Kathleen Hopkins, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Kathleen Hopkins

The Asbury Park Press NJ

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Recent articles by Kathleen:

NJ Murder: 4 death-dealing women, from husband slayers to child killers

These four New Jersey women are not immune from the human frailties that make them killers → Read More

NJ murder: 5 heinous murders by women, from 'Prom mom' to 'Granny killer'

While most homicides are committed by men, women who kill always grab the public's fascination. Here are some of New Jersey's female killers. → Read More

Sarah Stern murder: Accomplice Preston Taylor wants his sentence reduced

The attorney for Preston Taylor is asking a judge to reconsider the 18-year prison term he imposed. → Read More

High Court initiates removal proceedings against 'close your legs' Judge Russo

The state Supreme Court has initiated proceedings to remove Superior Court Judge John F. Russo Jr. from the bench. → Read More

Manchester man charged with murder of elderly mother

An 85-year-old Manchester woman's death was believed to be of natural causes, but now her son is charged with her murder → Read More

NJ Weather: Will this be a good weekend to head to the beach?

As Tropical Storm Barry threatens Louisiana, New Jerseyans have nothing to worry about in terms of weather for the next few days → Read More

'Close your legs' judge admits his words to a woman were wrong. Now he's ready to face punishment.

Judge John F. Russo Jr. bragged about "being able to talk about sex acts with a straight face." He'd like to take those words back, an attorney said. → Read More

Murphy signs 'Linda's Law' to prohibit power shutoff to patients

"Linda's Law'' will prohibit power companies from shutting off electricity to customers who rely on electric-powered medical devices. → Read More

Police are looking for drunk drivers

The Monmouth County DWI Task Force will be out looking for intoxicated drivers. → Read More

NJ Traffic: Where to expect holiday delays

Roads are congested as people head to the beach and backyard barbecues to celebrate July Fourth. → Read More

Neptune mom to son's killer: 'I hope you rot in hell'

The mother of Corey Johnson launched an emotional tirade at her son's killer at his sentencing. → Read More

Long Branch killer gets 30 years; judge says victim treated like 'road kill'

A judge sentenced a Long Branch man to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting a man who was passed-out drunk. → Read More

Sarah Stern murder: Accomplice sentenced to 18 years

Superior Court Judge Richard W. English ordered Taylor to serve 85 percent of the sentence before he can be considered for release on parole. → Read More

Baby whale gets wedged in dock at Sandy Hook Bay Marina and dies

A baby minke whale swam into Sandy Hook Bay Marina, got wedged in a dock and died. → Read More

Victim of fatal parkway crash in Brick identified as Pennsylvania teen

State police said a 15-year-old girl from New Milford, Pennsylvania died in a three-vehicle crash Saturday on the Garden State Parkway in Brick. → Read More

Fire erupts at Red Bank apartment complex

Fire erupted in a 3 1/2-story apartment building on Oakland St. Sunday morning. → Read More

Sarah Stern murder: Killer McAtasney sentenced to spend his life in prison

Liam McAtasney, the Neptune City man who strangled childhood friend Sarah Stern and threw her body off a bridge has been sentenced to life in prison. → Read More

Sarah Stern murder: 'Sarah's death just haunts me,' dad says as killer's sentencing looms

With Sarah Stern's murderer set to be sentenced, the victim's father says her death still haunts him → Read More

NYC firefighter death: 'Best friend' sentenced to 45 years

Conrad Sipa unsuccessfully claimed he was trying to defend himself in a physical altercation with Richard Doody Jr., who was the best man at his wedding. → Read More

Ex-Brick schools boss avoids criminal record; charges against daughter dismissed

Walter Uszenski, the former Brick schools superintendent, ended a four-year legal battle over claims he plotted to gain services for his grandson. → Read More