South Plainfield

South Plainfield high school evacuated (CBS2)

South Plainfield H.S. Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

The school superintendent says police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building and did not find any explosives.

12/16/2014

L-R: Chaka Castro, Octavius Scott, Johnisha Williams, Juan Fernando Olaya. (credit: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office)

4 Texans Charged In String Of New Jersey Home Invasions

The robberies began late in October and have occurred in Edison, South Plainfield and Old Bridge.

12/15/2014

Edison police interview the victim of a home invasion in Edison, NJ in latest in a string of home invasions in Middlesex County on Oct. 31, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Activist Wants Police To Release Description Of Suspects In Middlesex County Home Invasions

All of the victims have been families of South Asian or Indian decent, and each of the heists were pulled off by about three robbers, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

12/03/2014

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Ex-South Plainfield Police Captain Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting Girl

A former northern New Jersey police captain is going to prison for 20 years for sexually exploiting a girl by enticing her to live-stream explicit acts online in exchange for payment.

11/21/2014

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South Plainfield Factory Explosion Leaves 5 With Minor Injuries

An explosion at a plastic goods manufacturer in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Friday left some injured.

11/21/2014

Police are investigating a possible home invasion in Edison, NJ on Oct. 31, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police Probe Edison Home Invasion That May Be Linked To Others In Middlesex County

Police are investigating a home invasion in Edison that may be connected to a series of violent break-ins in Middlesex County.

10/31/2014

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Authorities: Home Invaders Targeting Indian Families In New Jersey

Police on Thursday said home invaders have been targeting families of Indian descent in South Plainfield and Old Bridge, New Jersey.

10/30/2014

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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.

12/21/2013

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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.

09/03/2013

A photo by tourist Jennifer Foster of an NYPD officer giving a barefoot man shoes (credit: NYPD/Facebook)

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.”

12/03/2012

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.

03/09/2012

Natalie Jefferson

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.

02/29/2012

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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.

02/25/2012

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.

02/24/2012

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.

02/23/2012

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