Former Franklin Fire Official Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree

January 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree.

Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The guilty finding ...

Former Student Pleads Guilty to Rutgers Cyber Attacks

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, according to the US Department of Justice.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled guilty to his ...

Somerville Courtroom: Woman Twice Convicted of Death by Auto Faces Sentencing


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amie Marroccelli, 44, twice convicted of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of a motorist on Route 78 in 2010, will be sentenced Friday, Dec. 15 before Judge Robert Reed at 9 a.m. in the Somerset County Courthouse.

The Union Township woman was found guilty of the crime a second time in October; she was previously tried and convicted on March 17, 2014, ...

Somerville Forum Examines Issues with Justice System

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills and the Central Jersey Community Coalition hosted a dialogue recently which addressed the issues facing those involved with the modern American criminal justice system.

The event was organized by Caroline Hann, who is a part of the advocate performance group META theatre company.

The evening opened with words from ...

State Suspends License of Franklin Doctor for 'Inappropriate Behaviors’


SOMERSET, NJ - A state board temporarily suspended a local pain doctor’s license for allegedly calling a client "drug addict", waving a knife in the air with a room full of patients, and other inappropriate behavior, according to court documents.

On Oct. 27, Franklin Township Police summoned a Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) to the Veronica ...

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