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The charges against Anil Iqbal include conspiracy to commit theft and  theft by extortion. (credit: Ramsey Police Department)

Cops: NJ Car Dealer Stiffed Lamborghini Owner On $368K Sale

Anil Iqbal, 36, sold a 2013 Lamborghini on consignment to a Nevada resident for $368,274 in April 2014, but never paid the original owner of the luxury sports car, police said.

04/01/2015

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Bill Would Ramp Up N.J. Student Athlete Testing For Performing-Enhancing Drugs

A bill to ramp up drug testing among high school athletes in New Jersey has reached Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

03/28/2015

FILE -- Two men fill gas canisters at a Getty gas station in Sayreville, N.J. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Government Recovers $5.5M For Underpaid N.J. Gas Attendants

More than 1,100 attendants at gas stations around the state of New Jersey have received a total of $5.5 million over the past five years in back-pay and damages.

03/27/2015

Jersey Boardwalk Pizza and Garden State Parkway logos. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

New Jersey Suit Over Florida Pizza Shop Logo’s Likeness To GSP Logo Tossed

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s lawsuit against a Florida pizza shop for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway’s green and yellow signs has been tossed.

03/27/2015

Frank C. Viggiano (credit: Linden Police)

Funeral Held For Linden Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Staten Island Crash

Officers from multiple departments lined the streets as services were held for 28-year-old Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden. He’ll be buried in Fairview.

03/26/2015

Man rides tractor in Lambertville, NJ (City of Lambertville Facebook)

Hunterdon Ranked As New Jersey’s Healthiest County, Cumberland Least Healthy

The foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examine how education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise influence the health of residents.

03/25/2015

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

Pulaski Skyway To Close For Eight Weekends This Spring

Motorists who use the Pulaski Skyway will need to find alternate routes starting this weekend.

03/25/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty Linden Police Officer Killed, 2 Others Critically Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On S.I.

Police in New Jersey say three off-duty officers were involved in a wrong-way crash on Staten Island that left one of the officers and a civilian dead and three others hurt.

03/20/2015

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street (file / credit: Google Maps)

Port Authority Bus Terminal Transformation Plan Shot Down As Too Expensive

A plan to transform the deteriorating Port Authority Bus Terminal from a crumbling eyesore into a gleaming new facility for about $9 billion has been rejected as too costly.

03/19/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Official: School Superintendents Blindsided By PARCC Social Media Monitoring

The New Jersey Education Department says it will do a review to make sure that students’ privacy is not compromised by Pearson, the standardized testing firm monitoring social media.

03/19/2015

Family members console each other after a man was gunned down in broad daylight in Newark. (Credit: CBS2)

One Person Killed, Three Others Wounded In Newark Shootings

Family members said 22-year-old James Elam was gunned down in broad daylight.

03/18/2015

A home in Woodbridge, N.J., is torn down March 18, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Woodbridge Homes In Flood-Prone Areas Torn Down As Part Of NJ Buyout Program

David Glass, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the homes were all bought out under the state’s Blue Acres program and the families were relocated.

03/18/2015

Inside an expanded Hudson-Bergen Light Rail car - July 3, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

NJ Democratic Lawmakers Push To Make Hudson-Bergen Light Rail A Reality

Standing in the street between railroad tracks and Englewood City Hall, lawmakers would like to see the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail live up to its name.

03/13/2015

Lawmakers and residents of Linden speak out a recent settlement reached by Exxon Mobile and the state. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers, Linden Residents Vow To Fight Exxon Settlement

State Sen. Ray Lesniak, other lawmakers and residents of Linden stood in a park across a highway from the refineries on Friday to slam the $225 million settlement announced last week by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Top FEMA Insurance Official Resigns; FEMA Sets Up Review Process For Sandy Claims

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to let Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out to undergo a review.

03/12/2015

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