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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: Addicts Need Treatment, War On Drugs ‘A Dismal Failure’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to change the war on drugs. On Wednesday he made a bold statement about drug abuse and prevention.

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This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Bear Tranquilized After Eluding Capture For Hours In Ridgewood, NJ

A bear spent hours Tuesday eluding authorities in a Bergen County neighborhood before finally being captured, officials said.

09/30/2014

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CBS 2 Exclusive: Cops Say Criminals Are Going High-Tech, Using Drones To Case Victims

The military uses drones to carry bombs or conduct surveillance, but anyone can buy a drone without a weapon that uses high-definition cameras and GPS, even criminals.

09/29/2014

A 4-year-old boy who attended the Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton, N.J. died on Thursday, Sept. 25, and authorities are investigating whether he was suffering from enterovirus D68. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Investigate Whether Enterovirus D68 Caused N.J. 4-Year-Old’s Death

A New Jersey pre-schooler is dead after suffering an unidentified illness, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will test to see if the now-infamous enterovirus D68 might have been the cause.

09/26/2014

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A Tale Of Two Roads: How Manalapan Decides What Roads To Repave

It’s a question residents across the Tri-State area ask all the time: why do some streets in their neighborhood get repaved and fixed, while others don’t?

09/24/2014

Playgrounds double as teacher parking lots at two elementary schools in Newark. (Credit: CBS 2)

Playgrounds Double As Teacher Parking Lots In Some Newark Schools

At the Lafayette Street elementary school in the Ironbound section of Newark, CBS 2 found students running around between parked cars – some of them even leaning against them during recess.

09/23/2014

Leonard Cephas (pictured at left) claimed on YouTube that he was harassed by police in North Brunswick, N.J. But police said they smelled marijuana and Cephas refused to comply with orders. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NJ Police Dashcam Video Shows Different Side To Man’s Harassment Claims

A New Jersey man claims he was harassed by police and has video evidence to prove it, but the police cruiser of the officer who pulled him over was also recording and that video shows a completely different set of events.

09/22/2014

Gas Station (credit: CBS 2)

As The Summer Travel Season Ends, Gas Prices In New Jersey Are Falling

With summer wrapping up and New York area residents going on fewer road trips, gas prices are falling.

09/19/2014

A Montville Township, New Jersey police vehicle. (Credit: CBS 2)

Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking

A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.

09/18/2014

A car drives over a speed bump on Erie Street in Jersey City. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Drives Toward Lowering Big Speed Bumps

Engineers are waiting for the approval of a proposal to start bringing down the abnormally high speed bumps on Erie Street, which aim to prevent drivers from speeding past schools.

09/17/2014

The scene of a house fire and explosion in East Brunswick, NJ on Sept. 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Find Body Inside Home After Fire, Explosion In East Brunswick

The explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

09/17/2014

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CBS 2 Exclusive: North Plainfield H.S. Football Players Say They Were Racially Taunted With Bananas

Players from a New Jersey high school football team with a largely African-American makeup said members of another team taunted them racially before a game this past weekend.

09/15/2014

Michelle Lodzinski is taken to the Sayreville Police Department in New Jersey, on charges that she killed her 5-year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey, in 1991. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Mom Returns To New Jersey To Face Charges In 1991 Murder Of Her Son

The mother charged with killing her son more than 20 years ago was back in court in New Jersey Friday to face the charges.

09/12/2014

A view of the "Empty Sky Memorial" at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Jersey Remembers 9/11 Attacks With Ceremonies, Services

Wreath-laying ceremonies, interfaith services and other events aimed at honoring those killed while focusing on the future were held throughout the state.

09/11/2014

Cynthia Fernandez says she quit after being ordered to stop saying, "God bless you" as a toll taker on the Garden State Parkway. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Toll Collector Says Ordered To Stop Saying, ‘God Bless You’

A toll taker in New Jersey said she was asked to stop saying, “God bless you,” after she told her boss that was how she thanked drivers.

09/10/2014

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