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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Union County Couple Carjacked At Gunpoint

Union County Couple Carjacked At Gunpoint

An Elizabeth couple was car jacked outside of the Swan Motel in Linden early this morning by three armed men.
Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

The child, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she is being treated for injuries suffered in the attack, police said.
20 N.J. Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism; Ocean County Towns Nearly Top List

20 N.J. Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism; Ocean County Towns Nearly Top List

Independence Day also has become the deadliest holiday weekend for alcohol-related traffic crashes - even ahead of New Year's Day.
Scotch Plains Teacher Hears Plea, 'Save My Brother;' Rescues Two Off LBI

Scotch Plains Teacher Hears Plea, 'Save My Brother;' Rescues Two Off LBI

Chris Moffitt went to the first boy who said he was okay but said, "Please save my brother."
Armed Robbery Investigation At Green Planet Coffee In Point Pleasant Beach

Armed Robbery Investigation At Green Planet Coffee In Point Pleasant Beach

Point Beach police acknowledged Sunday that the investigation is active, but couldn't provide additional details.
18-Year-Old Ocean County, N.J. Man Dead From Tainted 'Helly Kitty' Heroin

18-Year-Old Ocean County, N.J. Man Dead From Tainted 'Helly Kitty' Heroin

Wax folds stamped with "Hello Kitty" character found to contain Fentanyl and other toxic elements, prosecutor says