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Fire consumes two homes in Bayonne, New Jersey on Feb. 16, 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Fast-Moving Fire Heavily Damages Two Homes In Bayonne, New Jersey

No injuries were reported, though some firefighters slipped on the ice created by the water from their hoses.

02/16/2015

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Police Investigating Possible Cold Weather-Related Death In Lakewood, NJ

Authorities said 66-year-old Olivia Benito may have fallen and then froze to death outside a neighbors home, just two doors down from her Lakewood townhouse.

02/15/2015

NJ Gov. Chris Christie delivers his state of the state address on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Marist Pollster Weighs In On Gov. Christie’s Presidential Chances

Christie’s best showing is in New Hampshire at 13 percent. Jeb Bush leads there at 18 percent.

02/15/2015

People line up for a chance to buy a vacant lot in Newark for $1,000 on Feb. 14, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Newark Sells Vacant Lots For $1,000 As Part Of ‘Valentine’s Land Sale Day’

City leaders in Newark are holding a special Valentine’s Day land sale on Saturday.

02/14/2015

Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rangel Wants To Meet With Israeli Envoy Over Netanyahu Capitol Hill Speech

Rangel said Israel has always been a source of bipartisan support in Congress. But some Democrats are reportedly planning to boycott next month’s speech.

02/09/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More Accessible

Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year.

02/08/2015

Bronx Academy of Letters (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Bronx Teaching Assistant To Face Judge Sunday Over Charges Of Raping Mentally Ill Teen

Maria Contreras was a teacher’s assistant at the Bronx Academy of Letters, a public middle and high school.

02/08/2015

2 Killed In New England Thruway Crash In Rye Feb 2, 2015 (CBS2)

Police: 2 People Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-95 In Rye

Two people were killed in a multivehicle crash on the New England Thruway in Rye on Monday afternoon, police said.

02/02/2015

A woman walks along a snow covered sidewalk in Brooklyn on a cold morning on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Winter Storm Moving Though Area Prompts Concern For Messy Morning Commute

A winter storm warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday for New York City, northern New Jersey, northern Nassau County, northwest Suffolk County and southeastern coastal Connecticut.

02/01/2015

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Fire Destroys Home In Elizabeth, New Jersey

More than 80 firefighters on the scene were able to contain the flames to one house.

02/01/2015

Carlow East sports bar on Upper East Side (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Football Fans Flock To NYC Bars, Restaurants For Super Bowl XLIX

Seahawks fans have already started crowding the sports bar Carlow East on the Upper East Side.

02/01/2015

The Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan is serving up nine specialty chicken wings for $4,900 for Super Bowl Sunday. (credit: CBS2)

Super Bowl Foods: Pizza, Sandwiches — And $4,900 Chicken Wings?

The Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District was offering up a pricy option: A plate of nine chicken wings for $4,900.

02/01/2015

A Department of Public Works garage went up in flames in Edison, New Jersey on Thursday, Jan. 29. (Credit: Margie Thomas)

Edison Officials Scrambling After Snow Removal Gear Destroyed In Fire

Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey said the township did not lose all of its equipment, so the help will just pick up some of the slack.

01/31/2015

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

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