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.
Amputations Loom for South Jersey Man with Flesh-eating Bacteria
Angel Perez has been hospitalized since contracting the flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing on July 2. He could lose fingers and toes, or all his limbs depending on treatment.
Dangerous Bug Finally Makes Its Way Into New Jersey
The spotted lanternfly was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014, but was recently seen in Warren County.
9-year-old Bridgeton Girl Killed by Stray Bullet
The girl was in a house that was struck by a stray bullet. She died a short time after her family took her to the hospital.
NJ Shopping Bag Tax — How Did Your Lawmaker Vote?
The bill for a 5 cent fee passed by nine votes in the Assembly and seven votes in the senate and is awaiting Gov. Murphy's signature.
Woman Charged with Beating Own Mother, Grandmother to Death in Ventnor
Heather Barbera was taken into custody after taking a bus to New York after killing her mother and grandmother. She is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.
Six Years Later, NJ Man Recovers Jet Ski Blown Away by Sandy
Douglas Ferrigno thought his jet ski was lost forever after Super Storm Sandy. He had no way of knowing almost six years later that it would turn up and be ready to ride again.
Barnegat Bay Jellyfish Can Cause ‘Severe Pain,’ NJ Officials Warn
The clinging jellyfish is no bigger than a quarter and is not native to New Jersey, but people stung can end up hospitalized.
Manchester Twp. Man Hospitalized After Truck Rolls Over His Head
A New Jersey man had part of his head run over by his own truck while a mother and daughter hit a deer before crashing into a tree.
What to Know About Buying Fireworks in New Jersey
While some fireworks were legalized after a bill signed by former Gov. Chris Christie, much of the high power pyrotechnics are still illegal to own in New Jersey.
NJ Teen Sought Gun for High School Graduation Massacre, Cops Say
A New Egypt High School student threatened to open fire at the school's graduation, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
List of NJ Places Bourdain Put on TV Could Become ‘Food Trail’
The "Anthony Bourdain Food Trail" would include 10 restaurants the New Jersey native visited for a 2015 episode of his show "Parts Unknown."
Woodbine Woman Arrested Trying to Burn ‘Thin Blue Lne’ Flag at Philly Pride
Woodbine resident Ryan Segin is charged with attempting to light a thin blue line flag on fire during the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade on Wednesday afternoon.