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Liz Branch celebrates 50 years as a toll collector at the Holland Tunnel (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Port Authority Toll Collector Celebrated After 50 Years On The Job

Toll collector Liz Branch can still remember her first day on the job in a truck lane and said it was chaos.

03/23/2015

Gilda Radner in 1980 (credit: Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Gilda’s Club Social Media Fundraiser Hopes To Bring Out Inner Comedians

Gilda Radner had a rare gift. Even in her darkest days fighting cancer, the comedian knew laughter could be good medicine.

03/23/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

2 Linden, NJ Cops Still Critical But Stable After Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On Staten Island

Linden police Capt. James Sarnicki said there was nothing new to report on the medical conditions of Officers Pedro Abad, 27, and Patrik Kudlac, 23.

03/23/2015

An American flag (Photo: CBS 2)

Flags Flown At Half-Staff In New Jersey For Marine Killed In Florida Helicopter Crash

Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags on Monday lowered in memory of Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III.

03/23/2015

The Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Closes Out IZOD Center

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Board voted in January to close the venue after projections of an $8.5 million loss for 2015.

03/22/2015

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Family Wants Longer Prison Term For Man Who Pleaded Guilty In Stabbing Death

Gregory Stone, of Jersey City, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter.

03/22/2015

Starbucks is using the hashtag #RaceTogether in an effort to get baristas and customers talking about race relations. (Credit: Starbucks/CBS2)

Amid Criticism, Starbucks Baristas No Longer Writing ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said the chain’s initiative will continue more broadly without the handwritten messages.

03/22/2015

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Thieves Snatch Brass Railings From Dover, NJ Church

A crime at a New Jersey church has a congregation demanding answers.

03/21/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD Investigating If Alcohol Played A Part In Wrong-Way Crash On S.I.

NYPD investigators are looking to test the blood alcohol level of 27-year-old Pedro Abad, the off-duty Linden police officer behind the wheel driving the wrong way on Staten Island’s Westshore Expressway.

03/21/2015

David Hayman (credit: Handout/Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: NJ Youth Pastor Engaged In Sex Acts With 2 Teen Girls

Prosecutors also said David Hayman, of Oradell, shared explicit text messages with three other teen girls.

03/21/2015

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Tri-State Area Gets Another Blast Of Winter On 1st Day Of Spring

Snow fell across the Tri-State Area all day Friday, causing travel delays and leaving people fit to be tied on the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

A MetroCard machine at Grand Central. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect Sunday

The MTA said the hikes are needed to balance the budget against rising operating costs, pointing out they’ve cut $1 billion in spending.

03/20/2015

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Belmar To Hold Hearing On Parking Meter Cost Increase

Belmar has introduced an ordinance to double the price of 320 parking meters on Ocean Avenue by a $1 to $2 an hour.

03/20/2015

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Prosecutor: New Jersey Man Bolts While Jury Deliberates In His Assault Trial

A Bergen County, New Jersey man allegedly bolted this week while jurors were deliberating in his assault trial.

03/20/2015

V-Go and Sabastian Quinn attend class together. (Credit: CBS2)

Teen Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Class Thanks To ‘V-Go’ The Robot

A local teenager is in the fight of his life against cancer, but thanks to a robot he’s keeping up in school.

03/20/2015