Levon Putney

Newark City Hall (credit: Alexisrael/Wikimedia Commons)

Newark Approves Municipal ID Program

Proponents say the program will benefit immigrants, people with disabilities, the young and elderly, formerly incarcerated people, the homeless, and transgender individuals.

05/21/2015

Jaqeuce Spinks, 19, and Marquise Cephus, 18. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

4 Arrested In Deadly Mother’s Day Shooting In Newark

Four people have been arrested in connection with the Mother’s Day shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy in Newark. Two face murder charges.

05/15/2015

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie Talks Immigration At Sparta Town Hall Meeting

Christie said he’s not in favor of putting up a wall along the southwest border “because I think it’s too expensive and too inefficient.”

05/14/2015

Jets MetLife Stadium military American flag

Weinberg Backs Christie In Calling For Jets To Return National Guard Money

According to NJ.com, federal records show the Jets were paid $377,000 by the U.S. Department of Defense and New Jersey Army National Guard from 2011-14 to salute local servicemen and women during games at MetLife Stadium.

05/13/2015

New Jersey Assemblyman  John Wisniewski speaks at Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce event on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

N.J. Lawmakers Hope To Help South Amboy Man Stuck In Home On Toxic Soil

Some New Jersey lawmakers are trying to help a Middlesex County family who just happened to find out their home sits on toxic soil.

05/08/2015

Amtrak Train (credit: Randy Yagi)

N.J. Lawmaker Wants Feds To Supply Funds For New N.Y.-N.J. Amtrak Tunnel

The chairman of the New Jersey state Assembly Transportation Committee wants to know where the money will come from for a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York.

05/08/2015

Nearly 13 miles of beaches and dunes on Long Beach Island are being restored. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Post-Sandy Beach Widening Starting On Long Beach Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started work in Ship Bottom on a $128 million project that will restore nearly 13 miles of beaches and dunes on Long Beach Island.

05/07/2015

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 Act

As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.

05/06/2015

Newark Liberty Airport's Terminal C on May 6, 2015 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

All Clear Given After Suspicious Bag Found At Newark Liberty Airport

An investigation into an unattended bag caused some tense moments at Newark Liberty International Airport, but officials say there were no issues found with the item.

05/06/2015

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority, waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Ex-Port Authority Official Reportedly To Plead Guilty In GWB Lane Closure Scandal

A guilty plea could soon come from the man who ordered the controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

04/30/2015

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Republicans Blast Sweeney’s Plan To Tax Millionaires

State Senate President Steve Sweeney plans to introduce a tax on millionaires in order to help the state make a nearly $3 billion public pension payment.

04/29/2015

NYPD Sgt. Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a media press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New Jersey’s 3 Largest Cities Team Up To Buy Body Cameras For Police Officers

New Jersey’s three largest cities have teamed up to buy body cameras for their police officers to wear.

04/24/2015

Armoni Sexton

Man Charged In Deadly Paterson Drive-By Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Gregory Oliver, 20, is charged with murder, three counts of attempted murder and weapons possession in the death of 15-year-old Armoni Sexton.

04/23/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Rips Democratic Lawmakers Over Pension Lawsuit

Gov. Chris Christie is accusing Democratic lawmakers of “essentially suing themselves” for getting involved in a lawsuit over pension payments.

04/23/2015

CBS2's cameras caught a coyote running around in the area of Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, on Wednesday, April 22. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: CBS2 News Crew Comes Face To Face With Coyote Near Riverside Park

The coyote was spotted around 5 a.m. at Riverside Park along the Hudson River, between 96th and 79th streets, police said.

04/22/2015

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