A police officer known as “Officer Friendly” to the thousands of children he worked with in his career took his own life while driving on Monday, according to police. http://nj1015.com/beloved-hamilton-cop-in-crash-had-shot-himself-while-driving-prosecutors-say/

Electric current leaking into water around wired docks can be hazardous, even lethal. It happened in Toms River last weekend when an 11-year-old girl swimming near a dock became a victim of electrocution drowning. http://nj1015.com/electric-shock-drowning-killed-nj-11-year-old-and-its-100-avoidable-group-says/

Authorities are on the hunt for more than $30,000 in stolen gemstones from a Sussex County landmark. The smash and grab heist at the Franklin Mineral Museum happened early Monday. http://nj1015.com/sussex-county-gem-robbery-joins-nj-treasure-theft-history/