Before becoming a digital reporter and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, my NJ journalism roots began as faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. Relatives might say my "gift of gab" grew from there, leading me to radio and beyond. As a wife and momma, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
VIDEO: NJ police chief was passed out, pants down, on roadway in DWI arrest
Body cam footage from the April encounter involving Bordentown Police Chief Brian Pesce in Hamilton Township shows that he was sleeping on the street behind his pickup truck when officers arrived.
Trenton, NJ mom pleads for justice after 9-year-old girl is shot and killed
The fourth grader was outside her family's residence when she was killed by gunfire after a large fight broke out nearby. The public is being urged to help track down the shooter.
Storm prompts delay for 2022 Seaside Heights, NJ St. Patrick’s Day parade
A messy weather forecast for Saturday sparked a postponement for the largest St. Paddy's Day parade in Ocean County. Meanwhile, Hamilton was weighing its options.
People in NJ are boycotting vodka, gasoline to strike back at Ukraine invasion
Amid military aggression in Ukraine, residents and businesses are boycotting Russian-sourced items, in solidarity with those under siege. There's also a proposed ban on NJ business with Russia.
Apparently suicidal NJ woman charged with murder after head-on crash
Lisa Pollitt intentionally drove into oncoming traffic on Thursday, according to prosecutors, ultimately killing a 95-year-old Monroe woman.
Is public drinking allowed now? NJ has new open-container law
Open container zones for alcoholic drinks, which cropped up due to COVID, could be here to stay under a new law in New Jersey.
Police: Toms River, NJ house deemed ‘unsafe’ after unlicensed Jackson man crashes into it
The 23-year-old driver, ticketed for multiple offenses, was airlifted to a local hospital due to his injuries, police said.
NJDOC: State prison officers must work 7 days a week into 2022, due to COVID
All vacation and other paid leave was canceled for state prison guards through at least Monday, citing a pandemic staff shortage. A union president said staff mental health is in grave danger.
Vineland, NJ police shoot, kill man after backhoe rampage – report
Three officers were treated for injuries after the incident, partly seen on video. The state attorney general is investigating, under the protocol for deadly, police-involved shootings.
Loan Payments Due in 2022, Menendez Calls to Cancel Student Debt
A pandemic-timed freeze on loan payments is set to expire at the end of January, prompting renewed calls from U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for canceling student debt.
Nazi sticker found at Mount Laurel, NJ synagogue during Hanukkah
Police believe the sticker had been outside the temple for sometime, while saying they are investigating this "despicable act."
Omicron in NJ: Everything we know about this COVID-19 variant
As the state confirmed the variant of concern has arrived, here's the latest questions and answers — does it appear easier to spread, and do vaccines seem to work against it?