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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

A warehouse fire is seen from Chopper 880 - Elizabeth, NJ - Dec 22, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Elizabeth Warehouse Might Not Need To Be Razed After Stubborn Fire

Firefighters have found a surprise after getting a weeklong fire under control in a New Jersey warehouse: The building may not need to be razed.

12/28/2011

Elizabeth Warehouse Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Demolition Crew May Be Called To Scene Of Elizabeth Warehouse Fire

The fire at the former Burry Biscuit factory in Elizabeth, which broke out last Wednesday, was finally contained over the weekend.

12/27/2011

Elizabeth Warehouse Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Crews Attempt To Extinguish Persistent Elizabeth Warehouse Fire

Fire officials say they may not be able to completely extinguish the blaze until this weekend or possibly into next week.

12/23/2011

A warehouse fire is seen from Chopper 880 - Elizabeth, NJ - Dec 22, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Mayor: Raging Elizabeth, N.J. Warehouse Fire May Have Been Intentionally Set

Still burning and still smoking up the skies over Elizabeth is a stubborn blaze that just won’t die. Area residents spent the better part of Thursday walking around with their faces covered.

12/22/2011

Yarelis Bonilla (credit: CBS 2)

Visa Denied For Sister Of NJ Girl In Desperate Need Of Bone Marrow Transplant

An Elizabeth, N.J. girl is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Giselles is the only available donor, she has been denied a travel visa to the United States.

11/28/2011

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