Before becoming a digital reporter and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, my NJ journalism roots began as faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. Relatives might say my "gift of gab" grew from there, leading me to radio and beyond. As a wife and momma, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach and karma.
NJ mom criminally charged after 2-year-old boy’s overdose death
Quanique Smith was first arrested after the 2-year-old boy’s death on Jan. 5. Now, she is indicted on charges including aggravated manslaughter.
Seen him? Police seek NJ fake contractor accused of stealing $250K from homeowners
Olcay "OJ" Darkanat, was indicted on theft charges, but police had not yet arrested him. Using Narrowing Construction and Eagle Eye Home Remodeling, he ripped off residents in at least three counties.
NJ teen charged with kidnapping, sex assault near Rutgers campus
A female reported being raped while at an Easton Avenue house party in New Brunswick on February 19.
High-end burger joint closes in Cherry Hill, NJ a few months after opening
The fast casual chain is known for using fresh and top quality ingredients.
Woman accused of double voting in NJ and Florida in rare election bust
Donna Prentes Brady was arrested Monday, accused of casting ballots in person in Florida and by mail in New Jersey twice in 2020. Officials in NJ say such voter fraud is "very rare" and subject to criminal prosecution.
NJ man gets life in prison for toddler’s murder — boy’s mom gets 18 years
The 29-year-old Urbina was convicted by a Morris County jury in March. The toddler's mother, Krystal Straw, was sentenced to 18 years but could be up for parole in five.
Calling all Disney fans! Disney100: The Exhibition is in Philadelphia, PA
It's a perfect spring break or summer day trip to Philadelphia. Celebrating a hundred years of Disney movies and "magic" with over 250 artifacts, costumes, props and artwork on display.
Play ball: These MLB pros are from New Jersey
From the well-known (Mike Trout, Mark Leiter Jr. and family) to the rising stars (Ron Marinaccio), there's plenty of NJ roots in this season of Major League Baseball.
Video shows dead cat being stuffed into residential NJ mailbox
The incident, caught on a home's surveillance video, happened Sunday night in Cranford, police said.
NJ man found guilty of brutal hotel beating death of girlfriend’s 3-year-old son
Edwin Urbina is convicted of murder by a Morris County jury, stemming from the 2019 death of his girlfriend's toddler son at a Route 10 hotel, while she was at work.
Stolen BMW hits Newark, NJ school bus with 11 students
The crash around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday involved a stolen car and a bus with 11 Central High School students, Newark police said.
Retired NJ trooper, seen at the Jan. 6 attack, says he was just looking for restroom
Michael Daniele, of Holmdel, was identified as a retired State Police trooper caught on video during the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. He told the FBI he entered amid the riot, in search of a bathroom.