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

Fort Lee’s Legal Tab In GWB Lane Closures Scandal Continues To Grow

The additional spending brings the total amount for legal services related to the lane closures to $225,000.

04/11/2015

Vitamin E could slow the progression of moderate Alzheimer's disease, a study found. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Town To Employ ‘Care Trak’ To Locate Mental Health Patients Prone To Wandering

A north Jersey town is getting ready to roll out a way to keep tabs on any autistic or Alzheimer’s patients who are prone to wander off.

04/10/2015

This 1994 file photo shows Mumia Abu Jamal at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Facility in Huntington, Pennsylvania.  (credit: Clark Kissinger/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Teacher Suspended After Third Grade Students Write ‘Get Well’ Notes To Convicted Cop Killer

A New Jersey school district has suspended a teacher for asking her third-grade class to write “get well” letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia policeman.

04/10/2015

Talula's in Asbury Park (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Asbury Park Pizza Place Celebrates Owners’ Wedding With Limited-Time Mexican Menu

An Italian restaurant in the Jersey shore restaurant is serving up tropical drinks and frying up fresh tortillas in the kitchen, but for a limited time only.

04/10/2015

A recent dispute inside the Mahwah town council between members and the mayor got heated. (Photo: CBS2)

New Jersey Councilwoman Apologizes For Profanity-Laced Tirade

A northern New Jersey councilwoman has apologized for a profanity-laced tirade aimed at the mayor that included two middle fingers that was streamed live online. But the finger pointing over who was at fault continues.

04/10/2015

One World Trade Center is viewed from one of the top floors of the Four Seasons private residences at 30 Park Place on January 21, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

DA Probing Cowboys Owner’s Contract For One World Trade Observation Deck

Prosecutors are investigating the procurement process behind a contract awarded to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ company to operate the observation deck at One World Trade Center.

04/09/2015

Martell's Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach (credit: CBS 2)

Point Pleasant Beach Bar To Have Liquor License Suspended For Over-Serving Patron

A Jersey shore bar will have its liquor license suspended for 30 days for over-serving an intoxicated patron who died in a motor vehicle crash.

04/09/2015

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NJ Lawmakers Look To Get Tough On ‘Swatting’

Under one bill, anyone busted for making a hoax call to 911 would be liable for the the cost incurred by police and first responders, said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union.

04/09/2015

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

New Jersey Inmate Guilty Of Collecting Nearly $16K In Unemployment

The jury in Cumberland County found 63-year-old Bruce Garrett of Vineland guilty of theft by deception.

04/09/2015

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Immigration, Customs Enforcement Officer Accused Of Harboring Girlfriend Living In U.S. Illegally

Federal prosecutors in Newark have accused a deportation officer of harboring his girlfriend, who is in the U.S. illegally, and lying about his ownership of a hair salon.

04/09/2015

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Report: Percentage Of Long Wait Times At NJ VA Hospitals Lower Than National Average

Almost 6,000 medical appointments for veterans were delayed at least a month from September to February in New Jersey, including at one Vineland clinic that fared particularly poorly.

04/09/2015

Traffic drives across the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City, on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, N.J.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Indictments In ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal Could Be Looming

Although news of ‘Bridgegate’ have been out of headlines lately, local reports says the federal investigation appears to be coming to a head and indictments could be announced next week.

04/09/2015

Gov. Chris Christie announces $202 million flood control project for Union Beach, New Jersey (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Unveils $202 Million Flood Control Project For Sandy-Ravaged Union Beach

The project will include the construction of thousands of feet of levees and flood walls as well as tide gates and pump stations.

04/08/2015

John Zeug, 77, was attacked by this coyote outside his Saddle River, New Jersey home on Monday, April 6. (Credit: CBS2)

Officials: Coyote In Attack On Saddle River Man Tests Positive For Rabies

Anyone who encounters suspicious wildlife should report it immediately to the Saddle River Police Department, officials said.

04/08/2015

Franklin Township, New Jersey youth minister Shawn Butler is accused of molesting two teenage girls. (Credit: Alex Zdan/NJ Times)

Franklin Township, N.J. Youth Minister Accused Of Molesting 2 Girls

A Franklin Township, New Jersey youth minister has been charged with sexually assaulting and molesting two teenage girls, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

04/08/2015