State Wrap: Pathmark Shooting, Party Bus Accident, Christie Keynote

Other top stories this week included the cancellation of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' and the botched sinking of what was expected to be the world's largest underwater sculpture.

A 23-year-old man, described by neighbors as a recently discharged military veteran, shot and killed two co-workers before taking his own life at the Pathmark supermarket in Old Bridge early Friday morning, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan.

A 16-year-old boy from Sayreville riding on a bus full of teenagers heading to a Sweet 16 was killed Friday after he stuck his head out of a roof hatch on the bus and hit an overpass as the vehicle drove on Interstate 95 southbound, near the George Washington Bridge, an official said.

The show that made Seaside Heights famous—or, at least, infamous—is going off the air. MTV announced Thursday afternoon its hit series Jersey Shore will end after a recently taped season airs this fall.

Chris Wojcik's dream of placing a giant sculpture on the Axel Carlson Reef off Ocean County about 40 miles north of Ocean City was shattered when a support strap snapped during the lowering process and the 47-foot crab sculpture broke upon hitting bottom. The sculpture was expected to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest underwater sculpture.

Longtime U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) may have violated federal law by misusing campaign funds for personal expenses, an investigation by a House ethics panel has found. 

A pregnant Wayne woman was charged with child endangerment after police found her 8-month-old children soiled and alone inside a house, police said.

The 350-acre Wild Safari and 160-acre Six Flags Great Adventure theme park will be merged into one site to become the world's largest theme park, according to a press release from the company. 

Gov. Christie Delivers RNC Keynote

Republican delegates attending the party's national convention in Tampa this week anticipate the governor's time in the spotlight.

GOP delegate Dennis Palmer discusses Gov. Chris Christie's arrival at the opening session of the convention, and the governor's keynote address Tuesday.

Full video of Tuesday's RNC, including Gov. Christie's Keynote.

"We are not afraid. We are taking our country back," the governor said in his keynote address.

Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.

Patch joins an NJ News Commons discussion following the governor's keynote address to the Republican National Convention tonight

Gov. Christie spoke to the American public on the GOP convention's opening night. Here's what did the internet had to say about it.


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