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Man dead in New Jersey hit and run, police searching for driver

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was killed after being struck by a vehicle in New Jersey over the weekend, and authorities are searching for the driver. Police received a report regarding a man found in the roadway just after midnight Saturday.


Sentencing of Chanel Lewis moves forward despite allegations of jury misconduct

QUEENS — The sentencing of Chanel Lewis, the man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, will move forward despite allegations of jury misconduct. Sentencing for Lewis is expected to take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He faces up to life in prison.


South Brunswick: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — When you're looking for a new home, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a tedious endeavor. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you.


New Jersey burglary suspect arrested wearing only a sock and underwear

It was brief crime spree for a 21-year-old New Jersey man, who tried to “violently” break down the door of a house while wearing just his underwear and a single sock. Police picked up scantily clad Joseph Derissio of Wayne, N.J., shortly after responding to a 3:30 a.m. call that he was trying to bre


Judge To Rule On Possible Juror Misconduct In Vetrano Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was in court Monday for a hearing on claims of juror misconduct in the case. Earlier this month, Chanel Lewis, 22, was found guilty of strangling and sexually abusing the 30-year-old while she was out for a jog in Spri


These are the towns with the highest property taxes in each of N.J.’s 21 counties

The average property tax bill in New Jersey was $8,767 last year. But there can be big swings from town to town and county to county. So far we’ve shown you the towns in New Jersey with the highest and lowest property taxes and towns with the highest and lowest property tax rates. We’ve also provide


Drunken ShopRite worker groped us at N.J. grocery store, teen and woman say in lawsuit

A woman and a 16-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against ShopRite after they said they were groped by a drunken employee while shopping at the company’s grocery store in Toms River in March.


New Brunswick Municipal Budget Calls For $110 Increase For Average Homeowner

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The municipal budget introduced at the April 17 city council meeting will result in an annual increase of about $110 for the average city homeowner. The proposed $94.52 million budget with a levy of $35.52 million was passed on the first reading and includes several capital imp


Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


On Earth Day, A New Environmental Concern Revealed By Rutgers Scientists

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On Earth Day, people everywhere are reminded to play a role in environmental issues. Rutgers scientists, however, have discovered that we may be harming the environment in ways we didn't realize.


Woman Leaps to Her Death at Ikea Shopping Complex in New Jersey: Police

A 58-year-old woman leaped to her death from an Ikea parking garage in New Jersey overnight, authorities say. The Garfield woman, whose name wasn't released, was found dead at the foot of the Ikea garage, on the Route 17 side of the building, shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, authorities say. A parking


Warning issued about potential measles exposure at restaurant in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Health officials have issued a warning about potential measles exposure at a restaurant in New Jersey. The state Department of Health warned residents of a highly suspect case of measles in a Middlesex County resident.


NJ restaurant’s sign said it was hiring ‘males only’ — here’s why

BLOOMFIELD — A casual food spot was left fending off social media heat for a hand-written note that offered part-time employment -- with the qualifying line "males only." The owner of NY Gyro King said the job requirements include "heavy lifting" and that the line was being taken the wrong way.


Former gang leader doing life for ordering the murder of a mother loses appeal

It took Mercer County prosecutors three trials over 10 years to get a murder conviction against Jose “Boom Bat” Negrete, the one-time leader of the Latin Kings gang in Trenton.


Driver, 39, killed after slamming into back of tractor-trailer on Route 22

A 39-year-old man was killed when he struck the back of a tractor-trailer along Route 22 as the truck turned into a McDonald’s parking lot in Hillside on Monday morning, authorities said.


Jersey Shore man charged with attempted murder after shooting remains on the loose

Authorities are trying to find a Jersey Shore resident who opened fire on another man as they stood on the side of a home in Monmouth County on Sunday afternoon. Tanner Koch, 26, of Ocean Township, has been charged with attempted murder and weapons possession, Ocean Township police said Monday morni


Burglary April 12 At Manalapan Home

MANALAPAN, NJ — A home on Hancock Lane in Manalapan Township was burglarized last Friday, April 12, Manalapan police report. The homeowner, 50 years old, told police he thinks someone entered his home between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. that Friday. The home had been left unlocked and was


Man wanted for attacking Staten Island gas station worker with metal pipe

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who attacked a gas station attendant with a metal pipe on Staten Island. The NYPD has released surveillance video from the April 9 incident on West Service Road.


50 pedophile Boy Scout leaders from N.J. are about to be exposed in bombshell reveal, law firms promise

The names of 50 New Jersey Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused minors will be revealed Tuesday, according to the law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates.


7 Heartbreaking Incidents On Easter Weekend: NJ Highway Closure

At least seven people were killed in a series of tragic incidents that happened in New Jersey on Easter weekend. Several of the incidents involved fatal car accidents that shut down portions of state highways.