News for Franklin, NJ. The township of Franklin is the most populous municipality in Somerset County and the 22nd most populous in New Jersey with more than 62,300 residents. The mayor in 2021 is Phillip Kramer.
$2,500 reward follows police sketch in Franklin trail sex assault
A man with a heavy build, said to be in his 30s, was being sought in connection with a sex assault reported by a female runner on Monday evening in Somerset County.
Woman sexually assaulted while jogging park trail in Franklin, NJ
The attack was reported along a stretch of the Delaware & Raritan Canal park trail in Somerset County. The man fled on a bicycle; police are looking into any similarities with reported assaults last year.
4 adults sentenced for creating child porn using defendant’s kid
The defendants were operating what they described as a "family-owned transgender pornography production studio specializing in amateur, BDSM and taboo fetish content" at the home they had shared in Somerset County.
NJ woman charged in North Brunswick crash that killed 2 children
Yokauri Batista-Alcantara drove the wrong way down an on-ramp in North Brunswick on Thanksgiving, hitting a police cruiser and killing two children in her own car, prosecutors said.
Landing Lane Bridge in Franklin, Piscataway closed for 6 weeks
The bridge is a popular alternative to Route 18 over the Raritan River.
NJ brothers caught dumping body of man they killed, cops say
Pennsylvania State Police found a Subaru and a rented Audi with a "substantial amount of blood" inside the Audi along with a large knife, cellphone and sanitizing wipes on the roof parked along a road.
Former mayor and CPA seeks to fix NJ finances as next governor
Brian Levine, a former Franklin Township mayor and Somerset County freeholder, emphasizes fiscal conservatism in bid for GOP nomination for governor.
First look at Stephen King TV series set in NJ house
Apple TV+ released first-look images from the series that was filmed in Franklin Township.
Middlesex County coach had 'sexual conduct' with minor, cops say
Scott T. Miller recently left the Central Jersey Havoc basketball club until recently, according to police.
Prosecutor says CA man came to NJ to have sex with 14-year-old
The teen was interviewed by Somerset County investigators before the 22-year-old man was arrested on the West Coast.