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Levon Putney

Beachgoers in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ready For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Nice weather is predicted for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend across the Tri-State areas as people celebrate the final weekend of summer.

08/29/2014

An extra-alarm fire destroyed the Central Baptist Church in Paterson, New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 27. (Credit: CBS 2)

Paterson Church Burned To Ground Works To Rebuild

About 40 people were inside Central Baptist Church for bible study the night of the fire and say before they saw smoke or flames, they smelled trouble.

08/28/2014

Three people died in a crash on Route 280 near East Orange on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

3 Killed In Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer, Several Vehicles On I-280 In East Orange

A tractor-trailer and several other vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred in the eastbound lanes, police said.

08/27/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Call For Gov. Chris Christie To Spend On Bridges, Roads

The politicians want Christie to put money into the drained-out Transportation Trust Fund.

08/27/2014

The Revel Casino, which is facing a second round of bankruptcy, is viewed in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Defends Decision To Not Take Control Of Ailing Atlantic City

More than 5,000 casino workers could be out of a job by next month between the closing of Showboat and Revel casinos alone.

08/15/2014

Mario Alejandro holds up that shirt that got him kicked out of Six Flags Great Adventure. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Six Flags Great Adventure Boots Marine For Wearing ‘Offensive’ Shirt

Six Flags Great Adventure has issued an apology to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was denied entry to the amusement park over a shirt their policy deems “offensive.”

08/15/2014

James Woetzel appears in court on Aug. 13, 2014. (credit: Christine Sloan/CBS 2)

Man Accused Of Driving Into Farmers Market, Killing 1, Pleads Not Guilty

James Woetzel, 48, has been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

08/13/2014

Michelle Lodzinski

Florida Mom Charged In New Jersey Cold Case Death Appears In Court

Michelle Lodzinski is charged in the death of her 5-year-old son who was reported missing from a carnival in New Jersey in 1991.

08/07/2014

A school bus. (Credit: ClipArt.com)

NJ Dad Calls For Tougher Bus Laws After Autistic Son Dropped Off At Wrong House

Stuart Chaifetz said the bus driver did not check to see if anyone was at the home where his son was dropped off before he was left there.

08/07/2014

Andre Fields has been charged with the murder of Cheyanne Bond. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Irvington Man Charged In iPhone Murder Pleads Not Guilty

A northern New Jersey man charged with killing a teenager over an iPhone has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

08/06/2014

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N.J. Officials: Beware Fee-Based Voter Registration Website

New Jersey officials are warning the public of a website taking people charging money to register to vote— a process that is free, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

08/06/2014

Gov. Chris Christie

Gov. Christie Forms State Pension Study Commission

Business and community leaders will make up a new pension study comission Gov. Chris Christie is forming, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

08/01/2014

Police on the scene after a shooting on a NJ TRANSIT train platform in Elizabeth on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

3 People In Custody After Man Shot On NJ TRANSIT Train Platform In Elizabeth

Authorities said the shooting happened during a robbery attempt just before 5 a.m.

08/01/2014

Mine resistant armored vehicles and other machinery waiting to be transported out of Afghanistan are seen on the flight line at Bagram Airfield in Parwan on May 27, 2014. US forces will complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, President Barack Obama has said, unveiling a plan to end America's longest war. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bergen County Executive, Sheriff Debate Use Of Military Armored Vehicles

The United States military is giving the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department two of its almost 15 tons of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

07/31/2014

New Jersey residents listen to Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall-style meeting in Belmar on July 30, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Christie In Belmar: NJ Can’t Turn Blind Eye To Pension Problem

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his proposals for fixing New Jersey’s underfunded pension system will come by the end of summer, but the governor said the problem can no longer be ignored.

07/30/2014

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