I'm the Digital News Reporter for NJ101.5.com covering news from all over the great Garden State. With the exception of a year in Hartford, and six months in Amish Country, I've spent my whole life in New Jersey, and wouldn't have it any other way. I've covered everywhere from Somerset County to the Jersey Shore, and am now looking forward to looking at the whole state. I'm a proud father, a lifelong Mets fan, and longtime lover of college and New Jersey high school wrestling.
Family blames cops for killing man who wanted police to shoot him
Police went to the New Jersey home with a child support warrant but were held at bay for almost four hours. It was not the first time the man had a run-in with cops.
Jersey Shore counties just say no to recreational marijuana
In a county where the opioid epidemic has hit hard, freeholders are concerned about legalizing what they view as a gateway drug.
Scammed through Western Union? $586M available for victims
A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office has made more than $500 million available to victims of the 13 year scam.
Are you boycotting Super Bowl? This NJ bar still taking stand
Woody's Roadside Tavern hasn't shown football all year and will close early on Super Bowl Sunday.
Not allowed to fly from Newark airport: Emotional-support … peacock?
New York artist Ventiko bought a ticket for her pet peacock Dexter but was not allowed to bring him on the plane after they got to the airport.
More NJ towns ban sales if Murphy legalizes marijuana
Toms River and Old Bridge are considering banning the sale of marijuana if it is legalized by Gov. Phil Murphy in the future.
Howell reaches $350K settlement after man’s fatal encounter with cops
The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in 2015 where a man attending a music festival died due to what the family claimed was excessive force by security and police personnel.
NJ facility returns dog covered in feces and severely injured, woman says
Nicole Glidden said she got her dog back from a boarder she had used before only to find him covered in poop and with an injury to his eye.
Autism not a defense in Long Branch family murder case, expert says
Media outlets have reported that the 16-year-old charged with killing four people was a special needs student who was on the autism spectrum, which would not be enough of a defense.
New Jersey has a new sales tax this year: What you need to know
The sales tax rate first dropped below seven percent last year as part of the deal to pass the gas tax.
Lakewood fraud cases: Where are they now?
The Ocean County Prosecutor said the amount of alleged fraud came to nearly $2.4 million after the final charges against 26 people were announced.
Howell cops save goose-chasing dog from frozen pond
9-year-old Duke was chasing geese near a pond when he fell through the ice into the frozen water. He was pulled from the ice by fire fighters.