Day: November 8, 2022

Car Hits Pole; Minor Injuries Reported In Upper Freehold Township, Assunpink Wildlife Mgt. Area

November 8, 2022

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Hope Fire Company of Allentown and Allentown EMS were dispatched around 5:21 p.m. to a reported vehicle into a pole. The accident was located in the 300 Block of Clarksburg-Robbinsville Road between Eldridge Road and South Rochdale Avenue in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Allentown EMS treated the person on scene but it was unclear if person was transported to the hospital. Firefighters from Hope Fire Company notified JCP&L of a cracked utility pole that will need repair. The New Jersey State Police were on scene investigating. No additional details are available.

Two Injured In NJ Turnpike Crash Near Exit 7A In Robbinsville

November 8, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Sgt. Philip Curry from the New Jersey State Police, Public Information Unit told that a crash occurred at 3:54 p.m. on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the inner roadway at mile post 61.9 in Robbinsville.  Preliminary information revealed that a Chevy Trailblazer lost control, struck the guardrail, then struck a Toyota Rav4 and overturned.  Both drivers sustained minor injuries. Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene.

$1M Tickets Sold In Hightstown, Edison and Merchantville In $2.04 Billion World Record Powerball

November 8, 2022

TRENTON (Nov. 8, 2022) – One California Lottery player won the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot from the Monday, November 7, drawing. The cash value is $997.6 million.

Three New Jersey Lottery tickets matched five of the five white balls drawn winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. Those tickets were sold at the following locations:

·       Camden County: News Nook, 17 S Centre St., Merchantville;

·       Mercer County: 7-Eleven #27890, 222 Dutch Neck Rd., Hightstown; and,

·       Middlesex County: Atlantis Fresh Market #37, 421 US Highway 1 South, Edison.

In addition, eight New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with Power Play, multiplying the prize to $100,000. Those tickets were sold at the following locations:

·       Passaic County ($100,000): AL Super Mart LLC, 96 Mountainview Blvd., Wayne;

·       Burlington County ($50,000): Medford News and Tobacco, 682 Stokes Rd., Medford;

·       Mercer County ($50,000): Shoprite #500, 3373 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville;

·       Middlesex County ($50,000): Krauszers, 525 Avenel St., Avenel;

·       Middlesex County ($50,000): Costa & Joao Amoco, 756 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret;

·       Middlesex County ($50,000): Atlantis Fresh Market #37, 421 US Highway 1 South, Edison;

·       Middlesex County ($50,000): Tiger Paw Exxon, 912 Route 9 South, Parlin; and,

·       Somerset County ($50,000): Wegmans Food Store, 724 Route 202 South, Bridgewater.

The winning numbers for the Monday, November 7, drawing were: 10, 33, 41, 47, and 56. The Red Power Ball number was 10. The Power Play was 2X. 502,293 New Jersey players took home an estimated $2,480,026 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The Powerball jackpot resets to $20,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, November 9, at 10:59 pm.

Double Play Results

The Double Play drawing is an additional drawing for players who opted-in to the Double Play feature on their tickets. The Double Play drawing results for the Monday, November 7, drawing were: 01, 21, 27, 29, and 40. The Double Play Ball number was 18. One ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Double Play ball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier Double Play prize. That ticket was sold at Rite Aid #236, 1360 Blackwood Clementon Rd., Clementon in Camden County.

Car Burst Into Flames After Crash On Route 37 In Toms River

November 8, 2022

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 1:15 p.m. on Monday November 7, 2022, Toms River Fire Department received a call for a reported car fire on Route 37 W & Parkway. The first arriving Chief confirmed the crash and active car fire. 2671 was first due and stretched the trash line to the car. No injuries were reported and everyone got out ok. No further details are available at this time.

Photo and story by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

Powerball $2.04 Billion Dollar Wining Ticket Sold In Altadena, California

November 8, 2022

The California Lottery reported that the California Lottery makes its FIRST EVER Billionaire! One lucky ticket sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena matched all 6 numbers in the November 7 #Powerball draw. The final jackpot amount for this draw came to $2.04 BILLION dollars.

Once NJ Lottery releases the information for NJ it will be posted here.

Jackson PGA Pro Earns PGA National Award

November 8, 2022

JACKSON, NJ (MERCER)–Bryan DeMarco, PGA Head Golf Professional at Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson, New Jersey, has been selected for the 2021 Deacon Palmer Award, honoring a PGA Professional who displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life. Diagnosed with Cancer at just 21 years old during his junior year at Penn State, DeMarco battled the disease while pursuing his dream to become a PGA Professional. As his career progressed, and after 15 years in remission, while handling his responsibilities at Pine Barrens Golf Club, his Cancer returned in 2016. The Pine Barrens staff offered full support as Bryan learned to make adjustments and continued to work while fighting off the disease. He worked remotely, visiting the club when possible giving lessons and club fittings while sitting in a cart when he did not have the strength to stand. Today, Bryan continues to give back, having raised over $30,000 for the New Jersey Golf Foundation through his seven years presiding over the Pine Barrens Member-Guest-Professional Tournament. He also is an active supporter of DetecTogether, a foundation dedicated to early detection of Cancers. He believes that if he is able to help just one person through his endeavors, it is all worth it.

Rider University: Ewing Township Man Charged With Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Harassment After Following Two Girls Into Their Residence Hall Dorm

November 8, 2022

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Lawrence Police reported that at approximately 12:35 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, Lawrence Township Police Officers were dispatched to the campus of Rider University for a report of a suspicious male. The suspicious male was reportedly loitering on-campus prior to following two female students on foot toward their residence hall. As the girls entered their residence hall, the suspicious male was able to enter behind the girls, following them toward their dorm room.

Once the girls entered their dorm room, the male remained in the hallway and approached their room door. The male was observed to be standing directly in front of their room, and was observed to be bending over, and attempting to look under the door and into the girl’s dorm room.

The students contacted Rider University Public Safety who responded and located the male in the residence hall. The male identified himself as a food delivery driver and was escorted off-campus.

Detective James Steimle of the Lawrence Police Department was able to identify the suspicious male as Johnny Rodriguez-Brito, (26 years old), of the 700 block of River Rd, Ewing, NJ. At the completion of Detective Steimle’s investigation, Rodriguez-Brito was charged with Burglary: 2C: 18-2a(1) 3rd degree offense, Criminal Trespass – Peering: 2C: 18-3C 4th degree offense, and Harassment: 2C: 33-4C, (P.D.P.) offense. Rodriguez-Brito was arrested at his residence on November 7, 2022, he was subsequently transported to Mercer County Correctional Center awaiting a detention hearing.

This incident is under investigation by Detective James Steimle, Detective Ryan Dunn and Officer Kamil Zander of the Lawrence Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Lawrence Township Police Detective Steimle at or 609-844-7135.

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Watch $2.04 Billion Powerball Draw Here

The winning numbers – white balls 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and red Powerball 10. The Power Play® multiplier was 2X.

November 8, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–New Jersey Lottery spokesperson Dean Ialacci told MidJersey.News that the Powerball drawing for the world record $2.04 billion jackpot was performed at 8:57 a.m. EST at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.

The winning numbers – white balls 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and red Powerball 10. The Power Play® multiplier was 2X.

The jackpot climbed beyond its earlier estimate to $2.04 billion at the time of the drawing, making it the world’s largest lottery prize.

We will post our NJ-specific results as soon as they are available.

Earlier MidJersey.News story here:

Election Problems Reported In Mercer County, NJ

November 8, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township reported on social media that due to a Mercer County-wide system outage, all voting machines are currently down in each district across the County.

Voters can still report to their respective polling locations and vote on a standard ballot and insert their ballot into the “emergency slot” in the machine. However, Mercer County officials will be unable to tally those votes tonight and are working to fix the system issue.

8:00 a.m. UPDATE:

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello posted on Facebook that there is a glitch with the Dominion scanners. Voters can still vote by completing their ballots and placing them in the top of the scanning machine in the slot where the emergency ballots are placed. Everyone can vote manually, so rest assured no one will be disenfranchised.

8:08 a.m. UPDATE:

Mercer County reports: The Board of Elections has advised the county of issues with voting machines. Poll workers will be on hand to walk voters through the process. The board is working with Dominion, the machine maker, to resolve the issue.

“All votes cast in this General Election will be scanned on high capacity scanners by the Mercer County Board of Elections, at their central location, instead of at the polling locations by the voters. The Board of Elections is a bipartisan commission. Fortunately, we have hand-marked paper ballot system.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office does not oversee voting machines or the voting equipment, but all three offices work together to make sure that the process is secure and transparent.

We made it through Hurricane Sandy, through 2020 and we will make it through this one too and no one will be disenfranchised.”


Update from the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker

November 8, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Soon after polls opened this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, poll workers became aware of an issue with the voting machine scanners. Voters are being asked to fill out the ballot as they normally would. A contingency plan is in place for all ballots cast at all locations to be scanned at the secure Board of Elections office.

Again, ballots will be scanned just as they would at the polling location. Every ballot that has been cast will be counted, no voter will be disenfranchised, and the integrity of the election is intact and secure.

Additionally, provisional ballots are available to those who would prefer to vote provisionally. A provisional ballot can be obtained at a voter’s polling location.

Further information will be reported as it becomes known.

– Nathaniel Walker, Mercer County Superintendent Of Elections

“NO-Ball” Powerball! – Updated Watch Drawing Here

November 8, 2022 Updated

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–According to the California Lottery last night’s Powerball® drawing has been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors. Winning numbers will be posted as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience.

As of 7:10 a.m. this morning no information has been released form the New Jersey Lottery on their website or social media platforms. The New Jersey Lottery website under the PowerBall says “Results not in.” has contacted the New Jersey Lottery for an update.

Image above from the California Lottery

Lunar Eclipse Seen Over New Jersey This Morning

November 8, 2022

A total lunar eclipse was seen over New Jersey early this morning. According to NASA a lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.

If you missed this total lunar eclipse your next chance will be March 14, 2025.  Until then there will be partial and penumbral lunar eclipses you can see.

For more information on the lunar eclipse see the NASA website here

The November 8, 2022 lunar eclipse as seen from Robbinsville – Allentown, New Jersey area:

Today is Election Day

November 8, 2022

Today is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Find a polling place near you.

If you requested a mail-in ballot, it is not too late to return it! You can return it one of the following three ways:

  • Mail: It must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. Election Day and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before 6 days after Election Day.
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Secure Ballot Drop Box locations
  • Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. County Election Officials

If you need information about how to vote or if you are encountering any problems while voting, please call the voter hotline at 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).

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