The most-viewed stories on News 12 New Jersey in 2022

Some stories on the minds of viewers included backlash due to changes at a wedding venue and recreational marijuana shops.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2022, 4:40 PM

Updated 469 days ago

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The most-viewed stories on News 12 New Jersey in 2022
In a year of several noteworthy stories, some stories stood out more than others in New Jersey.
Some stories on the minds of viewers included backlash due to changes at a wedding venue and recreational marijuana shops.
Below are the Top 12 most viewed stories on News12.com for 2022 from News 12 New Jersey.

12 - Elizabeth man accused of running woman down in apparent road rage incident caught on camera (April 13) 

An Elizabeth man is accused of running down a woman with his car during a road rage incident.
The encounter was all caught on video on a neighbor's security camera. In the video, 56-year-old Vincent Jean appears to run a woman over multiple times.

11 - Gov. Murphy signs law to ease student loan debt for students (July 29) 

The law applies to all public, private and for-profit colleges and universities in the state. It also requires the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and Department of Labor to set performance quality standards for the programs.

10 - Police: Situation with bloody woman calling for help from inside truck was a misunderstanding (Aug. 4) 

A situation involving a bloody woman yelling for help from inside of a tractor-trailer turned out to all be a big misunderstanding, according to police.
South Brunswick police say a witness reported that he saw a woman in her 20s who appeared to be bloody calling for help from inside of a white tractor-trailer cab. It happened Wednesday afternoon on Route 130 in South Brunswick near the Dayton Toyota dealership.

9 - Student found dead in dorm room at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Saturday night (Oct. 30) 

A male student was found dead in his dorm room at the College of New Jersey in Ewing in October. No foul play was suspected.

8 - Video shows plow truck spray snow onto 2 Orthodox Jewish men in Lakewood (Jan. 31) 

A video showing a plow truck spraying snow onto two men walking to religious services in Lakewood sparked outrage and an investigation into a possible hate crime.

7 - Order up! MrBeast Burger opens at American Dream Mall (Sept. 4) 

There was pandemonium at the American Dream Mall Sunday as thousands of people came from all around the world on the opening day of Jimmy Donaldson AKA MrBeast's first restaurant, MrBeastBurger.

6 - Woman becomes 'instant millionaire' after placing $5 bet at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City (Dec. 20) 

Imagine winning a million dollars on a little bet! That's what happened to this woman when she placed a $5 bet at Harrah's in Atlantic City just a few weeks ago.

5 - Police: Mom threatens to 'shoot the whole place up' while speaking to principal of NJ school (June 9) 

The mother of a Union Township elementary school student was arrested when she threatened to 'shoot up the whole place' during a meeting with the principal. The school was on lockdown and dismissal was delayed while police located the woman after the meeting.

4 - 'Enforce the rules.' United CEO says Newark flight schedules, tower staffing leading to cancellations (June 21) 

In an interview with CNN, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said the biggest issue with canceled flights in Newark is there are more flights scheduled than capacity at the airport, which is adding air traffic, and control is also understaffed.
With the start of summer came the constant flow of travel traffic, but internal airport issues and the influx of flight cancellations at Newark Liberty Airport were especially hard.

3 - 13 dispensaries in New Jersey now selling adult-use recreational marijuana (April 19) 

Thirteen dispensaries in New Jersey started selling adult recreational-use marijuana on April 19. Here is the list!

2 - Police: 7 employees of NJ strip club arrested following evidence of prostitution (June 22) 

Police say five people who work at a strip club in Sayreville were arrested after a search warrant revealed evidence of prostitution. The accusations occurred following the previous arrest of two other employees.

1 - Popular wedding venue faces backlash for recent renovations to ballroom (Dec. 20) 

A popular wedding venue in Morris County received backlash for some major renovations the venue recently underwent.
The Madison Hotel in Morristown announced on social media that it had been completely renovated – much to the surprise of some soon-to-be brides who booked their weddings there. Many had already signed contracts and put down tens of thousands of dollars in deposits before learning about the news.
Editor's note: Top News 12 New Jersey stories as of 12/30/22. Weather forecast and category pages were excluded from results to solely focus on story content. 


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