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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

Latrena May was shot and killed in East Orange, New Jersey. Police shot and wounded the alleged gunman. (Credit: CBS2)

Prosecutors: Officer Shot, Wounded Man Who Fatally Shot Woman In East Orange

According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, is charged with murder and weapons offenses in the death of 27-year-old teacher Latrena May.

05/02/2015

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

New Jersey Residents Concerned After Gas Prices Rise For 4 Straight Weeks

Gas prices have been steadily climbing for the past month with a 10-cent increase in just the past week.

05/02/2015

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is seen in its pavilion aboard the Intrepid the day before the official re-opening - July 9, 2013 (credit: Lisa Tschernkowitsch / WCBS 880)

Space Shuttle Enterprise Dedicated To Crew Members Of NASA Tragedies

The space shuttle Enterprise was dedicated Monday to the fallen crews of the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia space missions.

04/27/2015

Highway Patrol Officer Injured In Crash On LIE

Highway Patrol Officer Injured In Crash On LIE

It happened at about 4:45 a.m. Monday near Exit 60 in Lake Ronkonkoma. Eastbound lanes in the area were closed while authorities investigated.

04/27/2015

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Climbs Past 3,000

Among those killed was Marisa Eve Girawong, of Edison, New Jersey.

04/26/2015

Joe Girardi speaking with Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Hot, Mets ‘Sizzling’ Heading Into Subway Series

The Mets are the talk of the town. But the Yankees could steal the back pages by denying the Amazin’s their franchise-record 12th straight win Friday night.

04/24/2015

One person died in a crane accident on East 44th Street on Apr. 24, 2015. (Credit: @andyjayhawk)

FDNY: 1 Dead Following Crane Accident In Midtown

Authorities tell WCBS 880 the call came in around 11:44 a.m. and EMS crews are investigating the incident at 219 E. 44th Street near Second Avenue.

04/24/2015

(credit: E-ZPass/Getty Images)

NYCLU: E-ZPass Readers Gathering Info Far Away From Toll Plazas

The group made maps public pinpointing 149 locations in the five boroughs where E-ZPass is used for traffic management.

04/22/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks outside the federal court after he was indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Lawyers For Sen. Robert Menendez Appear In Court In Corruption Case

Menendez has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and longtime friend of the senator’s, in exchange for a stream of political favors.

04/22/2015

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