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Vonte Skinner (credit: New Jersey Department of Corrections)

New Jersey Supreme Court Listens: Can Rap Lyrics Be Used As Evidence?

Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a rival multiple times in 2005 in Burlington County, leaving the man partially paralyzed.

04/09/2014

Six firefighters, one resident were hurt when a deck collapsed in Montvale, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Six Firefighters, One Resident Injured In N.J. Deck Collapse

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday when firefighters responded to a chimney fire at a home on Jan Court in Montvale.

04/09/2014

Derrick Gordon #2 of the Massachusetts Minutemen reacts while taking on the Tennessee Volunteers in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UMass’ Derrick Gordon Becomes 1st Openly Gay Player In D-1 Men’s Basketball

A transfer from Western Kentucky, Gordon played at high school powerhouse St. Patrick in New Jersey. His hometown is Plainfield, N.J.

04/09/2014

Garden State Mall Parking Lot

Boys, 16, Accused Of Trying To Carjack Woman At Garden State Plaza Mall

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Tuesday and accused of trying to carjack a woman at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J.

04/08/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

South Jersey Man Faces Charges In Connection With Alleged Online Luring

Police in southern New Jersey say a 21-year-old man has been arrested after he showed up at a pre-determined location allegedly to have sex with an underage girl he met online.

04/08/2014

Gavel

Man Gets 25-Year Sentence For 1990 Fatal Stabbing Of New Jersey Teen

Steven Parkey Jr. was sentenced in state Superior Court in New Brunswick to a 25-year prison term.

04/08/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ Transit To Conduct Top-To-Bottom Safety Review

At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the agency approved spending nearly a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive safety review.

04/08/2014

A hearing of the New Jersey Joint Legislative Committee into the “Bridgegate” scandal. (Credit: CBS 2)

Tempers Flare Amid Partisan Bickering At ‘Bridgegate’ Committee Hearing

Democrats have warned that they will issue more subpoenas in the “Bridgegate” scandal that is threatening Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

04/08/2014

A new study says the number of women staying home with their children is rising (Credit: CBS 2)

Study: Number Of Stay-At-Home Moms On The Rise

The Pew Research Center study suggests a reversal of what was a decades-long decline of stay-at-home moms.

04/08/2014

Lee Evans was acquitted of the 1978 murders of five Newark teenagers in 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Lee Evans, NJ Man Acquitted In Murder Of 5 Teens, Sues

Lee Evans filed a civil suit in Superior Court in Newark against the Essex County prosecutor’s office, the Newark Police Department and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

04/08/2014

Rendering of the LG building rising above the tree line of the Palisades (credit: Scenic Hudson via Protect the Palisades)

Schumer Asks LG Electronics To Reduce Height Of Englewood Cliffs Building

Saying it would forever ruin the landscape along the Hudson River, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging LG Electronics to revise its plan to build a new 143-foot-tall North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.

04/08/2014

Jersey City Fatal Shooting

Jersey City Neighbors Shocked After Man Is Shot Dead Protecting His Wife

A middle-aged man was killed in Jersey City this past weekend as he protected his wife from armed robbers.

04/07/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Northbound Pulaski Skyway To Close For 2 Years This Weekend For ‘Major Reconstructive Surgery’

The aging span is scheduled for a major makeover to replace the bridge deck and give the roadway another 75 years of life.

04/07/2014

Manhattan is seen in a smoky haze on Apr. 7, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminsky/WCBS 880)

Smoke From NJ Brush Fire Being Smelled As Far Away As NYC

The fire, which broke out Sunday, has burned more than 1,500 acres, or about 2 square miles, along Batsto Road in Wharton State Forest. The smoke can be seen for miles.

04/07/2014

James Wade Barclay pleaded guilty to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl but never showed up for sentencing. (credit: New Jersey State Police)

Cops: ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive James Wade Barclay Nabbed After 25 Years On Lam

The agency’s fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.

04/07/2014

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Bruno Mars performs with Anthony Kiedis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

RHCP, Bruno Mars Rock Halftime

Photos of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show.

There's no doubt about which team this young fan is cheering for. (Credit: Rob Wallace)

Fans In Their Sunday Best

Fans around the Tri-State area have donned their jersey’s and applied their face paint for a night of hard hitting NFL action.

Plowing snow in Manalapan, NJ Jan. 22, 2014 (credit: Sonia Moghe/CBS 2)

Snowstorm Jan. 21-22, 2014

More than a foot is expected in some parts of the Tri-State Area.

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