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A small plane came down in a residential area in Hillsborough as it approached Central Jersey Regional Airport on July 16, 2014, officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Pilot Hurt After Small Plane Crashes In Yard Near Airport In Hillsborough

The plane came down around 10:20 a.m. in a yard off Sunnymeade Road in Hillsborough Township.

07/16/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Pills To Heroin’ Film Aims To Prevent Students From Becoming Addicted

Heroin is no longer a problem in the dark alleys of urban areas. It has spread to the cul-de-sacs of suburbia.

04/17/2014

Amy Locane-Bovenizer (file/credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Former TV, Movie Actress Seeks Public Defender To Appeal Conviction For N.J. Fatal DWI

Amy Locane-Bovenizer is serving a three-year prison sentence. Somerset County prosecutors argued on Tuesday that she should not be granted a state-funded lawyer because she and her husband are not indigent,

04/09/2014

Students at the Midland School volunteered at a local food pantry to give back to the community. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: N.J. Students Who Require Help Pitch In To Help Community

After hearing a story on WCBS 880 about a food shortage at pantries, a teacher at a school for the developmentally disabled in Somerset County, N.J. recruited her students to help.

04/07/2014

New Jersey Quarry Worker Trapped

Worker Trapped In Excavator Under Boulder For Hours At N.J. Quarry

A man became trapped inside an excavator under a huge boulder in Somerset County, N.J. Tuesday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Winter weather creates slick conditions on roads in Bergen County, N.J. (Credit CBS 2)

Too Many Storms, Too Little Salt In New Jersey

The seemingly endless barrage of snowstorms is leaving many New Jersey municipalities running low on salt to spread on roads.

02/04/2014

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

Local Officials Warn Of ‘Show Of Force’ Against Drunk Drivers On Super Bowl Sunday

Somerset officials also cautioned that Super Bowl party hosts could be held liable if a drunk guest injures on kills someone on the road.

02/03/2013

Amy Locane (file / credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Fmr. ‘Melrose Place’ Actress Amy Locane Convicted Of Vehicular Homicide In New Jersey

Somerset County prosecutors said her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred on a dark two-lane road in Montgomery Township.

11/27/2012

Gas Line in Manalapan, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Gas Rationing In Effect As New Jersey Deals With Sandy’s Aftermath

If you’re planning to line up for gas Saturday, you had better check your license plate first.

CBS New York–11/03/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes the stage at the Republican National Convention - Tampa, FL - Aug 28, 2012 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Christie Leaves Indelible Mark At RNC, Already High Stock Skyrockets

It took New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 16 minutes to mention presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his keynote speech. But that hasn’t stopped his rock star-like ascension in the party.

08/29/2012

Somerset County, NJ on Sept. 9, 2011 (credit: Gerry Jurrens via Facebook.com/cbsnewyork)

Lawmaker Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Violating Road Closure Signage In New Jersey

State Senator Kip Bateman from Somerville said when drivers don’t follow the road closure signs, they put themselves and first responders at risk, while also diverting attention from the main incident. The bill sponsored by Bateman would increase the fine from $100 to $250 and may require drivers to pay for the cost of their rescue.

08/26/2012

Franklin Inn - Franklin Township, NJ (credit: Preservation New Jersey)

Preservation New Jersey Lists State’s Most Endangered Historic Places

Some of New Jersey’s historic sites are on the verge of withering away. So a group has come up with a list to draw attention to them, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

05/17/2012

Mauvette Daley Mattandeen (credit: Handout/Somerset County Prosecutor's Office)

Judge Raises Bail For N.J. Woman Accused Of Attacking Husband With Cooking Oil, Axe

Mauvette Mattandeen is charged with attempted murder and weapons charges.

04/13/2012

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Educator Quits Amid Accusations He Secretely Recorded Teens In Shower

Patrick Lott, 54, was an assistant principal at the Bernardsville Middle School, but he had been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after being arrested last December.

02/04/2012

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