August 25, 1998 |
The family of a young man slain at a late-night party said yesterday that he was acting as a peacekeeper when he was shot. Jason Garrison, 21, a former Rancocas Valley Regional High School student known to friends as Jay Roc, was shot once in the upper body Friday night when a 17-year-old boy and an adult companion tried to crash a party in Tabernacle, police said. A youth and a man were arrested early Saturday. The young suspect pistol-whipped one man and then threatened to use the gun on others, according to the victim's parents.
January 19, 2000 |
A Pemberton Township man accused of crashing a party in Tabernacle two years ago and fatally shooting a man who tried to stop him faces a minimum of 22 years in state prison under the terms of his plea bargain, authorities said. Vantrez J. Franklin, 19, of Vine Street, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault yesterday in return for the dismissal of murder and armed-robbery charges. The agreement calls for him to be sentenced to 25 years in prison, including 22 years without the possibility of parole, said John B. Brennan, an assistant Burlington County prosecutor.
December 19, 2011 |
THE POINTS just keep coming for the Florida Panthers, especially on home ice. Kris Versteeg scored 3 minutes, 8 seconds into overtime, giving the Panthers a 3-2 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes last night. Stephen Weiss' shot from in front was blocked, but Versteeg found the loose puck and swept it in for his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Sean Bergenheim and Jason Garrison also scored for Florida, and Jose Theodore made 24 saves. The Panthers have earned at least one point in eight straight home games; their last 12 contests on their rink have been decided by one goal.
April 18, 2012 |
KEVIN KLEIN scored a go-ahead goal 6:25 into the third period and Pekka Rinne made 40 saves, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. The Predators, who have won both games in Detroit, can eliminate Detroit in Game 5 on Friday night in Nashville. Predators rookie Gabriel Bourque broke a scoreless tie 1:55 into the third period. Detroit's Niklas Kronwall tied it 1:19 later with a power-play goal that was waved off on the ice but reversed by video review.
February 22, 2013 |
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the visiting Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, on Thursday, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston. Rolston, who until Wednesday was the head coach of the AHL's Rochester Americans, was hired as the Sabres' interim coach following the club's decision to fire Lindy Ruff. Van Riemsdyk's power-play goal at 14:28 of the third - his team-leading 11th - gave Toronto breathing room. In other games * At Raleigh, N.C., Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
March 4, 2000 |
Her dead son's photograph perched on the prosecutor's table, Doris Garrison expressed no anger, but no forgiveness, either, toward the killer, 19-year-old Vantrez J. Franklin of Browns Mills. "I feel no hostility or hate toward Mr. Franklin because that is what started all of this," she said in a statement read by Assistant Burlington County Prosecutor John B. Brennan in a Superior Court sentencing yesterday. "I hope God can forgive him, because I know I never will. " Superior Court Judge John A. Sweeney agreed to sentence Franklin to the terms of a plea bargain reached in January.
October 30, 2011
For a while, it seemed that New York Rangers coach John Tortorella's line-juggling with his two biggest stars would produce his team's first win at refurbished Madison Square Garden. Then in a span of less than eight minutes, nothing worked for the Rangers. First the momentum was gone, then the lead, and then a shot at an important second standings point. Jason Spezza scored twice, Milan Michalek capped the Ottawa Senators' three-goal comeback in the third period by netting the only goal in the shootout, and the Senators beat the Rangers, 5-4, on Saturday to stretch their winning streak to five.
April 18, 2012
Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the host New Jersey Devils, 4-3, on Tuesday night. Sean Bergenheim, Jason Garrison and Mike Weaver also scored and Scott Clemmensen made 19 saves after replacing Jose Theodore early in giving the Panthers a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven EasternConference first-round series. Zach Parise, Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 6 minutes, 16 seconds.
November 14, 2011 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - With his entire bottom lip sliced open down the middle after being tomahawked by Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison late in the third period last night, Max Talbot was irate. But he didn't have time to ask referee Stephane Auger for an explanation about why Garrison didn't receive a high-sticking penalty. That's because Talbot was too busy searching for the other half of his left front tooth on the BankAtlantic Center ice. "I took a hockey stick right across the face," Talbot said.
November 1, 2011 |
PHOENIX COYOTES forward Raffi Torres is being criticized for wearing blackface while dressed as rapper Jay-Z at a Halloween party. Fans and some media started criticizing Torres and his wife, Gianna, after teammate Paul Bissonnette posted a photo on Twitter of the couple both wearing blackface as they dressed up as Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles at a team Halloween party Sunday night. Torres wore a New York Yankees hat, black sunglasses and a white T-shirt as part of his costume, while his wife wore a sparkly dress with a "baby bump" underneath, a nod to Knowles' revelation that she was pregnant at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.