State Wrap: Plane Crash, Charter School Fire, Alleged Bird-Flipping Biker
Other top stories this week include the filing of charges in a fatal attack at a Jimmy Buffet concert and a man who allegedly tried to push two children in front of a moving train.
Both occupants of a twin-engine plane that crashed while attempting to land at Hillsborough's Central Jersey Regional Airport suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A fire broke out at Hoboken Charter School Thursday morning, injuring six firefighters and prompting the evacuation of 200 students and faculty in the school and at a next-door day care center, authorities said.
A man whom police said defiantly gave officers the finger as he sped down Route 9 during rush hour at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour is facing "dozens" of charges, Berkeley Township police said.
A group of residents protested outside Bloomfield Town Hall Tuesday demanding an explanation as to why the Board of Health had deemed a local dog "unadoptable."
A Westville man faces an aggravated manslaughter charge after alleging delivering a fatal blow to the back of Bellmawr resident's head before a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden last week.
Ramsey Police charged a Wyckoff man with attempted murder Tuesday after he allegedly tried to push two Glen Rock boys in front of a moving train at the Ramsey Main Street train station, police said.
A Galloway man accused of murder for throwing his three-month old daughter off a bridge on the Garden State Parkway has been found guilty, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said Friday afternoon.
A Bloomingdale man had part of his ear bitten off in a fight that started out as just "play fighting," police said.
One of nine Wayne Hills football players accused of aggravated assault filed a federal lawsuit against several town and Wayne education officials seeking at least $15 million in damages for false arrest and violation of his constitutional rights, according to reports.
An elderly Burlington County man died this week from West Nile Virus in the state's first confirmed death from the virus this year, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced.
A judge blocked a non-binding referendum asking if the Bergen County police should be merged into the sheriff’s office, but allowed the freeholder board to move ahead with an ordinance to disband the county police.