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A Chinese Yellow-headed box turtle. (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Man Admits To Selling Threatened Turtles, Shipping Them Tied In Socks

A Jersey City man admitted Tuesday that he kept turtles considered threatened under state law at his home, and shipped them to buyers by tying the animals live in tube socks and packing them in boxes.

16 hours ago

Hibernian Shock girls soccer team in Hamilton Square

Young NJ Athletes Inspired By U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Ahead Of World Cup Semis

Soccer coaches say being able to watch elite female soccer players from their home state has made a difference to the girls they teach and thousands of others across the state.

19 hours ago

Jermaine Woodward Jr.

Family Of Boy Killed In Jersey City Traffic Accident Says They Tried To Make Street Safer

According to witnesses, two cars were speeding down the street when one car car hit 8-year-old Jermaine Jr. and drove off. Then, the second car hit him.

19 hours ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announces 2016 presidential bid during event at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Christie Officially Jumps Into Presidential Race

The Republican governor launched his campaign in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town of Livingston, where he experienced some of his first political victories.

19 hours ago

Police on the scene of a murder in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Indicts Ho-Ho-Kus Man In Mother’s Death

Piotti’s lawyer said his client had psychiatric problems and he’d pursue an insanity defense.

21 hours ago

A photo from the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter shows rescue crews searching for a truck that fell through the ice in Toms Rivers, N.J., on March 1, 2015. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Toms River Man Whose Truck Fell Through Ice Indicted In Dog’s Death

A New Jersey man whose dog was inside a pickup truck that plunged through the ice on a frozen river earlier this year has been indicted on animal cruelty and criminal mischief charges.

23 hours ago

Kathleen DiChiara, founder of Community FoodBank of New Jersey, is getting ready to retire. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Founder Of Community FoodBank of New Jersey Retiring After 40 Years

A New Jersey woman who has been feeding the hungry for generations is getting ready to retire.

06/30/2015

This  building that was constructed in 1870  once housed a hotel and later a steak restaurant. (Credit: CBS2)

Tenafly Residents Want Historic Building Spared From Demolition

It was constructed in 1870 and began as a hotel, housing a polling site where Elizabeth Cady Stanton attempted to vote.

06/29/2015

Portuguese Man O' War (credit: CBS2)

More Portuguese Man O’ War Pop Up On New Jersey Beaches

More Portuguese man o’ war are making their way onto New Jersey’s beaches, officials said.

06/29/2015

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Police: 3 Newark Teens Escape From Detention Facility, Carjack Van

Police searched Monday for three teenage boys who they say escaped from a New Jersey detention center over the weekend after attacking an employee, stealing his keys and carjacking his van with a sleeping woman inside.

06/29/2015

American Airlines Flight 1320 at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a bird strike. (credit: CBS2)

Report: Number Of Bird Strikes Going Up At Tri-State Area Airports

There were 175 bird strikes last year at LaGuardia Airport — the most since the FAA started tracking the incidents in 1990.

06/27/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Gov. Chris Christie Goes Live With 2016 Presidential Campaign Website

The website — Chrischristie.com — shows the Republican governor’s name along with the slogan “Telling it like it is.”

06/27/2015

Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.  The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama: Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘A Victory For America’

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

06/26/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Christie Cuts $1.6 Billion Via Line-Item Vetoes Before Signing N.J. Budget

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a new budget into law Friday, but not before making big cuts from the bill.

06/26/2015

Giver Vasquez

Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In South Brunswick

Martinez-Izaguirr was found dead inside her car at 7 a.m. in front of Drive Medical located at the Prologis Industrial Park on Docks Corner Road, officials said.

06/26/2015