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File photo of a green anaconda. A reptile expert says a green anaconda up to 16 feet long is on the loose in the Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. (Credit: ClipArt.com)

Reptile Expert: Snake On Loose In NJ Actually An Anaconda

A reptile specialist leading the search for a snake on the loose in Lake Hopatcong now says it is a green anaconda, not a boa constrictor, as officials had maintained.

07/18/2014

Mourners gather outside the wake for Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago on July 17, 2014. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

During the service, Mayor Fulop promoted Santiago, who had been on the job since December, to the rank of detective and awarded him the Medal of Honor.

07/17/2014

A Waldwick police officer was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Route 17 on July 17, 2014. (credit: WCBS 880)

Truck Driver Charged In Death Of Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell

A truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after his tractor-trailer barreled into an unmarked police car in Waldwick early Thursday, killing an officer, authorities said.

07/17/2014

German fans watch the final game of the World Cup on a big screen TV near the East River. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

German Fans Celebrate Close Win Over Argentina In World Cup Title Game

Germany beat Argentina to win the world Cup with a lone goal in extra time on Sunday.

07/13/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Report: LIRR Talks To Resume Monday

Negotiations aimed at avoiding a Long Island Rail Road strike are reportedly set to resume Monday.

07/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Tracy Morgan poses at Mount Airy Casino Resort February 1, 2014 in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort)

Tracy Morgan Released From Rehabilitation Center, Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over last month’s highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

07/12/2014

FILE -- A women fires a handgun  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

New Jersey Man’s Bid To Carry Concealed Weapon Could Head To Supreme Court

A lower court had struck down his permit to carry a concealed handgun and it appeared that the high court would have a voice in the often controversial area of gun control.

07/12/2014

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Man Accused Of Shooting Arrows At Fellow N.J. Homeless Encampment Residents

A South Jersey man was accused Friday of using a bow and arrow to shoot at the homeless.

07/11/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Port Authority Agrees To More Funding To Fix Deteriorating Bus Terminal

Commuters have been saying there is trouble at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown and it makes for a miserable ride.

07/09/2014

FILE -- A small drone is flown in the Washington, D.C., area. (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Sees Risks As Popularity Of Drones Soars

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.

07/09/2014

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Judge Rejects State’s Bid To Stop Ocean Sound Blasts Off NJ

Since July 1, researchers have been using air guns that fire every 5.4 seconds and emit about 250 decibels of sound.

07/08/2014

Members of the FDNY gather for the wake of Lt. Gordon Ambelas. (credit: Matt Kozar/CBS 2)

Family, Firefighters Pack Wake To Remember FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas

The 40-year-old married father of two died from smoke inhalation and burns late Saturday while searching for possible victims at the Independence Towers on Wilson Street in Williamsburg.

07/08/2014

Genesis Rincon, 12, was shot while riding her scooter in Paterson. (Credit: Facebook)

Girl, 12, Taken Off Life Support After Being Struck By Stray Bullet In Paterson

Genesis Rincon was struck around 8:40 p.m. Saturday while riding her scooter on Rosa Parks Boulevard with two friends, police said.

07/07/2014

Home being elevated in Keansburg on July 7, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Christie Announces New Sandy Elevation Grants

Dozens more homeowners will be receiving grants to raise their homes above flood level in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

07/07/2014

Police investigate a shooting near the Verrazano Bridge toll plaza on July 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Carjacking Suspect Sought After Shooting Near Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

It happened around 1:15 a.m. on the Staten Island-bound side of the toll plaza.

07/07/2014

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