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Teacher Sent Nude Pics To Student, Home Burglaries: Top News

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — A lot happened during the second week of October and we know you're busy. Between work and family, you have a lot going on. Here is a look back at the top Somerset County stories from the past week.


Routes 1&9 closed in Linden after truck crash seriously injures 2

Two people were seriously hurt when a car collided with a truck on Routes 1&9 in Linden early Monday, forcing an extended closure of the busy road for an investigation, authorities said.The crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. when a car traveling north on Route 1 collided with the tractor-trailer cab als


NJ FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Courier News/Mid-State Conf. Top 10, through Week 6

Somerville (7-0)– Last week No. 1 – The Pioneers got a little scare from Warren Hills on Friday night, actually trailing at halftime, but turned it up in the second half to score a 34-20 victory. The Ville visits Montgomery on Friday night.


Brutal Assault Caught On Video, Suspect Charged With Hate Crime

Farrukh Afzal, 37, of Staten Island was charged with assault, hate crime, criminal mischief and harassment.


Chick-Fil-A may be coming to South Plainfield

The variance would allow Chick-Fil-A to build a drive-through window, according to borough documents, as well as four signs instead of one. One of those signs would hang lower than allowed by ordinance.


TAPinto Franklin Township Week in Review: Local Man Killed by Drag Racer, Councilman Takes Leave, Online Exchange Zone Established & More

SOMERSET, NJ - Did you miss any of last week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said.Local Man, New Brunswick High School Vice-Principal K


Woman struck, killed on Route 10 in Randolph

Pink ribbons tied to trees along Campus Drive make easy work of finding the brand new Susan G. Komen North Jersey headquarters in Parsippany. Oct. 11, 2018William Westhoven, @WWesthoven


Raritan Township fire under investigation by arson task force

The fire, which occurred on Friday, Oct. 12 around 7:20 p.m., took place at a commercial building with multiple offices.


Pompton Plains man among three killed in crash in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pompton Plains man was among the three people killed Friday night, while the tractor-trailer driver is facing charges, state police said.


After racer killed NJ vice principal, friend altered Facebook page, cops say

PISCATAWAY — After an illegal street racer killed a school administrator who was walking to a relative's house, a friend of the driver rushed to wipe out evidence of the racing club on social media, officials say.Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, is the second person charged in the death of 4


Millburn WOW House: Would You Pay $2.8M For This Luxury Home?

MILLBURN, NJ -- Looking for an interesting home with unique amenities? Check out the below WOW House, courtesy of Realtor.com.


Now there's a Christmas tree-infesting bug that hatches eggs inside your house

Christmas is still more than two months away, but if you’re freaked out by even the idea of tiny bugs hatching inside your house, you should pay very close attention to the holiday tree that you pick out for your living room.


Piscataway Man Charged in Drag Race that Killed Vice Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which aNew Brunswick vice principalwas struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway.Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree agg


Theft, Shoplifting, Home Burglary Reported In Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Police reported reports of theft, shoplifting and a home burglary recently.


Driver Arrested in Hit-Run Death of Beloved Vice Principal

What to KnowNew Brunswick High School vice principal Tyrone Harrison was mowed down and killed by an apparent drag racer in Piscataway Saturday nightHarrison, 49, was a popular educator, and had been on his way to a relative's house from the Edison train stationAuthorities arrested 21-year-old Fredd


Vehicle Fire Closes Mount Bethel Road

WARREN, NJ - A garbage truck fire has closed Mount Bethel Road between Mount Horeb Road and Dubois Road. Central School was evacuated but there is no emergency at the school, Warren police advised.


Man struck, killed by NJ Transit train in Somerset County

A man was struck and killed by an NJ Transit train Thursday night in Bound Brook, officials said.The man, identified only as a "male trespasser," was hit around 9 p.m. near the Bound Brook station by a Raritan Valley Line train headed east from Raritan to Newark-Penn Station, NJ Transit Spokeswoman


New Jersey couple tried to kill border collie they could no longer afford, police say

Keith Ropp, 26, of Flanders and his girlfriend, Carly McBride, 24, of Long Valley walked Scout into a wooded area off Drakesdale Road in Mount Olive on Saturday and shot him six times with a BB gun, according to criminal complaints.


Aldi opens first Old Bridge store

“This is outstanding,” said Chavis, who shared her winnings with her sister, Debra, also of Sayreville. “I’m happy.”


Edison, Metuchen 2018 Halloween Sex Offender Safety Map

EDISON, NJ — As little ones get ready to trick-or-treat this year, parents may want to arm themselves with information on which houses to avoid while going door-to-door in Edison and Metuchen.