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Hudson River Helicopter

Hoboken Residents: Helicopter Tours Are A Noisy Nuisance

Helicopters flying over the Hudson River have become a noisy nuisance – especially in parts of New Jersey, where neighbors said their quality of life is being drowned out.

06/24/2013

Actor James Gandolfini died Wednesday, June 19, after suffering a heart attack in Italy. (Credit: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Actor James Gandolfini Dies At 51

Everything about James Gandolfini seemed to be bright and bigger than life – much like the state of New Jersey, where he was raised and where the greatest role of his career was based.

06/19/2013

A passenger is escorted off a United Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Newark on June 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Ranting About Poison, CIA Aboard Hong Kong-To-Newark Flight In Custody

He’s an American believed to be in his 30s, and claimed his name is Daniel Morgan Perry, during an anti-government rant recorded on a cell phone about nine hours into the 16-hour flight.

06/17/2013

A 21-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Boys and Girls Club in Garfield, N.J., and trashing the place, including doing a number on this cake. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Suspect Indulged In Night Of Cake, Swimming And Destruction At Garfield Boys And Girls Club

On Friday, Norman Girdley Jr, 21, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and Drug Possession following an alleged overnight rampage.

06/14/2013

Golden Retriever puppies (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurance Plans Could Offset The Cost Of Your Pet’s Next Trip To The Vet

Home Depot, T-Mobile, and Chipotle are all offering this rare benefit to workers who could otherwise be faced with staggering bills.

06/13/2013

Scene where tree branch  fell on woman in Central Park (CBS 2)

Large Tree Branch Falls On Woman In Central Park

A walk through Central Park turned into quite a scare for one woman. A large tree branch came crashing down on top of her.

06/11/2013

Distracted Driving (credit: File/Clip Art)

N.J. Bill Seeks Crackdown On Distracted Driving By Forcing Drivers To Hand Over Phones

State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Ocean County) introduced the measure over concerns about the rise in accidents linked to texting and calling while driving.

06/10/2013

SUV crash scene on Fifth Avenue (CBS 2)

SUV Loses Control In Midtown, Plows Into Pedestrians On Fifth Avenue

Seven people were injured including a small child after an SUV apparently lost control, plowed onto the sidewalk and into pedestrians in Midtown Friday afternoon.

06/07/2013

Paris Jackson (Kevin Winter/
Getty Images Entertainment)

Paris Jackson In Hospital Following Apparent Suicide Attempt

Michael Jackson’s daughter remained hospitalized Wednesday night after apparently attempting to take her own life.

06/05/2013

Julie Hermann (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Embattled AD Julie Hermann Visits Rutgers, Addresses Media

Rutgers’ incoming athletic director Julie Hermann visited the campus Wednesday and was to meet with coaching and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney.

06/05/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Christie Calls For October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.

06/04/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Officials Call Off Plans To Move Security Screening For Statue Of Liberty

In a statement announced late Monday afternoon. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government will not go forward with plans to screen visitors once they arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands.

06/03/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.

06/03/2013

Staten Island Overgrown Lot

City-Owned Overgrown Lot Infuriates Staten Island Neighbors

A Staten Island neighborhood was calling for action Tuesday night, after learning who is responsible for an overgrown, dumped-on lot in their community.

05/28/2013

Liquor bottles at a bar (file/credit: David L Ryan-Pool/Getty Images)

N.J. Bars, Restaurants Accused Of Passing Off Cheap Spirits As Top-Shelf Liquor

More than two dozen bars and restaurants across New Jersey are accused of selling low-quality booze to customers who ordered top-shelf brands.

05/22/2013

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