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Lolibeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat. (credit: CBS 2)

Friends, Family In Shock After Jersey City Couple Killed In Tornado At Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega were at the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort with their three children when the twister tore through the campground, toppling a tree onto their tent.

4 hours ago

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Jersey City Couple Killed After Tornado Hits Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and his wife, Lolibeth Ortega, both of Jersey City, were killed in the storm. Their son was critically injured.

13 hours ago

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New Jersey Nursing Home Workers Threaten Strike

Health care workers in four nursing homes in Hudson and Bergen counties in New Jersey said Wednesday that they are ready to strike if a deal cannot be reached.

07/23/2014

Fallen Jersey City Officer Marc DiNardo pictures alongside the man who received his heart, Don Zolkiwsky. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Fallen Officer Who Donated Organs Celebrates Birthday With Heart Recipient

A Jersey City police officer who died in the line of duty is living through the organs he donated, CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported.

07/22/2014

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N.J. State Lawmakers To Probe Allegations About Holland Tunnel Traffic Stops

New Jersey state lawmakers have launched an investigation into allegations that Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tried to tie up Holland Tunnel traffic top cause problems for the Port Authority.

07/21/2014

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Jersey City To Begin Distributing Rain Barrels To Residents

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced plans Monday to distribute rain barrels so residents can capture runoff water.

07/21/2014

Procession to St. Aloysius Church for funeral of Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Bid Final Farewell To Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

It was an emotional farewell to a fallen hero. Santiago, 23, was shot and killed in front of a Walgreens last Sunday in what authorities have called an ambush.

07/18/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Jersey City Cop Killer Was A THUG

Had I been reporting the story, I would not have mentioned his name there — by denying him what he craved most. In fact, when I returned to work Wednesday morning I took to referring to the cold-blooded cop killer as the THUG.

07/18/2014

Mourners gather outside the wake for Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago on July 17, 2014. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

During the service, Mayor Fulop promoted Santiago, who had been on the job since December, to the rank of detective and awarded him the Medal of Honor.

07/17/2014

Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

A Jersey City police officer who authorities said was gunned down on Sunday will be posthumously promoted to detective, Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

CBS 2: Gang Threat After Police Shootings Prompts Increased Patrols In Jersey City

Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.

07/15/2014

Authorities investigating a police-involved shooting in Jersey City on July 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence Post

Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.

07/15/2014

Top: The memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880) Bottom: The same space is seen on July 15, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Jersey City Removes Memorial For Man Who Gunned Down Rookie Cop

The memorial went up in the neighborhood where Campbell, 27, lived. It included candles, balloons and empty liquor bottles. A pair of white t-shirts were taped to a red brick wall, with handwritten messages on them including “thug in peace” and “see you on the other side.”

07/15/2014

A memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City. Campbell was killed in a shootout with police after he fatally shot Officer Melvin Santiago. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop: Memorial Honoring Cop Killer ‘Disgusting’

A temporary memorial was on display Monday in the neighborhood where Lawrence Campbell, 27, lived. It includes candles and balloons.

07/14/2014

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Police: Woman Killed In Jersey City Row House Fire

Three others in the single-family home were able to escape the flames at 296 Fifth Street.

07/11/2014

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