Airplane-towed banner falls near State House, smashes car window

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An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near the New Jersey State House Thursday, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car.

The banner fell under clear skies as the plane flew over the state's capital before hitting a black Kia sedan. It carried an advertisement for expanding pre-kindergarten and said "50,000 NJ Kids Are Waiting."

Emblazoned on the banner was the name "Pre-K Our Way," a nonprofit that pushes for bringing pre-kindergarten to additional towns. A message left with the group wasn't immediately answered.

The banner did not cause any injuries when it fell.

It wasn't immediately known what caused the banner to fall. No injuries were reported.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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