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NJ Lyft driver who sexually assaulted minor passenger convicted
A driver for the ride-share app Lyft has been convicted of sexually assaulting a minor who was a passenger he had picked up in Passaic County.
South Jersey romance scam artist swindled $1.4M from victims
Christopher Akeme, 39, of Sicklerville was sentenced to six years in prison for deceiving three people into giving him nearly $1.4 million from three victims.
Brick, NJ man facing new disturbing child sex abuse charges
Christopher Budelman appeared in court virtually on Sept. 18, 2023 on new federal charges in connection to child porn and sex abuse, prosecutors said.
Tensions boil over at RWJ strike as nurses and security clash
Three people have filed police reports after striking RWJ nurses and a hospital security guard got physical on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023.
NJ is training Black men to become teachers for $500K a year
The state of New Jersey has budgeted $500,000 each year since FY 2022 to fund its MOCHA pilot program to train men of color to become teachers.
New Jersey’s first wine school, brewery hit by early morning fire
A fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2023 has temporarily closed Toms River Brewing and the Bacchus School of Wine in Ocean County, NJ.
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites soar over Jersey Shore
New Jersey had 22 bright Starlink satellites travel across the night sky Saturday around 8:45 p.m. after they were launched from Florida.
NJ nonprofit caught sneaking gender lessons into schools so parents can’t opt out
A Princeton non-profit HiTOPS has been caught sneaking gender, sex, and LGBT lessons into Mercer County, NJ schools, according to a Project Veritas video.
Masks back at South Jersey hospital — are COVID mandates returning?
One NJ hospital, Cape Regional Medical Center in Middle Township, is mandating masks again in September 2023 amid a small increase in COVID-19 cases.
Beloved NJ police officer identified in suicide at hospital, report says
Authorities have identified the police officer who shot himself to death at a Vineland hospital on 9/9/23 as Mike Romanik Jr.
NJ woman paid teen $5,000 in revenge plot to shoot her stabber
Rashanah Camper of Atlantic City has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for a 2019 revenge plot in which she paid a 16-year-old to shoot another woman.
NJ alligator wins? Reptile may have escaped massive police search
Middlesex police say the loose alligator in Lake Creighton/Duck Pond may no longer be in the area after no reported sightings for over a week.