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A new billboard being used in a campaign to combat carjackings in New Jersey is seen on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Billboard Campaign Tries To Combat Spike In Carjackings

The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.

08/19/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Offering Interest-Free Loans To Those Buying Homes In Sandy-Ravaged Communities

The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

08/06/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

2 Robbery Suspects Shot, Wounded By Correction Officer In Newark

An Essex County, N.J., correction officer shot and wounded two teens who allegedly tried to rob him in Newark early Monday, authorities said.

07/29/2013

A surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a Newark, NJ IHOP manager. (Credit CBS 2)

New Surveillance Images Released In Newark, N.J. IHOP Manager’s Killing

New surveillance images surfaced on Saturday of three men wanted in connection with the murder of an IHOP manager in Newark in March.

07/13/2013

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo (file / credit: Essex County Executive)

Essex County Executive Crosses Party Lines To Support Christie

County Executive Joe DiVincenzo became the latest in a string of Democrat to endorse Christie’s re-election bid against Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono of Metuchen. He issued the endorsement Tuesday.

06/11/2013

The Valerie Fund's Bunny Flanders with cancer survivor Molly Greenwald. (credit: CBS 2)

Valerie Fund Gears Up For Annual Fundraising Walk

The charitable organization works with sick children and their families to make the trying time a little easier for the whole family.

06/09/2013

Dennis Mamrosz has been charged with making a bomb threat against Seton Hall's South Orange campus. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

Suspect Charged In Bomb Threat That Shut Down Seton Hall’s South Orange Campus

Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.

06/03/2013

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

No Prison Time For Onetime ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Who Had Sex With Student

A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.

04/29/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Murder Suspect Turns Himself In One Day After Accidental Release

Ishmael Scott is on trial along with two alleged accomplices for the 2010 killing of Hope Williams stemming from a shootout at a barbecue.

04/17/2013

Police Tape (credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities Probe Death Of 52-Year-Old East Orange Man

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

03/20/2013

Ernest Williams Jr. (credit: Handout/Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Indicted In Murder Of Villanova Student Last Summer

A suspect has been indicted in the murder of a 21-year-old Villanova University student last summer.

03/16/2013

Jennifer Heiner-Pisano

N.J. Lawyer Admits To Misusing Clients’ Funds

A New Jersey attorney pleaded guilty this week to directing clients’ funds to her own personal use and obtaining a home through fraudulent means.

03/02/2013

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Off-Duty Essex County Sheriff’s Officer Shot Outside Club In Newark

It happened around 2 a.m. at the Mercedes and Mink Lounge on Springfield Avenue.

02/28/2013

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

Fmr. ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Must Register As Sex Offender After Guilty Plea

A former Essex County teacher of the year has admitted having sex with a 15-year-old boy enrolled in an honors class she taught.

02/19/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Collects Thousands Of Guns In Buybacks

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Tuesday that the state spent $242,225 in criminal forfeiture funds to buy back firearms.

02/19/2013

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