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Police respond to an officer shot in Newark on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Mayor: Cop Shot In Leg Responding To Armed Robbery Call

The incident took place at Clinton Avenue near Stratford Place.

9 hours ago

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

New Jersey Cities Announce Partnership For Public Safety, Other Services

Three northern New Jersey mayors on Monday announced plans for a partnership between mayors around the state to improve public safety and reduce costs.

07/28/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against Newark

Attorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.

07/26/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Newark Cop Indicted For Allegedly Pulling Gun In Road Rage Quarrel

A veteran Newark police officer was indicted Wednesday, on charges that he pulled a gun on a man driving with his wife and son after a traffic dispute this past winter.

07/23/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

After Three-Year Probe, Feds To Monitor Newark Police Department

“The people of Newark deserve to be safe, and so do the thousands who come here to work, to learn, and to take advantage of all the city has to offer,” U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said.

07/22/2014

Firefighters respond to a deadly blaze in Newark on June 15, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark Officials Insist Response Time To Deadly Father’s Day Blaze Wasn’t Slow

Nearly three weeks after a house fire killed six people, the Newark Fire Department is rejecting claims of slow response time, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.

07/03/2014

Cheyanne Bond (credit: CBS 2)

Police Looking For Possible Witnesses In Shooting Death Of Newark Teen

Police in Newark are trying to identify potential witnesses after a high school cheerleader was shot and killed, just two weeks after graduation.

07/02/2014

Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka Sworn In As Newark’s New Mayor

Former councilman Ras Baraka, 45, took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

07/01/2014

Six people were killed in a fire on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Newark, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Tapes Document Confusion In Deadly Newark Fire

At CBS 2’s request, the 911 tapes were released Monday documenting frantic calls for help as a fire raged through a Newark home earlier this month, leaving six people dead.

06/30/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Newark Police Investigate 2 Unrelated Fatal Shootings

The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

06/29/2014

Police said Kah-yon Reynolds, 3, got onto a subway train at the Smith-9th Streets station in Brooklyn with his grandfather. Kah-yon was reported missing when his grandfather allegedly fell asleep and the boy was later found in Newark. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grandfather Who Lost Toddler On “F” Train Charged

Wiley Reynolds, 49, is facing charges for failing to exercise control of a minor.

06/29/2014

Police said Kah-yon Reynolds, 3, got onto a subway train at the Smith-9th Streets station in Brooklyn with his grandfather. Kah-yon was reported missing when his grandfather allegedly fell asleep and the boy was later found in Newark. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Boy, 3, Found In Newark After Grandfather Loses Him On Subway In Brooklyn

A 3-year-old boy was found safe in Newark Friday evening, hours after vanishing when his grandfather got on a subway train in Brooklyn with him and fell asleep, police said.

06/27/2014

Funeral held for six victims of Newark fire (Credit: CBS 2)

Funeral Held For Family Members Killed In Father’s Day Blaze

All six victims had been sleeping inside the home on Madison Avenue and South 15th Street when the fire broke out.

06/21/2014

Six people were killed in a fire on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Newark, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutor: Deaths Ruled Accidental For 6 Family Members Killed In Newark Fire

The six family members who were killed in a fire in Newark this past weekend all died of smoke inhalation, and their deaths were accidental, prosecutors said Wednesday.

06/18/2014

Six people were killed in a fire on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Newark, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities: Plastic Flowers Helped Ignite Deadly Newark Fire

Authorities said a yard full of plastic flowers and other decorations helped ignite a fire that led to the deaths of six people, including two children, in Newark on Sunday.

06/16/2014

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