Middletown

Jacob Tawil (credit: CBS 2)

Hero In Gunman Chase At Orange County Courthouse Speaks Out

“We had eye contact. Maybe it was the way I was dressed, maybe he thought I was a police officer, and that’s when he started running,” said Jacob Tawil.

02/09/2012

Timothy Mulqueen (credit: Handout)

Authorities: Middletown Courthouse Gunman May Have Been Targeting Mayor Joseph DeStefano

The incident took place at around 9:09 a.m. Wednesday shortly after the courthouse opened. Police say a man drove up on a Honda dirt bike carrying a shotgun inside a hunting sling.

02/08/2012

Scream rooms

U.S. DOE Investigating ‘Scream Rooms’ At Middletown, Conn. School

Federal education officials have launched a civil rights investigation into a Connecticut elementary school’s practice of isolating students with disabilities in small rooms when they have emotional outbursts.

01/31/2012

Farm Hill Elementary School

Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Middletown, Conn. Elementary School

Two “time-out” rooms were implemented two years ago for special needs students. But with growing community concern about their use, the school district drafted a new support plan to deal with students who act up.

01/11/2012

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT (file / credit: Wesleyan University)

Man Found Not Guilty By Insanity In Deadly Wesleyan Shooting

A Massachusetts man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a Wesleyan University student after a trial that portrayed him as anti-Semitic and mentally ill as he stalked and harassed the young woman.

12/16/2011

Visitors at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., view  the "Empty Sky" memorial on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

9/11 Observances Take Place Across Garden State

New Jerseyans across the state are marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with events offering a poignant mixture of sadness and hope while honoring the 746 state residents killed on that day.

09/11/2011

Police Car - New Haven, CT (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Holding Training Conference After Rash Of Police Suicides

No one has a good explanation for why four Connecticut police officers killed themselves from April to June. For law enforcement officials gathering at a conference Wednesday, the most important question now is how to prevent others from taking their own lives.

08/10/2011

Fog was thick at the site of the deadly SUV crash in Milltown, NJ on July 4, 2011. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Investigation Continues Into Tragic Holiday Crash On Garden State Parkway

Survivor Vincent Whiteaker tells CBS 2 that a black BMW sped by, cut them off and forced their SUV to swerve.

07/05/2011

Foggy skies and gas from a refinery caused a suspicious glow in New Jersey on Saturday night. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Two Teens Among Three Killed In Deadly Garden State Parkway Crash

A family of six and a family friend were in the SUV when it wrecked. The survivors are in critical condition.

07/04/2011

Orange County Gets Federal Help In War On Drugs

Orange County admits that it has problems with the Bloods and the Latin Kings gangs.

06/21/2011

New Yorkers celebrate death of Osama Bin Laden (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SOUND OFF: Tell Us Your Reaction To Osama Bin Laden’s Death

It was news New Yorkers had been waiting almost 10 long years for: Osama bin Laden is dead.

05/02/2011

Fourteen-year-old Kristen Grazioso places balloons on a carved stone Monday, May 2, 2011, in Middletown, N.J., that  honors her father, who was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Middletown Residents React To Death Of Osama Bin Laden

Nearly one-fourth of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks were New Jersey residents. Middletown lost 37 residents that day, the second highest 9/11 toll among New Jersey towns.

05/02/2011

Firefighters on the scene at Statesir Place in Middletown, N.J. on April 19, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Four People Killed In Middletown, N.J. Fire

A six-alarm fire destroyed a split-level home on Statesir Place in Middletown. One person survived.

04/19/2011

Jon Bon Jovi (credit: AP)

Cops: Burglar Ransacks Bon Jovi’s N.J. Waterfront Mansion

Authorities said they’ve nabbed a burglar who stole $100,000 in jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi’s New Jersey home and also robbed three of the rocker’s neighbors.

04/15/2011

Keith Gruber Booking Photo

NY Man Jailed After Bringing Beer To DWI Hearing

Keith Gruber, a 49-year-old Sullivan County man, was held without bail after he showed up 90 minutes late to his DWI hearing with an open can of beer and intoxicated, authorities said.

03/22/2011

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