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Christie releases Point Pleasant Beach murderer who claimed to be battered woman

Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 12, 2018 commuted the sentence of Lisa Pyatt, convicted in 1993 of fatally stabbing her fiance, Kevin Patrick McGowan, three days before their wedding. Kathleen Hopkins In one of his last official acts, outgoing Gov. Chris Christie commuted the 40-year prison sentence of

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 11:00:01

Lollipop-licking man robbed Chase Bank in Stafford, cops say

STAFFORD - A man remains unidentified after he passed a note to a bank teller Thursday afternoon, took money and fled on foot, police said. During the exchange at the Chase Bank, on Martin Truex Jr. Boulevard in the Manahawkin section of town, the man held a lollipop in his mouth, said Stafford Poli

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-19 03:21:24

Police misconduct: Seidle said he was overwhelmed by custody dispute

After killing his ex-wife, former Neptune Police Sgt. Philip Seidle said he was talked out of killing himself by a fellow officer. File video by Thomas P. Costello edited by Andrew Ford. Andrew Ford After killing his ex-wife, former Neptune Police Sgt. Philip Seidle said he was talked out of killi

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

DOYLE: Brick Hospital another Byrne legacy

Brendan Byrne was a great governor of New Jersey. His recent passing recalled his achievements: Pinelands Preservation, school funding, the sports complex, casino gambling. As a New Jersey assemblyman, elected with him and serving throughout his eight years as governor and 10 years more, I knew firs

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 20:52:53

NJ job market tanks at end of 2017, but here's who's hiring

New Jersey's job market tumbled in December as employers struggled with frigid weather, a changing retail landscape and finding qualified workers. The state lost 11,400 jobs last month. Its unemployment rate dipped from 5.1 percent to 5 percent, but mainly because people dropped out of the work forc

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-18 18:06:41

Watch: Fishermen Dive Into Freezing Water Before Terrifying Motorboat Crash

A dramatic video captured three fishermen jumping into freezing Columbia River to avoid being injured when another boat plowed into their vessel. One of the fishermen has now filed a $372,500 lawsuit, accusing the driver of being distracted by his cellphone moments before the crash. The incident too


One young man's courage amid exposure to substance abuse

[Brick Township High School senior Cameron Cohen shared how substance abuse has impacted his life. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS] BRICK TOWNSHIP - Cameron Cohen, a Brick Township High School senior, stood before a crowd of 600 and ripped down the facade he had constructed for himself, revealing a li

STARNEWSGROUP.COM - 2018-01-18 14:19:39

Go inside a Neptune homeless encampment

Carlos Santiago and Paul Merker return to the camp to start cleaning up in preparation for the groups return. About one dozen homeless people who live in a small encampment in the woods have been staying at the Crystal Inn since severe cold weather and snow hit the area. Donations collected made th

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-01-19 04:32:58

Stratford Man Sentenced For Large-Scale 'Fencing' Operation

STRATFORD, CT - A Stratford man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a large-scale fencing operation that cost retailers more than $3.9 million, according to federal authorities. Matthew Harwood, 43, was also ordered to pay a $35,0

PATCH - 2018-01-18 20:00:45

Bridgeport police make drug bust at scene of Tuesday shooting

Bridgeport police made several arrests and a large drug bust Thursday at the same place where someone gunned down a young man earlier this week. Authorities say they hope they are closer to finding Jawuan Green's killer. He turned 21 on Sunday and was shot to death Tuesday morning. The shooting happ

NEWS 12 - 2018-01-19 04:05:00

Man sent to prison for running shoplifting operation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for running a large-scale fencing operation. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Matthew Harwood, of Stratford, will report to prison March 19 after being sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison. Related Cont

WTNH.COM - 2018-01-18 20:37:30

Headless chickens found in Bridgeport court

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom. Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthou

BRISTOL PRESS - 2018-01-19 05:57:00

Truck fire in Bridgeport put out just in time

BRIDGEPORT-Firefighters and police responded Thursday morning to a fully-involved fire of a welder's truck on the city's East Side. Firefighters from Ladder 5 and Engine 1 were successful in extinguishing the smoky blaze before it reached tanks of compressed acetylene gas. The truck was parked on Ea

DARIENNEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-01-18 16:50:17

This Weekend's Open Houses In Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, CT - Do you want to buy a house? Do you enjoy attending open houses on weekends, or are you curious to see what your neighbor's house looks like? Here's your guide to scheduled open houses in and around Bridgeport, scheduled for this weekend. All listings are provided by our partners at

PATCH - 2018-01-18 23:05:32

Winter farmers market on tap

A winter farmers market will be held Jan. 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market will be held at the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East St. in New Milford. Local farms will provide produce, baking goods, eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey, herbs and more. Parking is available

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2018-01-19 05:44:40

Meeting set on Stratford Ave. roundabout

STRATFORD - Town officials have scheduled an informational meeting on a proposed roundabout that would be constructed at the intersection of Stratford Avenue, South Avenue and Honeyspot Road. The meeting will take place Monday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 pm., in the Town Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 272

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-01-19 00:00:39

One man shot in Fayetteville

Fayetteville Police responded to a shooting in the Wedington area, where police say they discovered one male had been shot. Updated: 11:12 PM CST Jan 17, 2018 Police say one man was shot tonight in Fayetteville near Wedington Drive. Sgt. Anthony Murphy says investigators believe it's an isolated

KHBS - 2018-01-18 05:12:00

Fayetteville police warn of fraudulent internet transactions

In response to robberies and fraud through online sales, the Fayetteville Police Department pggrtrf tips through a news release Thursday. Police say they have investigated robbery, fraud and even counterfeit money. Their tips include: Never meet in a secluded location that is not populated or well

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-01-18 22:22:03

Serious wreck closes all westbound lanes of I-40 near Wade Ave

Raleigh, N.C. - A serious wreck has closed all westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Wade Avenue, officials said. Officials said lanes could be closed for several hours. A pickup truck and a sedan both sustained major damage. Multiple people are injured, but officials have not confirmed the number o

WRAL - 2018-01-19 05:16:00

Van driver dies in Fayetteville crash

Police say man may have suffered medical isue moments before crashing. A medical problem may be the cause of a crash in Fayetteville on Wednesday afternoon that killed a man driving a van, the Police Department said. According to a news release, about 1:10 p.m., the man was backing up the van on Bea

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-01-17 19:25:24