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Amber Wilson was shot once in the head on July 9, 2012 in Linden, N.J. (credit: Facebook)

Police: 18-Year-Old Amber Wilson Shot To Death In Apparent Robbery In Linden

Wilson was found just before midnight on Hussa Avenue.

07/10/2012

Richard Baird (credit: Linden Police Department)

NJ Man Allegedly Shot Squirrels With BB Gun & Hung Bodies On Backyard Fence

Det. Lt. James Sarnicki believes Richard Baird was growing frustrated with the fuzzy-tailed squirrels, who were crawling through a hole in the side of his house.

06/12/2012

Rashad Powell (credit: NJ Department Of Corrections)

NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Women After Targeting Couples At Motels

Union County prosecutors said Rasheed Powell, 36, targeted couples at motels in Linden and Elizabeth on weekend nights over a period of six-weeks.

04/19/2012

Taboo Men's Club in Linden, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Armed Robbers Take Hostages Inside Linden Strip Club; Manager Pistol-Whipped

A hostage drama unfolded Thursday at a strip club in Linden. Police said four men with guns stormed the business and robbed it of thousands of dollars before escaping.

04/05/2012

Foggy skies and gas from a refinery caused a suspicious glow in New Jersey on Saturday night. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Officials Explain Mysterious Glowing NJ Sky

Officials say a mysterious glow that lit up the sky over parts of northern New Jersey early Sunday morning was nothing to be concerned about.

03/25/2012

The aftermath of a fiery tanker crash in Elizabeth (Credit: CBS 2)

1 Person Killed In Fiery Crash On Routes 1 And 9 In Elizabeth

Officials say Routes 1 and 9 in Elizabeth will remain closed for most of the day after a tanker truck burst into flames when it collided with a car early this morning, killing the driver.

01/24/2012

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Linden Check Cashing Worker Fights Masked Burglar With Fire Extinguisher

A worker at Kwik Check Cashing in Linden apparently turned the tables on a masked burglar who dropped in from the ceiling Tuesday night.

11/02/2011

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Police: Driver Rams Van Into Linden, NJ Gas Station Booth After Argument Over Payment

Police say it started when a driver asked to pay for his gas with a check early Monday morning. The attendant refused, saying it’s not store policy.

10/11/2011

A diver enters the waters of the East River next to orange buoys that mark the spot where a helicopter crashed, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Survivors Of Helicopter Crash In East River Issue Statement Of Thanks To Rescuers

“We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the rescue teams who acted with great courage, and also to hospital staff at Bellevue Hospital Center and the NYPD, for their compassion, kindness and great care,” said the statement.

10/07/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York is hoisted from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NTSB Finds No Engine Failure In East River Helicopter Crash

The investigators found no metal particles on a magnetic monitoring device inside the helicopter’s engine that could have indicated damage, said National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind.

10/06/2011

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Plumbing Contractor Rescued After Trench Collapses In New Jersey

Police officers and firefighters rescued a man trapped for more than two hours in an eight foot trench in Westfield Saturday.

06/12/2011

Peroni Beer (file / credit: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for IMG)

689 Kegs Of Peroni Beer Stolen From Shipping Container Near Linden Airport

A container holding 689 Peroni beer kegs was stolen near Linden Airport earlier this month. It was found in Newark, sans kegs.

04/29/2011

Halloween safety (credit: CBS)

Some NJ Towns Unable To Afford Halloween Festivities

With budgets tight, some municipalities have decided to cancel Halloween festivities this year, including Old Bridge’s Halloween Spooktacular, a popular three-day event held in the township for the last seven years.

10/11/2010

(Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers Charged In Newark Airport Cocaine Smuggling

Criminal complaints filed Tuesday charge Yunior Lopez, Amaurys Caminero and Kerlwin Taveras with conspiring to smuggle the drugs through Newark Liberty International Airport.

09/07/2010

lightning

How To Lightning-Proof Your Home

A lightning strike can pack millions of volts of electricity. One powerful bolt is blamed for sparking a fire that destroyed a building in New Jersey. So what steps can you take to protect your home?

CBS 2–08/02/2010

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