Woman Hurt in Colo. Shooting, Man Accused of Crime Spree Top Regional News
A look at the top headlines from Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex counties this week.
A 23-year-old Sussex County woman was among the 70 injured when a gunman opened fire and killed 12 early Friday morning at a movie theater screening of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colo.
Jacci Fry, of Andover, was hit in the leg with shrapnel and rushed to the hospital, according to her sister, Jamie. Jamie Fry said her sister was released from surgery Friday afternoon.
A Dover man arrested on an outstanding warrant after his car struck a utility pole in Lake Hiawatha Sunday night is the same individual who struck and killed a Paramus woman in Pennsylvania the previous day, police said. While he was led into Bedminster Municipal Court on unrelated charges, Phil Cise claimed he was not responsible for the woman's death.
U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Batista was a brother, good friend, loving son and a defender of his country, according to those who eulogized him at his funeral service Monday in Kinnelon.
Hillsborough resident Jake Burgess pulled a 7-year-old boy from the bottom of a North Brunswick pool last week before successfully resuscitating the child.
Andrew Monaghan, one of the nine Wayne Hills football players charged with aggravated assault stemming from an incident at a party last October, has been arrested again, Wayne Police Chief John Reardon said.
Authorities are looking for a well-dressed white man—described as being in his 20s and about 5-foot-10—who was wearing a black pinstriped business suit with a cream-colored or off-white shirt, black tie and a rain-type hat when he robbed a Parsippany bank Friday on Route 46.
A Bernardsville man who faces charges for a three-hour standoff with authorities last month could receive up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday of selling an Uzi and ammunition to an undercover detective in 2011, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said.
A funeral Mass for longtime Madison High School teacher and coach Robert Chandler was celebrated Tuesday morning at St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills. The service was attended by family, friends, teachers, coaches and students he taught in his 30 years at the school.