Stray Bullet Death, School Sex Charge, 'Tanning Mom' In Top NJ News

Here's what happened in New Jersey this week.

Authorities believe a stray bullet killed a New Brunswick man in his home Friday afternoon. According to a release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Richard Chang, 40, was pronounced dead at his home at 3:40 p.m.

Teacher and Coach Had Sexual Relations With Student, Prosecutor Says

Wood-Ridge High School girls' softball coach Jillian Clementi, also a teacher at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, engaged in improper sexual relations with a male student from Wood-Ridge High School, authorities charged Wednesday.

Nutley police charged Patricia Krentcil, 44, with child endangerment after allegedly letting her 5-year-old daughter enter a tanning booth with her. Krentcils' daughter told her school nurse she got a sunburn from tanning with her mother, prompting the school to call child services.

School 'Shocked' by Child Pornography Charge Against Teacher

A sixth-grade teacher at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus was in custody Thursday after FBI agents found hundreds of videos and images depicting child pornography on his home computer, according to authorities and court documents.

NJ Has Massachusetts Woman on Hook for Decades-Old $73 Debt

Most of the time, public workers who successfully track down a long-standing debt owed to the state would be applauded. But in the case of Alice Mainville, it's enough to make most people shake their heads. [Daily News of Newburyport]

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) Thursday joined undergraduates and the presidents of several New Jersey colleges at the College of New Jersey in Ewing to ask Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Hold said if Congress fails to act, interest rates for more than 7 million students who receive federal student loans will increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.

New Rules for License Renewals

Starting Monday, what you'll need to bring with you to the motor vehicle agency for renewing a driver's license will change subtly but significantly to comply with the new federal "True ID" standard. [Asbury Park Press]

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) endorsed Donald M. Payne Jr. to represent the 10th Congressional District, Menendez's office said in a statement. Payne, the president of the Newark Municipal Council, is seeking the seat previously held by his father, Donald Payne Sr., who died in March.

The Garden State Wine Growers Association announced Tuesday the launch of direct shipping of wine from wineries to homes throughout the state. The Association represents 34 New Jersey wineries.

A Hopatcong man has carved himself a place among blues greats. "Uncle Pete" Hoff was recently notified he'd be inducted into the New Jersey chapter of the American Heritage Blues Hall of Fame.


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