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

Cops waited too long to take blood sample in fatal crash, court rules — FREEHOLD - Prosecutors can't use the results of a blood test against a Rhode Island woman accused of killing one of her passengers while allegedly driving drunk in Freehold Township because police waited too long to get the sample, an appellate court panel said Monday.

1 dead in 2 shootings in Newark, police say — NEWARK - Authorities in Essex County said Saturday they are investigating two separate shootings in Newark, including one that turned fatal. Investigators from the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office were on Belgium Street early Saturday morning to investigate a fatal shooting, said Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.

2nd large kill of fish washes up along Jersey coast — LITTLE EGG HARBOR - Some Ocean County residents woke up Saturday morning to a massive fish kill, the second large-scale fish die-off along the New Jersey coast this week.

Newark woman standing at her car killed in crash, cops say — NEWARK - A Newark woman was killed in a collision with another car early Saturday morning, authorities said. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said the police department and the prosecutor's office are investigating the fatal crash that occurred shortly after 2 a.m.

Blue skies, low humidity for last August weekend in NJ — The last weekend in August promises to bring nothing but blue skies to New Jersey with some heat but lower humidity, forecasters say. Saturday will be sunny with a high near 89 inland, according to the National Weather Service.

Man charged in Shore road rage attack — WALL TOWNSHIP - A Wall Township man was arrested in a road-rage incident in which he allegedly forced another driver off the road before attacking him. The confrontation occurred on Route 70 near Old Bridge Road around 2:46 p.m. on Tuesday while the two drivers were heading east on the highway, Detective Lieutenant Greg Carpino said in a press release.

Federal court says yeshiva can be in residential neighborhood — OCEAN TOWNSHIP - A federal judge allowed a Jewish boarding school to be sited in a residential neighborhood in Ocean Township after concluding the town's refusal was a violation of the yeshiva's religious rights. In her court order issued Thursday, U.S.

Sandy Hook celebrates National Park centennial but visitors get the gift: no entrance fees — SANDY HOOK - How does the National Park Service celebrate its centennial anniversary at Sandy Hook? It throws a four-day bash and lets everyone in for free. At Sandy Hook and many of the park service's other facilities across the country, visitors won't have to pay entrance fees Thursday through Sunday to commemorate the National Park Service's 100 th anniversary.

Shore man accused of having hundreds of images of child porn — POINT PLEASANT BEACH - A Point Pleasant Beach man was arrested early Thursday on charges he had hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on his computer, authorities said. Carlos Diaz Rojas, 54, was taken into custody at his Philadelphia Avenue home. Members of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office's High Tech Crime Unit and the U.S.

Cleanup of 1M dead fish completed in Keansburg — KEANSBURG - The fish kill cleanup in Keansburg finished Thursday morning as state officials increased their estimate of dead bunker to more than a million. Keansburg Mayor George Hoff said public works crews picked up the last of the peanut bunker that washed on shore at the Waackaack Creek with Thursday morning's high tide.
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