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A brush fire broke out along the Palisades in Alpine, New Jersey. (Credit: valdzins)

Brush Fire Rages Near Palisades Parkway In Alpine, N.J.

A massive brush fire was burning Saturday night on near the Palisades Parkway in New Jersey.

05/02/2015

Latrena May was shot and killed in East Orange, New Jersey. Police shot and wounded the alleged gunman. (Credit: CBS2)

Prosecutors: Officer Shot, Wounded Man Who Fatally Shot Woman In East Orange

According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, is charged with murder and weapons offenses in the death of 27-year-old teacher Latrena May.

05/02/2015

A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Residents Concerned After Gas Prices Rise For 4 Straight Weeks

Gas prices have been steadily climbing for the past month with a 10-cent increase in just the past week.

05/02/2015

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Thousands In New Jersey Take Part In Jersey Cares Day

This year, organizers have created family-friendly opportunities to get children as young as 4 years old involved.

05/02/2015

David Wildstein, former Port Authority appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leaves the Federal Court on May 01, 2015 in Newark. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Former Port Authority Director Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Bridgegate Scandal

Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein made the admissions in a federal court hearing Friday.

05/01/2015

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Former Manalapan Mayor Gets 5 Years In Prison

Andrew Lucas, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

05/01/2015

FILE -- A NJ TRANSIT bus (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Fair Lawn Couple Says Evening Was Ruined When NJ Transit Bus Skipped Their Stop

A couple in Bergen County missed a Broadway show when their New Jersey Transit bus didn’t show, and another one drove right by them.

05/01/2015

At least two people are in critical condition after a car crashed into a NJ TRANSIT bus. (credit: CBS2)

At Least 6 People Hurt After Car Crashes Into NJ TRANSIT Bus; Driver Charged

At least six people were injured after a car crashed into a NJ TRANSIT bus early Friday morning.

05/01/2015

Rutgers University

After Days Of Problems, Internet Service Slowly Returning To Normal At Rutgers University

Students at Rutgers University have been dealing with another round of massive Internet issues this week. It’s slowly getting better, but the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating.

05/01/2015

Ben E. King

‘Stand By Me’ Singer Ben E. King Dead At Age 76

Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm ‘n blues classics as “Stand by Me,” “There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died. He was 76.

05/01/2015

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Timeline Of Key Events In ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

Here’s a timeline of the events surrounding the September 2013 closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge and its fallout.

05/01/2015

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority, waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Ex-Port Authority Official Reportedly To Plead Guilty In GWB Lane Closure Scandal

A guilty plea could soon come from the man who ordered the controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

04/30/2015

Rutgers University

FBI Joins Probe Of Latest ‘Denial Of Service’ Web Outage At Rutgers

The FBI has joined an investigation into the latest Internet outage at Rutgers University, the school announced Thursday.

04/30/2015

A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in New Jersey went to the wrong address and killed a dog that lunged at him. (credit: Handout)

Wyckoff Cop Investigating Break-In Goes To Wrong House, Shoots, Kills Dog

A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in New Jersey went to the wrong address and shot and killed a family dog that he says lunged at him.

04/30/2015

Levell Burnet and Mark Smith (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

2 Charged In Series Of ATM Thefts From New Jersey Businesses

The arrests of Levell Burnett, 38, and Mark Smith, 32, on Tuesday followed a six-month investigation by a joint task force comprised of federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies, Essex County prosecutors said.

04/29/2015