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The home at 604 E. Second St. in Plainfield, N.J., will be torn down after being gutted in a fire on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Massive Plainfield Fire Destroys 1 House, Leaves 3 Families Displaced

The fire started around 2 a.m. in the attic of 604 E. Second St., fire officials said.

08/27/2015

Police investigating after a cab driver was killed during an apparent robbery in Rahway, NJ on Aug. 25, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Cab Driver Shot To Death During Apparent Robbery In Rahway, NJ

The driver, identified as 57-year-old Imad Alasmar of Edison, was found slumped over in his cab after hitting a parked car just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on Bedford Street, authorities said.

08/26/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 24, 2015 in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1000 points in morning trading.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.S. Stocks Surge After China Cuts Rates To Help Economy

Stocks surged Tuesday morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world’s second-largest economy.

08/25/2015

Michael Verbitsky is escorted out of the 19th Precinct Station House on Aug. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Attorney: Shooting That Wounded Gracie Mansion Guard Was Accidental, Weapon Not ‘Real’

The female officer, who part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advance team, had pulled up to the mayor’s residence on East End Avenue ahead of his arrival when the incident occurred.

08/24/2015

An explosion caused severe damage to John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: Lit Match Sparked Explosion At John F. Kennedy High School In The Bronx

Fire marshals have determined that a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers was sparked by a lit match.

08/21/2015

A sketch of one of two suspects who impersonated a police officer while robbing people on Staten Island. (Credit: NYPD)

Search Continues For Robbery Suspects Posing As Cops On Staten Island

The search continues for two men who police say are pretending to be cops to steal from innocent victims on Staten Island.

08/20/2015

Police say a suspect in seen on surveillance video robbing a woman in Harlem on Aug. 2, 2015. (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For Suspect In Violent Harlem Robbery Caught On Video

Police in Harlem are looking for a man who they said was caught on camera throwing a woman to the ground and robbing her.

08/19/2015

Surveillance image of a suspect who police said is wanted in connection with a rape in Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

Search Continues For Suspect Wanted In Violent Brooklyn Attack

The confrontation was so violent it left the 52-year-old victim hospitalized and missing two teeth.

08/18/2015

Edena Hines, 33, of Washington Heights, step-granddaughter of Morgan Freeman. (CBS2)

Police: Boyfriend Of Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Charged In Her Death

Lamar Davenport was charged with second-degree murder on Monday, a day after 33-year-old Edena Hines was found lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to the chest, police said.

08/17/2015

Authorities say a firefighter was shot in the leg on Staten Island on Aug. 14, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Man Killed After Barricading Self Inside S.I. Home, Shooting Firefighter Is Dead

A suspected gang member who shot a firefighter and then barricaded himself inside a home on Staten Island is dead after a six-hour standoff, police said Friday.

08/14/2015

crews work to finish repairs on the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick after a fiery crash on Aug. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Section Of New Jersey Turnpike Reopens After Fiery Truck Crash In East Brunswick

Traffic was allowed back on the northbound truck lanes between Interchanges 6 and 9 Thursday after crews finished cleaning up from Wednesday night’s crash.

08/13/2015

Kendell Owens, the driver charged in a deadly crash in Shirley, NY, speaks to reporters on Aug. 12, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Driver Charged In Deadly LI Crash Apologizes, Says He Was High On Drugs

Kendell Owens, 31, apologized as he was led away in handcuffs on his way to court Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

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FAA Investigating Drone Sighting Near Newark Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after crews on four commercial flights reported seeing a drone as they approached the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport over the weekend.

08/10/2015

Police investigate a shooting outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Aug. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NJ State Police Search For Suspect In Shooting Outside Concert At PNC Bank Arts Center In Holmdel

State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey.

08/04/2015

Authorities say a police officer is among a group of people who was struck and injured by a speeding vehicle in Jersey City. (credit: CBS2)

Officials: Driver Charged In Chain-Reaction Crash That Injured Jersey City Officers, 4 Others

A driver faces multiple charges after authorities said he caused a chain-reaction crash that injured three police officers and four other people Sunday in Jersey City.

08/03/2015

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