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Winter Storm Brings Cold Winter And Light Snow To New York Area

Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows, Brutal Wind Chills Across Tri-State Area

Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.

02/20/2015

Children were forced to jump from this house in Orange, New Jersey when it caught fire on Friday, Feb. 20. (Credit: CBS2)

Children Jump From Windows To Escape Orange, New Jersey Fire; At Least 1 Person Injured

Injuries were reported Friday night when a fire broke out in a house in Orange, New Jersey.

02/20/2015

Ice in the Hudson River tunnels caused major delays for NJ TRANSIT customers at Penn Station on Friday, Feb. 20. (Credit: CBS2)

Commuters End Up Stranded At Penn Station As NJ TRANSIT Tracks Ice Over

Severe and bitter cold took a toll on transit systems around the Tri-State Area Friday, with track trouble leading to extended delays for thousands of commuters at Penn Station.

02/20/2015

A red light camera sits at the intersection of Maple and Morris avenues in Springfield, N.J. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Report: NJ Red Light Camera Fines Raked In More Than $150M

Red light cameras recently taken down at intersections around the state generated more than $150 million in fives over five years.

02/20/2015

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Police Catch Vandals That Struck Almost 20 Mailboxes In Somerset County

So intent on cracking the case, police dispatched an undercover unit to Old Georgetown Road Thursday, where they caught the vandals red-handed.

02/20/2015

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Authorities: Mom, Daughter Charged With Assault After Refusing To Move Car At Newark Airport

A Port Authority police officer was allegedly beaten up by a daughter and mother who didn’t want to move their car in the arrivals pick up area at Newark Airport on Thursday.

02/20/2015

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Newark Sit-In Protest Ends As Superintendent Agrees To Meeting With Students

A 72 hour-sit in at the office of Newark schools Superintendent Cami Anderson came to an end on Friday, after demands for the superintendent to meet with students were met.

02/20/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For Privacy Bill To Protect Consumers In Case Of Data Breaches

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) announced Friday that they plan to reintroduce a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to improve protection for consumer data.

02/20/2015

Justin Bozinta (credit: NJ Office Of The Attorney General)

East Orange Wrestling Coach Appears In Court On Child Porn, Drug Charges

Justin Bozinta, 37, is the wrestling coach at East Orange Campus High School and a middle school teacher at the Costley Middle School in East Orange.

02/20/2015

Torah scribe Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov writes a paragraph of a Torah as part of the exhibition 'The Creation of the World' on July 10, 2014 at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. (Photo credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Rabbi Accused Of Employing Team To Force Jewish Husbands To Grant Wives Divorces

Lakewood Rabbi Mendel Epstein is known for helping Orthodox Jewish couples through divorces, but federal prosecutors say he, his son and two other rabbis went too far.

02/20/2015

Police at the scene of a shooting at the Econo Lodge in Hanover, N.J. on Feb. 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Hanover Township Police Search For Suspect Following Shooting At Econo Lodge

The shooting took place in the parking lot at around 4 p.m. Friday.

02/20/2015

Commuters at Penn Station/file (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Power Problems, Icing Cause Significant Delays On LIRR, NJ TRANSIT

Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT commuters faced significant delays Friday morning due to power problems and icing in the tunnels.

02/20/2015

Snow covered buildings as seen from a subway car on February 17, 2015 in New York City. With temperatures in the teens and the wind chill making it feel below zero, New York City is experiencing some of its coldest weather in years.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Water Mains Break As Bitter Cold Grips Tri-State Area

The bitter cold that has sent the Tri-State area into a deep freeze is taking its toll on water mains across the region.

02/20/2015

The cover image of "The Granddaughter Necklace" written by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and published by Scholastic. (credit: Scholastic)

Black History Month: New Jersey Author Tells Her Story In Children’s Book

Sharon Dennis Wyeth has written some 50 books for young people. She tells her own story in her latest release, a children’s picture book titled “The Granddaughter Necklace,” published by Scholastic.

02/20/2015

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Heating Expert Urges Homeowners To Install Multiple CO Detectors

Airdex Heating and Cooling Company President Harvey Stoller said crews on many of their calls to fix or replace heaters have noticed a lack of carbon monoxide detectors.

02/20/2015