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Wrong-Way Driver On Parkway Killed In Crash

MIDDLETOWN – A New Jersey man driving on the wrong side of the Garden State Parkway was killed Monday night after colliding into a truck, police said. Hamilton W. Smith 3rd, 29, of Lincoln Park, was driving south in the northbound lane when hit a pick-up truck head-on, according to New Jersey State Police.
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Trenton Man With Prosthetic Leg Rescues Driver As Car Plunges Into Newark Bay

A 29-year-old Trenton man with a prosthetic leg who rescued a driver as his car plunged into the Newark Bay received a national reward for his heroic efforts. Anthony Stephen Capuano, an aquatic program administrator, received a Carnegie Medal — considered North America’s highest civilian honor for heroism — following his brave rescue, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced in a release on Tuesday, June 28.

Escaped emu returns home, breaks into horse corral

June 28 (UPI) -- An emu that escaped in New Jersey was recaptured nearly a week later when he returned to his owner's property and broke into a horse paddock. Sandy Roberto Cordasco said she does not know how Vance the emu escaped from his pen on her West Milford property on June 20, nor does she know how the flightless bird managed to break into a horse paddock on her property on Sunday.

NJ Powerball Lottery Player Wins $150K

One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball in the Saturday, June 25, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The ticket was sold at Shoprite #585, 14-22 Prospect Ave.,...

Residents Hospitalized With Burns In Paterson Fire

Two residents suffered burns in a mid-afternoon fire that ravaged a Paterson home, responders said. Temperatures broke 90 and the heat index reached triple figures Sunday during the fast-moving upper-floor blaze at the 2½-story wood-frame house on Madison Avenue. Firefighters were forced into an exterior attack about 45 minutes...

1 driver dies after 3-vehicle crash in Warren County: Report

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An 86-year-old Washington woman died after a three-vehicle crash in Warren County Sunday afternoon, according to a report from The crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Route 31 and Rymon Road in Washington Township. Rita Aurenzi was pronounced dead at the...

Governor Murphy budgets $100 million for Rutgers’ athletic facilities

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has earmarked $100 million for Rutgers athletics in the proposed budget for the state per reporting from Brent Johnson and Ted Sherman of NJ Advance Media. The money is specifically for renovating Jersey Mike’s Arena and for the development of the proposed indoor practice facility for football. The budget is expected to be passed on Wednesday and signed into law by Murphy on Thursday per the report.

Newark rolls out book vending machines at libraries and rec centers

NEWARK, N.J. -- New vending machines have popped up in Newark, but they're not what you'd expect. They have swapped candy for books.As CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reported Tuesday, it's designed to encourage a summer of reading for students.Instead of buying soda or snacks, the digital vending machine at Van Buren Library offers food for thought.Children can scroll on what looks like a giant tablet and order books at no cost."I choose the Cat with the Ninja," 8-year-old Isaac said."It's fantastic for the kids, free books," his mother added.All kids have to do is place their order at one of five...

Man gets probation for theft charge in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man gets probation for a theft charge, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch. Daniel Cicalese, 56, of Sparrowbush was sentenced on June 24 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Virtual Sussex County Courtroom in Newton, Koch said.

Cross-State Coalition of Attorney Generals Propose New Federal Rule to Expand Awareness of On-the-Job Dangers

Cross-State Coalition of AGs proposes a new federal rule requiring employers to report more detailed information about workplace injuries and illnesses to OSHA. Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin led a coalition of Attorneys General on Monday, June 27, 2022, in supporting a proposed federal rule that would empower workers and expand public awareness of on-the-job dangers.

Fire ignites 10,000 pounds of fireworks on Route 287 in Bridgewater, NJ

BRIDGEWATER — Drivers who were stuck in a delay on Route 287 because of a truck fire were treated to an impromptu fireworks display Sunday night. A dolly tire on a tractor-trailer caught fire in the southbound lane near Exit 14 (Route 22) around 10:30 p.m., according to State Police Trooper Brandi Slota. The fire ignited the trailer carrying 10,000 pounds of fireworks, which were lit by the fire and launched into the air.