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  • N.J.'s tough new car seat law begins Sept. 1

    09/01/2015 2:23:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    TRENTON — New Jersey's new car seat law goes into effect this week with some of the most restrictive rules in the nation on how kids should be buckled into vehicles. The law, which begins Sept. 1, includes new regulations that require toddlers under age 2 and 30 lbs. to remain in rear-facing car seats. Older kids must remain in a booster seat until they are either age 8 or 57 inches tall. That could mean big changes for many New Jersey families. The state's previous law only said children under age 8 needed to be in a car seat...
  • 35th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan at Liberty State Park 9/1/80

    08/31/2015 5:23:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    President Ronald Reagan kicks off his presidential campaign with a Labor Day speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey. Delivered 1 September 1980.
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • UPDATE: Martha Shoffner gets 30 months in bribery case (Ex-Arkansas Treasurer)

    08/28/2015 3:19:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | August 28, 2015
    JUST IN: Brian Chilson reports from federal courthouse that Judge Leon Holmes has sentenced former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to 30 months in prison for taking bribes for state bond business. It will be followed by some supervised release. No fine was assessed. The 71-year-old will have to report to a Fort Worth prison in 60 days.
  • Tardy more than 100 times, N.J. teacher can still keep job

    08/27/2015 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    — An arbitrator used scathing language to describe the conduct of a public school teacher who has been late to work several dozen times in the last two years but also rejected the district's attempt to fire him, according to a ruling in a tenure hearing reached earlier this month. Arnold Anderson, a teacher at Roosevelt School, was late 46 times in the most recent school year through March 20, and another 65 times in the previous school year, according to the text of the arbitrator's decision, which was filed Aug. 19.
  • Heartless POS at New York Daily News

    08/27/2015 3:06:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Mark Levin ^ | August 26, 2015
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow · Heartless POS at New York Daily News http://fb.me/3KHo6USqi New York Daily NewsVerified account ‏@NYDailyNews An early look at tomorrow’s front page... EXECUTED ON LIVE TV: http://nydn.us/1Vc6ojl
  • 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer

    08/25/2015 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 25, 2015
    BAYONNE -- After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders -- the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 -- has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members. Michael Borders, Marcy Borders' brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: "I can't believe my sister is gone."
  • Guy Gets Locked In L.A. Fitness When It Closes For The Night… At 5 P.M.

    08/24/2015 2:10:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 24, 2015
    While you might have certain expectations about when a business should and shouldn’t be open, it’s always good to double check those hours, lest you accidentally get stuck inside when everyone locks up and goes home for the day. One gymgoer learned that the hard way last week, when he was locked in an L.A. Fitness location at closing time — 5 p.m., when you might expect people to be getting off work and well, heading to the gym. A Florida man posted a video on Facebook and YouTube (h/t Mashable) about his ordeal, where he came out of the...
  • Republicans Spending Early to Boost Chances to Keep Senate

    08/19/2015 4:39:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Rollcall ^ | August 19, 2015
    “Helping to shape the environment early is a lesson learned from 2012 that we applied, along with many others, effectively in 2014,” said Rob Engstrom, national political director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has so far spent nearly $2.7 million in six Senate contests across the country. “It’s no longer Election Day, it’s election year.” Of the millions the Chamber has spent, almost all of it has gone toward positive advertising on GOP incumbents or candidates including Sens. Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and John McCain of Arizona....
  • Batman’ Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away–Cancer Claims Original ‘Batgirl’ As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • Accusations of racism as Jersey City agency replaces black director with white man

    08/18/2015 2:24:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 17, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — A special meeting of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority ended in pandemonium tonight as supporters of the agency's executive director made a last-ditch effort to save his job. About two dozen residents, all supporters of the JCIA's black executive director, Oren K. Dabney, hurled accusations of racism at the JCIA's board of commissioners and at the absent Mayor Steve Fulop. Commissioners were meeting to set Dabney's retirement date as tomorrow and announce his temporary replacement, John Minella, the white executive director of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.
  • Sean Answers Beck

    08/16/2015 3:46:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Sean Hannity
    Late Thursday, Glenn Beck criticized Sean for supporting Donald Trump and questioned the motives of many "big-name" conservatives. Beck, who previously slammed Trump for being “the biggest flaming [ass] that you could possibly imagine,” called out Sean and other conservatives in a Facebook post, why “big-name” conservatives were pledging their support to the GOP presidential candidate. Beck went on to question the motives of Sean, Ann Coulter and others noting: “I get it if you are tired of politicians, a Republican progressive, or you are only about winning?” SEAN'S RESPONSE TO BECK: Glenn, You are a friend and a patriot...
  • James Harrison returns trophies, says his sons didn't earn them (NFL Steelers)

    08/16/2015 8:40:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 15, 2015
    "I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I'm sorry I'm not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I'm not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best...cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive...
  • Raising U.S. flag in Cuba just for show and shameful | Menendez

    08/15/2015 11:25:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 14, 2015 | BOB MENENDEZ
    A flag representing freedom and liberty will rise today in a country ruled by a repressive regime that denies its people democracy and basic human rights. This is the embodiment of a wrongheaded policy that rewards the Castro regime's brutality at the expense of the Cuban people's right to freedom of expression and independence.
  • Police: Former Bogota mayor Tito Jackson charged with shoplifting in Hackensack

    08/14/2015 5:42:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | August 13, 2015
    Tito Jackson, the former Bogota mayor, was charged with shoplifting after police said he left a supermarket in Hackensack with more than $400 in items he did not pay for, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
  • Wrigley Field Evacuated Following Bomb Threat After Giants vs. Cubs

    08/09/2015 4:43:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    BleacherReport ^ | August 9, 2015
    The Chicago Cubs finished a critical four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon, but baseball took a backseat in the aftermath of the game. According to Giants beat reporter Andrew Baggarly, there was a bomb threat at Wrigley Field following the contest. He provided more context with a quote from a police officer and described the scene:
  • Box Office: 'Fantastic Four' Bombs With $26.2 Million Weekend

    08/09/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 9, 2015
    Fox's hopes of rejuvenating the comicbook characters and turning the super-team into a cinematic juggernaut to rival "X-Men" have flamed out given that the film debuted to a dreadful $26.2 million across 3,995 theaters. With a production budget of $120 million, plus millions more in marketing costs, the film will need to get a boost from foreign crowds if it wants to avoid being a write-off.
  • Bayonne man charged with shooting wife 8 times after she filed for divorce

    08/09/2015 8:30:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 7, 2015
    JERSEY CITY – Bail was set at $500,000 cash only today for a Bayonne man charged with attempting to murder his estranged wife by shooting her eight times in her Jersey City home yesterday after learning she filed for divorce, officials said. ..... Harrison is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of hollow-point bullets and additional weapons offenses related to a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun, including possession of a firearm by a felon, the criminal complaint says.
  • Fight the New Totalitarians on Twitter! Use Your Twitter Vote to Halt Them Now!

    08/05/2015 1:48:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    RushLimbaugh ^ | August 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Help Us Defend Free Speech on Twitter As Rush has told us many times, The New Totalitarians use Twitter to shout down and intimidate anyone with an opposing viewpoint into silence, because they know they can't beat us in the Arena of Ideas. You’ve seen it before with the #StopRush effort to harass advertisers, and this intimidation has spread to everything from bakeries to florists and little pizza shops, who are told to conform… or be destroyed. The activists behind these efforts often use Twitter to conduct their harassment and organizing. We’ve Figured Out What Makes New Totalitarians Tick Here...
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Student’s stunning plea: Why did NYC let me graduate high school?

    08/02/2015 6:03:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2015
    Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June. She knew she hadn’t. Teachers say Melissa is just one of a number of students magically given credits for classes they failed in an effort by administrators to raise Bryant’s graduation rate. She told her story to The Post’s Susan Edelman. I don’t like receiving what I would call a handout, but that’s what happened. New York City gave me a ­diploma I didn’t deserve
  • Christie: I'll pardon legal gun owners arrested in N.J.

    08/02/2015 4:39:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 1 , 2015
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie said he'll likely pardon several out-of-staters legally permitted to carry their firearms in their home states who have been recently arrested in New Jersey under the Garden State's tough gun laws. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, Fla., was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 during a visit to Liberty State Park in Jersey City and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She could face a ten year prison sentence because her Florida state-issued permit to carry a handgun is not recognized by New...
  • As many as 9 people shot during Brooklyn house party

    08/02/2015 3:53:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2015
    A house party in Brooklyn was cut short Sunday morning when as many as nine people were shot and four others were injured, police officials said. At least one victim was in critical condition and clinging to life early Sunday, law enforcement sources told The Post. The gunfire erupted at a building at the intersection of Stanley Avenue and Crescent Street around 2:30 a.m. The carnage spilled out into the streets; one of the victims was found a block away at Loring Avenue and Crescent. At least four of the victims were at Brookdale Hospital, two of them with injuries...
  • Man Buys Car With $150K ATM Worker Accidentally Left Behind

    08/01/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2015
    A New Jersey man who allegedly picked up a bag of $150,000 in cash accidentally left behind by ATM workers bought a car with the money soon after. Using surveillance video, police tracked down a white van that was seen pulling up to the business where the bag of cash was accidentally left on Monday, The Associated Press reported. The van led police to Alton Harvey, 42, who was arrested and charged with theft of mislaid property; he is being held on $125,000 bail.
  • Caitlyn Jenner comes under fire from transgender friends for being too conservative in trailer (edit

    08/01/2015 1:32:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015
    She has become a national icon of gender politics. But now it seems Caitlyn Jenner could be coming under fire from fellow transgender women due to her self-confessed conservative views. The hardcore Republican lands in hot water in the latest traliler for I Am Cait, after complaining about overly generous social programs while discussing how to address the problems people in their community face.
  • Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

    07/30/2015 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 30, 2015
    A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She is scheduled to appear in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 12, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said today.
  • Loafer rail in Journal Square plaza removed after being slammed as anti-homeless

    07/28/2015 2:24:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | July 28, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — A thin beam with ornamental spikes, installed on a new planter in the Journal Square plaza, has been removed after criticism that it was only placed there to keep homeless people away. Councilman-at-large Daniel Rivera told The Jersey Journal the rounded spikes on the planter outside the PATH station, installed by the Journal Square Special Improvement District, created an unsafe condition for residents who might trip and land on the spikes.
  • LeVota resigns Senate seat as sexual harassment investigation expands (D-MO)

    07/26/2015 2:15:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | July 25, 2015
    State Sen. Paul LeVota, facing a public investigation for allegedly sexually harassing an intern, announced Friday evening that he would resign his seat in the Missouri Senate effective Aug. 23. In a note addressed “To My Friends” and posted on LeVota’s Facebook page at about 6:30 p.m., LeVota wrote that he needed one month “to finalize all the issues in my office and allow the governor the ability to immediately call a special election to fill my seat.”
  • Bayonne losing $25K a month with windmill generator on the fritz, officials say

    07/24/2015 4:36:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 24, 2015
    BAYONNE -- The wind turbine used to power the city's Oak Street and Fifth Street pumping stations has gone motionless, costing the city roughly $25,000 a month in energy costs, officials confirmed.
  • ‘The View’ To Add Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris as Co-Hosts

    07/23/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | July 23, 2015
    As “The View” heads toward its summer hiatus, ABC is in final negotiations to add Candace Cameron Bure and “GMA Weekend” anchor Paula Faris as co-hosts of the daytime talk show in the fall, Variety has learned. Both personalities have previously filled in on the show, and if the deals close, the women would complete the Hot Topics table for season 19, which will feature moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven Symone and comedian Michelle Collins.
  • Taylor Swift Fighting Counterfeit Products By Partnering W/Chinese Cos. To Sell $60 Branded T-Shirts

    07/22/2015 2:19:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 22, 2015
    One of the most common reasons someone might be tempted to purchase counterfeit product is price — fakes are likely to be much cheaper than the real thing, hence the appeal. So the choice by popular musician Taylor Swift to fight back against counterfeits by selling $60 T-shirts is well, a bit of a head scratcher. (Report of wsj story)
  • Dave Somerville Dies: Founder and Lead Singer of The Diamonds Was 81

    07/19/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 17, 2015
    Dave Somerville, founder and lead singer of the popular 1950s rock-n-roll band The Diamonds, died Wednesday in California at age 81. Tagged with the moniker "Diamond Dave," Somerville discovered The Diamonds during a talent show audition in 1953; he signed on as their coach and then became their lead singer, Billboard reported. Somerville told Tom Meros in an interview that he was a radio engineer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in Toronto, Canada, when he saw four guys lined up to audition in a hallway. He asked them to sing a song and started working with the quartet.
  • Police: Suspected shoplifter dies after parking garage jump

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A suspected shoplifter ran from store security and jumped over a railing at a Rhode Island shopping mall, falling 25 feet to her death, authorities said. The 35-year-old woman who died Thursday evening was aware of the drop, police said Friday. Providence Place Mall security personnel told police they heard over a radio someone telling the woman to get away from the edge and that it was dangerous, said Providence police Maj. David Lapatin.
  • 39th arrest for Jersey City woman charged with shoplifting, drug offense

    07/17/2015 2:30:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 16, 2015
    A 45-year-old Jersey City woman with 38 prior arrests has been charged with shoplifting, possession of suspected cocaine and other offenses, officials said. Walston now has 39 arrests, court officials said, adding that she has 21 disorderly persons convictions and three criminal convictions including one for aggravated assault.
  • Girl, 17, Sues for Right to Register for Military Draft

    07/16/2015 4:09:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | July 14, 2015
    Newser) – A teenage girl in New Jersey is suing the federal government for the right to be drafted. Or at least the right to register for the draft, which hasn't been used in decades. Though identified only as E.K.L. in the federal class-action suit, the Star-Ledger identifies the teen as recent high school graduate Elizabeth Kyle. And her complaint is fairly straightforward: Now that the military is opening up even combat roles to women, it makes no sense to require males to register for the draft at age 18 but not females. In fact, it’s unconstitutional, she argues. Kyle...
  • Trump on WOR710 NYC Today with Mark Simone - Listen

    07/15/2015 4:35:34 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    WOR 710 ^ | July 15, 2015
    The Presidential candidate joined Mark Simone and explains why he has struck a chord with the American people. "I speak from the heart, I speak from the gut," Trump explains. Trump believes that he is talking directly to the American people and what their concerns are. "Nobody would even be talking about it if I didn't bring it up, the whole subject of illegal immigration," he tells Mark Simone.
  • Lawsuit Asks Major League Baseball To Put Up Safety Nets All The Way To Foul Poles

    07/13/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    consumerists ^ | July 13, 2015
    The complaint contends that MLB stadiums only have enough safety netting to protect “VIP” patrons in the most expensive seats immediately near the home plate area and leaves the rest of the lower level seats at risk for injury. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status to represent anyone who purchased a season ticket to a major or minor league baseball game and whose seats are located in any exposed area between home plate and the the right and left field foul poles. Rather than looking for a cash payout, the plaintiff is asking for the court to require that all...
  • Miss USA 2015 swimsuits practically bleed red, white and blue

    07/12/2015 10:30:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Zap2it ^ | July 11, 2015
    Donald Trump may hate Mexico, but the Miss USA 2015 high fashion swimsuit photo shoot practically bleeds red, white and blue … with a few gold sequins thrown in for good measure. It is a beauty pageant, after all. When the 51 contestants arrived in Baton Rouge, La. at the end of June — just as the fallout from Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants was beginning to pick up steam — one of their first orders of business was to pose in Sun Kitten swimwear for photographer Fadil Berisha.
  • China: Uighurs deported from Thailand wanted to join jihad

    07/12/2015 5:09:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 12, 2015
    BEIJING (AP) — China's government has alleged that more than 100 minority Muslim Uighurs who were sent back by Thailand after fleeing China were on their way to fight in the Middle East and that some were implicated in terrorist activities at home. Thailand has been harshly criticized by the U.N., the European Union and human rights groups for repatriating the 109 Uighurs back to China, where activists say they face persecution, instead of sending them to Turkey, which has accepted other Uighurs.
  • Caught on tape: N.J. political leader punches 74-year-old poll worker, defends it, report says

    07/10/2015 3:23:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 9, 2015
    EAST ORANGE — A political battle is raging long past Election Day. Surveillance video has surfaced of an apparent physical fight between an Essex County political leader and a poll worker at a polling location in East Orange on primary day, June 2. According to a CBS News report, LeRoy Jones, the head of the Essex County Democratic Committee, is seen in the video throwing several punches at 74-year-old poll worker Bill Graves. According to the report, Graves is legally blind.
  • 22-Year-Old Man Accused Of Killing 7 People In New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    07/09/2015 4:49:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 9, 2015
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Union County officials have announced the arrest of a man who they believe is responsible for at least seven murders in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In Elizabeth, New Jersey, investigators said 22-year-old Todd West fatally shot his cousin on May 18 and then went on a shooting spree on June 25, killing three people and critically injuring another, 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet reported.
  • Excellent... Harry Shearer returns to Springfield and signs new The Simpsons contract

    07/07/2015 12:36:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Digital spy ^ | July 7, 2015
    It's the news Simpsons fans have been hoping for - Harry Shearer has rejoined the cast of the Fox series.
  • New Jersey: The least liked state in America

    Are you Jersey proud? The rest of the country doesn’t seem to understand why. A new survey by YouGov ranks New Jersey as the least liked state in the nation. “New Jersey is the only state in the country which people tend to have a negative opinion of,” YouGov said in its summary. According to YouGov’s findings, 40 percent of Americans have a negative opinion of New Jersey, the highest of any of the 50 states.
  • NYC Mailman Accused Of Stealing More Than $1M In Tax Refunds In Years-Long Scheme

    07/02/2015 5:11:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 2, 2015
    Is there some kind of greedy bug sweeping through the New York City mail system? Okay, probably not, but for the second time in two months a postal employee has been charged by federal prosecutors with taking part in a scheme to pad their own pockets. The most recent case involves a mail carrier who allegedly stole more than $1 million in tax refunds. The Associated Press reports that a 36-year-old Brooklyn man was charged with conspiracy and theft of government funds for his part in “delivering” bogus tax refunds to himself.
  • N.J. man knees detectives' groins in attempt to escape arrest, police say

    07/02/2015 4:27:34 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 2, 2015
    HOBOKEN—A North Bergen man kneed several detectives in their groins on Wednesday to avoid being arrested for selling drugs, according to police reports. Javier Gomez, 37, kneed Hoboken detectives' groins and tried to throw them into a four-foot gate in an attempt to escape arrest, police said. Detectives determined that Gomez was likely selling drugs after they saw him riding his bicycle to meet various people, according to police reports.
  • Fireworks cause concern for vets with PTSD

    07/01/2015 1:21:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    THV11 ^ | July 1, 2015
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Rosyna Stewart has had to do a bit of adjusting after going overseas to serve our country. Stewart says, "I served in Talea, Iraq for OIF. I thought maybe I'd go over there, do my job and come back." When Stewart returned she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD. She says, "I can't say that I didn't believe in it. But I never really imagined i would be going through it." PTSD can often complicate some of the simplest tasks in your daily routine. "I see things a whole lot...</p>
  • Jersey City man with 86 prior arrests facing new shoplifting charge

    06/30/2015 3:01:44 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 29, 2015
    JERSEY CITY -- A 47-year-old Jersey City man with 86 prior arrests made his first court appearance today on a Hoboken shoplifting charge. Jerry Williams, of the 200 block of Arlington Avenue, appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City this afternoon via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Williams is charged with stealing toiletries and hair grooming products with a value of more than $400 from the CVS store on Clinton Street Friday, the criminal complaint says. Court officials said Williams has 86 prior arrests, 50 disorderly persons convictions and 10 criminal convictions.
  • United Airlines Flight Forced To Turn Around After Passenger Refuses To Stop Smoking

    06/29/2015 5:47:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 29, 2015
    Though it might seem like “no smoking” signs on airplanes aren’t even needed anymore — who could possibly think lighting up a cigarette in an enclosed cabin filled with other people is okay? — there are apparently those out there who still need reminding that smoking isn’t allowed. To wit: a United Airlines flight headed to Boston from Denver was forced to turn around after a passenger reportedly lit up and refused to stop smoking. Officials said the flight returned to Denver International Airport around midnight on Friday due to a disturbance on board, an airport spokesperson told Channel 2...
  • Jersey City man accidentally sets himself on fire -- while trying to burn ants, police say

    06/26/2015 6:25:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 26, 2015
    A Jersey City man accidentally set himself on fire on Thursday when he was trying to burn ants, police said. The 46-year-old victim was igniting gas in an alleyway on Bayview Avenue near Martin Luther King Drive at around 5 p.m. when the gas caused a flashback, police said. The man suffered second degree burns to his lower arms, according to authorities.
  • Handcuffed Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges Escapes Police Custody in Harlem: NYPD

    06/25/2015 3:20:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    4NewYork ^ | June 25, 2015
    A handcuffed man arrested on attempted murder charges attacked an officer guarding him and escaped police custody in Manhattan Tuesday night, according to the NYPD. The man, identified as 23-year-old Tarek Arnold, got away around 7:30 p.m. at 134th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and remains on the lam, police said Police said Arnold was being taken to Manhattan central booking, with his hands cuffed behind his back, when he pushed the officer guarding to the ground and took off. Surveillance video shows him running down the street in a white T-shirt and pants as two law enforcement...