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Authorities: Serial cat killer on the loose in Monmouth County

Law enforcement officials in Monmouth County say that a serial cat killer is on the loose. “We are talking two horrific deaths of two innocent cats that we found with extraordinarily horrific, horrific injuries,” says Monmouth County Chief SPCA Officer Ross Licitra.


Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery

BAYONNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.


Woman Admits To Drunk, High Fatal Woodbridge Crash

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 20-year-old woman from Middletown, NJ pleaded guilty Thursday to a fatal crash that occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge last November. According to the Middlesex County prosecutor, the young woman was speeding down the Garden State Parkway south, driving drunk and h


Odell Beckham, Jr.'s Puppies Up For Adoption In Monmouth County

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ — Where better to begin your life as a young pup than rural Monmouth County, New Jersey? Perhaps that's why New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. chose a Millstone-based pet resort as the locale where his female Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff) delivered her litter of


Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey: Report

Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost.


Hazlet Zumba Classes Start March 4 At Cullen Center

HAZLET, NJ — If you enjoyed the Zumba classes Hazlet Twp. offered last spring, well — they're back!. Yes, Zumba classes will be offered again at the Hazlet Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue. Class will be offered Monday nights at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:45 a.m.


Woman Pleads Guilty in DWI Crash that Killed One Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middletown woman is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading to charges from a car crash on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge that killed one passenger and injured another passenger.


Monmouth County Trade and Skilled Labor Career Fair Slated for February 28

FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County residents will learn about employment and training opportunities in the skilled trades and other “noncollege” professions during a trade and jobs fair on Thursday, February 28.


Former Rutgers Football Player Indicted in Murder Plot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University football player was indicted today on charges he plotted to kill his former girlfriend's parents and harassed the woman online. Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was indicted on with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-


New Jersey Democrats move forward with plan to get Trump’s tax returns

TRENTON — New Jersey state lawmakers moved forward Thursday with a bill that could force President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns. The Democrat-controlled state Senate voted along partisan lines, 23-11, to advance the measure to the General Assembly. One Democrat did not vote.


Defense rests in Sarah Stern murder trial as accused killer declines to testify

The defense rested its case in the Sarah Stern murder trial Thursday morning after calling a total of three witnesses and informing a judge that Liam McAtasney would not be taking the stand in his own defense.


Monmouth County Officials Urge Caution During The Storm

The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has prepared the 1000 lane miles of County roads for the 2-4 inches of snow expected today, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said in an announcement.


New Jersey driver who killed 3 in alleged drug-fueled gas station crash has history of drug arrests: report

A New Jersey driver who plowed into a gas station while he was allegedly overdosing on drugs, killing a teen and two others on Tuesday, reportedly has a history of reckless driving and drug-related charges.


Bar Patron Refused to Leave, Assaulted Police

KEANSBURG, NJ - On February 17th, at approximately 11:00PM, Patrolman Brian VonBargen exited his patrol vehicle and observed two employees holding a subject in the parking lot of a local bar. Patrolman VonBargen identified the subject as Raymond Farparan. The two employees explained that Farparan wa


DEVELOPING UNION NJ: Man Found Shot in Union

Police in Union are on the scene of a shooting with a man down at a location in the city at this time. According to preliminary reports, reports of shots fired sent police to the vicinity of 711 Lehigh Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. where arriving officers found a male victim struck by bullets at that


Medical Episode causes crash on Route 520 in Holmdel

A medical episode Wednesday caused a Silver Chevy Impala to leave its lane of travel on Route 520 and Ladwood Drive in Holmdel around 11:22 am and strike a school bus head-on. The 68-year old driver of the Impala from Holmdel was brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment.


Woman who overdosed while driving New Jersey bus with special needs kids was not assigned driver

A woman who had to be revived with Narcan after she allegedly overdosed while transporting 12 special needs children was reportedly an aide and not the assigned bus driver. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug


Middletown Township Police take Trenton drug dealer, thousands of doses of heroin off the streets of Lower Bucks

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Middletown Township Police Department, working in collaboration with the Falls Township and the Bristol Borough police departments and several other agencies, have taken an teenage drug dealer from Trenton off the streets of Lower Bucks County along with thousands of doses


“A lot of pressure on us” – Perth Amboy officers reflect on bridge distress calls

PERTH AMBOY - Emotionally distressed people jumping or threatening to jump from one of the bridges over the Raritan River is a tragic reality that is all too common – and besides the families, one group affected by the reality is local police officers.


New Jersey born-woman who joined ISIS in Syria denied return to US

The lawyer for an Alabama woman, who was born in Hackensack back in 1994, denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has evidence she's an American citizen.