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Gregory Schaffer

N.J. Man Convicted Of Luring Girl, 15, To Office For Sex

A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted a man Wednesday of luring a 15-year-old girl for sexual activity under the false pretense of offering her a job.

07/09/2014

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Former Ridgewood, N.J. Village Worker Gets Probation For Stealing $460,000 In Quarters

A former public works inspector in Ridgewood, New Jersey was sentenced to five years’ probation Monday after admitting stealing $460,000 in quarters over a period of two years.

07/09/2014

A passenger snapped this photograph of an NJ TRANSIT bus driver allegedly reading while driving a bus with 40 people onboard. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NJ TRANSIT Bus Operator Caught Reading While Driving

A bus driver was allegedly caught reading Tuesday morning, while driving more than 40 passengers on his NJ TRANSIT bus.

07/08/2014

Bergen County, New Jersey native Tommy La Stella has returned to the Tri-State Area as the Atlanta Braves take on the Mets. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Native Tommy La Stella Comes Home To Take On The Mets, As An Atlanta Brave

From the minors to the Major Leagues, a baseball player from New Jersey has been afforded the opportunity to live his dream.

07/07/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Police: Concert Venue Brawl Leads To Stabbing

Manuel Ramirez, of Freehold, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons counts stemming from the attack, which occurred early Saturday.

07/05/2014

Ortley Beach Water Tower

Neighbors Not Pleased With Corporate Name On Ortley Beach Water Tower

The New Jersey American Water utility company just renovated the tower in Ortley Beach, and has placed its name on the tower.

07/03/2014

Vera Pecoraro's Clark Home (credit: CBS 2)

Police Ask Public For Help In Solving Clark, N.J. Murder 2 Years Later

Investigators Wednesday were asking the public for help in the murder of a Clark, New Jersey woman, whose body was found in her home two years ago.

07/02/2014

A bear cub's head got stuck in a cookie jar in Ringwood, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bear Cub Recovering After Getting Head Stuck In Jar In Ringwood, N.J.

In a scene seemingly right out of “Winnie the Pooh,” a curious and apparently hungry bear cub got his head stuck in a cookie jar he found in the trash in Ringwood, New Jersey late last week.

07/01/2014

Latia Harris (credit: Salem Police)

Suspect In Beating Caught On Tape In Front Of 2-Year-Old Held On $35,000 Bail

Latia Harris, 25, turned herself in to Salem City police around 7 p.m. Monday following an extensive search.

07/01/2014

Latia Harris (Salem PD)

Police: Suspect Surrenders In Beating Caught On Tape In Front Of 2-Year-Old

A woman surrendered to police in South Jersey Monday, in connection with an attack on another woman that was caught on video as the victim’s 2-year-old son tried to defend his mother.

06/30/2014

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Cops Launch Initiative To Crack Down On Underage Drinking At The Shore

Officers will be on the lookout for customers using fake IDs and for adults who buy alcohol for minors. Last summer, the program led to 211 arrests.

06/28/2014

Pennsylvania Fireworks Purchases

New York, New Jersey Residents Head To Pennsylvania To Risk Buying Fireworks

Every Fourth of July, there is a mad rush to Pennsylvania to buy fireworks wherever it is legal to buy them. But it is not legal to bring fireworks back to New York or New Jersey.

06/27/2014

Latia Harris (Salem PD)

VIDEO: Woman Attacked As Toddler Son Tries To Intervene

Police in southern New Jersey are looking for a woman who was videotaped beating a woman in front of her toddler son.

06/26/2014

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

DEP: N.J. Beach Replenishment Project To Wrap Up Before Height Of Tourism Season

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said there’s more sand on New Jersey’s beaches this summer than there was the day before Superstorm Sandy hit.

06/26/2014

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21 Cash-For-Gold Businesses Cited By New Jersey Consumer Affairs

The 21 cash-for-gold stores from Edison to Emerson — six in Fairfield alone — are accused of using improper and unapproved scales.

06/26/2014

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