Coastal Flood WARNING in effect for:
Coastal Flood ADVISORY in effect for:
Wind ADVISORY in effect for:
Wrongful death lawsuit filed over death of school principal who donated marrowPosted: Updated:
The fiancée of a Westfield High School principal who died after donating bone marrow to a student in France has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Sheronda Braker's lawsuit filed Monday names Hackensack University Medical Center.
Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, died back in April, several weeks after lapsing into a coma during the procedure.
Nelson, who had a 6-year-old daughter, didn't know the French teen but wanted to help nonetheless.
Nelson and the teen were connected through Be the Match, a worldwide bone marrow registry network.
Nelson also served as an officer in the Army Reserve for more than 20 years and had recently re-enlisted.
The hospital didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on the lawsuit Monday.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.
- Voters in two local school districts have decided to raise their own taxes to fund mental health services in their schools.
- The Thanks4Giving kicked off Saturday with hundreds of runners in Asbury Park raising money for the Special Olympics New Jersey.
- Officials say five people are in custody in connection to the shooting at Pleasantville High School during a football game Friday night that left three people injured.
- State Fish and Wildlife officials located a coyote's den just a day after someone was attacked by one of the animals near Rutgers University.
- This week, we're putting the spotlight on the Rahway Community Action Organization in Union County.This week, we're putting the spotlight on the Rahway Community Action Organization in Union County.
New Jersey SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>
- Photos from the public congressional hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's dealings with Ukraine.
- The tree will be decked out in more than 50,000 multicolored lights and crowned with its iconic star.
- Shoppers can start their holiday shopping on Black Friday at these retailers.Shoppers can start their holiday shopping on Black Friday at these retailers.
- If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving.
- Styx at NYCB at WestburyStyx at NYCB at Westbury