Terror on 287

Five people were reported dead Dec. 20, 2011 in this crash, captured by NBC-TV in New York.

A single-engine plane crashed on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 on Interstate 287 in Harding Township. Five people and a dog aboard the plane were killed, according to published reports.

Cop morphs into murder suspect

Bergen County prosecutors say Scott J. Smith stabbed his friend John Amendola to death.

Acquaintances described deli owner John Amendola as friendly, outgoing with plenty of personality.

But one man who’d known Amendola for nearly 20 years didn’t apparently think so.

Mysterious death of a Teaneck cop

Officer John Abraham

Teaneck police Officer John Abraham was killed on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 when his patrol car struck a utility pole. Hours earlier, Abraham had saved the life of an elderly man choking on a piece of steak.

Dead like mom

Flowers are left on the doorstep of 17 Gillies St. in Clifton, where Robert Regazzi killed his mother before taking his own life.

Cheryl Regazzi reportedly told a neighbor that she could no longer afford the comfortable home she had shared with her son, Robert, in the years after her husband, Jack, had died.

She had no buyers for the house she’d purchased with her husband in the early 1990s.┬áThe house was for sale for about $230,000.

Cheryl, 53, worked as a medical biller for a business in Verona. Her son Robert, 20, still lived at home.

“Her son was her life,” one family member would comment after Cheryl died.