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Smoke rises from the debris of a home that exploded in Stafford Township, N.J. on Feb. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Gas Leak From Street Blamed In Stafford Township House Explosion That Hurt 15

Investigators say natural gas leaking from an underground main traveled into a New Jersey house, built up in its basement and exploded when it came in contact with an open flame from an appliance in the house.

02/25/2015

Smoke rises from the debris of a home that exploded in Stafford Township, N.J. on Feb. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Natural Gas Blast Destroys Home, Injures 15 In New Jersey

A natural gas explosion has leveled a house and injured 15 people, two critically, after a gas main break Tuesday in a neighborhood at the New Jersey shore.

02/24/2015

Rocky the bobcat keeps running away from his New Jersey home, prompting concern from neighbors. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey Judge Sends Rocky The Bobcat To A Zoo

A judge in Stafford Township on Friday ordered Rocky’s owner to relinquish ownership of her wayward pet.

12/19/2014

2 Women Killed, 2 Children Injured In N.J. Crash

State Police say two women were killed and two children were injured when their car and a pickup truck collided on the Garden State Parkway in southern New Jersey.

07/26/2014

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

Ocean County Officials Warn Of Lethal Batch Of Heroin

Despite heroin being available in highly concentrated forms, the spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Al Della Fave, said dealers are always looking to super-charge their product.

06/29/2014

Rocky the bobcat has been missing for more than a week (Credit: Ginny Fine/1010 WINS)

New Jersey Town On Alert After Pet Bobcat Gets Loose

A 38-pound bobcat named Rocky has been missing from his owner’s home in Stafford Township for more than a week.

04/05/2014

Bobcat (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Police In Ocean County, N.J. Search For Pet Bobcat On The Loose

The animal, named Rocky, got loose from the owner’s home on March 25. The owner has said the big cat is domesticated.

04/04/2014

Mark Niemczyk And Thomas Scalgione (credit: Handout)

2 NJ Men Sentenced For Running Bogus 9/11 Charity

The judge ordered 67-year-old Mark Niemczyk of Tinton Falls to serve five years probation. The judge also sentenced 42-year-old Thomas Scalgione of Manahawkin to six months in the county jail for violating parole and one year of probation.

03/07/2014

The Sept. 11th memorial truck driven by Thomas Scalgione and Mark Niemczyk, who are accused of running a fake 9/11 charity. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Men Indicted On Charges They Ran Phony 9/11 Charity

Thomas Scalgione of Stafford Township and Mark Niemczyk of Tinton Falls have been indicted on conspiracy and theft by deception charges.

05/06/2013

Wild turkey

Southern NJ Police Shoot Wild Turkey ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Traffic

Stafford Township animal control officer Michael Melchionne said in a published report that the bird has been in the township for months.

04/01/2011

Retirements Cost NJ Town Nearly $723K

Most of the money went to police officers who decided to end their careers.

10/25/2010