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    EDISON, NJ—The Middlesex County Sheriff's Department is holding another eight-week-long civilian academy course this fall.

    Applications are currently being accepted, and are due "no later than" August 14.

    Applicants must be at least 18 years old, reside within the County of Middlesex, have no felony convictions, not be wanted for any crime, and submit to a limited background check.

    The academy will  take place at the Middlesex County Training Center Located at North Patrol Road in Edison.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Joe Keleman, a  Piscataway resident and volunteer firefighter for Dunellen Fire Department, is currently facing treatment for multiple injuries after a  gas explosion in his home.

    The home is located at 85 Hopkinson Avenue, where the explosion shook the neighborhood around 4 a.m. on June 11, 2017.

    The gas company for the area, PS&G, was contacted about the explosion.

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    CARTERET, NJ—Police Officer Joseph Reiman was suspended and charged with three counts of second-degree, official misconduct after allegedly beating a local teenager and failing to activate the camera that was a part of his uniform.

    That assault occurred shortly after the 16-year-old victim was involved in a crash on May 31, and led to serious injuries for the teen, and serious charges for Reiman.

    In addition to the official misconduct counts, Reiman also faces a third-degree aggravated assault charge.

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    CARTERET, NJ—Nicholas Schneiderman, a 43-year-old man from Carteret, was indicted by a state grand jury June 20 on charges including insurance fraud and theft by deception.

    The charges came after Schneiderman allegedly tried to impersonate his deceased mother to acquire a lower price on renter's insurance using her senior discount.

    He also allegedly made false claims related to his mother's jewelry, and other valuables stolen from him during 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County is hosting a free paper-shredding event for residents on Friday, July 7, in the parking lot of New Brunswick High School, which is located at 1000 Somerset Street.

    The event is part of a program that has been put in place by the county government to help county residents securely recycle their unwanted paper documents.

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    TRENTON, NJ—Federal judge Michael A. Shipp issued an order stating that the state's ban on "stun guns" is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, and should no longer be enforced by the state.

    The case, NJ Second Amendment Society & Mark Cheeseman vs. New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino & Superintendent of NJ State Police Col Rick Fuentes, was considered to be a large win for supporters of the Second Amendment.