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Hector Hernandez Hailed As Hero After Rescuing Girl, 9, From Treacherous Raritan River

Officials in New Jersey had a busy day, responding to several incidents that required water rescues. It came on a day where many headed to area beaches to try to cool off from the sweltering heat.

06/20/2012

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Officials Investigating Cause Of Five-Alarm Fire In Perth Amboy

The fire started around 4 a.m. Sunday, destroying four connected homes and leaving dozens homeless.

06/04/2012

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Five-Alarm Fire Destroys Four Homes, Seriously Injures Three In Perth Amboy

Authorities said that an intense, fast-moving fire has destroyed four homes in Perth Amboy and seriously injured three people. Dozens of people were also left homeless by the massive blaze, which started at around 4 a.m. on Sunday.

06/03/2012

Passing boaters called the Coast Guard around 5:40 p.m. Saturday to report that the pleasure craft was sinking off Perth Amboy. (Credit: CBS 2)

One Killed, Four Injured When Boat Capsizes Off New Jersey Coast

A 50-year-old New Jersey man was killed and four other people were injured when their boat capsized in waters off the northern New Jersey coast.

04/22/2012

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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

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Report: New Jersey Bad About Providing Free Breakfast For Eligible Students

The Garden State ranks 46th in the country when it comes to states taking part in the school breakfast program.

09/30/2011

Top Row: Detective Dennis DeRienzo – pilot; Detective Erin Nolan – co-pilot; Detective Francis Vitale- SCUBA | Second Row:  Police Officer Matthew O’Donohoe – crew chief; Police Officer Gowdat Nagi – 2nd crew chief; Detective Brian Singer - SCUBA

NYPD Pulls Off Dramatic Rescue Of Father, Son Stranded On N.J. Jetty

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a distress call on a rock jetty in the Raritan Bay around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

04/21/2011

Joseph Vas

Ex-Perth Amboy Mayor Gets Six Years In Corruption Case

Former Perth Amboy mayor and state assemblyman Joseph Vas was sentenced to more than six years in prison after being convicted last fall of mail fraud, election finance violations and lying to authorities.

04/12/2011

A raging fire in Perth Amboy, NJ left at least 100 people homeless after it ripped through at least two apartment complexes. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Rips Through N.J. Apartment Complex, Dozens Homeless

Edward Quezada and his wife had bought all of their Christmas gifts for their 8- and 13-year-old children. But the gifts are now gone after a fire ripped through Quezada’s apartment complex in Perth Amboy, N.J. on Sunday evening.

12/20/2010

A raging fire in Perth Amboy, NJ left at least 100 people homeless after it ripped through at least two apartment complexes. (credit: CBS 2)

At Least 100 Homeless After Raging Perth Amboy Fire

A raging fire destroyed home after home in Perth Amboy Sunday night, leaving at least 100 people with nowhere to go just days before Christmas.

12/19/2010

Joseph Vas

Vas Pleads Guilty To State Corruption Charges

Former Perth Amboy and state assemblyman Joseph Vas has pleaded guilty to official misconduct, theft and money laundering charges.

11/18/2010

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Nurse Accused Of Urinating In Patient’s Kitchen Sink

Kassandra Fields-Ralph is charged with lewdness, child endangerment and theft.

11/04/2010

Death Of Toddler At N.J. Day Care Ruled Accident

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say the death of a toddler at a New Jersey day care center was an accident. Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced on Friday the 17-month-old boy became trapped […]

10/29/2010

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Former Perth Amboy Mayor Convicted Of Mail Fraud

Former Perth Amboy Joseph Vas and an aide have been convicted of mail fraud, election finance violations and lying to authorities.

10/08/2010

Ex-Perth Amboy Mayor’s Corruption Case Goes To Jury

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The corruption case against former Perth Amboy mayor and state legislator Joseph Vas is now in the hands of a jury.

10/05/2010

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