Many fireworks shows in the Pennsylvania suburbs launched on Independence Day without a hitch.
Sunday is the deadline to claim the $1-million Powerball prize that was drawn one year ago.
The ticket for the June 16, 2012 drawing was bought at a 7-11 store in Elmwood Park. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 15, 16, 27 and the Gold Powerball Number was 26.
Two northern New Jersey police officers on their way to oversee a drunken driving checkpoint escaped serious injury when their cruiser was rear-ended early Sunday by an allegedly intoxicated New York motorist.