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

Man attempted 'suicide by cop' after setting car on fire in Berkeley

nj.com — BERKELEY -A Toms River man deliberately set his car on fire early Friday morning in an attempt to get responding police officers to shoot and kill him during a confrontation in Berkeley Township, authorities said. Thomas M. Foti, 26, was charged with aggravated arson in an incident where Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said police showed "tremendous restraint" in not discharging their weapons.

Autopsy scheduled for sailor found dead aboard boat grounded off Sandy Hook

nj.com — SANDY HOOK -An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today on a man found dead aboard a boat that ran aground on Sandy Hook, authorities said. New Jersey State Police are still investigating the circumstances of how the sailboat became beached around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Monmouth County's top law cop back home after Navy service in Afghanistan

nj.com — FREEHOLD - Monmouth County's top law enforcement officer has returned from a nine-month Naval assignment in Afghanistan, but he's not officially on the job yet. Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni on Thursday afternoon presented the freeholder board with a flag that flew over Camp McCloskey where he was stationed during his assignment.

Anthony Senatore pleads guilty

photos.nj.com — Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:31 PM A deer-shaped hunting target with children's bicycles a dirt bike and a 4-wheel-drive golf cart in the side yard of a home on McCormick Drive where a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head by a 4-year-old yesterday in Toms River.

Anthony Senatore pleads guilty

photos.nj.com — A man and woman enter the home on McCormick Drive where a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head by a 4-year-old yesterday in Toms River. They did not say a word and would not answer the door when a Star-Ledger reporter knocked. 4/9/13 (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)

Anthony Senatore pleads guilty

photos.nj.com — Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:31 PM Daniel Watkins, uncle of 6-year-old shooting victim Brandon Holt, speaks outside their family's home on McCormick Drive where Brandon was shot in the head by a 4-year-old yesterday in Toms River. 4/9/13 (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)

Anthony Senatore pleads guilty

photos.nj.com — Four adults arrive and enter the home on McCormick Drive where a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head by a 4-year-old yesterday in Toms River. They did not say a word and would not answer the door when a Star-Ledger reporter knocked. 4/9/13 (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)

Anthony Senatore pleads guilty

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photos.nj.com — Brandon Holt...

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photos.nj.com — Ronald and Christine Holt, of Toms River, lost their son, Brandon, 6, who was shot and killed by his 4-year-old neighborhood playmate, on April 8, 2013. Ronald has created a small shrine to his son in their dinning room, and they wear plastic bracelets with their son's name on them.
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Oct 31, 2014

Man attempted 'suicide by cop' after setting car on fire in Berkeley bit.ly/1u3754a

Oct 31, 2014

Autopsy scheduled for sailor found dead aboard boat grounded off Sandy Hook bit.ly/1vq92mp

Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Autopsy scheduled for sailor found dead aboard boat grounded off Sandy Hook dlvr.it/7NLVdk

Oct 31, 2014

Monmouth County's acting prosecutor back home after Navy service in Afghanistan bit.ly/1vnLOxi

Oct 30, 2014

Monmouth County's top law cop back home after Navy service in Afghanistan dlvr.it/7MwZNG

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