New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Forced Religious Divorce Case

Lakewood N.J. resident David Wax pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a complaint charging him with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, federal prosecutors said.


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New Jersey Man Accused Of Harassing Jewish Women As Part Of Gang Initiation

Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, has been charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, bias intimidation and bias harassment, according to police in Lakewood, N.J.


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Police: NJ Man Caught Riding Tricycle Naked, Eating Glass

By the time the officer arrived on the scene, he said 31-year old Jermaine Jones of Trenton was under a stairwell – still naked – eating broken glass and cigarettes.


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New Jersey Homeless Camps Deal With Fatal Fire, Eviction Threat

An occupant of the camp known as “Tent City” in Lakewood, N.J. died in a fire early Saturday morning.


Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman announcing human trafficking ring bust at news conference in Trenton, July 18, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

N.J. Authorities Bust Suspected Human Trafficking Ring

All six defendants are Mexican nationals living in the United States illegally, the state attorney general said. They were being held in the Ocean County Jail.


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ACLU Sues New Jersey Over Funding For Religious Schools

New Jersey’s plans to award more than $11 million to an all-male Jewish school and Princeton Theological Seminary violates state law and should be stopped, civil liberties groups said in a complaint filed Monday.


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Heavy Rains, Flooding Soak Parts Of Tri-State

A flood watch is in effect until Tuesday morning for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and parts of New York, including New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau and Rockland counties.


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Deal Reached To Close Lakewood Tent City

Residents of a homeless encampment in New Jersey have agreed with government officials on the details of a plan to close down the camp after its 80 or so residents have found homes.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Lakewood - March 19, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie Seeks $250 Million For Sandy Buyouts

Gov. Chris Christie says he asking the federal government for $250 million in Sandy aid to help New Jersey buy out homeowners in flood-prone areas, but does not want to force people to sell.


More than a thousand bags, filled with Jewish religious items, piled up along a dirt road in Lakewood. (credit: CBS 2)

Over 1,000 Bags Filled With Jewish Religious Items Piled Up Along NJ Road

Court papers show the bags were illegally buried at the location, but recently were dug up after a judge ordered the rabbi responsible to remove them.


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Lakewood Officials Hold Off On Eviction Plan For ‘Tent City’ Homeless Camp

An agreement letting the camp remain for now, signed by both sides, will go before a judge on Wednesday.


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Boy, 6, Killed In Lakewood, N.J. House Fire

Officials are trying to determine what caused the fire in the home on the 600 block of Sterling Avenue. The fire broke out at around 2 a.m.


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Man Severely Burned In Homeless Tent City In New Jersey

A 78-year-old man was severely burned early Monday when he accidentally caught himself on fire while sleeping in a tent encampment for the homeless near the Jersey Shore.


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At Least One Dead In Lakewood, NJ House Fire

But investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed the two-story home in Lakewood early Saturday.


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney departs an Upper East Side event in Manhattan on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Romney Motorcade Crashes Lakewood Wedding

The Republican presidential contender’s motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood.