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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

New York City Skyline (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

City Over Suburbs: More Young Parents Are Choosing To Live In NYC

In a striking reversal, growing numbers of young parents are choosing to live in New York City over suburbia, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

02/17/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Essex County Churches Holding Gun Buyback Today And Tomorrow

After a number of successful guns for cash exchanges in New Jersey, another gun buyback is taking place today and Saturday in Essex County.

02/15/2013

New Jersey Turnpike near the Pulaski Skyway - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: NJ511)

Winter Storm Dumps Snow On Garden State, Knocks Out Power

The northeastern part of the state was expected to get a foot or more of snow as the storm intensified overnight.

02/08/2013

Guns at a buyback event in Los Angeles (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Buyback Planned For Next Weekend At Essex County Churches

The day after Valentine’s Day ill mark the start of a two day guns for cash exchange at six churches in Essex County.

01/31/2013

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Mom Reunites With Young Children After Newark Carjacking

Newark police said the woman was inside her parked vehicle at around 7:50 p.m. Thursday when she was forced out of it and a suspect sped off with her 3-year-old and 11-month-old inside.

01/24/2013

School Panic Button

N.J. Assemblyman Says Panic Alarms In Schools Should Be A ‘Mandate’

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) said Monday that panic buttons should be a “mandate” for every public school in the state.

01/14/2013

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New Jersey Lawmaker Calls For Silent Alarms In Schools

A New Jersey lawmaker has thrown out an idea to keep schools safe in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

01/12/2013

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Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of Jail

The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.

12/10/2012

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Large Amounts Of Guns, Coke, And Cash Seized During Friday Night Raid In Newark

A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.

12/01/2012

Gas Line in Manalapan, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Gas Rationing In Effect As New Jersey Deals With Sandy’s Aftermath

If you’re planning to line up for gas Saturday, you had better check your license plate first.

CBS New York–11/03/2012

Prepping for Hurricane Sandy by pumping water from lake Como in Belmar, N.J. (CBS 2)

Jersey Shore Readies For Hurricane Sandy To Come Ashore; River Towns Also Prepare

Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.

10/26/2012

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Former Verona, N.J., Mayor Gets 7 Years For Theft From Legal Clients

The former mayor of Verona, N.J., has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to theft charges.

CBS New York–10/15/2012

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

Police: Newark High School Student Dead After Being Stabbed During Altercation

Authorities announced that 17-year-old Stanley Francois succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 10. He was a junior at Barringer High School in Newark.

10/13/2012

FILE - Voters wait in line to cast their ballot at a polling station in Basket Ridge, New Jersey. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)

NJ Democrats Oppose Stricter Voter ID Laws

Some progressive Democrats in New Jersey want to make sure the state does not enact strict new voter ID laws they say could lead to suppression at the polls.

08/17/2012

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