New Jersey

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

9-Hour Dumpster Dive Pays Off for Lenny Dykstra

Ex-ballplayer finds his $80K dentures in the trash

(Newser) - Former ballplayer Lenny Dykstra really wanted his dentures back. The onetime New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder accidentally left them at a Jersey Mike's sandwich shop a couple miles from his Linden, New Jersey, home on Saturday. "The bread is so hard on those subs," he... More »

Mother Charged After Child Dies in Hot Car

NJ toddler was left in vehicle for 2.5 hours

(Newser) - A 25-year-old mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges over the death of her toddler daughter in a hot car last month. Prosecutors say Lakewood resident Chaya Shurkin has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Asbury Park Press . Officers responding to a report of... More »

Cops: We Found Heavily Armed Man Outside Elementary School

Thomas J. Wilkie of Delaware charged, may have gone to see current or ex-girlfriend at NJ school

(Newser) - New Jersey police responding to a call from cops in a neighboring state say they found a 46-year-old man with a loaded firearm and dozens of rounds of ammo outside an elementary school, putting the school in lockdown. ABC News reports on the incident that took place Thursday afternoon, when... More »

10 Best States to Call Home

Bay Staters have it pretty good

(Newser) - California may be the " most fun " state, but it's far from best, according to WalletHub 's latest ranking. To find the best US state to call home, the site compared affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety—providing each of the 50 states... More »

Tony Soprano's House Goes Up for Sale

But the 'starting price' is $3.4M, owners say

(Newser) - Want Tony Soprano's old house? Here's the email to ask . But otherwise, fuggedaboutit: The 1.5-acre property in North Caldwell, NJ, is selling for at least $3.4 million in a neighborhood where similar homes sell for about half that, the New York Times reports. Owners Patti and... More »

Woman Charged With DUI. So Is the Driver She Called

Both were released to a third driver

(Newser) - Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving. Hackettstown police say 21-year-old Morgan Doran, of Netcong, was arrested early Friday after a traffic stop, the AP reports. She was taken to the... More »

She Sold Her Family Home. She Didn't Know About the Secret Safe

Now, legal wrangling over the Civil War-era gold certificates found inside that are worth millions

(Newser) - A story out of New Jersey has both legal experts and Reddit threads buzzing , and has spurred both a civil lawsuit and a criminal trial. It involves a secret safe hidden under the basement stairs of an Asbury Park home once owned by Elaine Palmer, who died in 2004, and... More »

Man Pees on Child's Memorial, Gets Fired by Own Father

Friend filmed him urinating in NJ playground

(Newser) - A New Jersey man who was filmed grinning as he urinated on a memorial to a dead child has been fired by his boss—who happens to be his father. Bryan Bellace, 23, was wearing a shirt with the Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating logo as he peed on the... More »

Millionaire Gave Flying Lessons to Underage Girl. Then, This

Stephen Mell faces up to 5 years on sex charges

(Newser) - A New Jersey millionaire who seemed to have everything—a family, a helicopter, two planes, a brokerage firm—is pleading guilty to sex charges after allegedly putting one of his planes on autopilot to have sex with an underage girl, USA Today reports. Stephen Mell, 53, faces up to five... More »

Teacher: I Was Scapegoat in Trump Yearbook Dispute

She says she was ordered to censor photo

(Newser) - A high school yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Trump's name from their clothing is suing the district, saying she was made a scapegoat. Teacher Susan Parsons says in her lawsuit, filed Monday, that officials in New Jersey's Wall... More »

School Pooper's Lawsuit Says Mug Shot Ruined His Life

Ex-superintendent is suing police

(Newser) - A former New Jersey school superintendent accused of defecating daily on or near a high school track near his home says police wrecked his reputation and ruined his life by releasing his mug shot, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. Former Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini—... More »

Leaky Test Dummies Plunge From Roller Coaster

It's still safe for humans, amusement park says

(Newser) - Two test dummies flew off a Jersey Shore roller coaster and crashed into a hotel—but the amusement park promises that human riders won't have the same experience. The water-filled dummies fell off the GaleForce roller coaster at the Castaway Cove park in Ocean City, NJ, during a routine... More »

Terminally Ill Adults Can Now End Their Lives in 8 States

New Jersey will join the group effective Aug. 1

(Newser) - "Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves is the right thing to do," says New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. And New Jersey is doing "the right thing." As of Aug. 1, medically assisted suicide will be available to irreversibly terminally ill adults... More »

GoFundMe Scammer Faces Up to 4 Years in State Prison

She pleads guilty to theft by deception

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman who hoodwinked GoFundMe donors with a fake story about helping a homeless vet faces up to four years in state prison after pleading guilty for a second time. Katelyn McClure, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud last month, pleaded guilty in a... More »

Murder Trial Opening for 'Kai the Hitchhiker'

Caleb McGillivray claims he only defended himself in sexual assault

(Newser) - "Kai the hitchhiker" will soon learn if his hitchhiking days are over. Opening statements begin Tuesday in the long-awaited trial of the Canadian Internet star turned murder suspect, accused of fatally beating a 73-year-old lawyer who offered up his home in Clark, NJ, reports News 12 . Prosecutors say Joseph... More »

Judge Faces Suspension After 'Close Your Legs' Remark

Ethics panel: Suspend John Russo after 'egregious' questioning of alleged assault victim

(Newser) - "Emotional immaturity" has been cited by a New Jersey Supreme Court advisory panel as a factor in its recommendation that a family court judge be suspended without pay for three months and receive training in "appropriate courtroom demeanor." The ethics committee's main bone of contention with... More »

Doctor Convicted of 'Ski Rage' Attack on Boy, 12

Dr. Samuel Caruthers' attorney is looking for the verdict to be overturned

(Newser) - On Valentine's Day in 2016, a 12-year-old boy on a snowboard ran into a 10-year-old boy on the bunny slope at New Jersey's Mountain Creek ski resort. The 10-year-old's father didn't take it well—and on Wednesday, he was convicted on a host of charges in... More »

3 Barking Dogs at NJ Mansion Cause a Ruckus

Neighbors keep complaining, so Saddle River might define 'excessive barking'

(Newser) - What constitutes excessive barking? A wealthy New Jersey suburb may soon be able to tell you. Saddle River, one of many municipalities to ban excessive noise by dogs, will soon vote on whether to define what that means: A proposed ordinance would forbid continuous barking or yelping over 20 minutes... More »

That's a Lot of Pork: Feds Make Largest Agricultural Seizure Ever

1M pounds of pork seized at New Jersey port

(Newser) - Federal authorities say 1 million pounds of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port, the AP reports. Troy Miller, field operations director for the Customs and Border Protection in New York and New Jersey, says it's the largest agricultural seizure ever made... More »

Man Finds Out Late Fee for Book He Took Out in 1966

Luckily, Harry Krame, 65, won't have to pay for tome he borrowed from library in 1965

(Newser) - If you have school-age children, remind them often to check their rooms (and all around the rest of the house) for overdue library books—otherwise, a half-century might fly by before you know it, and they could get socked with a $2,000 late fee. Harry Krame of Fair Lawn,... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>