A family awaits word about a fishing boat that radioed in a distress call early Thursday morning.

Becoming the first local law enforcement agency in Passaic County to make the move, about a third of the township's police force are now equipped with stuns guns that can immobilize a subject with an electrical current from as far as 25 feet away.

Rider joins a growing number of higher education institutions that are starting on-campus food pantries for needy students.

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