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Levon Putney

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N.J. Attorney General: 12 Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Accident Fraud Scheme

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Thursday a 45-count indictment charging 12 people with racketeering, conspiracy, criminal use of runners and other related charges.

05/01/2014

Newark Flooding

Heavy Rain Soaks Tri-State Area, Leaves Drivers Stranded In Floodwaters

Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.

04/30/2014

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Legislation Takes Aim At Smoking At NJ Beaches

State Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle told WCBS 880′s Levon Putney beachgoers should not have to sit next to smokers when they return to the Jersey Shore this summer.

04/25/2014

The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Receive Subpoena On GWB Probe

New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered.

04/25/2014

A brush fire is seen near a ballfield in Ocean County, N.J., on April 24, 2014. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Multiple Forest Fires Rage In Ocean County, N.J.

The fire began shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday in a remote spot in Cumberland County off the Delaware Bay.

04/24/2014

Using the phone (File Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Woman Calling NJ TRANSIT Customer Service Reaches Dating Line Instead

The transit agency surrendered the number in question in 2008. The phone company apparently reassigned it.

04/24/2014

Authorities are investigating a fire at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, NJ on March 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Displaced James Monroe Elementary Students Get Lesson In Giving Back

The 500 students displaced by last month’s 6-alarm fire have been back learning in makeshift classrooms on the campus of Middlesex County College.

04/23/2014

Gavel

NJ Woman Who Wants ’8THEIST’ Custom License Plate Sues State Motor Vehicle Commission

Shannon Morgan, of Leesburg, filed the suit Thursday in federal court, saying the agency violated her First Amendment rights by rejecting a plate reading “8THEIST.”

04/18/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not Jail

Christie said the state is phasing in a program to send non-violent drug-addicted first-time offenders to rehab instead of jail. He discussed efforts at a conference organized by former Gov. Jim McGreevey.

04/17/2014

Police investigate a fatal shooting in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Aims To Cut Gun Violence With New Initiative

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney reported.

04/16/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Braces For Gridlock As NYC-Bound Pulaski Skyway Closes For 2-Year Renovation

The skyway is scheduled to shut down just after midnight Saturday as part of a 24-month, $1 billion project to repair the 81-year-old span.

04/11/2014

Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ (Photo by Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

As Newark Stadium Closes, Mayor Quintana Looks To Future

The owners of the Newark Bears are shutting down the franchise, which means the 15-year-old publicly-financed stadium has no use.

04/11/2014

EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.

04/11/2014

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

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Simpson Urges Residents To Plan For Pulaski Skyway Closure

State DOT Commissioner James Simpson reached out to motorists on Thursday regarding the alternative routes that are available to get people where they need to go after the northbound Pulaski Skyway closes this weekend.

04/10/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says He’s Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.

04/09/2014

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