Levon Putney

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

Escalators at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Exchange Place, World Trade Center PATH Stations Reopening After Sandy Repairs

PATH’s Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations reopen this weekend after nearly a year without weekend service because of Superstorm Sandy repairs and signal upgrades.

12/19/2014

Jersey City skyline (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Jersey City Casino Could Be A Winner, Some Say

New York’s plans to build three casinos further north of the city suburbs is seen as great news for New Jersey’s prospective gaming industry.

12/18/2014

FILE -- Passengers get off a NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Pols: Renewal Of Rail Commuter Tax Benefit Is ‘Baloney’

As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, Congress approved a package of tax breaks before its winter recess, including restoring $250-a-month benefit for rail commuters — the same amount given to those who drive.

12/18/2014

Citi Bikes.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Citi Bike Could Expand Into Jersey City In 2015

The City Council is considering a new plan that would allow riders to dock their bikes at PATH train stations in Jersey City and then hop on another bike when they arrive in Manhattan.

12/17/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Week-Long New Jersey Bear Hunt Heads Into Fifth Day

It looks like the Nor’easter didn’t put a damper on the number of black bears killed during this week-long season.

12/12/2014

A Tesla car is seen in the company's showroom in Paramus, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Tesla Opens Car ‘Gallery,’ Charging Station In Paramus

High-end electric car maker Tesla opened a new showroom in Paramus on Thursday.

12/11/2014

United Airlines treats children to flight from Newark to North Pole. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

United Airlines Takes Children On Flight From Newark To ‘North Pole’

The children, many of whom have or are recovering from a serious illness, are patients at University Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

12/10/2014

Water workers survery a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Say More Help Coming To Homeowners Struggling After Sandy

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other New Jersey lawmakers on Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency will take new steps to help homeowners still struggling to rebuild.

12/05/2014

Some motor oil products now banned by New Jersey. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Bans 19 Motor Oil Products Over Viscosity Discrepancies

The State Office of Weights and Measures said lab testing showed the viscosity on labels of the banned oil did not match the oil itself.

12/04/2014

FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Protesters Call On New Jersey To Scrap Bear Hunt

Animal rights advocates with doughnuts in tow rallied in Trenton Thursday to call on New Jersey to ban hunters from baiting bears and to bash Gov. Chris Christie for allowing the hunt.

12/04/2014

Gov. Chris Christie serves pre-Thanksgiving lunch at Newark soup kitchen on Nov. 26, 2014 (Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Serves Up Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch At Newark Soup Kitchen

Gov. Chris Christie and his wife didn’t let the winter weather stop them as they spent more than an hour plating and serving a pre-Thanksgiving lunch at the soup kitchen at St. John’s Church.

11/26/2014

FILE -- New Jersey state Sen. Richard Codey (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Sen. Richard Codey Proposes Bill To Limit Holiday Shopping On Thanksgiving

State Sen. Richard Codey is introducing a bill that would bar retailers from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

11/26/2014

(Credit: South Brunswick police)

Warrant Issued For Suspect In Central N.J. Mosque Burglary

Police in South Brunswick, New Jersey have issued a warrant for a man they believe made off with several hundred dollars from a mosque’s donation box Tuesday night.

11/21/2014

(Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

South Plainfield Factory Explosion Leaves 5 With Minor Injuries

An explosion at a plastic goods manufacturer in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Friday left some injured.

11/21/2014

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