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NJ Gas Prices Increase For Fourth Straight Week

For the fourth straight week, gas prices are up in New Jersey.

02/28/2015

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NY Assemblyman Looks To Change Sex Offender Laws Following Court Of Appeals Ruling

Nine bills, including a similar one to Kaminsky’s, passed the state Senate this past week.

02/28/2015

Erik Johnson, of Long Island, said his iPhone 5C exploded in his pocket without warning (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Suffers 3rd-Degree Burns After iPhone Explodes In Pocket

Erik Johnson said he was in New Jersey for his cousin’s wake when all of a sudden, he felt a severe burning on his leg — his iPhone 5C had exploded in his front pocket.

02/28/2015

Officials outside a fatal fire on Chancellor Avenue in Irvington, New Jersey on Feb. 28, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

1 Dead Following Fire At Home In Irvington, NJ

The fire began just after 1 a.m. Saturday at a three-story home on Chancellor Avenue in Irvington.

02/28/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Separate Shootings In Suffolk County

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the two shootings to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

02/28/2015

Staten Island home where dog was abandoned (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

2 Accused Of Leaving Dog Locked Alone In Unheated Staten Island Apartment For Weeks

The dog – a 3-year-old pit bull named Jay — was found locked in a freezing bedroom.

02/28/2015

Suspect wanted in connection with shooting on East 169th Street in the Bronx (Credit: NYPD)

Police Seek Man In Shooting On East 169th Street In The Bronx

Authorities said the suspect brandished a gun at around 4:20 p.m. on Friday before shooting a 24-year-old man in the torso.

02/28/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology student Max Maisel has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 22. (Credit: CBS2)

Desperate Search After Connecticut College Student Vanishes Near Rochester

A desperate search was under way Friday for a college student from southwest Connecticut who vanished in Western New York.

02/27/2015

A wooden figure wearing a sweatshirt that police said a man had in his vehicle in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Man Caught Driving In Long Island Expressway HOV Lane With Fake Passenger

A Long Island man was caught Friday morning driving in the HOV lane with a fake passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County police said.

02/27/2015

Police on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Police said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on, killing 46-year-old Paul Duncan of Hartsdale.

02/27/2015

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Boy, 15, Charged In Shooting That Wounded 2 Teens In East Williamsburg

A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night in connection with a shooting that wounded a teenage boy and girl in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn last month.

02/27/2015

The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk as the U.S. Congress struggles to find a solution to fund the Department of Homeland Security on February 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The DHS budget is set to expire at midnight this evening after the House of Representatives failed to pass a short term funding bill earlier today. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. House Passes 1-Week DHS Funding Bill Ahead Of Midnight Deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday passed a bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security by one week — just two hours before a midnight deadline.

02/27/2015

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Man With Heart Issues Revived Near Newark Airport Baggage Claim

Authorities say a 74-year-old man found unresponsive on the ground near a baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport has been revived by police officers.

02/27/2015

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Ex-Riverdale Country School Teacher Convicted Of Raping Student

A Manhattan jury on Friday found a former high school math teacher guilty of raping a 16-year-old student in 2011.

02/27/2015

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

NJ Lawmaker Won’t Seek Re-Election As Questions Mount Over Sandy Charity

A New Jersey lawmaker will not seek re-election as questions mount over her husband’s use of a charity involving a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

02/27/2015