Terrorism has been added to the long list of charges against the suspect who was arrested after what prosecutors described as a series of anti-Semitic attacks in Lakewood on Friday.
Dion Marsh, 27, of Manchester, is accused of a rampage that started with carjacking a vehicle that he used to run over three pedestrians in Lakewood and Jackson over the course of several hours.
Prosecutors said Marsh also got out of the car in one of the attacks and stabbed an Orthodox Jewish man with a serrated kitchen knife.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer charged Marsh on Wednesday with attempted carjacking, attempted kidnapping and three additional counts each of bias intimidation and attempted murder.
The charge of terrorism was added with the approval of acting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin.
Marsh was initially charged with carjacking, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
His next court hearing is set for Wednesday.
Recovering from the rampage
The Lakewood Scoop identified the stabbing victim as Tzvi Aryeh, who returned home on Wednesday to a rousing welcome after having been given a near-zero chance of survival.
His family told The Scoop that Aryeh lost a "tremendous" amount of blood as a result of the attack and was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital after doctors at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus got a pulse back.
A fundraiser has been created for the Jackson man who Billhimer said was rammed by Marsh.
NJ county fairs make a comeback: Check out the schedule for 2022
UPDATED 4/10: A current list of county fairs happening across the Garden State for 2022. From rides, food, animals, and hot air balloons, each county fair has something unique to offer.
(Fairs are listed in geographical order from South NJ to North NJ)
These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
School aid for all New Jersey districts for 2022-23
The state Department of Education announced district-level school aid figures for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, March 10, 2022. They're listed below, alphabetically by county. For additional details from the NJDOE, including specific categories of aid, click here.