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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes On Corporations, Wealthy; Christie Expected To Veto

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature voted Thursday to raise taxes on companies and high-earning individuals while fully funding pension funds for public employees, but no one doubts that Gov. Chris Christie will veto the measure.

06/26/2014

The Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Exec Has Few Words About Pulaski Skyway Funding Probe

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Pat Foye had little to say Wednesday about a legal probe of the funding deal for the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway.

06/25/2014

diploma

World War II Veteran Receives H.S. Diploma At Ceremony 70 Years Later

The left side of Herman Zeitchik’s chest was covered in medals, but you couldn’t see them until his wife opened his graduation gown.

06/20/2014

Tracy Morgan speaks on stage at Spike TV's "Don Rickles: One Night Only" on May 6, 2014, in New York City.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Tracy Morgan Transferred To Rehab Center

“He still has a long way to go,” Morgan’s publicist said in a statement Friday.

06/20/2014

Tracy Morgan (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Report Finds Truck Driver In Tracy Morgan Crash Was Speeding

A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends, said the driver of a tractor-trailer was doing 65 mph in a 45 mph construction zone before the crash.

06/19/2014

Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Survey: Fewer NJ Teens Having Sex, Smoking, Drinking

The 2013 results show 39 percent of students surveyed had at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days, down from 56 percent in 2001.

06/18/2014

Kenneth Webb

Police: Suspected Burglar Caught Hiding Under Child’s Bed In Fair Lawn

A suspected burglar was in police custody in Bergen County, New Jersey on Thursday evening, after police said he was found hiding under a child’s bed.

06/12/2014

New Jersey Driver's License (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.

06/12/2014

Kevin Roper appears in court on June 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Kevin Roper, Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash, Pleads Not Guilty

The truck driver charged in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance Wednesday.

06/11/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Quietly Releases Revised Hazard Response Plan

Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. said the plan is designed to address all hazards, not just major storms.

06/11/2014

FILE -- Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Worry After EPA Says It Can’t Afford To Clean Polluted Site

Residents in Garfield are living in fear after the federal government said it doesn’t have the money to clean up land contaminated by cancer-causing chromium.

06/11/2014

Gov. Chris Christie

Judge To Hear Lawsuit Opposing Christie’s Planned Pension Cuts

The State Troopers union argues the governor cannot take $2.4 billion from public workers’ pensions to fill a big budget gap. A Mercer County judge will hear the case.

06/06/2014

Salt water taffy (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Fifth-Graders Push For NJ Lawmakers To Name Salt Water Taffy The State Candy

An Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill that would give salt water taffy the designation.

06/05/2014

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Operator Dead After Excavation Crane Slides Into Newark Bay

According to published reports, a witness claims to have seen the crane operator inside the machine at the time of the accident.

06/05/2014

FILE -- Firefighters battle a brush fire in Carlstadt, N.J., in April 2012. (Credit: Getty Images)

Departments Struggle To Recruit Volunteer Firefighters In Bergen County

Volunteer fire departments in Bergen County and beyond are struggling to recruit firefighters, forcing many municipalities to juggle their budgets so that they can pay firefighters.

06/04/2014

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