scene, Marchan said. The crash remains under investigation, Marchan said.
Motorcyclist, 23, Killed In Hunterdon County Crash Was Movie Set Builder Motorcyclist, 23, Killed In Hunterdon County Crash Was Movie Set Builder
Motorcyclist, 23, Killed In Hunterdon County Crash Was Movie Set Builder Support is on the rise for the family of a 23-year-old man killed in a New Jersey motorcycle crash last month. Kacy Cook, of Whitehouse Station, died Sunday, May 26, after his motorcycle veered off Croton Road in Quakertown (Hunterdon County). A GoFundMe raised for Kacy's family had raised more than $9,900 as of Sunday, June 2. The campaign, launched by Sophia Vaughn, said Kacy worked as a grip and set builder in the movie industry and was "cherished" by his colleagues. "His unwavering commitment to his craft was evident as he strived to secure a place in his local Union," the page s…
Officials Name Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In Northampton County Officials Name Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In Northampton County
Officials Name Hiker Found Dead On Appalachian Trail In Northampton County Authorities have identified the man found dead in Lehigh Township over the weekend.  Raghu Kodali, 61, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, was discovered in a wooded area near the Appalachian Trail, the Northampton County Coroner's Office said.  His cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, officials added. 
2.6 Aftershock Recorded In Somerset County 5 Days After Massive Earthquake 2.6 Aftershock Recorded In Somerset County 5 Days After Massive Earthquake
2.6 Aftershock Recorded In Somerset County 5 Days After Massive Earthquake We're not out of the earthquake woods just yet. A 2.6 aftershock was recorded in Somerset County on Wednesday, April 10, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded 5 km southwest of Gladstone, with more than 430 people telling the USGS they could feel something shaking.  The aftershocks come in the wake of a 4.8 earthquake that originated in Whitehouse Station and shook up the Northeast. In the first day after the earthquake, the USGS reported 23 aftershocks. Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that happen in the same general area during the days fol…
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake 23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake The USGS is reporting 23 aftershocks in the 23 hours since the New Jersey earthquake that rattled the Northeast. The initial earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 and was reported in Whitehouse Station at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. Tremors were felt by more than four million people from Maryland to New Hampshire. The first aftershock was reported just under an hour later at 11:20 a.m. 6 km NNE of Whitehouse Station with a magnitude of 2.0. The largest aftershock had a 4.0 magnitude and happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, April 5. Most of the aftershocks were not notable, with magnitudes …
Dutchess Earthquake Update: No Injuries, Damage Reported In County Dutchess Earthquake Update: No Injuries, Damage Reported In County
Dutchess Earthquake Update: No Injuries, Damage Reported In County This morning, the effects of a 4.8-magnitude earthquake originating in New Jersey were felt across the Hudson Valley and beyond, including in Dutchess County. Original report: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast At this time, no injuries or damage throughout the county have been reported to the 911 Communications Center. Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino said. Serino said Dutchess County Emergency Response is monitoring the situation and has been in contact with state and federal authorities and communicating with local municipalities.  The Dutchess Count…
Small Earthquake Felt In Hunterdon County: USGS Small Earthquake Felt In Hunterdon County: USGS
Small Earthquake Felt In Hunterdon County: USGS Did you feel the ground shaking in Hunterdon County on Thursday, March 14? You weren't alone. A magnitude 2.2 earthquake occurred about three miles from Whitehouse Station, according to the United States Geological Survey.  The Tewksbury Township Police Department said on Facebook they received multiple 911 calls reporting hearing a loud explosion and shaking. The earthquake was also felt in Lebanon, Clinton, Washington and Chester, the Tewksbury Police Department said.  "It sounded and felt like a sonic boom from an airplane," said one commenter. "My windows rattled and the wh…
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit A 21-year-old man was identified as the person fatally struck by a train in South Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, NJ Transit officials said. Joseph DeBari, a junior accounting major at Seton Hall University, was struck by a train not in passenger service, west of the South Orange station around 7:35 p.m., NJ Transit officials said. The train was being moved eastbound on the Morris and Essex Line and no customers were on board and no crew were injured, NJ Transit said. A lifelong Bridgewater resident, DeBari was an avid sports fan, who rooted for the Mets and Seton Hall basketball, editing th…
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…
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey This summer’s gonna be a hot one, and we all know that staying cool can be serious business.  What better way to ward off the heat than with a delicious dish of soft serve or a creamy, custardy cone loaded with your favorite toppings? Here’s a list of the most popular ice cream shops across North Jersey, meticulously curated according to the highest-rated shops on user review sites. Holsten’s, Bloomfield "So tasty and refreshing" - Any customer who tries this Come on by today and experience our delicious Orange Creamsicle #icecream #homemade #bloomfieldnj #getlocal Posted by Hols…
North Jersey Tech Leader June Gabel Leaves ‘Unparalleled Legacy' After Brain Cancer Death At 45 North Jersey Tech Leader June Gabel Leaves ‘Unparalleled Legacy' After Brain Cancer Death At 45
North Jersey Tech Leader June Gabel Leaves ‘Unparalleled Legacy' After Brain Cancer Death At 45 Tributes and donations are pouring in for the family of a tech industry leader and “supermom” of two from North Jersey who lost a multi-year battle with brain cancer. June Patricia Gabel of Whitehouse Station died on Tuesday, April 25, her obituary says. She was 45. A Branchburg native, June graduated from Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools in 1995, says her social media page. June was the director of program management at the JS Group, as well as a “constant” at Channel Partners Conference & Expo, according to her memorial. Her colleagues described her as kind, compa…
Mom Killed, Daughter Injured In Suffolk Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream Mom Killed, Daughter Injured In Suffolk Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream
Mom Killed, Daughter Injured In Suffolk Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream A woman who was killed and a daughter who was injured when a small plane crashed on Long Island were fulfilling a lifelong flying dream. Roma Gupta, age 63, of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, died, while her daughter, Reeva Gupta, age 33, of St. Davids in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, remains in critical condition following the crash in North Lindenhurst on Sunday, March 5. The plane’s pilot, New York City resident Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, of the Bronx, also remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.  Earlier report: IDs Released For Woma…
NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream
NJ Mom Killed, PA Daughter Burned In Plane Crash Were Fulfilling Life-Long Flying Dream A New Jersey woman was killed and two others injured after it crashed in a residential area of Long Island. Roma Gupta, 63, of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, died, while her daughter, Reeva Gupta, 33, of Delaware County, PA, remains in critical condition following the crash in North Lindenhurst Sunday, March 5. The plane’s pilot, New York City resident Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, of the Bronx, also remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.  More than $107,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe campaign for the Gupta family as of Tuesday, March 7. According to the…
IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Suffolk County Area IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Suffolk County Area
IDs Released For Woman Killed, Men Injured After Plane Crash In Residential Suffolk County Area Click here for a new, updated story: Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt In Plane Crash On Long Island Were Fulfilling Lifelong Flying Dream The identities have been released of those onboard a small plane in which a woman was killed and two others injured after it crashed in a residential area of Long Island. The plane took off from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale with three people on board at around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Suffolk County Police said. A short time later, the pilot issued a mayday signal and indicated there was smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft turned back toward…
Hunterdon County Native, Beloved New Dad Jack Duffy Jr. Dies Suddenly At 35 Hunterdon County Native, Beloved New Dad Jack Duffy Jr. Dies Suddenly At 35
Hunterdon County Native, Beloved New Dad Jack Duffy Jr. Dies Suddenly At 35 Hunterdon County native and beloved new father John Thomas “Jack” Duffy, Jr. died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 30 at the age of 35. Born in Denver, Colorado, Jack grew up in Whitehouse Station and currently lived in Hampton, his obituary says. Jack was a member of the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Class of 2005 and Temple University 2012. He spent over a decade building a career in the insurance industry and worked as a senior underwriter, according to his memorial. Jack was described as having “the biggest heart” and was enthusiastic about anything and everything that he did. H…
Police ‘Astonished’ As Friend Picks Up Hunterdon County Chase Suspect In Freshly Stolen Audi Police ‘Astonished’ As Friend Picks Up Hunterdon County Chase Suspect In Freshly Stolen Audi
Police ‘Astonished’ As Friend Picks Up Hunterdon County Chase Suspect In Freshly Stolen Audi Officers say they were left “astonished” after a friend was driving an Audi that had just been stolen when arriving at the station to pick up a police chase suspect in Hunterdon County. Readington Township Police saw two vehicles, a dark-colored Audi and a Honda Accord, traveling closely together on Main Street in Whitehouse Station just before 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, a press release said. Officers tried to stop the Honda due to a loud exhaust, and the driver sped off onto Rt. 22 as the Audi headed onto Oldwick Road, police said. Police continued to chase the Honda until it was stop…
Hunterdon County Man, 74, Killed In Motorcycle Crash Hunterdon County Man, 74, Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Hunterdon County Man, 74, Killed In Motorcycle Crash A 74-year-old man from Hunterdon County was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend, authorities confirmed. Daniel A. Dean, of Whitehouse Station, was riding a motorcycle on Route 579 northbound when he collided with another vehicle near milepost 34.77 in Alexandria Township around 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, according to a release from the Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Coroner’s Office. Dean was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital — Bethlehem Campus just before 4:55 p.m. His official cause of death was ruled as multiple traumatic injuries, and the manner of death is …
Bulging Crack Pipe In Man's Sock Leads To Cocaine Seizure In Somerset County: Prosecutor Bulging Crack Pipe In Man's Sock Leads To Cocaine Seizure In Somerset County: Prosecutor
Bulging Crack Pipe In Man's Sock Leads To Cocaine Seizure In Somerset County: Prosecutor An odd-shaped bulge in a business patron's sock spotted by a police officer turned out to be a crack pipe, said authorities in Somerset County who also seized several vials of cocaine from him. A Branchburg officer was outside of a local business speaking to Diego Mena-Quesada, when he noticed the protrusion in his sock around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said. The officer identified the bulge as being consistent with the shape of a crack pipe, at which point 28-year-old Mena-Quesada, of Whitehouse Station, removed a crack pipe from his soc…
Hunterdon County Man Gets Decade-Long Sentence For Child Sex Assault: Prosecutor Hunterdon County Man Gets Decade-Long Sentence For Child Sex Assault: Prosecutor
Hunterdon County Man Gets Decade-Long Sentence For Child Sex Assault: Prosecutor A Hunterdon County man who pled guilty to sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to a decade in prison, authorities said. Jose E. Vasquez, 26, of Whitehouse Station, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski on Friday, July 15, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée Robeson said. Vasquez pled guilty to second-degree sexual assault in January and admitted in court to having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13, Robeson said. Vasquez’s must serve at least 8.5 years of his sentence before parole eligibility as per the No E…
MURDER-SUICIDE: Details Released In NJ House Fire July Fourth Weekend MURDER-SUICIDE: Details Released In NJ House Fire July Fourth Weekend
Murder-suicide: Details Released In NJ House Fire July Fourth Weekend The victims involved in a Hunterdon County house fire apparently died in a murder-suicide, authorities announced. Kathryn Shern, 70, and Charles Shern, 71, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside the fire-damaged Whitehouse Station home on Sunday, July 3. The fire broke out at a home on Flemington-Whitehouse Road just before 6 a.m., DailyVoice.com reported. The investigation was ongoing. Additional details were not released. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Unit at (908) 788-1129 or Readington Township Police D…
Lifelong Hunterdon County Resident Dies Suddenly, 28 Lifelong Hunterdon County Resident Dies Suddenly, 28
Lifelong Hunterdon County Resident Dies Suddenly, 28 Lifelong Hunterdon County resident Sarah E. Henschel died suddenly on Wednesday, June 8 at the age of 28. Born in Flemington, Sarah grew up in Whitehouse Station and graduated from Hunterdon Central High School, her obituary says. Sarah then went on to graduate from Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg before attending Philadelphia University, now known as Thomas Jefferson College, according to her memorial. Sarah loved writing and studying communications and was remembered for bringing endless joy and laughter to those around her. She also had a special bond with her mother, Ja…
Hunterdon County Native, Beloved Dad Dies Suddenly, 33 Hunterdon County Native, Beloved Dad Dies Suddenly, 33
Hunterdon County Native, Beloved Dad Dies Suddenly, 33 Hunterdon County native and beloved father of two daughters Ryan Lerke died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. He was 33. Born in New Brunswick, Lerke grew up in Whitehouse Station and lived in Oxford at the time of his death, his obituary and social media pages say. Lerke had worked as a chemical technician at VIP Managing in Califon with previous experience at F&M Hobbies, Dicola’s Pizza and Hunan Wok, according to his Facebook page and memorial. Lerke was known for his love of animals and had three cats and a bird of his own. He also enjoye…
Popular Hunterdon County Bistro Sets Closing Date Popular Hunterdon County Bistro Sets Closing Date
Popular Hunterdon County Bistro Sets Closing Date A popular Italian bistro that has been serving the Hunterdon County community for more than five years will soon close its doors for good. Carlucci’s Bistro on Route 22 East in Whitehouse Station made the announcement in a Tuesday evening Facebook post. “Carlucci’s Bistro will be closing our doors the end of December,” the post begins, describing some of the restaurant’s backstory. Owners Tommy and Jenn originally opened Tommy D’s Pizza in Whitehouse Station in 2008 before moving to the 1,500-square-foot, 45-seat Carlucci’s location in November 2016. “It worked well for us until 2020…
Hunterdon County Native, Rutgers University Grad Dominic Gentile Dies After Cancer Battle, 28 Hunterdon County Native, Rutgers University Grad Dominic Gentile Dies After Cancer Battle, 28
Hunterdon County Native, Rutgers University Grad Dominic Gentile Dies After Cancer Battle, 28 Hunterdon County native and Rutgers University graduate Dominic Steven Gentile, DVM, died at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 29 at the age of 28. Born in Allentown, PA, Gentile grew up in Whitehouse Station, his obituary says. Gentile graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 2012 before attending Rutgers University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016, his memorial says. Gentile then went on to attend Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in his fourth year. Gentile continued his schooling a…
Hunterdon County Man Burglarizes Jewelry Store, Struggles With Arresting Officers, Police Say Hunterdon County Man Burglarizes Jewelry Store, Struggles With Arresting Officers, Police Say
Hunterdon County Man Burglarizes Jewelry Store, Struggles With Arresting Officers, Police Say A Hunterdon County man who had just burglarized a local jewelry store and escaped through a broken window struggled with officers attempting to arrest him earlier this week, authorities said. Daniel Malinowski, 30, is accused of breaking into Saunders Jeweler’s in Flemington before escaping through a broken window around 12:35 a.m. Monday, borough police said. Officers arrived at the scene within minutes and found Malinoswki attempting to cross Route 202 South, police said. Malinoswki, of Whitehouse Station, was arrested following after struggling with officers, police said. No stolen ite…
Lehigh Valley Man, 30, Nabbed In Hunterdon County Bank Robbery Lehigh Valley Man, 30, Nabbed In Hunterdon County Bank Robbery
Lehigh Valley Man, 30, Nabbed In Hunterdon County Bank Robbery A Lehigh Valley man has been arrested in connection with the June robbery of TD bank in Hunterdon County, authorities said. Felix E. Gil, 30, was identified as a suspect in the June 30 robbery of TD Bank on Route 22 West in Whitehouse Station, Readington Township Police said Monday. Gil was arrested July 21 after two search warrants carried out at his Allentown home turned up evidence linking him to the robbery, police said. Gil was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree theft and fourth-degree theft from a person, police said. He was being held at Lehigh County Jail pending ext…
Hunterdon County High School Grad, Junior Firefighter Daniel Edelstein Dies At Age 26 Hunterdon County High School Grad, Junior Firefighter Daniel Edelstein Dies At Age 26
Hunterdon County High School Grad, Junior Firefighter Daniel Edelstein Dies At Age 26 Hunterdon County high school graduate and junior firefighter Daniel Brandon Edelstein died at his home on June 11. He was 26. Born in New Brunswick, Edelstein played lacrosse and ice hockey at Hunterdon Central High School, where he graduated in 2013, his obituary says. Edelstein went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University Business School, where he served as a member of the Rutgers Finance Consultancy Club, the Financial Engineering Club and the Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers (L.I.B.O.R). He was also a proud member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, his memorial says. Edel…
KNOW ANYTHING? Police Seek Info On Suspects In Hunterdon County Range Rover Theft KNOW ANYTHING? Police Seek Info On Suspects In Hunterdon County Range Rover Theft
Know Anything? Police Seek Info On Suspects In Hunterdon County Range Rover Theft Police have issued a warning while attempting to determine the suspects in connection to the theft of a Range Rover from a Hunterdon County driveway. A 2018 Land Rover was stolen from a driveway on Creek Road in Whitehouse Station on Monday, March 29, Readington Township Police said Monday. The car was found in Newark later that day, police said. “An increase in vehicle thefts and burglaries have been observed in the areas surrounding Readington Township,” police said. “It is imperative that vehicle owners lock their cars and take their keys and fobs into their homes to avoid future incid…
Police: NY Man Jailed For Threatening Driver With Gun In Hunterdon County Road Rage Incident Police: NY Man Jailed For Threatening Driver With Gun In Hunterdon County Road Rage Incident
Police: NY Man Jailed For Threatening Driver With Gun In Hunterdon County Road Rage Incident A New York man was jailed after threatening another driver with a gun during a road rage incident in Hunterdon County, police say. Ibrahim Alkhalaf of Dix Hill is accused of brandishing a firearm toward another driver while traveling on Route 22 west in Whitehouse Station on Feb. 13, Readington Township police said. Alkhalaf was later found with the weapon used in the incident, police said. Alkhalaf was arrested and with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and assault by physical menace. He was being held at county jail pending an appearance in…