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Gravestone maker defrauded grieving families, authorities say: Top 5 stories

Gravestone maker defrauded grieving families, authorities say: Top 5 stories
Gravestone maker defrauded grieving families, authorities say: Top 5 stories

Good evening, New Jersey Patch readers! We’ve compiled some of the most shareable stories from around the state for you today.

Here are the top five stories from across New Jersey:

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1. Officials said an 8-year-old boy died after being struck by an SUV in Parsippany on Tuesday night. The child was believed to be riding a bicycle when the driver of a 2022 Mazda CX5 struck him, according to the Morris County District Attorney’s Office. Read more.

2. A local woman and Marine veteran who received the first combined mechanical heart pump and genetically engineered pig kidney transplant has died at age 54. Read more.

3. A self-proclaimed Wawa connoisseur has reached a new level of super fandom. He has collected every Wawa order slip from 0 to 999. Read more.

4. A Manchester Township man repeatedly told police to shoot him and said he expected to die during a December standoff that ended with his death, according to a video of the incident released Wednesday. Read more.

5. A Pennsylvania man who operated a custom headstone and engraving service failed to provide the promised service to hundreds of his grieving customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Read more.

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