water rescues

Authorities rescued three men from the water after their boat caught fire in Long Island's Great South Bay on June 6, 2015. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police Rescue 3 From Water After Boat Catches Fire In Great South Bay

A fire extinguisher on board didn’t work so the men put on life vests and jumped overboard.


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.