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Karla Villagra-Garzon

Police: Mom From Elizabeth, N.J. Has Been Missing For Over A Week

Police in Elizabeth, N.J. on Tuesday were asking the public to help find a 33-year-old mother who has been missing for more than a week.

03/04/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a 4-alarm blaze in Elizabeth, NJ on Jan. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

4-Alarm Fire Sweeps Through Stores In Elizabeth

The fire broke out around 5 a.m. Thursday at a strip mall on South Broad Street and destroyed six businesses.

01/30/2014

Maritza Chavez (Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office)

New Jersey Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Illegal Immigrants

Maritza Chavez, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to two separate indictments containing 26 counts overall of theft by deception.

01/28/2014

Scene of a water main break in Elizabeth, N.J. on Jan. 7, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Elizabeth

Water poured into the intersection for hours and froze around vehicles and tires, forcing residents to dig their cars out of ice.

01/07/2014

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Newark Man Charged In Shooting Of Off-Duty Police Officer

Taquan Ward is accused of shooting an off-duty South Plainfield officer multiple times on Dec. 2.

12/21/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Cranford Woman Accused Of Torching Minivan With Kids Inside

Attempted murder charges have been filed against a woman who allegedly set her minivan on fire on the Garden State Parkway last month, when two children were still inside.

12/03/2013

Gas Station (file / credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: New Breed Of Carjackers Target Tri-State Area Drivers

Carjackings have been on the rise because new technology has made them virtually impossible to hot wire. There is also a growing market for nice cars.

11/26/2013

Two women walk in the snow in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bitter Cold Catches New Yorkers Off Guard; Winds Bring Danger

Sunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.

11/24/2013

Elizabeth, N.J. Fire

Fire Spreads To 2 Homes In Elizabeth, N.J.

About a dozen people were displaced Sunday afternoon to battle a blaze at a home in Elizabeth, N.J.

11/24/2013

Road construction project. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Report: Last Step Finalized For Construction Of New Goethals Bridge

Construction is set to begin before the end of the year on a new Goethals Bridge, with the $1.5 billion deal to replace the aging current bridge now finalized, according to a published report.

11/10/2013

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Cops: NJ Man Responsible For String Of Garden State Robberies

Authorities believe a northern New Jersey man charged in two gas station hold-ups may also be responsible for a string of robberies across the state.

11/09/2013

Fire burns in residential building in Elizabeth, N.J. (CBS 2)

Fire Rages At Residential Building In Elizabeth, N.J.

The blaze broke out in a building at Third Avenue and John Street Monday afternoon, officials said.

11/04/2013

Eleanor Schofield & Matthew Ballister III (credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office)

Mother Of Accused Killer Appears In N.J. Court To Face Charges

Schofield had nothing to say about allegations that she helped her son cover up the murder of his girlfriend April Wyckoff.

10/30/2013

Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

Elizabeth apartment building fire. (credit: CBS 2)

Teenager Killed In Raging Fire In Elizabeth, N.J.

Firefighters made multiple attempts to go into the burning three-story building to rescue people inside but the fire was so fierce that it caused the center of the structure to collapse.

06/16/2013

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