State Wrap: Cancer Con, 'Facebook Stalker,' Cop Killer Indicted Again

Other top stories from around the state this week include a Princeton University store employee charged with prostitution and a deadly shooting at a popular restaurant in Newark

Delran Woman Allegedly Swindled Friends with Cancer Scheme

Friends and family came to the aid of a 40-year-old Delran woman -- bringing her food, paying for her wedding and fundraising thousands of dollars -- believing she was dying of bladder cancer. Police now say she was never diagnosed nor treated for the deadly disease.

Police: 'Facebook Stalker' Terrorized Victims Throughout South Jersey

A 20-year-old Hamilton Township resident was charged with multiple counts of making terroristic threats, theft of services and harassment for allegedly terrorizing random victims on Facebook since the summer. 

Smith Supporter Endorses 'Aspirin Between Your Knees' After Reproductive Rights Query

A supporter of U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith staffing a Republican political table at a public festival told a woman asking about the 16-term congressman’s stance on reproductive rights to keep "an aspirin between your knees,’’ according to a video taken at the event.

Parsippany Hills Students Organize School Lunch Strike

A new, reportedly healthier school lunch program being offered in Parsippany public schools has not received an enthusiastic welcome from some students at Parsippany Hills High School.

School District Mourns the Loss of Ana Kopack

Lanoka Harbor School Principal Rosemarie Bond took her time when asked what she would remember most about student Ana Kopack. She looked down at the striped paper clip she was spinning with her fingers and took a deep breath, remembering Ana.

“She was a very brave and courageous girl who fought a difficult battle,” Bond said. “We really are privileged to have had the opportunity to know Ana and be a part of her life.”

Princeton University Store Employee Charged with Prostitution

An employee of the Princeton University Store has been charged with prostitution after he allegedly engaged in paid sexual acts in the store after hours with a woman he met on Craigslist, according to Princeton Borough Police.

Matlosz Killer Indicted in Another Murder

Nearly two years after Justin Williams was killed and his body left on a Lakewood street, three men have been indicted in connection with his murder, including the man convicted for the killing of Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz.

One Dead, Two Injured in Newark Restaurant Shooting

A shooting inside a popular family-owned Newark restaurant Thursday morning left one dead and two others wounded, authorities confirmed. A Newark man has been charged in the shooting.

Belmar Mayor Doherty Requests Investigation on Bean

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty this week asked the state Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to conduct an ethics investigation on Councilman Jim Bean after he ignored the advice of the borough's attorney to recuse himself from discussion on a proposed ordinance last week. 

Patch Sues Washington Twp. for Access to Assemblyman Arrest Video

Gloucester Township Patch's parent company wants to force Washington Township Police to turn over the footage of the Assemblyman Paul Moriarty's July 31 arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.


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