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Plane makes emergency landing on Route 23 in New Jersey. (CBS2)

Pilot Discusses Landing Small Plane On Route 23 In West Milford, NJ

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway Thursday afternoon.

2 hours ago

FILE -- New Jersey Assembly chambers (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Pol Introducing Bill To Re-Criminalize Incest

Currently, state law prohibits people from marrying an immediate relative, but incestuous sexual acts among consenting adults is not illegal.

7 hours ago

Could legalized sports betting be on its way to New Jersey? (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Congressmen Renew Federal Effort To Allow Sports Betting

Two New Jersey congressmen are renewing their efforts to allow sports betting in the state.

01/28/2015

Smoke can been seen billowing from a massive fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Tenants File Class Action Lawsuit In Wake Of Massive Fire At Edgewater, NJ, Apartment Complex

Two tenants of an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey that was mostly destroyed in a fire have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all residents.

01/28/2015

A lane was closed on the Route 3 Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Transportation Chief: Route 3 Cracks Widened Over Months

The right-hand lane of the Route 3 bridge eastbound over the Hackensack River was closed Wednesday because of cracks in its support structure.

01/22/2015

The Prospect Street Bridge in Dover, New Jersey is shut down, and the state Transportation Trust Fund to replenish it has dried up. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Transportation Commissioner Orders Assessment Of Deficient Bridges

Aside from the review, finding money for overpass and road repairs is the big challenge.

01/21/2015

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

Poll: Christie’s New Jersey Approval Rating Remains Low

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds 46 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed approve of the job Christie is doing compared to 48 percent who disapprove.

01/21/2015

41 firefighters were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony on Jan. 16, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Newark Welcomes 41 New Firefighters

The 41 recruits, who completed 10 weeks of training at the fire academy, were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony Friday.

01/16/2015

Seton Hall University. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seton Hall, Hackensack University Health Network To Open Joint Medical School

The announcement was made Thursday at the former Nutley campus of Swiss medical products firm Roche Holding that closed in 2013. The school would be based there and in Clifton.

01/15/2015

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sweeney Calls For NJ Transportation ‘Master Plan’

Sen. Steve Sweeney on Wednesday introduced Kris Kolluri and Martin Robins as advisers to help the West Deptford Democrat craft a long-term plan.

01/15/2015

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers: Proposal To Eliminate Overnight PATH Service Put On Hold

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan agreed to put the proposal on hold.

01/14/2015

Montclair State University (credit: montclair.edu)

Montclair State University To Spend $210K On Hawk Statue

New Jersey’s second largest public university is spending $210,000 for a 12-foot bronze statue depicting the school’s red-tailed hawk mascot.

01/09/2015

PATH train logo. (credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Senate Sets Date On Port Authority Veto Override

Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override him in the state Senate.

01/08/2015

Twitter abuzz after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's hug with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on January 4, 2015 (Twitter via @ianbremmer)

NJ Lawmakers Discuss Possible Ethics Probe Of Christie Due To Relationship With Cowboys Owner

The co-chairs of the legislative committee investigating the Port Authority have discussed whether they want to look into the possibility of ethics violations stemming from the relationship between Gov. Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

01/07/2015

Police respond to a report of a person barricaded in Springfield Township on Dec. 19, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Man Barricades Self At Apartment Complex In Springfield Township

A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment in Springfield Township, N.J., for hours Friday morning is in custody.

12/19/2014

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