July 10, 2016 |
A man was shot after allegedly pulling a gun on police in Toms River overnight, authorities say. The weapon turned out to be an black Airsoft replica pistol without an orange tip, officials said. Toms River police said the incident unfolded after officers approached what authorities described as a suspicious vehicle at Cedar and Haines Drives around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Sauers, 29, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pulled the replica handgun, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.
July 4, 2016
Fine crafts Connecticut. Handmade works by more than 180 nationally recognized artists offered in this juried crafts show. Categories include ceramics, wearable and nonwearable fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, and painting. Held outdoors rain or shine. Guilford Art Center Craft Expo , Guilford, July 15-17. www.guilfordartcenter.org . Evening entertainment Delaware. Grab a blanket and dinner for summer concerts at the band shell in Bellevue State Park, with an eclectic line-up from country to funk to indie.
July 2, 2016
A New Jersey man was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a relative when she was an elementary school student, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced. Christian Powell, 52, of Toms River, was convicted on 22 counts of child sexual assault. His bail was immediately revoked and he was remanded to jail. The now-19-year-old victim, who was assaulted starting when she was in third grade and continuing until eighth grade, testified at the trial. An earlier trial ended with a deadlocked jury last October.
June 22, 2016 |
As a workers' compensation defense lawyer, Michael Huber "was a little like Jimmy Stewart, very earnest, like a Boy Scout," his Haddonfield law partner William T. Freeman said. Freeman recalled that in one case, Mr. Huber won a decision before the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court in Camden. But while Mr. Huber was away, an appellate court "very promptly reversed" the decision, Freeman said, "because of him, because he wasn't there to argue it. " And because of his Stewartian earnestness, Freeman said, Mr. Huber was "someone you could trust with the most delicate of personal information without any fear.
June 13, 2016 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Craig Mensinger called it "mystifying. " His Ocean City team was "super confident" entering the Group 3 state championship game Saturday against Northern Highlands. The Red Raiders had won 14 of 15. They had ace Sean Mooney on the mound. They were playing a team with 10 losses. They were on the brink of the first state title in the history of the program. But when Mooney allowed his first two earned runs of the season in the first inning, thanks to a bloop, an opposite-field double, and a windblown double, the Red Raiders never recovered.
June 13, 2016 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - It was way past the time for constructive criticism. Standing in the outfield with his disappointed team around him, St. Augustine Prep coach Mike Bylone wasn't interested in rehashing the mistakes that cost the Hermits their best chance to win the Non-Public A state title. He wasn't interested in discussing a couple of wind-blown fly balls that appeared to confound his outfielders or a pair of baserunning miscues that sucked the air out of the Hermits' last-gasp rally in the seventh inning.
June 7, 2016 |
Highland coach D.J. Gore says the "numbers don't lie" when it comes to Ocean City senior Sean Mooney. So why doesn't anybody believe them? "Unbelievable," Ocean City senior outfielder Dom Fiorentino said of his teammate's pitching statistics. "Unbelievable," echoed veteran coach Craig Mensinger about Mooney's remarkable numbers. Even Mooney seems a little dubious about his own accomplishments. "No [earned] runs? That's a little hard to believe," Mooney said. "But it feels great.
June 4, 2016 |
Robert W. Engle, 90, of Newtown Square, a businessman and avid sailor, died Friday, May 27, of a stroke at Dunwoody Village. A Lansdowne native, Mr. Engle graduated from East Lansdowne High School in 1944. During the summer, he worked at Combination Pump Valve Co., a specialized valve-making firm founded by his grandfather in 1915. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Engle joined his father, Warren, and brother, Cal, at the valve company, now called CPV Manufacturing Inc. Mr. Engle rose to become president and CEO and took the Kennett Square company international before retiring in 2013.
May 25, 2016
Family ordered to pay $600,000 in killing of boy, 6 TOMS RIVER, N.J. - The parents of a New Jersey boy who was 4 when he fatally shot a 6-year-old neighbor have been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 to the slain youth's family. Anthony and Melissa Senatore also will have to pay punitive damages to Brandon Holt's parents under the ruling issued Monday. But that amount hasn't been determined. The rulings came in a wrongful-death suit brought by Holt's family. The Senatores were ordered to pay $572,588.
May 2, 2016 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A crowded city like nothing New Jersey has ever seen is rising over this once sleepy Ocean County township, and its neighbors are on edge. In adjacent Toms River, those tensions started in late 2014 when bearded men in wide hats began knocking on doors. They had friends in Brooklyn, they said, who would pay top dollar for the houses. "The guy who came around our street called himself 'Charles from Brooklyn,' " homeowner Laurie Venditto recalled. He "must have been here 20 or 30 times" to tell her and others on Hunters Court that his fellow Haredi Jews were moving in. "He said we wouldn't want to live here when he was done," Venditto recalled, speaking in the ground-floor office of her corner home.