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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

Kyrie Irving (credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Newark Police Cruiser (file/credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Push Is On For Diversity Within New Jersey State Police Department

The push is on for diversity within the New Jersey State Police Department. Only two black recruits graduated in the most recent class of 85, so state police officials are looking for more minorities to fill next year’s class of 150 cadets.

05/06/2012

Rashad Powell (credit: NJ Department Of Corrections)

NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Women After Targeting Couples At Motels

Union County prosecutors said Rasheed Powell, 36, targeted couples at motels in Linden and Elizabeth on weekend nights over a period of six-weeks.

04/19/2012

A fire burns on Monroe Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ on April 17, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Cause Of 4-Alarm Townhouse Fire In Elizabeth Under Investigation

It took firefighters from two counties more than two hours to bring the fire under control. At least three townhouses were destroyed.

04/18/2012

A fire burns on Monroe Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ on April 17, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

4-Alarm House Fire In Elizabeth, N.J. Brought Under Control

The raging fire started inside a home on Monroe Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and spread from house to house.

04/17/2012

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Police: 3 Arrested After Attempted Carjacking At NJ Mall

Port Authority Police spokesman Al Della Fave says officers found a loaded handgun in the suspects’ car.

04/01/2012

Foggy skies and gas from a refinery caused a suspicious glow in New Jersey on Saturday night. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Officials Explain Mysterious Glowing NJ Sky

Officials say a mysterious glow that lit up the sky over parts of northern New Jersey early Sunday morning was nothing to be concerned about.

03/25/2012

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