Ahmad Khan Rahami arrested after shootout with cops, was wanted in N.J., NYC bombings

assetcontent-52LINDEN – The man wanted in the weekend explosions in New York and New Jersey has been taken into custody in Linden after a shootout with police that left two officers wounded. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, has been the subject of a massive manhunt since being named as a suspect by the FBI early… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Rahami arrested after shooting with police in Linden

Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted for questioning in the Seaside Park, New York and Elizabeth explosions, has been arrested after a shooting with police in Linden, NJ, according to a report by BuffingActions on twitter.

Initial reports indicate that Rahami was shot in the shoulder and two police officers were injured.

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Posted: September 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Rahami Officially Linked to Seaside Park Terrorist Bombing

rahamaid-195x200TRENTON-Ahmad Kahn Rahami is now being connected officially by authorities as suspect in all 3 New York and New Jersey bomb incidents. Authorities today said all of the devices used similar components and those individuals arrested in Brooklyn were also tied to Elizabeth and Rahami, saying they could be part of a New Jersey based sleeper… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rutgers investigates suspicious package in parking deck

assetcontentNEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities at Rutgers University are investigating a suspicious package in a campus parking deck, and advising students to avoid the area Monday morning. According to a tweet from the university, students and visitors should avoid the Douglass Parking Deck and surrounding area. A University spokesman said Monday morning at about 9 a.m. that… Read the rest of this entry »

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FBI names Elizabeth man as suspect in NYC bombing

assetcontent-51NEW YORK — An Elizabeth man is being sought by authorities for questioning in connection with Saturday’s explosion in New York. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was born in Afghanistan but is a United States citizen, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Rahami is about 5-foot-6, 200 pounds, the FBI said. The blast on West 23rd… Read the rest of this entry »

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Belmar’s San Gennaro Festival Cancelled

san_genaro_webBelmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman has cancelled the San Gennaro Festival which was scheduled in the borough on Sunday from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m.”in light of recent events,” according to a post late Saturday night on the Belmar Police Department facebook page.

The recent events are likely the pipe bomb explosion in Seaside Park along the route of a 5K race for a military charity on Saturday morning and an explosion on the streets on New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night that injured more than 20 people.

Posted: September 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

NYC blast believed to be ‘intentional act,’ mayor says

assetcontent-5NEW YORK CITY — An explosion that injured more than 20 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood was an “intentional act” but there was no indication the blast was linked to terrorism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Tonight, New York City experienced a very serious incident,” the mayor said at a late Saturday press… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Explosive device goes off in Seaside along route of 5K run for military

assetcontent-50SEASIDE PARK — Federal and state law enforcement agencies were deployed Saturday morning after an explosive device went off along the route of a 5K run and walk to benefit military soldiers. No one was injured in the blast, according to Al Dellafave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Agents from the FBI, the Bureau… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Atlantic Highlands Democrats Endorse Independent Republican Council Candidates

Former Mayor Fred Rast, a Republican, and Regina Keelen, Atlantic Highlands Democrat Chair, announce their support of Lou Fligor and Jake Hoffman for reelection

Former Mayor Fred Rast, a Republican, and Regina Keelen, Atlantic Highlands Democrat Chair, announce their support of Lou Fligor and Jake Hoffman for reelection

Atlantic Highlands-Democrat Candidates for Borough Council, Edward Cetron and Elliot Warren have withdrawn their names from the general election ballot and the local Democrat Party has endorsed incumbent Republican Councilmen Lou Fligor and Jake Hoffmann for reelection.  Fligor and Hoffmann are running for as Independents after being denied the Republican endorsement by GOP Municipal Chair Jane Frotton.

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Posted: September 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Marletta blames the victim of her hit and run

Pool photo by Tom Costello, Asbury Park Press

Pool photo by Tom Costello, Asbury Park Press

Toni Ann Marletta, 50, of Leonardo, said “I found that out,” when asked by Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle if she was aware that Marissa Procopio had died as a result of being stuck by the car Marletta was driving on Route 36 on July 7, 2015.

In her allocution, Marletta said that she fled the scene of the accident because she had let her insurance lapse two months earlier.  She admitted asking the children, her daughter and two others, who were passengers in the car not to talk about the accident until she figured out what she was going to do about it.

Marletta pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident that resulted in a Death and to two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child this morning before Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner in Freehold.   Under a plea agreement, the prosecution is recommending a sentence of 7 years for Leaving the Scene and 4 years for Endangering—to be served concurrently.  Marletta will also face fines and a license suspension for motor vehicle infractions including having no insurance.

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Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »