× JERSEY CITY – On Thursday May 25, North Bergen resident Fundador Bonet, 36, was convicted by a Hudson County jury of aggravated assault after a four-day trial, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutors office.The press release states that on Oct. 8, 2015 Bonet sent text messages to one of the victims, Joel Lopez, ostensibly arranging a time and place for Lopez to pick up his six- year-old child. In actuality, those texts were sent to lure Lopez to a dead-end street in Hoboken where Bonet and several others jumped and assaulted Lopez and his cousin Jesus Vazquez.Lopez sustained a gash to the top of his head, a black eye, a knot on his forehead, facial swelling, and bruising over his neck and arms.The jury deliberated several hours before returning their decision of guilty on the aggravated assault count. Bonet was acquitted on two weapons counts of his indictment.According to the press release Bonet, who was previously convicted of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault, faces up to five years in New Jersey state prison.Judge Patrick Arre is scheduled to sentence Bonet on June, 30.
Fortunately for the canine from Prairie City, Iowa, the contest is more about personality than beauty. “The last thing you’re going to get with a bulldog is beauty,” said master of ceremonies Dolph Pulliam. “But bulldogs have character.” Riggs was dressed in a form-fitting costume in Drake’s blue-and-white colors. Last year’s winner, Hannah, gave him a snarl, but he kept his cool, plodding down the runway gracefully and glacially. Riggs celebrated his victory by posing for photographers and munching on a doggy bone, leaving crumbs and drool on his throne. “He’s pretty low key until it’s time to eat,” said his owner, Cordell Miller. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He drools. His teeth stick out. His hobbies include begging and attacking noisy appliances. And now, he is a beauty contest winner. Three-year-old Riggs won the “Beautiful Bulldog” contest Monday, beating a 50-dog field that included the likes of Sir Grizwald Snorzalot, Napoleon Underbite and Crazy Legs Da Moose. The contest is held annually to draw attention to the Drake Relays, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious track and field events. The relays will attract nearly 8,000 athletes for the 98th running this year.