Somerset Hills Communities Band Together with New Ordinances to Tackle Rising Theft and Home Invasions

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — In a collaborative effort to tackle an increasing number of car thefts and home burglaries, six towns in northern Somerset County have introduced new ordinances aimed at enhancing local law enforcement’s ability to fight crime. Bedminster, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Far Hills, and Peapack-Gladstone are the municipalities taking this proactive stance. Local officials have developed these ordinances in response to a notable escalation in thefts, including motor vehicle thefts, home burglaries, and invasions. These laws are designed to supplement existing legal mechanisms, facilitating police efforts where state prosecution falls short. This … Read more

Mansfield Man Indicted in Superior Court for Massive Weapons Cache After Home Raid

MANSFIELD, Mass. — Thomas Callan, a 61-year-old Mansfield resident, is facing serious legal battles after authorities raided his home in April, uncovering a disturbing array of weaponry and ammunition. The incident has led to a 10-count grand jury indictment that Callan is contesting in superior court, having pleaded not guilty in Fall River Superior Court on Friday. The cache of weapons seized from Callan’s residence at 142 Church St., included 23 firearms, numerous large capacity magazines, over 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and materials potentially used to construct improvised explosives. The seizure has drawn significant attention … Read more

Aaron Judge Smashes Historic Home Run, Propelling Yankees to Tie for AL East Lead

New York — Aaron Judge, the formidable slugger for the New York Yankees, has set a new benchmark in Major League Baseball. With his 34th home run just before the All-Star break, Judge not only captivated fans but also etched his name atop the Yankees’ historic record books for the most homers hit in the first half of the season. This milestone came during a critical game that allowed the Yankees to pull even with the Baltimore Orioles at the helm of the American League East standings. Judge’s recent home run not only underscores his … Read more

Texas Judge Overturns Centuries-Old Ban on Home Distilling, Citing Constitutional Rights

FORT WORTH, Texas — In a landmark ruling, a Texas federal judge has deemed the 1868 federal ban on at-home distilling unconstitutional, marking a significant win for advocates of home-based spirit production. The decision, issued on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman, not only struck down a longstanding prohibition but also emphasized the constitutional limits of governmental authority over individual liberties. The plaintiff in the case, the Hobby Distillers Association, represented by lawyers from the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, argued that the ban overstepped Congress’s taxing powers and infringed upon the Commerce Clause of … Read more