December 15, 2011 |
TRENTON - Small wineries could directly ship wine to consumers and retailers under legislation that passed the Senate, 23-13, on Thursday, one of dozens of bills that lawmakers sped through in their last voting session of the year. "New Jersey wineries are by and large considered among the best in the country, but consumer access to these wines is still severely limited. This legislation will change all of that," Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), a sponsor, said in a statement.
May 5, 2011
IT SEEMS A WEEK cannot go by without a Sprint Cup feud. This week's feud du jour features Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya. Early in Saturday night's Cup race at Richmond, Newman spun Montoya's Chevrolet. A little more than 100 laps later, Montoya, the pole sitter, appeared to retaliate. Speaking to his crew on the radio, Newman said the situation would be dealt with after the race. Newman finished 20th; Montoya was 29th. No smackdown occurred after the race.
March 23, 2011 |
"I PAID AN incredible price. I just want my life back," former NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri said last night, hours after a New York judge cleared him of any wrongdoing in a so-called road-rage incident last May in which he was alleged to have slapped a limo driver in New York. DeMentri, 47, was found not guilty of attempted assault over a May 18 confrontation with Hurley Senanayake , 55, the driver for the Bahamian ambassador to the United Nations, who said that DeMentri hit him through a partially open window during the argument over a parking space.
January 17, 2011 |
Donald Griffith and Jamil Ransome got into a minor fender bender Friday night, the kind that police don't even respond to now because the vehicles were operational after the accident. But somewhere in between the banged-up bumpers of Griffith's 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass station wagon and those of Ransome's 2009 Chevy Malibu, things went wrong, police said. Very wrong. Shortly after the 8:30 p.m. accident on Frankford Avenue near Deveraux in Wissinoming, perhaps while the men were exchanging information, tempers flared and Ransome, 20, assaulted Griffith, 42, said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman.
January 16, 2011 |
A Northeast Philadelphia man was held Saturday without bail on murder and weapons charges in what police said was an apparent road-rage killing after a traffic accident in the 3000 block of Devereaux Street. Police said Donald Griffith, 42, was in a fender-bender with Jamil Ransome, 20, shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. They said that immediately after the accident, Griffith pulled a gun and fired repeatedly at Ransome, hitting him once in the stomach. Griffith fled before police arrived.
September 25, 2010 |
A Delaware County motorist chased two African American women who had passed him and caught up to their car at a nursing home, where he pointed a handgun at them and called out racial slurs and expletives, according to court documents. Robert G. Lambert, 52, of Trainer, who is white, has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment, and ethnic intimidation in the incident. According to court documents, Lambert was heading west in a Jeep on a two-lane section of Naamans Creek Road near Highland Drive at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at an "extremely low rate of speed" when a car driven by Shardae Wilson pulled around him. Wilson was taking a friend, Jashona Degraphemreed, to work at the Naamans Creek Country Manor health-care facility, a few miles away on Naamans Creek Road in Bethel Township.
September 24, 2010 |
A Delaware County man chased down two African-American women who passed his slow moving Jeep, followed them to a nursing home where one worked, pulled out a gun, pointed it at them and repeatedly used racial slurs and expletives, according to court documents. Robert G. Lambert, 52, of Trainer, who is white, has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment and ethnic intimidation in the road-rage incident. He was arraigned on $50,000 bail and is currently still in custody, according to court officials.
May 29, 2010 |
Long before ex-Marine Christian Squillaciotti pulled his truck alongside an SUV on the Schuylkill Expressway and shot the driver in the head in October 2008, he was a broken and addicted man, testimony at his sentencing hearing revealed yesterday. Squillaciotti, 35, was sexually molested as a boy by an uncle and by a "Big Brother" mentor and was abused by an alcoholic stepfather, according to testimony. He was discharged from the Marines for mental illness and suffered pain and addiction to a grab-bag of drugs prescribed after a tractor-trailer hit his truck in 2007.
May 28, 2010 |
An ex-Marine with a history of mental illness was sentenced today to 13 to 26 years in prison for a road-rage incident in South Philadelphia that left a South Jersey man disabled with a gunshot wound of the head. Christian Squillaciotti, 35, said nothing before being sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi after a two-hour hearing in which his background of childhood sexual molestation, physical abuse and mental illness was made public in painful detail by defense attorney Christopher J. Angelo.
May 28, 2010 |
Christian Squillaciotti, the former Marine who admitted shooting a fellow motorist in the head during a 2008 road-rage incident, was sentenced to 13 to 26 years in state prison plus 35 years of probation this morning in Common Pleas Court. Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi handed down the sentence following a nearly two-hour sentencing hearing during which Squillaciotti's history of mental illness and of being sexually abused as a child was detailed by his mother and others.