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.
‘Presidential Alert’ test lets Trump send emergency text messages
Messages sent by President Donald Trump and his successors would only be used in emergency situations and not political in nature.
Amazon adding 1,100 jobs at new Central Jersey facility
The new Sort Center will open near the company's fulfillment center and be used to help expedite the delivery process for customers.
NJ prevents Carolina shelter from killing its animals before storm hits
Eleventh Hour Rescue has arranged for almost two dozen animals to be transported to New Jersey from a shelter in North Carolina that could be affected by Hurricane Florence.
Howell cop wanted to ‘get naked’ with teen girl, complaint says
Sgt. Richard Conte of the Howell Police Department was recognized by the undercover police he sent a picture to, according to a criminal complaint.
No, there’s no reported human trafficking in this Shop Rite lot
A post circulating on Social media is warning girls in the Toms River area to be careful when going to the parking lot for Shop Rite and Staples on Route 37.
9 West Nile Virus cases reported in several NJ counties
Bergen and Hunterdon counties have each reported two human cases of West Nile Virus, while Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Ocean and Somerset counties are each reporting one.
Months later, Honey Smacks still a salmonella risk
Illnesses have been reported by 130 people in 36 states, including five in New Jersey. The CDC is urging stores not to sell the product or customers to eat the cereal.
NJ native swaps bouquet for rescue pup on memorable wedding day
Leeann Montalbano knew she couldn't bring her dogs from Texas to her wedding in New Jersey, especially as she was leaving for her honeymoon, so she found the next best thing.
Giant M&M displays returned safely after theft from NJ theater
The 3-foot candy displays were reported stolen after a concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center last month.
Red Cross holding blood drives across New Jersey this week
National Blood Donation Day is Wednesday, and blood drives are being held across the state after a "critically low" blood supply over the summer.
Family of Colts Neck native involved in fatal shooting returns home
Meghan Bigelow and one of her children were seriously injured while a second son died earlier this summer in a parking lot in Colorado.
Murphy is barely at beach house you’re paying for. Time to sell it?
Former Gov. Chris Christie was seen sitting on the beach during the government shutdown last year when the rest of Island Beach State Park was closed.