Pipe Bomb Intercepted, Pot Dispensary Opens, Patient's Privates Exposed on Facebook Top State News

Other top stories this week include a popular Red Bank Regional High basketball player who collapsed during a game and died and a youth soccer coach contrite over allegedly embezzling nearly $60,000 in league funds.


North Caldwell Man Charged With Transporting Explosives Without a Permit

A North Caldwell man was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with transporting a PVC pipe stuffed with explosives without a permit, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

According to the complaint, Anthony Nicholas Gallo, 20, traveled into Pennsylvania on Jan. 8, 2012 with a pipe containing potassium chlorate and magnesium with the plan of causing an explosion. 

Nursing Home Worker Accused of Snapping Pic of Patient's Privates Indicted

A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Montclair

Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey, opened on Dec. 6.

Red Bank Regional Community Remembers Student Who Was 'So Easy to Love'

A Red Bank Regional basketball player collapsed and died after being rushed to the hospital Monday afternoon.

Albert Martin, 17, of Red Bank collapsed while playing basketball on Dec. 3, according to Red Bank Regional spokesperson Marianne Kligman.

Missing Autistic Teen Found Safe in Texas

The Ocean City Police Department announced Monday morning that 16-year-old Natalie Woollerton had been found safe and healthy in Mesquite, Texas.

Woollerton, who has autism, left her mother's Ocean City residence in the early morning hours of last Wednesday in her mother's light-blue Lexus. She had no driving experience.

Glen Rock Man Accused of Embezzling $60K From Youth Soccer Club Apologizes

Contrite and hoping to move on, the former treasurer of a Glen Rock youth soccer club  has entered a pre-trial intervention program and will likely avoid jail time.

Cops Arrest 4 in Connection with 'Bizarre' Tree Vandalism

Four men were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief following an incident last week in which a 25 foot tall, eight-inch diameter tree was cut down and logs were thrown through the window of a car, according to Wyckoff police.  

Man Killed After Being Struck by Garbage Truck

A 71-year-old man was thrown 60 feet in the air after being struck by a garbage truck on Knoll Road in Sparta. He died instantly after hitting the ground, police said.

Armed Man Flees Crash, Caught After Manhunt, Prosecutor Says

A Flemington man was arrested after state police and SWAT team members pursued him when he allegedly left the scene of a crash on I-78 Wednesday.

Deb Conway December 10, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Hi there, I usually click into the 'happening around Union County' link so I can stay updated on what's happening locally. The stories are often about events in towns outside of UC though! Could there possible be an additional category/link for 'around the state' then one that is true 'around the county?' Like the site btw, visit often! Thanks, Deb in Summit :O)


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