Pennsylvania man was killed Thursday night when the car he was driving

A 37-year-old Ocean County man pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter in the overdose death of a woman in Point Pleasant Borough. Curtis Geathers, of Barnegat, supplied the heroin and fentanyl to the woman Jan. 10, 2019, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.,54849849.html

The woman was found unresponsive at a Point Pleasant residence and died at a local hospital from an overdose, the prosecutor’s office investigation revealed. Detectives arrested Geathers a month after her death.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend Geathers serve a four-year prison term for manslaughter along with five years on a drug distribution charge, officials said. The sentences would run concurrently. Sentencing is scheduled for July.

This plea agreement was entered into in consultation with – and with the approval of – the victim’s family, Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a statement.

A 36-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed Thursday night when the car he was driving crashed into a parked trailer in Hamilton, police said.

The motorist, of Easton, was driving north on the East State Street Extension, near Montana Avenue, when his Nissan Versa went into the right shoulder where it hit the back of an unoccupied trailer shortly after 9 p.m., according to Hamilton police.

Emergency crews brought the driver to a local hospital, where he died. Police withheld the man’s name until family could be informed.

Livio, who works out of the Statehouse bureau, won the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families for her work detailing how racism pervades child welfare systems.

The award honors journalists in both print and broadcast media who have provided constructive, informative reporting that advances awareness, understanding, and action to meet the needs of children and families who are vulnerable.

Livio’s winning entry, Racism in N.J.’s child welfare system, showed how powerful child welfare systems in New Jersey and across the nation have been plagued for decades by institutional racism that makes poor, Black families easy targets for welfare investigations. As a result, an untold number of families who should have stayed together have been split apart.

Livio recently accepted the national award at the Child Welfare League of America’s national convention in Washington. Other winners were Gaynor Hall, WGN-TV Chicago and Jan Moller, of the Louisiana Budget Project.

Salant, who is NJ Advance Media’s Washington correspondent, won an honorable mention for the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation. He recently accepted the award in at a dinner in Washington.

Salant was recognized for his stories exposing how lawmakers and federal agencies have failed to adopt trucking safety regulations despite sharp increases in the number of preventable truck accidents. Salant exposed it in his initial story Deaths in truck crashes keep rising as your government ignores safety solutions and has kept the heat on ever since.

Two Vietnam-era amphibious vehicles that pulled up in Brigantine when one suffered a ruptured hydraulic line departed just before noon on Friday.

The two amphibious vehicles had previously made stops in Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Light as they tried to make their way from New York to Virginia on a trip marred by breakdowns and repairs along the Jersey Shore.

Under fog and mist, the crew of five started the engines of the two vehicles — called Wild Sally and Big Jack — and slowly backed off the beach as a small crowd gathered to watch.

The massive vehicles drove up onto the island’s Cove beach Monday afternoon when Wild Sally experienced steering problems, the operators said. We realized that one of the old steel hydraulic lines had ruptured, John Hennage, one of operators, told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday as he was picking up the needed parts in Virginia.

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