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Pedestrians at two busy intersections in Metuchen, N.J., may now use flags to protect them while crossing the street. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pedestrians In Metuchen, N.J., Wave Flags To Warn Motorists

A New Jersey town has decided to fly the flag to stop car-into-pedestrian accidents, placing flags at dangerous crosswalks for walkers to use.

02/06/2013

Shadow of man with flag (file / credit: Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images)

Metuchen To Use Flags To Improve Safety On The Streets

If the presence of a person in a crosswalk doesn’t stop drivers, maybe a bright, orange or yellow flag will. That’s the idea in Metuchen.

02/06/2013

Gung "Dan'' Kim (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: NJ Man Who Worked In Medical Offices Charged With Sex Assault

Gung “Dan” Kim, 29, was arrested Wednesday and released on $50,000 bail.

01/03/2013

James Bechtold's headstone (Credit: WCBS 880/ Levon Putney

Heads Of Three Stooges Grace Fallen NJ Firefighter’s Headstone

When a New Jersey firefighter died five years ago, he wanted to have familiar faces etched into his headstone. The stone heads of Moe, Larry and Curly now protrude above the inscription “Laugh. Don’t Weep.”

04/13/2012

PSE&G Transformer Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Power Restored To PSE&G Customers Following Transformer Fire In Edison

About 9,500 customers in Edison and Metuchen were without power as a result of the explosion and fire. Firefighters eventually got the blaze under control and as of 10:30 p.m., all power had been restored.

02/28/2012

(credit: IMDB)

Robert Hegyes, Played Epstein On ‘Welcome Back Kotter,’ Dead At 60

New Jersey-born Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter” has died. He was 60.

01/27/2012

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bear In Raritan Hit By Car, Climbs Tree

For the third time in two months, a bear stuck in a tree put on a show for some New Jersey residents.

07/15/2011

Black Bear (credit: CBS 2)

Black Bear, Earlier Seen Sleeping In Metuchen Tree, Heads Back To The Woods

A black bear seen earlier in the day taking an extended nap up a tree apparently decided he had enough media attention and made its way down on Monday night.

06/20/2011

Post Office  (file/William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

NJ Mail Carrier Honored For Helping Save Elderly Woman

A New Jersey post office held a ceremony Tuesday to honor a mail carrier for his efforts in rescuing an elderly grandmother on his route.

12/14/2010