Levon Putney

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Bergen County Freeholders Give Final Approval For Police, Sheriff Merger

Bergen County freeholders have given final approval to ordinances that will merge the County Police Department with the Sheriff’s Office.

02/27/2015

Kean University - Union, NJ (file / credit: Kean University)

Kean University Mistakenly Sends Out Acceptance Notices To Thousands Of Students

Most of the students who received the email had either incomplete applications or were pending decisions, according to the university.

02/27/2015

An NJ TRANSIT bus (credit: CBS2)

Possibility Of NJ TRANSIT Fare Hike Riles Up Riders

Some riders said they’re already seeing a deterioration in service and questioned why they should be asked to pay more.

02/26/2015

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Weighs Possibility Of Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

NJ TRANSIT said Tuesday that fare hikes or service “adjustments” were a possibility as the transportation agency deals with a major budget gap.

02/25/2015

Officials marked the end of a $2.3 billion project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Senate President Says Transportation Trust Fund Is Key Priority

The Transportation Trust Fund is set to run out of money at the end of this fiscal year, June 30, to pay for roads and bridge repairs. But Gov. Chris Christie said nothing about it during his budget address Tuesday.

02/25/2015

Torah scribe Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov writes a paragraph of a Torah as part of the exhibition 'The Creation of the World' on July 10, 2014 at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. (Photo credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Rabbi Accused Of Employing Team To Force Jewish Husbands To Grant Wives Divorces

Lakewood Rabbi Mendel Epstein is known for helping Orthodox Jewish couples through divorces, but federal prosecutors say he, his son and two other rabbis went too far.

02/20/2015

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Heating Expert Urges Homeowners To Install Multiple CO Detectors

Airdex Heating and Cooling Company President Harvey Stoller said crews on many of their calls to fix or replace heaters have noticed a lack of carbon monoxide detectors.

02/20/2015

Anthony Tassello

Missing Middletown, NJ, Man Found In Florida

Anthony Tassello, 55, was last seen around 9:15 a.m. Monday and was reported missing later that evening by family members.

02/19/2015

A man smokes a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Activist Groups Form Coalition To Push For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Use

A group of local prosecutors, civil rights leaders, medical experts and activists are seeking to legalize, tax and regulate the distribution and use of marijuana in the Garden State.

02/18/2015

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New Jersey Officials Call For Ban On Tourism Helicopters

The ban would not effect private or corporate choppers, but supporters say it would greatly reduce helicopter traffic over the Hudson River.

02/18/2015

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Con Artists Prey On Unsuspecting Victims With Kidnapping Phone Scam

It has been a popular scam in the past several years. Con artists have called unsuspecting people claiming a relative is in trouble and needs money wired immediately.

02/13/2015

Daulton Banks was driving a van on Route 3 in Secaucus when chunks of steel came down, leaving him injured and his passenger, Leonard Bowens, dead. (Credit: CBS2)

Driver Of Van Crushed By Falling Steel In Secaucus Talks About Tragic Accident

“I am lucky to be alive, but you don’t think like that when someone else is losing their life, or fighting for their life,” Banks said.

02/12/2015

The Hackensack River (credit: state.nj.us)

Hackensack Riverkeeper Pushing For EPA To Declare River Superfund Site

An environmental group in northern New Jersey is leading a charge to get the feds to take over the cleanup of a dirty river.

02/12/2015

Rescuers on the scene of an accident along Route 3 and Paterson Plank Road on Feb. 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Debris Falls On Van After Truck Strikes Overpass Near Secaucus

All eastbound lanes of Route 3 in Secaucus are shut down following a serious accident near Paterson Plank Road.

02/11/2015

Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D prepares to administer a measles vaccination to a child at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: New Jersey Infant Did Have Measles, First Case In State

An infant in New Jersey may be the state’s first recent case of measles, part of an outbreak affecting 15 states so far.

02/06/2015

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