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September 2012 Archives

Paralyzed former NJ college player presses toward goals

A New Jersey native and former Rutgers player took part in the coin toss from his wheelchair during a recent NFL game. While the young man had plans to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following his college career, a 2010 spinal cord injury suffered on the field ended that prospect.

New Jersey State Senators want tougher domestic violence laws

Readers in New Jersey may be interested to hear about some surprising statistics State Senator Barbara Buono recently conveyed. One in four women and one in seven men will become the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives. New Jersey police have also reported that in 2010, there were over 74,000 domestic violence offenses reported, and 38 of those resulted in a murder. Buono and other senators are now calling for the adoption of three bills that they believe will modernize domestic violence laws in New Jersey.

$15K per month child support requested of former NBA player

As readers in New Jersey know, $15,000 is a lot of money. This can even be true for a professional basketball player; particularly one who no longer plays for a team in the states. Quincy Douby, former guard with the Sacramento Kings who now plays in China, is being asked to pay that amount in child support each month.

Drug test results present interesting twist to New Jersey tragedy

Three of the four New Jersey high school football players killed on a turnpike last year had chemicals in their system that suggested that they had smoked marijuana at some point before the crash. This was reported after a local news agency submitted a public records request for these toxicology results. The driver of the vehicle was among those who had the chemicals in his system.

New Jersey high school teacher marries student after divorce

Readers in New Jersey probably remember someone in their past who was a "teacher's pet." Recently, a man near Sussex County has alleged in a custody filing that his ex-wife, a high school math teacher, went too far with her favorite student. According to the man, it was the root cause of their divorce.

New Jersey dangerous animal law puzzles residents

While towns and cities in New Jersey traditionally handle aggressive dogs, state law prohibits local public officials from taking certain actions that they might feel are both necessary and justified. Each town must comply with New Jersey's Vicious and Potentially Dangerous Dog Act, which the state passed after several months of debate amongst various groups.

Usher awarded primary custody of sons after child custody dispute

As readers in New Jersey may know, the media usually portrays celebrities living extravagant, problem-free lifestyles. However, this is not always the case. Even celebrities find themselves dealing with tough issues that affect their families. Recently, the R&B singer Usher found himself dealing with the complicated issue of child custody.