New Jersey

Bayonne, New Jersey police Officer Domenico Lillo is charged with beating a handcuffed suspect with a flashlight. (Credit: CBS2)

Bayonne Officer Charged With Beating Handcuffed Suspect With Flashlight

A Bayonne, New Jersey police officer was arrested by federal agents Friday, after being indicted for allegedly beating a handcuffed suspect with a flashlight.

01/23/2015

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Middlesex County, N.J. Basketball Coach Accused Of Sex Assault

A former college basketball coach in Middlesex County, New Jersey has been charged with sexually assaulting two boys and engaging in sexually explicit conversations with two others, authorities said Thursday.

01/22/2015

A fire rips through an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBS New York)

Experts Weigh In On Why Edgewater Apartment Complex Fire Spread So Fast

The fire that destroyed the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey has been ruled an accident – but why did it spread with such a devastating affect?

01/22/2015

A fire rips through an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBS New York)

Fire Destroys Hundreds Of Units In Edgewater, New Jersey Apartment Complex

An extra-alarm fire destroyed hundreds of apartemnts Wednesday evening in complex in Edgewater, New Jersey — and grew so enormous that it even appeared on weather radar.

01/21/2015

Jerame Reid, 36, was shot and killed by police in Bridgeton, New Jersey during a traffic stop on Dec. 30, 2014. (Credit: Justice for Jerame Reid)

Furor Erupts After Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man In Bridgeton, N.J. Traffic Stop

Dashcam video shows the traffic stop and all the events that led to the shooting. But important questions have been raised into exactly what happened.

01/21/2015

A lane was closed on the Route 3 Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21. (Credit: CBS2)

Structural Problems Prompt Lane Closure On Route 3 Bridge In N.J.

The right eastbound lane of Route 3 over the Hackensack River was set to be shut down for two weeks, after crews discovered a structural deficiency.

01/21/2015

NJ Gov. Chris Christie delivers his state of the state address on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Christie Headed To U.K. In February To Meet With Government, Business Leaders

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will visit the United Kingdom early next month, in an effort to bolster that nation’s business and cultural ties with New Jersey.

01/20/2015

Surveillance images of two suspects who allegedly used a girl around 5 years old to steal a wallet in a Target in South Brunwsick, New Jersey. (Credit: South Brunswick Police)

Police: Woman Used Small Child To Rip Off Wallet In South Brunswick, N.J.

Police in South Brunswick, New Jersey said Tuesday that a woman used her young daughter to steal from a woman’s wallet at a Target store earlier this month.

01/20/2015

A surveillance image of a vehicle wanted in connection with a hit-and-run that left Brian Gilligan, 32, seriously injured in Bergenfield, New Jersey. (Credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Search On For Driver Who Struck, Injured Man In Bergenfield, New Jersey

Police in Bergenfield, New Jersey on Friday were trying to find the driver who struck and seriously injured a man in a hit-and-run a night earlier.

01/16/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For Sanctions In Iran Despite Obama’s Call To ‘Hold Your Fire’

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Friday that he wants to see new sanctions Iran if no agreement is reached on nuclear negotiations, despite concerns from President Barack Obama that such sanctions could jeopardize a deal.

01/16/2015

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Prosecutors: N.J. Corrections Officer, Girlfriend Found Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide

A New Jersey state corrections officer and his girlfriend were found dead in their Nutley, New Jersey home this week – in what prosecutors believe was a murder-suicide.

01/16/2015

The body of Jordan Johnson, 24, was found in the trunk of his car at 211th Street and Tryon Avenue in the Bronx on Thursday, Jan. 15. (Credit: CBS2)

Missing Fort Lee Man’s Body Found In Trunk Of His Car In The Bronx

The body of a missing Fort Lee, New Jersey man was found in the trunk of a car that belonged to him in the Bronx Thursday.

01/15/2015

The Prospect Street Bridge in Dover, New Jersey is shut down, and the state Transportation Trust Fund to replenish it has dried up. (Credit: CBS2)

Shuttered Bridges To Stay That Way With New Jersey Transportation Fund Depleted

Infrastructure problems on roads and bridges are causing great pain in New Jersey, and the source for funding to fix them is up in the air.

01/13/2015

Dwayne Johnson was convicted on Wednesday, Nov. 19, of stomping and kicking his former friend, Terrence Everett, to death in Newark. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Defendant Dwayne Johnson Gets 54 Years For Stomping Man To Death In Newark

A man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Monday for stomping and kicking another man in the head until he died in Newark two years ago.

01/12/2015

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2 Charged In Shooting That Left 2 Men Dead In Irvington, New Jersey

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of two men in Irvington, New Jersey back in November, authorities announced Monday.

01/12/2015

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