Associated Press Published 7:33 AM EDT Oct 18, 2018 Trenton, N.J. – A New Jersey family court judge who told a woman she could “close your legs” to stop a sexual assault says he was trying to elicit more details from her. Judge John Russo on Wednesday appeared before a committee on judicial conduct that is reviewing four counts of judicial misconduct against Russo. The woman appeared before Russo in 2016 seeking a restraining order against a man who she claimed forced her to have sex. Russo told the panel he felt the woman was withholding information. Russo said he was trying to be a “fact-finder” and was not trying to “humiliate or embarrass” the woman. The hearing will resume at a later date. Russo has been on administrative leave since last year. … [Read more...] about N.J. judge explains ‘close your legs’ comment
Associated Press Updated 5:27 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Teterboro, N.J. – A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has been circling over Connecticut before what authorities say will be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. The pilot soon realized what had happened and began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted. The jet was headed to London Luton Airport in Luton, England. The Federal Aviation Administration says it was diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts. Flight tracking service flightradar24.com showed the flight circling over Stamford and Bridgeport in southern Connecticut on the Long Island Sound shortly after 1 p.m. … [Read more...] about Plane blows 2 tires while taking off from N.J. airport
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Can vintage and salvage sellers bridge an economic divide? ByHayley Krischer Aug. 9, 2018 ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Barbara Pisch was about 20 years old when she realized she had to save Eastern Europe’s past. Not all of it. Just the fabric, specifically antique homespun handwoven hemp linen textiles. Having immigrated from Slovakia as a child with her parents, she had discovered such pieces in her grandmother’s pantry and attic. “I loved them right away,” Ms. Pisch said. “I had a strong reaction to them.” Now she fills the light wood bookshelves in Patriae, her store on 713 Bangs Avenue here, with bolts, greige tote bags and natural tunics all made of the creamy old cloth. With its white walls and floors, cactus plants and desert aesthetics, Patriae looks like it … [Read more...] about Greetings (and Shopping) From Asbury Park, N.J.
Associated Press Published 10:37 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Camden, N.J. – A gunman opened fire on two New Jersey police officers while they were sitting in their vehicle at a red light Tuesday night, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush attack. At least one suspect opened fire on the plainclothes detectives in Camden, which is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, said Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson. “The information we have thus far is that they were essentially ambushed,” Thomson told reporters at a late night news conference. “A male walked up and began opening fire. We have anywhere between 10 and 25 rounds that were fired at the officers.” One of the detectives was able to return fire, Thomson said, but it was not immediately clear if anyone else was shot. Thomson said his department was in communication with hospitals in the region. The detectives were taken to an area hospital and are expected to … [Read more...] about Gunman ambushes 2 N.J. cops sitting in vehicle
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 8:44 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 A king will be playing for Michigan football. Or, at least, a king on Twitter. New Jersey defensive end David Ojabo, who committed to Michigan last week, goes by King Ojabo on Twitter. “I gave myself that nickname because David in the Bible was a king,’’ Ojabo said Wednesday from Scotland via his Twitter account. The 6-foot-4, 233-pound defensive end from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., is an ambassador for football in Scotland. He and his family moved from Nigeria to Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2007. He came to Blair Academy two years ago and also played soccer and basketball. But now his goal is to play in the NFL, and he believes defensive coordinator Don Brown and coach Jim Harbaugh can make that happen. Full list: Michigan's recruits (with highlight videos) Michigan football recruiting: Several top prospects still uncommitted A 3-star prospect in … [Read more...] about From Nigeria to Scotland to N.J., how David Ojabo became Michigan commit