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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

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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

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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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Americo Lopes Ordered To Pay 5 Co-Workers $4M Of $38.5M Lottery Jackpot

A jury in New Jersey on Wednesday found a man had cheated five co-workers out of their share of a $38.5 million lottery jackpot.

03/14/2012

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Whose Money Is It? Fight Over Lottery Jackpot Goes To Court In NJ

Six co-workers pooled their resources on a Mega-Millions lottery ticket, when one of them claimed a huge jackpot, the others got mad and lawyered up.

03/07/2012

Brett Tonge (credit: Handout)

AMBER ALERT Canceled For 2-Year-Old Adrian Tonge; Father Still Sought

The child was dropped at a Brooklyn home where the Tonge sometimes stays. Authorities, however, said the boy’s father is still at large and may be traveling on foot.

01/27/2012

The aftermath of a fiery tanker crash in Elizabeth (Credit: CBS 2)

1 Person Killed In Fiery Crash On Routes 1 And 9 In Elizabeth

Officials say Routes 1 and 9 in Elizabeth will remain closed for most of the day after a tanker truck burst into flames when it collided with a car early this morning, killing the driver.

01/24/2012

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