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Karla Villagra-Garzon

Missing Elizabeth, N.J. Mom Found Slain; Husband Charged With Murder

A mother from Elizabeth, N.J. has been found dead more than three weeks after she was reported missing, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

03/19/2014

Rachel Canning, of New Jersey, in court March 4 (CBS 2)

N.J. Teen’s Suit Against Parents Raises Questions About Dealing With Young Adults

Parents and child psychologists weighed in Wednesday on the now-notorious lawsuit by Rachel Canning, the New Jersey high school student and cheerleader who has filed a lawsuit against her parents for living expenses and college money.

03/05/2014

Rachel Canning

N.J. Teen Sues Parents, Claims She Was Booted From House, Denied College Money

A bitter family was playing out in a New Jersey courtroom Monday, as an 18-year-old student has sued her parents claiming they kicked her out and demanded she pay for her own college education.

03/03/2014

Graffiti found on the side of an elementary school in Randolph Township, NJ. (credit: Morris County Sheriff's Office)

Cops: Words ‘Education Or Slavery’ Spray Painted On Side Of NJ Elementary School

The graffiti was discovered at Ironia Elementary School on Monday.

12/27/2013

Authorities say a drunk driver tried to run down a police officer with his pick up truck on Rt. 46 in Fairfield. (Credit CBS 2)

N.J. Driver Shot By Police Faces Charges After Allegedly Trying To Run Down Officer

Numerous charges have been filed against a pickup truck driver who was shot by police after he allegedly rammed a police car and tried to flee during a traffic stop in northern New Jersey.

11/17/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Authorities: Morris Co. Man Shot After Trying To Run Down Police Officer

A Fairfield, N.J. police officer shot the driver of a pickup truck that was allegedly trying to run him down.

11/16/2013

Residents say the smell coming from Fenimore Landfill is making it unbearable to live in Roxbury, NJ. (Credit CBS 2)

New Jersey Residents Cry Foul Over Smell Coming From Morris County Landfill

A New Jersey landfill that had been closed for decades has caused new trouble in an upper middle class neighborhood in New Jersey.

09/19/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Local Officials On The Ready In Event Of Syria Strike

State and local officials in the Tri-State Area have been preparing for possible threats or attacks, as tensions over a possible U.S. strike against Syria.

08/31/2013

Residents have been complaining about toxic gases coming from the Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township, N.J. for months. (Credit: CBS 2)

DEP Takes Over NJ Landfill To Contain Stinky Toxic Gas

The agency seized control of the Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury on Wednesday, less than an hour after Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure authorizing the move, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said.

06/26/2013

Morris County Earthquake Map

Small Earthquake Shakes Up Morris County, N.J.

In a shaky end to the first weekend of summer, a small earthquake struck Sunday in Morris County, N.J.

06/23/2013

Roxbury Township Landfill

Toxic Gas At New Jersey Landfill Leaves Residents Fuming

A township in New Jersey has begun taking precautions because of a landfill that is posing a toxic gas problem.

06/12/2013

Credit Parsippany Hills High School Website

NJ Teacher Faces Charges Over Alleged Sexual Contact With Student

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Saturday that 32-year-old Jenna Leahey of Morristown faces two counts each of child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.

06/08/2013

Kashif Parvaiz (L) and Nazish Noorani (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Mass. Woman Pleads Guilty To Murder In Boonton Slaying

Antoinette Stephen pleaded guilty to murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the August 2011 slaying of 27-year-old Nazish Noorani.

05/29/2013

Carrie Ruffner (credit: Morris County Prosecutor's Office)

Search Under Way For Missing NJ Woman

Carrie Ruffner, 34, was last seen leaving her parent’s home in Basking Ridge around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

05/02/2013

John Jackson and Carolyn Jackson (credit: CBS 2)

US Atty: NJ Couple Charged With ‘Unimaginable Cruelty To Children’

John and Carolyn Jackson are charged with one count of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child, 13 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of assault, authorities said.

04/30/2013

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