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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

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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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Prosecutor: 2 Men Killed In Newark Shootings

Two Newark men have been killed in separate shootings in the city, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said.

09/18/2011

A bridge is flooded in downtown Paterson on Sep. 1, 2011, NJ days after Irene has passed. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

New Jersey Residents Fret About Toxic Floodwaters Left By Irene

Officials are advising people to stay out of the water. They’re concerned not just about oil and raw sewage, but also chemicals.

09/01/2011

Rescue workers search for people on August 30, 2011 in Paterson, NJ. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit Paterson Sunday As Flooding Woes Continue

Flooding continues to be a major problem in Paterson, where several streets turned into rushing rivers as the water churned over corners and down roads.

08/31/2011

Hinchliffe Stadium - Paterson, NJ (file / credit: Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium)

Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium Among NJ Sites Getting Money For Restoration

More than $10 million in state funds were cleared Monday to protect New Jersey’s historical assets, including President Grover Cleveland’s birthplace.

08/16/2011

Morris County, NJ (file / credit: Morris County Tourism Bureau)

Morris County Tops Quality Of Life List In New Jersey Survey

The results are in from a new survey on the quality of life in the counties of New Jersey.

08/02/2011

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

Reward Offered In Shooting Of Off-Duty N.J. Corrections Officer

Acting County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 32-year-old Debora Ferreira of Irvington was shot on Halsey Street in downtown Newark.

07/31/2011

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