Essex County

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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

A man walks through the rain during an intense afternoon thunderstorm on June 22, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In Midst Of Heat Wave, Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Tri-State Area Until 8:00 P.M.

In the midst of the second extreme heat wave of the summer, some relief could be on the way in the form of rain. But that rain could potentially be dangerous.

07/01/2012

Zoey the injured Chihuahua. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: NJ Man Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty Charge

Oswald Hall, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday after he injured his girlfriend’s sister’s Chihuahua named Zoey, prosecutors said.

06/25/2012

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Wakir Bryant Indicted In Newark Toddler’s Death

Wakir Bryant faces five counts, including reckless manslaughter, in the death of 2-year-old Mikhy Robinson.

06/25/2012

Anthony Barham (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

NJ Man Charged With Abducting And Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Boy

The Essex County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Anthony Barham, 46. He faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault and making terroristic threats.

05/25/2012

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

Officials Vote To Expand Immigrant Detention Center In Newark

Essex County freeholds voted unanimously to award a contract for a facility in Newark to a politically-connected firm with close ties to Gov. Chris Christie.

12/15/2011

PSE&G worker fixes a power line (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Residents Want Straight Answers From Utility Companies

“If they told you in the beginning it won’t be until Friday, then you know it won’t be until Friday,” Ray Popkin, of Livingston, said.

11/03/2011

Riverfront Stadium - Newark, NJ - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Mets ‘Livid’ Over Portrayal In Newark, Yankees Triple-A Saga

In the latest battle between the Yankees and Mets, Newark ended up the biggest loser.

WFAN–09/28/2011

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Essex County Arrests Man For Fatal Hit-And-Run

Detectives from the county prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force arrested 42-year-old Luis Cruz, of Nutley, in connection to a fatal hit-and-run, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced on Saturday.

09/24/2011

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