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Margo Pellegrino (Credit: Blue Frontier Campaign)

New Jersey Woman Raising Awareness About Water Quality With NJ-Chicago Canoe Trip

Margo Pellegrino plans to do about 40 miles a day and along the way, she’ll be raising awareness of environmental conservation.

05/20/2015

A customer pumps gasoline into his car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Jersey Senate Leader Hits Brakes On Pump-Your-Own Gas Bill

Senate President Steve Sweeney said on Tuesday that recently introduced measures to roll back the law requiring gas station attendants to pump gas will not be posted as long as he’s in charge.

05/19/2015

A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

Assemblyman Proposes Self-Service Gas Stations In New Jersey

For drivers born and raised in New Jersey, pumping your own gas is a foreign concept.

05/16/2015

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NJ TRANSIT Riders: Proposed Fare Hikes Could Make For A Hardship

NJ TRANSIT riders had their first opportunity to express their views on possible rate hikes Saturday, and many were less than thrilled.

05/16/2015

Members of the NTSB on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015 (Credit: NTSB)

FBI To Join Amtrak Wreck Probe After Reports That Projectiles May Have Hit Train

An assistant conductor said she thought she heard an Amtrak train engineer say his train had been hit by projectiles before the derailment this week, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

05/15/2015

Brandon Bostian -- Amtrak Engineer

NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before Wreck

Another body was pulled from the wreckage Thursday morning, bringing the death toll to eight, officials said.

05/14/2015

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Paulsboro Payout Raises New Questions About New Jersey Exxon Settlement

Last month, New Jersey released details of its proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon over pollution at refineries and other polluted sites across the state.

05/13/2015

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Dave Kotin

Dr. Oz Assists 2 People Injured In Car Crash On NJ Turnpike

Saturday night, near exit 6 on the Turnpike, Dr. Oz apparently saw the one-car crash and rushed to help the two victims.

05/12/2015

This pit bull was one of two dogs saved from a dogfighting ring stolen from the shelter on Ryle Road May 11, 2015. (credit: Handout)

Pit Bulls Rescued From Dogfighting Ring Stolen From Paterson Animal Shelter

Thieves cut holes in the shelter’s fence and in the dogs’ cages, officials said.

05/12/2015

Rep. Frank Pallone and Sen. Bob Menendez are urging for the re-authorization of the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Lawmakers Pushing Re-Authorization Of Federal Highway Trust Fund

If left without more funding, the trust fund could run out of money this summer.

05/11/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer

Schumer: Amtrak Police Need Access To Law Enforcement Radio Frequencies

During a news conference Sunday, Schumer urged the Federal Communications Commission to change their policy of treating Amtrak police differently than other law enforcement and emergency management agencies.

05/10/2015

Cresskill High School (credit: Cresskill Board of Education)

Cops: NJ Couple Stalked, Harassed Basketball Coach In Bid To Force Him From Job

The Cresskill residents, both 49, sent harassing emails to coach Michael Doto and his employers for two years, authorities said.

05/09/2015

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer call for better construction site safety for workers (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Officials Demand Better Safety At Construction Sites Following Worker’s Death

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said the city already this year has surpassed the eight construction deaths in all of the previous year.

05/09/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama tapes an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York on May 4, 2015.   (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s NYC Stops Monday Include Lehman College, Letterman

Obama participated in a roundtable discussion and delivered a speech at Lehman College in the Bronx to announce the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

05/04/2015

Demetrius Blackwell

Suspect In Queens Police Shooting Arraigned; Search Is On For Weapon

Demetrius Blackwell, 35, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

05/03/2015

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