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New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Might Get 3 New State Symbols

A moth, a mineral and an inventor don’t have much in common but they might soon share a designation as New Jersey’s newest state symbols.

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FILE -- Two men fill gas canisters at a Getty gas station in Sayreville, N.J. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Government Recovers $5.5M For Underpaid N.J. Gas Attendants

More than 1,100 attendants at gas stations around the state of New Jersey have received a total of $5.5 million over the past five years in back-pay and damages.

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Moises Locon, Nicholas Figueroa (Family photo/Facebook)

2 Unaccounted For After East Village Explosion, Fire

Two people remain unaccounted for after an apparent gas explosion in the East Village that leveled three five-story buildings.

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Mike Shepherd (Credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty Firefighter Springs Into Action Following East Village Explosion

An off-duty firefighter near the explosion in the East Village Thursday sprang into action, climbing into the smoking building as others were climbing out.

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Stamford Man Charged In Fatal Beating Of Mother Over Medication

A 76-year-old Stamford woman who police say was severely beaten by her son has died.

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Adrienne Ford (Photo: CBS2)

Local Mom Inspires Twin Sons As She Closes In On Golden Gloves Boxing Crown

It’s a story about intestinal fortitude, how one mother gave herself a fitness goal, but along the way found a more suitable destination.

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Jersey Boardwalk Pizza and Garden State Parkway logos. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

New Jersey Suit Over Florida Pizza Shop Logo’s Likeness To GSP Logo Tossed

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s lawsuit against a Florida pizza shop for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway’s green and yellow signs has been tossed.

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Kenton Burt is charged with molesting two students at the music school where he worked in Hicksville, Long Island. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

L.I. Music Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 2 Students Pleads Not Guilty

A Connecticut man accused of sexually abusing two girls at a Long Island music school where he taught has pleaded not guilty.

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A recent dispute inside the Mahwah town council between members and the mayor got heated. (Photo: CBS2)

Sparks Fly As Mahwah, N.J. Council Members Battle Over Termination Of Town Employee

There were fireworks last week at a town council meeting in New Jersey over the firing of a longtime town employee. He was eventually reinstated, after an angry obscenity-filled rant from one of the council members.

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Jen Lentini with the mother of Matthew Brannon. (Credit: YouTube)

Donor Heart Recipient Pleads For Others To Become Organ Donors

Every 18 hours someone in New York dies waiting for an organ transplant. Religious concerns, language barriers and the unappealing subject of mortality make our area last in the country for organ donation.

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Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Cherry Grove on Fire Island on March 27, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Several Buildings Destroyed By Fast-Moving Blaze On Fire Island

Just weeks before the start of the tourist season, fire destroyed four buildings on Cherry Grove.

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New Jersey Man Killed In Crash Triggered By Tire That Fell Off Pickup

Police say a tire came off a pickup truck and triggered a multi-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a New Jersey man on Interstate 80.

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More Female Employees Breaking Down Barriers In Construction Industry

Women are quickly changing the meaning of the phrase “homemaker.” A number of women are now building apartments and breaking down barriers in the process.

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AAA Report: Yonkers Failing To Provide Adequate Info About City’s Red Light Cameras

A report from AAA claims Yonkers is not adequately explaining why and how the cameras are helping while it collects millions in fines.

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Nancy Spielberg speaks with CBS2 after spotting a coyote in her backyard. (credit: Meg Baker/CBS2)

Director Steven Spielberg’s Sister On Edge After Coyote Seen Lurking In Bronx Backyard

Director Steven Spielberg took on “Jaws,” but his sister is dealing with a different danger in the Bronx.

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