Guiseppe Tedesco remained silent as he faced his victim's family in a New Jersey courtroom. (Credit CBS 2)

Convicted Killer Sentenced In Connection With NJ Courtroom Scuffle

A New Jersey man has been sentenced for sparking a courtroom scuffle just moments after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a female friend.


A boa constrictor as long as 20 feet is on the loose in Lake Hopatcong. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Ends Hunt For Enormous Snake In Lake Hopatcong

The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of the snake in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched.


A boa constrictor as long as 20 feet is on the loose in Lake Hopatcong. (Credit: CBS 2)

Enormous Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Lake Hopatcong

A new danger has been lurking in the waters of the largest lake in New Jersey, in the form of a potentially dangerous snake.


An 8-month-old Hopatcong girl has become the 6th infant in the U.S. to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hopatcong Girl Found Dead In Nap Nanny Recliner

An 8-month-old Hopatcong, N.J. girl has become the sixth infant in the country to die in a Nap Nanny Recliner.


Tree falls on Hoptacong house, killing homeowner. (Credit: Hopatcong Police)

74-Year-Old New Jersey Man Dies After Tree Falls On Home

Police said Frederick Dalton was sitting in a chair in the upstairs living room of his home when a large tree fell through the roof and fatally struck him.


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New Jersey Man Killed After Tree Falls Through Roof

Hopatcong Police Lt. Thomas Kmetz said the victim was sitting in a recliner in his living room when a massive tree fell through the roof and fatally struck him.


Justin Beckerman, 18, steps into his homemade submarine. (Credit CBS 2)

Go Deep! Teen Submerges Homemade Submarine In NJ Lake

Submerging the submarine was a moment of glory that Beckerman had been working towards his entire life.



Alleged N.J. Burglars Arrested After Being Caught Watching Investigators

Two men were charged in a string of home burglaries in northern New Jersey this week, after a police officer caught them watching as investigators worked at one of the houses.


Tim Tebow  speaks to reporters (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NJ Man Charged Over Repeated 911 Calls & Requests To Speak With Tim Tebow

Hopatcong police said the 28-year-old man, charged with creating false public alarms, made three 911 calls on June 10, but refused each time to give dispatchers any information on why he was calling.


Joe Martinek of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Undrafted Rutgers Alum Martinek Hoping To Make Giants

Hopatcong native and Rutgers’ alum, undrafted free agent Joe Martinek is marking his mark in Giants’ rookie camp.


New Jersey Fish and Wildlife chased this bear in Hopatcong before tranquilizing him. (credit: CBS 2)

Bear In Hopatcong Man’s Basement Went Undetected For Weeks

Frank Annacone, 85, never imagined that a bear would move in with him. Annacone learned about his roommate yesterday from Dave Cornine, a Cablevision technician who had come over for a repair job in the basement.


New Jersey Fish and Wildlife chased this bear in Hopatcong before tranquilizing him. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Wildlife Officials Tranquilize Bear Spotted In Resident’s Basement

The bear, an adult male estimated to be well over 500 pounds, took a long time to go down. Officials hope to examine, tag and release him onto state property.


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Funeral Held For NJ Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Army Sgt. Michael Kirspel Jr. of Hopatcong was killed Oct. 27 by an improvised explosive device.


Funeral set for NJ soldier killed in Afghanistan

A funeral will be held Saturday for a New Jersey soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan.


Secret Service

NJ Man Gets Probation For Posing As Secret Service

A judge has sentenced a Hopatcong, N.J. man to three years of probation for posing as a U.S. Secret Service agent and entering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building when it was closed.

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