TAPinto Franklin Township Week in Review: Lottery Winner, Mud Run, Community Vigil & More

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

The Somerset County SWAT and Hostage/Crisis Negotiator teams responded to a Franklin Township hotel Saturday to take Ian Bockus, age 26, of Somerville into custody after he barricaded himself in his room, according to officials.        

SWAT Responds to Man Barricaded in Hotel in Franklin

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Thanks to the Krauszers Food Store on JFK Boulevard, one lucky township resident is $160,065 richer because they won the Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot on Wednesday.

Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $160,065 Jackpot in Franklin Township

If you live in town the South Middlebush Road closure has made traveling a little difficult, but the good news is, the project is on schedule.

Will South Middlebush Road Open Before the School Year Starts?

Don’t forget to check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s event section for things to do in and around town.

Hundreds of people attended a community vigil hosted by the Franklin Township Interfaith Council at St. Mathias Church Sunday night, to show support for Charlottesville, and to stand in solidarity with one another. 

Franklin Township: Interfaith Council Holds Community Vigil to Stand Against Hate

Franklin Township Baseball League's, 12 years and younger team will be "chasing all star dreams" in Cooperstown next week in an annual tournament. The team will leave today and return next Friday. 

Franklin Township Baseball League's 12u Town will Play Ball in Cooperstown

Top stories from TAPinto stories from nearby:

New Brunswick Man Shot Dead in Car

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

Amid a Bloody Summer, New Brunswick Asks How to Stop the Killings

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