South Plainfield

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Newark Man Charged In Shooting Of Off-Duty Police Officer

Taquan Ward is accused of shooting an off-duty South Plainfield officer multiple times on Dec. 2.


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South Plainfield, N.J. Mayor: Red Light Cameras Have Increased Accidents

In the wake of a report indicating that accidents had actually increased at two New Jersey intersections with red light cameras, the mayor of South Plainfield has said it is time for the cameras to go.


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Homeless Man, Gifted Boots By NYPD Officer, Shoeless Once Again

Asked about the $100 all-weather boots Officer Larry DePrimo gave him, Jeffrey Hillman said he has hidden them because “they are worth a lot of money.”


Funeral services for five victims killed in a house fire in South Plainfield, NJ on Friday, March 9, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Funerals For 4 Children, Grandmother Killed In South Plainfield Fire

Christopher Jefferson, 5, Tyler Davis, 7, Alize Jefferson, 12, Elijah Taylor, 2, and their grandmother, 62-year-old Ann Jefferson, all died in the Feb. 23 blaze.


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Mom Who Escaped Multi-Fatal South Plainfield, N.J. Blaze Speaks Of Tragic Loss

Natalie Jefferson is still trying to grapple with the loss of most of her family. It was early last Thursday when she awoke to find her side of a two-family home in smoke and flames.


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Landlord: South Plainfield Home Had Smoke Detectors

While authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fast-moving blaze, the owner of the home, Gerado Avalos, said he inspected the home in October and all the detectors were operable.


Five people were killed in a house fire in South Plainfield, NJ on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Investigators Continue To Seek Answers In Deadly South Plainfield Blaze

Police say they want to question a man who lived in the two-family home and hasn’t been seen since the blaze. Police have stressed that the man they are looking to speak to is not a suspect.


Five people were killed and four others injured in a house fire in South Plainfield, NJ on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

4 Children, Grandmother Killed In South Plainfield House Fire

Killed in the fire were 62-year-old Ann Jefferson and four of her grandchildren: 2-year-old Elijah, 3-year-old Christopher, 12-year-old Alize and 7-year-old Tyler.


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Ex-NJ Cop Admits Torching Car For Insurance Money

A former East Orange police officer has admitted setting fire to his personal vehicle last year to defraud his auto insurance company.


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NJ Man Accused Of Driving Drunk On Railroad Tracks

Authorities say a New Jersey man was drunk when he drove on railroad tracks and left his passenger before a freight train hit the vehicle.