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N.J. Woman To Get New Hearing After Conviction For Leaving Small Child In Car Briefly

Six years ago, a New Jersey mother left her 19-month-old in the car while she ran into the Middlesex Mall in South Plainfield for 5 or 10 minutes.


Flash flooding in Union County, NJ on Aug. 19, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Residents, Businesses Clean Up After Flash Flooding Submerges Union County

Wednesday’s powerful thunderstorms left major roads in New Jersey under several feet of water and some car owners with big repair bills.


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ACLU Calls For Release Of Officers’ Names In Shooting Of Trenton Teen

The civil rights organization sent a letter to state Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday saying the Aug. 7 shooting raises concerns about excessive use of force.


Michelle Lodzinski appears in court in New Brunswick, N.J., on Sept. 16, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Date Set For Woman Accused Of Killing Son In Decades-Old New Jersey Cold Case

Next month, Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves is expected to hear arguments from Lodzinski’s lawyer on a motion to dismiss the indictment.


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Mother: New Jersey Hospital Wrongly Pronounced Son Dead

Laureen LaVecchia said after several tests, doctors said Michael was brain dead, and later he was pronounced dead.


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Stringer: Christie Doesn’t Deserve To Be President After Killing Hudson River Tunnel Project

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer pulled no punches Wednesday by ripping New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for killing a planned Hudson River tunnel.


A car was hit by a NJ TRANSIT train near the Westwood station in Emerson on Aug. 20, 2015. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Man Dead After NJ TRANSIT Train Hits Car In Emerson

It happened near the Westwood station just west of the Lincoln Boulevard crossing and not at a grade crossing, NJ TRANSIT said.


Flooding left cars submerged in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 19. (Credit: Bernie Lomax)

Roads Closed, Cars Submerged As Floods Hit Union County, N.J.

Cars were submerged and a major roadway was shut down due to flooding in the Scotch Plains, New Jersey area Wednesday afternoon.


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Cuomo, Transportation Secretary Foxx Begin War Of Words Over Hudson Tunnel

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s dispute with the federal government over how to pay for a new Hudson River rail tunnel boiled over into a war of words Wednesday between the governor and the U.S. transportation secretary.


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Hoboken To Roll Out New Bike Share Program Next Month

It will only cost $75 for the year for Hoboken residents who sign up before the launch.


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Firefighters Injured Battling 2 Separate Fires, Intense Heat In Paterson

A half-dozen firefighters were injured Wednesday.


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Essex County Cops To Wear Body Cameras

The idea is to increase transparency and accountability while de-escalating intense situations between officers and the public they serve.


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Police: Suspect In Rape Of 7-Year-Old Staten Island Girl Arrested In NJ

Daniel Nieto was taken into custody Tuesday in East Brunswick and is facing extradition back to Staten Island, police said. Charges are pending.


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13:  Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her official campaign launch rally on June 13, 2015 in New York City. The Democratic presidential hopeful spoke at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

N.J. Woman’s Obituary Request: ‘In Lieu Of Flowers, Please Do Not Vote For Hillary Clinton’

Some folks ask for flowers. Others want donations to charity. One New Jersey woman has a pretty unusual request in her obituary.


Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Bob Menendez (obscured top left) attend a meeting on a new Hudson River tunnel on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Handout)

Christie Talks Hudson River Rail Tunnel With State, Federal Transportation Officials

The meeting about the proposed Amtrak Gateway project at Sen. Cory Booker’s office in Newark included the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.


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The NYPD Special Operations Unit searches for a possible missing boat in Lower New York Bay. (Credit: NYPD Special Ops, via Twitter)

Search For Missing Boat Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

Police and the U.S. Coast Guard were searching on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 25 for a boat that capsized near Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Flooding left streets impassable in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 19. (Credit: @njreoking, via Instagram)

Scotch Plains Flooding: Aug. 19, 2015

Cars were submerged and a major roadway was shut down due to flooding in the Scotch Plains, New Jersey area Wednesday afternoon.

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