Six-year-old killed by badminton racket in freak accident

LIMERICK, ME – A 6-year-old girl’s vacation in Maine with her family ended in tragedy when she was fatally injured by a broken badminton racket. The incident occurred on June 1 while Lucy Morgan was sitting on the sideline during a game her brother was playing. The local fire department and emergency medical services were dispatched to a residence in the town of Limerick, Maine, to attend to the injured child. According to investigators, Lucy …

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Dad guilty of manslaughter in 6-year-old son’s treadmill death

NEWARK, NJ – On Friday, 31-year-old Christopher Gregor was found guilty of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in a case involving his 6-year-old son’s death while running on a treadmill. Gregor, a New Jersey teacher, not only escaped the more severe charge of murder but potentially a life sentence as well. In what seems to have been a rigorously viewed piece of evidence during the trial, a surveillance video showed Gregor manipulating …

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Couple dies after being trapped in house fire

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A deadly overnight fire in a West Orange, New Jersey townhouse resulted in the passing of a man and a woman. The authorities have yet to confirm their identities, but the strong community ties suggest that the victims were an older couple that had resided in their Northfield Avenue home for over 20 years, accompanied by their pet cat. The smoke was initially detected just after midnight by a nearby resident, who proceeded to dial …

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One dead, another injured in home explosion

SOUTH RIVER, NJ – A peaceful New Jersey neighborhood was thrown into chaos on Thursday evening when a house on a tranquil cul-de-sac exploded, resulting in one fatality, one serious injury, and the emergency evacuation of nearby homes. Photographs from the scene depict a once-beloved Middlesex County home now shattered into countless fragments. The debris from the destroyed house scattered across the street and neighboring properties, while a small fire billowed thick smoke into the …

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Three killed in fiery crash between minivan and tractor-trailer

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A devastating collision resulted in the death of three people in South Brunswick on Friday morning. A tractor-trailer and a van carrying developmentally disabled adults crashed on Route 1 at Ridge Road just after 9:30 a.m., according to police. Police reports indicate that the three deceased individuals were in the minivan, which erupted in flames post-collision. The intensity of the fire made it impossible for anyone to be rescued from the …

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Earthquake rocks New York and New Jersey

READINGTON, NJ – Residents of New Jersey and New York were startled Friday morning by the rumble and shake of a minor earthquake, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 4.8, sent shockwaves through the region, prompting a flurry of responses from local and state officials. John Ebel, a professor at the Weston Observatory, spoke on the potential for aftershocks and the fluctuating magnitude estimates common in …

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Nine-year-old found dead in burning car, dad arrested

SAYREVILLE, NJ – A New Jersey man has been charged with aggravated arson following the grim discovery of his 9-year-old son in a burning car, as stated by authorities. Late on Thursday evening, police responded to a fire incident in Sayreville where they encountered Manuel Rivera, 43, near a burning vehicle. Rivera was seen bearing burn injuries and a self-inflicted wound, according to various media outlets. The specifics of his self-inflicted wound remain unclarified. The …

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Man barricades himself after shooting spree that killed three

FALLS TOWNSHIP, PA – A shelter-in-place order issued in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, has been lifted following a shooting spree that left at least three people dead. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Andre Gordon, is currently holed up in a residence in Trenton, New Jersey, according to law enforcement officials. Armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle, Gordon is considered extremely dangerous. Gordon is believed to have shot and killed his 52-year-old stepmother and 13-year-old sister in …

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Man stabs ex-classmate 37 times using disturbing manifesto

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A New Jersey man is facing murder charges after allegedly following a disturbingly detailed plan to kill a fellow high school alumna, according to officials. The victim, 27-year-old Maryrose Fealey, was reportedly stabbed about 37 times. The suspect, 27-year-old David Shroitman of Somerville, was arrested on Monday. He has since been charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence, and hindering prosecution in Fealey’s death. These charges were …

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Sheriff dies by suicide in restaurant bathroom

CLIFTON, NJ – A seasoned law enforcement officer tragically ended his own life in a restaurant’s restroom on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased man has been identified as Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Around 3:30 p.m., Berdnik walked into the restroom at Toros, a Turkish restaurant in Clifton. Patrons overheard a gunshot a short while later, sources disclosed. Berdnik served a long law enforcement career prior to his death, having held the elected office since 2011. …

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