Star-Ledger reporter covering the Jersey Shore and dabbling in court issues.

Woman dies in jump from Garden State Parkway bridge, police say

nj.com — WOODBRIDGE - A woman leaped to her death off the Driscoll Bridge in Woodbridge early Saturday morning, New Jersey State Police said. Emergency units searched the waters of the Raritan River for more than an hour before responders from the Perth Amboy Fire Department found her body, said Sgt.
Feb 13, 2016

Woman dies in jump from Garden State Parkway bridge, police say dlvr.it/KVRWCF

Feb 13, 2016

Woman dies in jump from Garden State Parkway bridge, police say bit.ly/1o9ySi0

Arctic blast creating dangerous conditions around N.J.

nj.com — An Arctic blast rolled into New Jersey on Saturday bringing with it frigid daytime temperatures not seen all winter and promising sub-zero conditions after nightfall. The conditions rolling in this weekend could set record-low temperatures for the region where temperatures have been running 10-to-15 degrees above normal for the past month, according to AccuWeather.
Feb 13, 2016

Arctic blast creating dangerous conditions around N.J. dlvr.it/KVQK98

Feb 13, 2016

Arctic blast creating dangerous conditions around N.J. bit.ly/1SnMgfm

Second set of twins has N.J. couple seeing double all over again

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - In the four years that Jason and Kaitlyn Prior have been married, they've had a bunch of changes in their lives, including buying a new house and a new car. And giving birth to two sets of twins - all boys - in less than three years.
Feb 12, 2016

Second set of twins has N.J. couple seeing double all over again dlvr.it/KV6j5Q

Feb 12, 2016

Second set of twins has N.J. couple seeing double all over again bit.ly/1RwXsWb

Second set of twin boys for Bayville couple

photos.nj.com — Friday, February 12, 2016 3:00 PM Kaitlyn and Jason Prior of Bayville celebrate the birth of their second set of twin boys on Feb. 11, 2016, Babies Colton and Dallas join their older brothers Aiden and Brayden. (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

No criminal charges from police in hockey ref-parent brawl

nj.com — HOWELL - Howell Township police said Thursday they don't plan to file criminal charges against the parents or referees involved in fight after a weekend hockey game. Police Chief Andrew Kudrick Jr. said that in concluding their investigation into the brawl at Ice World on Sunday, authorities haven't found an evidence to support police filing any criminal complaints.
Feb 11, 2016

No criminal charges from police in hockey ref-parent brawl dlvr.it/KTddQR

Feb 11, 2016

No criminal charges from police in hockey ref-parent brawl bit.ly/1SklZi1

State committee wants to know how N.J. lost so much federal Sandy aid

nj.com — TRENTON - State lawmakers and residents expressed frustration and anger Thursday over New Jersey's meager share of federal storm protection funding that a top U.S. Cabinet official said was the result of a "weak" application from the state.
Feb 11, 2016

State committee wants to know how N.J. lost so much federal Sandy aid dlvr.it/KTcWQP

Feb 11, 2016

State committee wants to know how N.J. lost so much federal Sandy aid bit.ly/1o7K8fr

New storm-protecting berm lasts just one storm

nj.com — HOLGATE - It took only a couple days of storms to wash away week's worth of work to build a protective berm on Long Beach Island where successive storms have taken their toll on many beaches this winter, officials said on Wednesday.
Feb 11, 2016

New storm-protecting berm lasts just one storm dlvr.it/KTRKkF

Feb 11, 2016

Shocking! Whodathunk dumping truckloads of sand on the beach wouldn't work? nj.com/ocean/index.ss…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @briandonohue: Shocking! Whodathunk dumping truckloads of sand on the beach wouldn't work? nj.com/ocean/index.ss…

Feb 11, 2016

New storm-protecting berm lasts just one storm bit.ly/1Pq5xsZ

Holgate after the storm

photos.nj.com — Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:22 PM Holgate resident Douglas Shearer shows in his photographs how much sand the beach lost after two successive storms the second week of February, just after 1,000 truckloads of sand had been deposited on the beach from a damaging nor'easter. (Courtesy of Douglas Shearer)

Charges against N.J. woman who nurtured baby squirrels dismissed

nj.com — HOWELL - Charges against a Howell woman who rehabilitated two abandoned baby squirrels were dismissed on Wednesday morning after a judge found she was accused under the wrong statute. Maria Vaccarella faced up to $500 in fines for taking in a pair of baby squirrels abandoned by their mother, but Municipal Court Judge James Newman said the summons she was issued didn't match the statute she was charged with violating.
Feb 10, 2016

Charges against N.J. woman who nurtured baby squirrels dismissed dlvr.it/KT1hPW

Feb 10, 2016

Charges against woman who rehabilitated 2 baby squirrels abandoned by their mother are dismissed nj.com/monmouth/index…

Beach replenishment fights headed to court

nj.com — New Jersey has the authority to take private beachfront property for a massive storm protection project, but it isn't trying to turn the tracts into public land, attorneys for the state contend.
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Feb 13, 2016

Woman dies in jump from Garden State Parkway bridge, police say bit.ly/1o9ySi0

Feb 13, 2016

Arctic blast creating dangerous conditions around N.J. bit.ly/1SnMgfm

Feb 13, 2016

Woman dies in jump from Garden State Parkway bridge, police say dlvr.it/KVRWCF

Feb 13, 2016

Arctic blast creating dangerous conditions around N.J. dlvr.it/KVQK98

Feb 12, 2016

Second set of twins has N.J. couple seeing double all over again bit.ly/1RwXsWb

Feb 12, 2016

Second set of twins has N.J. couple seeing double all over again dlvr.it/KV6j5Q


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