Ken Serrano, The Asbury Park Press NJ

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The Asbury Park Press NJ

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Recent articles by Ken:

Tinton Falls police seek witnesses in fiery crash that killed 37-year-old Long Branch man

Tinton Falls police are seeking witnesses to the fiery, early Wednesday crash that killed Islam Elmedani, 37, of Long Branch. → Read More

JCP&L working to fix power outages throughout Monmouth County Monday

More than 10,000 customers were still without power in Monmouth County Monday afternoon, mostly in Middletown and Manasquan. → Read More

Snow squall on its way to NJ for the evening commute

A band of intense snow will roll through the middle of the state Friday, bringing squalls and scattered snow showers. → Read More

Little Egg Harbor boat dealer shot in the stomach by Tuckerton man sues police

Thomas Jarvis Jr. is suing the Tuckerton Police Department and its officers for failing to protect him against a Tuckerton man who shot him. → Read More

Standoff in Neptune as police, SWAT team deal with barricaded suspect

The Monmouth County Emergency Response Team and Neptune police were in a standoff with a suspect in a location near Asbury Park Wednesday. → Read More

Oceanport man gets 63 months in federal prison after bilking lenders out of $50M

Vincent Galano, 60, of Oceanport who admitted to bilking lenders out of $50M was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison. → Read More

Drug ring smashed after 39 heroin, fentanyl ODs

Stafford police and the New Jersey State Police link 22 fatal overdoses in Stafford and Atlantic County to a drug ring it smashed, police say → Read More

Wall toddler's suspected opioid overdose leads to arrest of parents

A 2-year-old girl suffered a suspected overdose at the 17th Avenue home in Wall Monday night, leading to endangering charges for her parents. → Read More

Lacey woman charged with aggravated manslaughter after fentanyl OD kills her toddler

Natalie Sabie, 34, has drawn charges of aggravated manslaughter, child endangerment and possession of fentanyl in overdose death of 2-year-old son. → Read More

Stubborn blaze that damaged Lakewood school under investigation

Firefighters went to the Mesivta Tiferes School at 420 Cross St. at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. → Read More

One dead in fiery Upper Freehold crash

A Mercedes Benz went off the road Wednesday morning, hit a tree and burst into flames, killing the unidentified driver, state police said. → Read More

SUV crashes into Wall High School leaving a big hole but no injuries, police say

A 2008 Lexus RX driven by a 17-year-old Wall boy crashed into the east side of the high school, leaving a 4 feet by 4 feet hole, police said. → Read More

Howell man who ran illegal gambling business gets 18 months in prison for tax evasion

Steven Bryce, 52, of Howell was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in connection with evading taxes on illegal gambling income. → Read More

Attempted auto theft happened in broad daylight in Phil Murphy's Middletown neighborhood

Two men in dark hooded sweatshirts tried to break into a garage Sunday afternoon in Middletown in what police believe was an attempted auto theft. → Read More

Beachwood motorcyclist killed in Berkeley accident

A Beachwood motorcyclist was killed last week in Berkeley after colliding with a car, officials announced Friday. → Read More

Two people killed in Tinton Falls crash identified

Regina Freeman, 52, of Brick Township and Michael Lorenzo, 36, of Manalapan were killed in a two-car crash Thursday in Tinton Falls. → Read More

Five people injured as boat runs aground on island in Barnegat Bay

A boat operated by a Bedminster man ran aground on Middle Sedge Island in Toms River Sunday night, injuring five people, one seriously. → Read More

Lakewood man who admitted to fatal daylight stabbing at liquor store gets 25 years

Jorge Santiago-Garcia, 33, who admitted to slaying Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz at the Pine Cone Liquor Store on Aug. 31, 2020, was sentenced to 25 years. → Read More

Neptune man charged with murder in stabbing early Sunday

Derrick Simms, 32, of Neptune has been charged with murder, hindering and possession of a knife in stabbing of a male victim early Sunday. → Read More

NJ man who died canoeing in Raritan Bay off Keyport identified

Carlos Melendez, 64, of Irvington was found face down without a pulse in the Raritan Bay off Keyport Sunday, despite efforts to rescue him. → Read More