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Six people were killed in a fire on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Newark, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities: Plastic Flowers Helped Ignite Deadly Newark Fire

Authorities said a yard full of plastic flowers and other decorations helped ignite a fire that led to the deaths of six people, including two children, in Newark on Sunday.

06/16/2014

Police investigate a fatal shooting in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Aims To Cut Gun Violence With New Initiative

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

04/16/2014

Police on the scene of a fatal shooting and car crash in Newark, NJ on March 3, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Search Continues For Suspects In Deadly Newark Shooting

Investigators spent hours trying to piece together the deadly chain of events that ended in a car crash and the alleged gunman speeding away in a truck.

03/04/2014

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Two Men Found Shot To Death On Newark Street Corner

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the victims were found around 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the area of West Bigelow Street and Milford Avenue. Officers had gone there after receiving reports of an injured person.

02/15/2014

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East Orange Man Charged In Death Of Pregnant Wife

Fatoumata’s husband, Babatope Owoseni, 33, was arrested and charged with murder.

12/31/2013

Zainee Hailey and Kasson Morman (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Boy, 15, Facing Murder Charges For Christmas Night Shooting In Newark

News of an arrest comes on the same day as the funeral for 13-year-old victim Zainee Hailey.

12/31/2013

(Clockwise from top left): Hanif Thompson, Basim Henry, Karif Ford, and Kevin are charged in a shooting and carjacking that left a Hoboken attorney dead at the Short Hills Mall. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

4 Charged In Deadly Short Hills Mall Shooting

Police and federal authorities captured four suspects overnight in the shooting that killed a Hoboken attorney at the Short Hills Mall last weekend.

12/21/2013

A new billboard being used in a campaign to combat carjackings in New Jersey is seen on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Billboard Campaign Tries To Combat Spike In Carjackings

The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.

08/19/2013

Shawn Custis in court on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect In Millburn, N.J. Nanny Cam Home Invasion Held On $750K Bail

Shawn Custis, 42, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment.

07/02/2013

Dennis Mamrosz has been charged with making a bomb threat against Seton Hall's South Orange campus. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

Suspect Charged In Bomb Threat That Shut Down Seton Hall’s South Orange Campus

Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.

06/03/2013

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Fake Justin Bieber Accused Of Threatening, Sexually Abusing New Jersey Girl Online

Lee Moir, 34, of Toronto, Ontario, allegedly tried to force the girl to perform sex acts on a video chat by threatening to hurt her family, prosecutors said.

04/18/2012

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Officials: Teen Dead After Botched Carjacking Of Off-Duty Newark Cop

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the officer, whose name wasn’t disclosed, was confronted around 5:15 a.m. Saturday by 17-year-old Vincent Owens of Newark.

12/31/2011

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NJ Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend’s Baby

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced the arrest of 25-year-old Tyrail Jones on Friday.

12/30/2011

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Off-Duty Essex County Corrections Officer Shot Dead In Car

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the 32-year-old female officer was shot in her car in Newark.

07/31/2011

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Prosecutor: Montclair Woman’s Death Probed As Homicide

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray confirmed that 31-year-old Shazina Chan was found dead Monday morning at her Montclair residence.

07/04/2011

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