Christine Sloan

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

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

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

Saddle River Coyote Attack Victim Shares Shocking Story

Bergen County, New Jersey residents were being warned Tuesday to keep their pets and children inside, a day after a coyote attacked a man in Saddle River.

04/07/2015

Damage inside Korean Union United Methodist Church after ceiling collapse on April 5. 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Investigators Probe What Went Wrong In Rahway Church Ceiling Collapse

Investigators on Monday were trying to determine what happened in the dramatic collapse of a Rahway, New Jersey church on Easter Sunday.

04/06/2015

In an alleged international cellphone insurance scam, packages with phones are being sent to the addresses of strangers in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Phone Insurance Scammers Send Packages To Unsuspecting N.J. Residents

People in several New Jersey towns in Bergen and Passaic counties have been warned to be on the lookout for suspicious deliveries.

04/03/2015

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Report Of Armed Gunman At Holmdel Elementary School Was A Hoax

As parents anxiously waited outside the school, they got the news that is was all a prank. “We are 99.99 percent it is just a hoax,” an official announced to the crowd.

03/31/2015

Mike Cuzzo claims he was fired from a Wawa, New Jersey gas station for using a "Weepy the Wee-Wee" toy to clean mirrors. (Credit: CBS2)

Customers Rally For N.J. Wawa Station Employee Who Says He Was Fired Over Squirt Toy

A Wawa employee in Howell, New Jersey just wanted to make customers smile when he pumped their gas – so he said he used all kinds of props to make them laugh.

03/30/2015

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Utility Pole Installation Taking An Expensive Toll On Owners Of Sandy-Damaged Homes In NJ

CBS2’s Christine Sloan spoke to one family who said a pole problem is taking a toll on them.

03/19/2015

Family members console each other after a man was gunned down in broad daylight in Newark. (Credit: CBS2)

One Person Killed, Three Others Wounded In Newark Shootings

Family members said 22-year-old James Elam was gunned down in broad daylight.

03/18/2015

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. (credit: Image via CBS2)

NJ Air Force Vet Accused Of Trying To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, is accused of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, also known as ISIL, and obstruction of justice.

03/17/2015

A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

Debate Revs Up Over Raising New Jersey Gas Tax

The state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which gets money from the gas tax, is running out of money needed to repair potholes, bridges and more.

03/16/2015

Rebecca Winslow, Elizabeth Wolthoff meet with first responders who saved them after their SUV plunged off a bridge (CBS2)

2 Women Rescued After SUV Plunges 60 Feet Off NJ Bridge Meet With 1st Responders

It was an emotional reunion at a firehouse in Hackensack, N.J. Friday, when two women who cheated death met with the first responders who saved them.

03/13/2015

Snow is seen on the roof of a home. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Experts: With Big Snow Melt, It’s Time To Rake Your Roof And Inspect Your Gutters

Spring is around the corner, but the harsh winter could be wreaking havoc on your roof and entire home.

03/11/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year,  in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Bill Advances To Change Vaccine Exemption For Students

New Jersey might change a religious exemption that has allowed nearly 9,000 students to avoid vaccinations in the 2013-14 school year.

03/10/2015

Service dogs Cali (left) and Cleo (right) work at the Calais School for special needs children in Whippany, New Jersey (Credit: CBS2)

Program Brings Service Dogs To New Jersey Special Needs School

Cali, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, is trained to walk up to students at the Calais School and detect signs of the stress hormone Cortisol, which is secreted when a person gets anxious.

03/09/2015

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