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NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days Lisa Pisano, the 54-year-old New Jersey resident and second-ever recipient of a pig kidney and mechanical heart, has died. Pisano received the heart pump on April 4, and eight days later, got the pig's kidney. She lived with it for 47 days, as reported by the New York Times, before her death on Sunday, July 7. Lisa Pisano. NYU Langone HealthA U.S. Navy veteran and doting grandmother, Pisano wasborn in Lakewood but lived in Ocean Gate and Bayville, according to her obituary on the Mastapeter Memorial Home website. Her obituary remembered her as a "hero to the medical communit…

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Howell Roadway Reopens After Serious Crash A serious crash closed a Howell roadway Tuesday evening, July 9. The crash happened at Fort Plains Road between Bergerville Road and Arrowwood Court. Police said only that it was a serious accident but that the roads had reopened as of 8:30 p.m.

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Hours-Long Old Bridge Standoff Ends In Knife-Wielding Man's Arrest, Prosecutor Says A 49-year-old man has been arrested after an hours-long standoff with police in Old Bridge, authorities said. Officers responding to reports of a disturbance were met by Giovanni Chiarappa, who was wielding a knife outside of a home on Pensacola Street around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9,Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas J. Montagna said. Authorities tried to deescalate the situation, but Chiarappa had retreated into the home. After hours of negotiations with Chiarappa, the incident ended peacefully, and Chiarappa walked out of the home witho…

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Ex-NJ Bank Employee Stole $1M From Customer, Used Money To Fund Business Ventures: Cops A former bank employee has been charged with stealing nearly $1 million from a customer whom he'd befriended then invested the money in side business ventures, authorities in Burlington County announced. Agha Hasan, 41, of Bordentown, is facing a litany of charges including theft by deception and tax evasion stemming from the $998,188 in stolen money, dating back to 2018,Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw said. The investigation began last year after fraud investigators for Santander Bank contacted police about questionable transactions conducted and overseen by Ha…

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DWI Driver Strikes Trenton Pedestrian, Rams 3 Cars Before Flipping: Police A suspected drunken driver plowed through three cars and struck a pedestrian in Trenton, authorities said. The chain reaction collision occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at 1120 S. Broad St., Trenton police said. Diogenes Martinez Ramirez, 46, of Trenton, was later charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, reckless driving and other moving violations, police said. As Trenton Police Officer Michael Cruse and Officer Maria Herrera-Corcuera approached Liberty Street on South Broad Street they observed a 2020 Toyota Rav4 recklessly heading into their lane from the onco…

by Jon Craig

Philly Area Gravestone Salesman Scammed Mourners Out Of $1.5 Million, Feds Say The owner of a headstone company is accused of ripping off hundreds of grieving customers across greater Philadelphia, federal prosecutors allege in an indictment. Gregory J. Stefan Jr., 54, of Upper Merion, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, according to the US Attorney's Office. Between January 2018 and September of last year, Stefan accepted more than $1.5 million from customers who ordered memorials for loved ones, then failed to deliver the headstones they bought, authorities said. Stefan accepted the orders from nearly 500 customers through his companies 1843 LLC…

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Bergen County Asian-American Stars As Brand-New 'Bachelorette' We've got a brand-new "Bachelorette" and she's a Bergen County babe. Jenn Tran, 26, is the first-ever Asian American to lead the ABC franchise, the 21st season of which premiered Monday night, July 8. "The Bachelorette" Jenn Tran, 26, is ready to meet her men. Disney/John FleenorBorn in Hillsdale and raised by Vietnamese immigrants, Tran graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 2016, where she played basketball and lacrosse. Tran was featured on the last season of "The Bachelor" starring Joey Graziadei, who ultimately got engaged to Kelsey Anderson. A "bi-lingual beauty…

by Cecilia Levine

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Car Rolls Over Man Trying To Prevent GF From Leaving In South Brunswick, Cops Say A 46-year-old man from South Brunswick was hospitalized after a car rolled over him as he sat in front of it in an attempt to prevent his girlfriend from leaving, police said. The man and his 37-year-old girlfriend were arguing outside of a Harvey Road home around 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, when the man sat in front of the vehicle, according to police. The woman got out of the car to tell him to move but had left the car in drive, police said. That's when the car rolled over the man, leaving him seriously injured. He ws rushed to RWJUH. No charges were filed as of press time.

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PA Gravestone Thief's Brother Bilked NJ Widow Out Of $5,000, Indictment Says Another New Jersey widow has come forward alleging she was bilked out of money for a gravestone she never got. Jerry J. Stefan, 49, of Gladwyne, PA, has been indicted alleging he bilked a Deptford, NJ widow out of $5,054 for a gravestone she never received for her late husband. He's the brother of a Pennsylvania gravestone dealer already charged in three states with defrauding gravestone customers. A Gloucester County grand jury indicted Jerry J. Stefan on June 26 on a charge he never provided a gravestone or returned the money he took. He was indicted on a third-degree charge of failure t…

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Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation What was supposed to have been a relaxing trip for one New Jersey family apparently visiting their grandparents in Texas quickly turned into a nightmare. While snorkeling inSan Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park in Texas, Ernest Manchin, 82, ofDripping Springs, TX, went under water and did not re-emerge, CBS7 says citing state police. Moments later, Gary Wong, 56, of East Brunswick — Manchin's son-in-law — went under, too.Both Manchin and Wong were rescued from the water but ultimately died at an area hospital, the outlet says. A GoFundMe campaign launched for Wong’s…

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'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist To Be Extradited From France: Report Almost three years after a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Pennsylvania college student's accused rapist,he was taken into custody in France, numerous outlets reportedin May. Despite his appeal to not be extradited, a court ruled that he will be sent back to Pennsylvania for a trial, according to a release on Monday, July 8, AP reported. Ian Thomas Cleary, 31, who has beenliving in Europefor several years,was taken into custody in Metz in April 2024 a prosecutor told previouslyAssociated Press. Cleary was accused of raping Gettysburg Co…

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Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold At South Jersey Wine Store A Mega Millions ticket worth $10,000 was purchased at an Ocean County wine store, officials said. The winner was sold at the Wine Centers of New Jersey location on Route 70 West in Manchester Township,the New Jersey Lottery said in a news release on Monday, July 8. The ticket matched four numbers and the Mega Ball in the drawing on Friday, July 5. The winning numbers were 6, 15, 32, 54, and 67. The Mega Ball was 4. No one matched all six numbers to win the estimated $162 million jackpot. Three tickets in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee matched five numbers to win $1 million. …

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Former NJ Man Gary Conley, 53, Dies Tubing On Delaware River Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6. Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office. Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken toSt. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner. His de…

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Jackpot: $1.9M+ Lotto Ticket Purchased At Belmar Supermarket A lottery ticket worth more than $1.9 million was sold at a Monmouth County supermarket, officials said. The $1,930,093 winner matched all five numbers in theJersey Cash 5 drawing on Friday, July 5,the New Jersey Lottery said in a news release on Monday, July 8. The ticket was purchased at the ShopRite on Route 35 in Belmar. The winning numbers were: 09, 19, 21, 38 and40. The XTRA number was: 05 and the Bullseye number was 40. The NJ Lottery also announced on Monday that the winner of the $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot hadn't claimed their state-record prize yet. Tha…

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Man Yelled Racial Slurs In Person's Backyard On July 4, Montgomery Police Say Police in Montgomery are looking for a man who yelled a racial slur at a couple while on their property on the evening of Thursday, July 4. That evening, the couple observed an elderly man in their backyard, Montgomery police said in a release. When the couple confronted the man, he started harassing them and yelled a racial slur, police said. The man left the property but was observed later walking through the neighborhood.The man was last seen wearing jeans, a pink polo shirt, glasses, and a camo style ball cap and he spoke with an accent, police said. If anyone can identify …

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Shelter In 'Desperate Need' After Rescuing 20 Pets From Suspected Hoarding In South Jersey An animal shelter in Egg Harbor City is looking for new homes for many cats and dogs after three dozen were rescued from a suspected hoarding situation. Kimmy's Safe Haven Rescue said it's in "desperate need" of adopters and fosters of the pets found in a Galloway Township home on Monday, July 1. Nancy Santos, 57,was charged with 43 counts of animal neglect. Galloway police said officersrescued 29 cats and seven dogs from theCresson Avenue home. They also discovered four kittens, two adult dogs, and an adult cat dead, with the cat and dogs discovered in a freezer. Kimmy's…

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Family Loses Everything In Devastating Fire In South Jersey, Campaign Says A family of five from Deptford lost everything in a devastating house fire on Thursday, July 4, according to a GoFundMe campaign. The Guerra family "isknown for their kindness and willingness to help anyone in need," the campaign said. Now,Rob and Danielle Guerra, along with their three boys aged 8, 11, and 12 need the community's support, said Abbey Ametrano, the campaign's organizer, and a neighbor. "Rob, who works for the township, is a dedicated community helper, and Danielle, a talented nail technician, brings beauty to the lives of Deptford's residents," Ametrano wrote. …

by Jon Craig

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Odd Photoshop Job Has Critics Calling Out Teresa Giudice: 'Were Y'all Teleported To The Beach?' "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is being called out for an obvious photoshop job on a recent Instagram post. The 52-year-old Montville mom shared a photo of herself with Larsa Pippen, of "Real Housewives of Miami," wishing her a happy birthday on a beach. But something's off:It appears someone cut the "Housewives" out of a different photo and placed them on a beach. Both fans and haters caught on. "Were y'all teleported to the beach or..," one person commented. "This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!" another said. Even celebs were spotted in the peanut g…

by Cecilia Levine

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Porcini's Italian Restaurant Powers Through Another Blackout: 'One For The Books' On June 22, when an area of Highlands lost power amid a brutal heatwave and severe storms, Porcini's closed its doors. So when the restaurant lost power on Saturday, July 6, Porcini's decided: Not this time. Losing two Saturdays in four weeks would've been "detrimental" for the small, family-owned business, the restaurant wrote on Facebook. "Tonight was one for the books," the post said. "This is the second Saturday in a month that all of the town was in complete black out. "Our staff pulled together to salvage the night. HUGE thank you to our customers who decided to stick it out with us…

by Cecilia Levine

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Mugshot Released Of Woman Accused Of Hiding Murder Suspect In NJ Home Before Standoff-Suicide A New Jersey woman has been charged with helping a 35-year-old murder suspect hide from police following a standoff in which he ultimately died by suicide, authorities said. Elizabeth Mascarelli, 29, of Seaside Heights, allowed Max Johnston to stay in a home with her on Ravenwood Drive in Toms River before an hours-long standoff that ended with him ending his own life Friday, July 5,Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office/Gabriella Caroleo FacebookJohnston had been wanted in the murder ofGabriella Caroleo, 25, of Seaside Heights, in…

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Corrections Officers Stood By As Juvenile Inmate Was Beaten Blind In South Jersey, Lawsuit Says Corrections officers at a Burlington County juvenile detention center didn't come forward to help a former teenage inmate from a brutal beating by three other inmates, a lawsuit alleges. The 19-year-old inmate from Essex County was left permanently blind in one eye and has psychological problems due to the attack at the Juvenile Medium Security Facility (JMSF) in Fieldsboro on Aug. 4, 2022, according to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, July 2 in Supreme Court in Mercer County. (See attached below) Because of his age, the plaintiff is only identified as "N.J.S." “Officers were notified t…

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Wildfire Consumes 450 Acres Of Wharton State Forest (Updated) A wildfire has consumed 450 acres in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, authorities said on Friday, July 5. The "Tea time Hill" wildfire had not been contained at all as of 3 p.m., the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said. The Forest Fire Service is on scene of the wildfire burning in the area of the Batona Campground and Apple Pie Hill in Tabernacle Township, the state agency said on Facebook. A hunting club and one home were threatened by fire, the agency said. The Batona Campground in Wharton State Forest has been evacuated, it said. Local forest roads were closed nearby. Later…

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Jersey Shore Toll Bridge Apologizes For Double-Charging Some Drivers You might want to check your credit card statement if you recently took a popular bridge to get to Margate. In a Facebook post, the Downbeach Express said it double-charged some customers on Thursday, June 27. The privately owned toll bridge between Northfield and Margate charges drivers $2.50 each way or $1.85 for Express Pass users. Downbeach Express said its credit card processing company had a technical issue that caused the duplicate charges. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused," Downbeach Express said."We have already reconciled the affected accou…

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Mugshot Shows Bloodied NJ Addiction Counselor Charged In Triple-Fatal DWI Crash In NYC A 44-year-old addiction counselor from New Jersey is facing multiple charges in a DWI crash that left three people dead and seven others injured on July 4th in Manhattan, Daily Voice has learned. Daniel Hyden, of Monmouth Junction, was operating aa grey Ford F-150 at a high rate of speed when he ran through a stop sign at the Water and Jackson street intersection just before 9 p.m. on the Lower East Side, the NYPD said. The Good Samaritans who held Daniel Hyden after he crashed into 3 people killing them last night were apparently not too kind. pic.twitter.com/rKmBkQTvGQ — Kristin …

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Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers NJ Mom, 45, Killed Camping With Family Services have been finalized for a 45-year-old New Jersey mother who was killed on a camping trip with her husband and two sons. Carol Luistro was inside of her family's camper at theRussell Brook Campground in the Town of Colchester, NY when it was struck by a fallen tree around 10:50 a.m. Sunday, June 30, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Luistro was pronounced dead at the scene. Courtesy of Lloyd LuistroCarol's obituary on the Shook Funeral Home website says she was born and raised in Jersey City where she met her husband, Lloyd Luistro. The two welcomed their two boys…

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Man, 39, Stabs Lakewood Landlord Dead In Atlantic County Home, Prosecutor Says A 39-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 49-year-old landlord, authorities in Atlantic County said. Michael Carney has been charged with murder and weapons offenses after the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said he stabbed Solomon Lonner to death Wednesday, July 3 around 5:20 p.m. Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a stabbing in progress at 789 Park Road in Mays Landing, where Lonner was found with multiple stab wounds inside the home, the prosecutor's office said. Lonner, who owned the home and rented it out to Carney and several other tenants, wa…

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Wall Township HS Teacher Accused Of Sexual Relationship With Student Yet another New Jersey teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Julie Rizzitello, 36, submitted her resignation letter as a Wall Township High School teacher earlier this week amid being criminal charges stemming from the sexual assault of a student, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said. The Brick Township resident has been charged withtwo counts of second-degree Sexual Assault, third-degree Witness Tampering, and three counts of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact, Santiago said Thursday, July 4 alongsideWall Township Police Chie…

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Tattooed Freehold Gunman Charged With Shooting Victim In Face In Tag-Team Assault: Prosecutor A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting another man in his face last month, authorities in Ocean County said. Michael Vulpis, 26, was arrested at his home in Freehold on Wednesday, July 3, in connection with the June 27 incident in Jackson Township,Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. The 27-year-old victim and a female were sitting in a parked car outside of a home on Larsen Road when a blue sedan then parked in front of the vehicle, blocking it in, Billhimer said. Vulpis and another man got out of the blue sedan, approached the ve…

by Cecilia Levine

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