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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the crowd during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan at a PenAir airplane hangar on November 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

2012 GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Will Not Run For President In 2016

After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

01/30/2015

FILE -- An offshore oil rig off the coast of eastern Scotland in the North Sea. (Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Officials Speak Out Against Offshore Oil, Gas Drilling

New Jersey lawmakers are again speaking out against plans by the Obama administration to open up part of the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/30/2015

A look at a snow Rockland County on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: Thomas Vislocky)

NJ Teens Offering Shoveling Services Stopped By Cops Due To Town Ordinance

Two high schoolers who say they were just trying to make some money are now in hot water.

01/27/2015

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Heavy Winds, High Tides Could Cause Coastal Damage In New Jersey

High winds and high tide created the perfect combination for disaster in coastal areas of New Jersey Monday.

01/26/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer said funding for airport runway lights to prevent accidents was approved seven years. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Runway Lighting Technology At Area Airports Stalled Before Takeoff

The system uses red lights embedded in the runway to warn pilots of another plane. The lights have already been installed at nine airports around the nation out of 17 that are eligible.

01/25/2015

New York City Medical Examiner's Office (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Man’s Death 5 Decades After Stabbing Ruled A Homicide

he medical examiner reportedly ruled it a homicide, citing complications from the stabbing in 1958 or 1959.

01/25/2015

This car lost control before crashing on Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

A Day After Storm, Slick Roads Lead To Dozens Of Crashes

There were a number of crashes in Shirley and Huntington Station, where drivers lost control in slick condition. There were also dozens of crashes across New Jersey.

01/25/2015

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Tri-State Deals With Snowy, Slushy Aftermath Of Winter Storm

Another round of winter weather coated the Tri-State area in snow, slush and ice Saturday.

01/24/2015

Police swarmed John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a reported bomb threat directed at a plane on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Police Swarm JFK After Alleged Bomb Threat Directed At Landing Delta Flight

An alleged bomb threat prompted a massive police response at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night.

01/19/2015

A crash is seen on the Cross Bronx Expressway on Jan. 18, 2015. (credit: @boblinknyc/Twitter)

Icy Roads Lead To Multi-Car Pileups, Closures Throughout Area

Winter weather made a mess of area roads and caused treacherous driving conditions Sunday morning, with hundreds of accidents reported, including several multi-car pileups.

01/18/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Political Experts Eyeing Possibilities In Special Election For Staten Island Congressional Seat

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is all but locked in his place on the Republican and Conservative party lines as any would-be competitors have stepped aside.

01/18/2015

Brendan Jordan (credit: Family Handout)

Report: Locks Weren’t Secured On Bench That Killed New Milford Boy

Brendan Jordan was playing with a soccer ball during a indoor recreation soccer program at Berkley Street Elementary School on Jan. 7 when the bench came crashing down.

01/17/2015

NYPD officers gather in Paris to mourn police officers slain in terrorist attacks last week. (Credit: Commissioner Bill Bratton/NYPD)

NYPD Expands Active Shooter Training In Wake Of Paris Terror Attacks

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks last week, the NYPD has been quietly expanding training for “active shooter” situations in which terrorists arm themselves with high-powered rifles and open fire.

01/16/2015

Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy sit amongst sand washed ashore on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers To Introduce Bills To Prohibit Sandy ‘Clawback’ Letters

Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone will introduce bills that would prohibit the federal Emergency Management Agency from issuing so-called “clawback” letters demanding repayment of aid it wrongly awarded to homeowners.

01/16/2015

The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Board Votes To Temporarily Shutter Izod Center At End Of The Month

The Izod Center, the former home of the Devils and Nets, will shut down Jan. 31 after a board voted to cease operations at the financially strapped arena.

01/15/2015

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