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Students at Benjamin Franklin School 13 in Elizabeth, N.J. participate in a security drill (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Schools Conducting Surprise Security Drills

New Jersey schools are brushing up on their security drills to prepare their students in case they face a situation like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.

04/15/2013

Elizabeth, New Jersey Fatal Fire

Mother Dead, Daughter Critically Injured In Elizabeth, N.J. Fire

A devastating fire left a woman dead and her teenage daughter critically injured in a fire Wednesday in Elizabeth, N.J.

04/10/2013

The insignia for the Elizabeth, N.J. police department. (credit: Elizabeth N.J. Police via Facebook)

Elizabeth, N.J. Police Investigate Video Which Shows Officer Punching Woman

As bar patrons wrapped up a night of clubbing this past Saturday a woman found herself at the receiving end of a direct hit by an Elizabeth police officer.

03/06/2013

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Men Acquitted Of Newark Murders, But Convicted Of Firing At Police

Two men were acquitted of a double murder in Newark Tuesday, but were both convicted of multiple related charges.

03/05/2013

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Report: Man Critically Wounded In North Jersey Police Shooting

Tankard was then shot in both legs by one of the detectives. Tankard was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

03/03/2013

St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Elizabeth, NJ (credit: Google Street View)

Parishioners At Elizabeth’s Oldest Church Fear Closure After Removal Of Priests

Loyal members feel like they have been punched in the gut, with some of the opinion that Newark’s archbishop is out of touch with the community.

01/02/2013

Luqman Abdullah

N.J. Bloods Gang Leader Surrenders After Lengthy Manhunt

The leader of a Bloods street gang in New Jersey turned himself in to authorities this weekend, and was ordered held on $5 million charges bail on charges that he ran a major drug ring.

12/30/2012

Elizabeth, N.J., Fatal Accident

Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run In Elizabeth, N.J.; Suspect Held

A man was being held on $150,000 bail Saturday in connection with an early-morning hit-and-run that left another man dead in Elizabeth, N.J.

12/08/2012

Secret Santa (credit: via CBS 2)

‘Secret Santa’ Hands Out $100 Bills To Residents In Storm-Hit NJ, Staten Island

The Kansas City businessman said money is not the issue. It’s about random acts of kindness.

11/30/2012

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Civil Trials Resume In Union County Following Judge Shortage

Three months after they were put on hold due to a shortage of judges, civil trials are resuming in one northern New Jersey county.

09/09/2012

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Hometown Hero And NBA Star Kyrie Irving Giving Back To St. Pat’s

It has been a whirlwind 2 years for West Orange-native and NBA star Kyrie Irving, but now he is giving back to his community and trying to help St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth stay open.

06/15/2012

Union Courthouse (Credit: www.judiciary.state.nj.us)

Union County Plans To Temporarily Suspend Civil Trials Due To Shortage Of Judges

There are now seven judicial vacancies among the county’s allotted 25 positions, and court officials said that two more judges are due to retire by summer’s end.

06/09/2012

Mariah Martinez and her mother (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Inspires Teens With Leukemia

For teenagers with leukemia, there is hope, and it comes from the Valerie Fund, as WCBS 880’s John Metaxas found out.

06/05/2012

Daniel Rios (credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutor: Elizabeth, N.J. Woman, 92, Killed For Loose Change

Investigators said the suspect pushed his way into the 92-year-old’s home, strangled her and walked away with only $360 worth of coins that he took over to a machine at a grocery store and turned into bills.

06/04/2012

Valerie Fund Logo

Valerie Fund Helps Young Patients Keep Spirits High

For young people with serious illnesses, the Valerie Fund is a becon of hope, WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported.

06/04/2012

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