New Jersey

Ras Baraka

CBS 2 Exclusive: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Meets With Gang Members In Crime-Fighting Effort

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has begun enacting drastic measures to fight crime.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined to comment on the Return Home New Jersey plan, which will force some disabled New Jerseyans to leave out-of-state facilities. (Credit: CBS 2)

No Comment From Christie On Program Forcing Some Disabled New Jerseyans To Move

New Jersey families are fighting to keep their disabled relatives safe, and they say Gov. Chris Christiie is the man that holds the key to making it happen.

10/22/2014

An manhole cover lifted open by floodwaters caused a car accident in Newark on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Danger On Roads In Newark

Only light rain was seen in much of the Tri-State Area on Tuesday, but a hovering weather system brought floods and created a dangerous situation in Newark.

10/21/2014

This dog, named Oreo, was found in Closter, New Jersey under a sign reading, "abandoned." (Credit: CBS 2)

Dog Found In Bergen County Under Sign Reading, ‘Abandoned’

Animal welfare advocates were outraged Tuesday night, after a dog was found tied up and abandoned in Bergen County, New Jersey.

10/21/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

International Traveler Held At Newark Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure

A passenger was being evaluated at a hospital in Newark Tuesday, after reportedly being identified as possibly having been exposed to the Ebola virus.

10/21/2014

John Stagg

Cook Accused Of Spitting In Food At Budd Lake, New Jersey Pub

If you have ever sent a meal back to a restaurant kitchen because it wasn’t quite right, you have probably worried about those old stories that someone back there might spit in your food before returning it.

10/21/2014

Staten Island man John Casalaspro was reported missing after he was last known to be hanging out with friends. (Credit: CBS 2)

Missing Staten Island Man’s Body Found Offshore From Bayonne, N.J.

A body found offshore from Bayonne, New Jersey last week was confirmed Monday to be that of a 25-year-old Staten Island man who had had been missing for a week.

10/20/2014

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Sports Leagues Fight New Jersey Law Allowing For Sports Betting

The nation’s four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers Monday seeking to stop New Jersey’s law to allow legal sports betting, just days before the law is due to take effect.

10/20/2014

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Middlesex Prosecutor Weighs Whether To Bump Up Sayreville Charges To Adult Court

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey’s office has charged seven Sayreville varsity football players with sexually assaulting four younger teammates during several hazing rituals in the locker room. He talked exclusively to CBS 2 on Monday.

10/20/2014

Marijuana Cigarette (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

Several speakers urged the crowd to push state and federal lawmakers to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

10/19/2014

At least one person was killed when a van overturned on I-287 in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

At Least One Killed When Van Overturns On I-287 In New Jersey

One person was killed and three others were injured when a van overturned on I-287 in New Jersey.

10/16/2014

Lenny and Rose Brotzky were honored for their service in WWII. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Couple Honored With Flag, Purple Heart For Service During World War II

A New Jersey couple received a special honor on Thursday, one that was decades in the making. The husband and wife were celebrated for their heroism in serving in World War II.

10/16/2014

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation At 2-Alarm Blaze In Dunellen, NJ

The two-alarm fire broke out at a townhouse located at 146 Pulaski St. in Dunellen at about 11 a.m.

10/14/2014

Bear meat (Credit: CBS 2)

Area Wildlife Experts Pushing Bear Meat Consumption To Control Population

Wildlife officials in New York and New Jersey are singing the praises of bear meat in an effort to get more hunters into the woods.

10/13/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is pictured in 2007.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Senate President: Icahn Is Trying To Sell Out Atlantic City Casino Workers

Businessman Carl Icahn and New Jersey state Senate President Stephen Sweeney have launched into a war of words over the issue of casino gambling.

10/10/2014

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