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A man was injured  after a natural gas explosion rocked his Point Pleasant Beach home on Monday, March 2, 2015. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Point Pleasant Man Badly Burned When Gas Explosion Blasts Home

Around 1:40 a.m., authorities said a 47-year-old man woke up to the strong smell of gas inside his home on Rear Cooks Lane.

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New York Assemblyman David Weprin and other officials speak in opposition to proposed tolls on East River bridges on March 1, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Opposition Growing To Proposal For Tolls On East River Bridges

Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, told reporters Sunday at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge that implementing tolls at now-free bridges won’t work.

14 hours ago

(Credit: Ody Ramirez-Muñoz, Flushing Queens)

Parts Of Tri-State Area Hit With Several Inches Of Snow

It was a snowy start to March after a freezing February.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and others march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, on March 1, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Marches Through Snow In LGBT-Friendly St. Pat’s For All Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.

21 hours ago

(Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid Shutdown

The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.

02/28/2015

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NJ Gas Prices Increase For Fourth Straight Week

For the fourth straight week, gas prices are up in New Jersey.

02/28/2015

Police on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Police said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on, killing 46-year-old Paul Duncan of Hartsdale.

02/27/2015

Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

Valhalla Man Survives After Slab Of Ice Crashes Through Windshield On Tappan Zee Bridge

Frank Kopicki is just thankful it wasn’t worse and no one else got hurt.

02/23/2015

FILE - Shoppers in a mall (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Officials: No Credible Evidence Of Imminent Attack Following Threat Against U.S. Shopping Malls

U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.

02/23/2015

From left, Glen Hochman, Alissa Hochman and Deanna Hochman (credit: Handouts/CBS2)

Harrison Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide Involving Retired Cop, Teenage Daughters

Glen Hochman killed the teens before taking his own life, sources told CBS2. Police said family pets were also killed.

02/22/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject a federal plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Don’t Cut Funds To Fight Heroin Trafficking

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Obama’s proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

02/22/2015

Justin Bozinta (credit: NJ Office Of The Attorney General)

Authorities: East Orange Wrestling Coach Charged With Child Porn, Growing Pot

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said Thursday that 37-year-old Justin Bozinta, of Rosselle, is charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and faces first-degree drug charges.

02/19/2015

Rescuers on the scene at Sandy Hook Bay on Feb. 17, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

3 Rescued From Icy Waters Off Sandy Hook Bay In Middletown, N.J.

Footage from the scene showed rescuers, wearing protective gear, dragging one woman across the surface of the icy waters in a basket.

02/17/2015

(Credit: South Brunswick Police)

NJ Teacher, Mother Arrested For Alleged Underage Drinking Party At Her Home

A New Jersey mother has been arrested for allegedly hosting an underage drinking party at her home.

02/17/2015

Egyptian Coptic women attend a Mass in Cairo on Feb. 17, 2015, led by Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II to honor the memory of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly slain by Islamic State group militants in Libya. (credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Coptic Christians To Hold Prayer Service For Beheading Victims In Libya

The prayer service with be held Thursday night at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunwick.

02/17/2015

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