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Area Doc Charged in Opioid Drug Kickback Scheme

November 27, 2020

NEWARK, NJ --  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Monday that his office has filed complaints against several state physicians, including one from Hamilton, for allegedly inappropriately writing “off-label” prescriptions for high dosages of the powerful opioid and cancer pain medication “Subsys” without regard for the associated risks of ...

Area Man Gets 12 Years for Attempted Murder of Girlfriend

FLORENCE, NJ-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 34-year-old Florence Township man was sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in New Jersey state prison for brutally assaulting his girlfriend in the fall of 2016.

Akil Herbert must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Herbert pled ...

BurlCo Youth Pastor Charged with Online Sexual Exploitation of Young Males

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced on Friday that the youth pastor and music leader of a Hainesport church has been charged with coaxing underage boys on social media to send him nude pictures and videos, then using that material to blackmail his victims into performing sexual acts on themselves for his enjoyment.

Sean Higgins, 30, of the 300 block of Temple ...

Another Former Inmate Charged In Fort Dix Prison Drone Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – A Union County, New Jersey man has been charged with conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband, including tobacco, cell phone chargers, and a cell phone, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix.

Johansel Moronta, 27, of Linden, New Jersey, an inmate at Fort Dix from April 2018 to March 2019, was charged with one count of conspiring to smuggle ...

A Drunk Driver 'Took a Piece of Our Hearts' Says O'Donnell Family

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Jim and Betty O’Donnell had that sinking feeling late on October 1 when their son Brian did not get home from work at his normal time, the instinct that something was wrong sank in.

Even at 32 years old Brian, Jim and Betty's oldest child, would always call home around 11:00 p.m. when he was leaving work at Mecho Shades in Edison, just to let them know ...

Former Inmate Charged With Using Drones to Smuggle Contraband into Fort Dix Federal Prison

TRENTON, NJ— A former inmate at Fort Dix Federal Prison was arrested on Monday for conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband, including tobacco and cell phone chargers, into the federal correctional facility and for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Jason Arteaga Loayza, 29, of Jersey City, New Jersey, and an inmate at ...

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Prepping for an Emergency, Trenton-Mercer Airport Holds Full-Scale Safety Drill

November 28, 2020

EWING, NJ -- An "aircraft landed hard and long." That was the emergency scenario posed to aviation and government representatives as well as more than a dozen agencies that took part in Trenton-Mercer Airport’s (TTN) full-scale emergency exercise on November 19. 

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the exercise was conducted mostly ...

Trump Caravan that Blocked Parkway Traffic 'Silly', 'Dangerous', Murphy Says

NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state with a few notables outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday.

“I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely and especially those of you who took extra precautions to keep trick or treaters and their families ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

November 30, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

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