One afternoon in late 2017, a Newark couple arrived home from a short visit with a cousin in Virginia. They texted to let her know they were back safe - along with the five new semi-automatic handguns they'd just bought with her there. "Omg please don't be carving bodies," the cousin, an active-duty U.S. Navy member wrote. "My name on them thangssssss lol." "Lol nah we not crazy ass," Azia Sinclair, 28, of Newark texted back. Five hours later, police in Orange responded to call for gunfire and made an arrest. At the scene, they recovered one of the handguns the couple purchased the morning before, nearly 400 miles away. Months later, the trio - Sinclair, her cousin Tesora Trejorojas, 23, of Norfolk and her boyfriend Shyheim Tyson, 22 - have been charged federally with illegally transporting the guns from Norfolk, Virginia to Newark. The deal started in a text conversation, a criminal complaint in the case shows. On November 1, 2017, Sinclair asked her cousin Trejorojas, who's in the … [Read more...] about How a gun bought in Virginia got to an N.J. crime scene in under 48 hours
Tiger Woods has officially entered the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015. The tournament, which is set for June 14-17, will mark the 20th time Woods has played in the U.S. Open. His first-ever appearance came at the site of this year's event - Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Woods ultimately was forced to withdraw from the 1995 tournament during the second round due to a wrist injury, but at Shinnecock in the 2004 U.S. Open, he finished tied for 17th. The U.S. Open will be Woods' second major championship appearance this year; the first, at last week's Masters, did not go according to plan. I played Augusta and had Masters meltdown | Politi Woods, who is playing a full schedule for the first time since 2013, finished inside the top 15 of his final three tournaments leading up to the Masters, including a T2 finish at the Valspar Championship in mid-March. But the 14-time major champion struggled at Augusta National Golf Club, finishing … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods officially enters 2018 U.S. Open; on track for N.J. appearance in August
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey must turn over a consultant's report to NJ Advance Media that guided the company in creating OMNIA, the influential insurance plans that excluded half of the hospitals in the state from sharing in the most lucrative benefits, a state judge ruled this week. State Superior Court Judge Robert P. Contillo, sitting in Bergen County, rejected Horizon's request to keep the consultant report by McKinsey & Company and other related documents under seal. The report is key evidence in a lawsuit filed by three hospitals. A trial is set to begin soon. Horizon loses court battle with N.J. hospitals NJ Advance Media, which provides content to NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated newspapers, sued to obtain a copy of the McKinsey report, arguing OMNIA was created with the intent of shaking-up New Jersey's entire private health care marketplace. Horizon insures 3.8 million of New Jersey's 9 million residents, and Horizon intended … [Read more...] about The public just won the right to see Horizon’s secret plan that changed N.J. health care
ScreenShot2018-01-25at5.07.14PM.jpeg Matt Smith | For NJ Advance Media By Todderick Hunt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Ronnie Hickman, N.J.'s top skill player in the 2019 class, recently released his top six list of schools of which Rutgers was included. The DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) junior holds 20 offers and is the No. 4 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50. Standing 6-1 and 210-pounds, Hickman has tons of options but his recruitment will come down to these six schools as he's interacted with them most. Find out why Rutgers, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State and have a chance to land the four-star two-way recruit, below. Although Hickman has yet to take any official visits, he says he thinks he knows inside where he wants to be, and could make his choice sooner than later. "I'm getting closer," Hickman told NJ Advance Media. "I'll say that. I'm getting closer." Hickman committed to Rutgers to play lacrosse early in his high school career, but all of his … [Read more...] about DePaul’s Ronnie Hickman, N.J.’s top skill player, thoroughly breaks down top 6
I recently had to buy a car for my son after the camshaft failed on his previous vehicle. It needs to be said that no matter how poorly the car with the bad camshaft treated my son, he was sad to say goodbye to it because "Doug" -- as he had named it -- was his first car. *sigh" My first car was a 1972 Chevelle. Admittedly, it had the family 307 V8 instead of the 350 or 402, but it LOOKED fast. It topped out at 97 mph, not a fraction faster. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey The affinity my son and I had for our first cars is in no way unique. Who doesn't have a soft spot in his or her heart for that "first set of wheels?" And, guys aren't the only ones who get soulful about their cars; gals are just as likely to have fond memories of former vehicles (as referenced by a recent insurance company commercial: "You LOVED Brad ... and then you totaled him!"). Some guys, however, seem to take it to an extreme. A 2008 survey by the Daily Mail revealed that their first set of wheels … [Read more...] about Vintage photos of cars in N.J.