The tragic accident of a 9-year-old New Jersey Girl who shot and killed a Las Vegas shooting instructor while shooting a fully automatic Uzi has gained national attention. The young girl was learning to shoot when the gun recoiled hitting the instructor in the head and killing him. This story has once again opened the debate about appropriate use of guns among children. More>>
Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. “Obama has decimated the friggen Constitution so I don't give a damn, cause if he doesn't have to follow the Constitution, we don't have to,” Recine is heard saying on tape. More>>
Chasing New Jersey first brought you the story of Charlie Birnbaum who is engrossed in a battle with the city of Atlantic City over eminent domain. Birnbaum's home is in the shadow of the Revel Casino and he was in court yesterday to fight the seizure of his property for public use. Even though the Revel Casino will be shutting its doors, the city still wants to take over his property and Birnbaum isn't going out without a fight.
A pet sitting service in Clifton, New Jersey called "Your Family Pet Sitters" on Mountainview Drive went up in flames. The bodies of 10 dogs were found; one dog and three cats remain missing, but are presumed dead. The fire was so bad that some firefighters even had to be taken to the hospital. Deputy Fire Chief Michael Sauer spoke about the fiery blaze.
There are countless treasures to be found along the Long Beach Island shoreline. Sand dollars, conch shells and even ten thousand year-old arrowheads! That's exactly what happened last week to 10-year old Noah Cordle who was walking along the beach and stumbled over the ancient artifact. “I thought it was a mussel shell, but it looked kind of too pointy to be a mussel shell and so I picked it up and it was an arrowhead,” Cordle explained. More>>
The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Project Child Support provides an array of different services to help assist both custodial and non-custodial parents throughout the tri-state area with child support related issues in order to help a child get the support they deserve. Yesterday their new mobile assistance center was set up outside of the family court building in Elizabeth, New Jersey to help spread the word about what they do and help those families engrossed in a child support battle. More>>
Doug and Liz Uhlig's home in Ortley Beach, New Jersey was completely destroyed after Superstorm Sandy. They have spent the last year-and-a-half rebuilding the home and raising it five-feet in order to meet the new FEMA flood standards. Unfortunately, the couple is still without power. After the Uhlig's rebuilt, they sent in all the necessary paperwork to the township for approval.
Years ago, 98-year-old Miriam Moscowitz was accused of associating with people giving secrets to the Soviet Union. Now after two-years in jail and 60 years of living with the stigma, she's fighting in court to have her name cleared. “It's been like a shroud around me and I don't want it and I'm at the end of my life and I want it cleaned up,” she said. Moscowitz admits that she was associated with two men who were likely passing along information to the Soviet Union.
Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup. More>>
On this end of summer edition of "Valerie's New Jersey" it's theatre by the beach! The Surflight Theatre in Long Beach Island offers professional productions, workshops, even an ice cream parlor! A production of A Chorus Line is currently running through mid-September. Plus news about a new production for the Fall as the Surflight is on the lookout for a break out star.
The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family. More>>
Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years. More>>
It's now been five days since 23-year-old American yeshiva student Aaron Sofer went missing in the Jerusalem Forest. Less than 48 hours after his disappearance, helicopters, canines and hundreds of police officers and volunteers were out scouring the area to search for Sofer. More>>