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Fatal Crash, Fire, Mt. Airy Road Closure Top Local News

Drivers who travel Mount Airy Road between Basking Ridge and Bernardsville will have to get used to another route.

Driver Killed in Martinsville Road Head-On Crash

A crash on Martinsville Road on Wednesday night brought the Liberty Corner Fire Co. to try to extricate a Bridgewater man who died at the scene.

Construction Partially Closes Mount Airy Road

For several weeks, drivers are going to find their way around a closed section of Mount Airy Road between Basking Ridge and Bernardsville, from just north of the West Oak Street intersection to just south of the center of Bernardsville. Then, once the water mains are replaced and the road reopens, the county prepares for an even bigger road project along that stretch.

Bernards Township police and Liberty Corner Fire Chief Marc Friedman, who responded to a report of a house fire on Thursday afternoon, say a Christmas tree placed not far from a fireplace started a blaze at an attached home in The Hills section of the township.

Vehicular Homicide Charges in Fatal Head-On Crash

Lorri Weiss, 44, of Warren Township was charged Thursday with vehicular homicide in a motor vehicle crash that killed a Bridgewater man in Bernards Township on Wednesdy night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano.

Alcohol allegedly detected on Warren woman's breath following Bernards Township accident that killed Bridgewater man and injured his daughter, Somerset County prosecutor says.

Unbeaten Ridge Boys Basketball Reaches 11-Game Winning Streak

Thursday night's victory over the North Hunterdon Lions, the second win over that team this season, gave the Ridge High School Boys basketball team an unbeaten 11-0 season.

Bernards Committee Nixes Idea for Gas Station Generator Requirement

The Bernards Township Committee decided on Tuesday that the municipality won't follow up on a suggestion to require local gas stations to acquire such generators to allow gas to keep flowing freely in case of future power outages. "I think it would a good idea for for gas stations if they chose to do so but it's not something we would like to impose on them," said Township Mayor Carolyn Gaziano, in agreement with the rest of the committee. A spokesman for a trade group of gas station owners said that no gas would have been available for the stations to pump anyway.

Body Found in Swamp ID'd as 62-Year-Old Man

Authorities said there was no foul play involved in the man's death after his body was found in Harding.

Foot Chase Allegedly Resulted From Man Thinking He Was Wanted

Police pursued a driver who was stopped for a potential motor vehicle violation on Thursday afternoon and then allegedly took off when he mistakenly believed police would find outstanding warrants against him, according to authorities.

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