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A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Alleged Drunk Driver Kills 1, Injures 3 In New Jersey Turnpike Crash

One man was killed and three people were injured when a car driven by an accused drunken driver struck a concrete barrier on the New Jersey Turnpike in northern New Jersey.

05/11/2014

Sakita Covington (credit: Handout)

Bail Raised For Babysitter Charged In Death Of Girl, 4, In Newark

Bail was raised to $500,000 Friday for a babysitter charged in the death of a 4-year-old Newark girl who police said was crushed by a bed.

05/09/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Voters Focused On Curbing Crime As Newark Mayoral Election Looms

On May 13, voters will head to the polls for the first time since their mayor moved on the U.S. Senate, and as the election looms a battle is brewing between the two main candidates.

05/08/2014

People move through Pennsylvania Station    (credit:  Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Real Estate Blog Movoto Lists 10 Most Stressed Out Cities In America

Start spreading the news. New Yorkers are NOT the most stressed residents in the United States.

05/08/2014

Sakita Covington (credit: Handout)

Babysitter Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Newark Girl

A babysitter has been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Newark girl.

05/08/2014

Newark housing project where bed fell on toddler (CBS 2)

Girl, 3, Critically Injured By Falling Bed In Newark

A child was critically injured in Newark, N.J. Wednesday when a bed crashed down on top of her.

05/07/2014

Newark City Hall - File / Photo: City of Newark

Race Heats Up As Newark Mayoral Candidates Hurl Accusations Just Days Before Election

Both sides in Newark’s mayoral race lobbed accusations of campaign finance shenanigans Tuesday as the campaign heated up a week before Election Day. A video of candidate Ras Baraka speaking to gang members also became a focus over allegations that it was derogatory toward the city’s Latino residents.

05/06/2014

Newark Flooding

Heavy Rain Soaks Tri-State Area, Leaves Drivers Stranded In Floodwaters

Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.

04/30/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Urge Pulaski Skyway Commuters To Use Mass Transit

Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that last week was the exception, not the norm.

04/21/2014

Police investigate a fatal shooting in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Aims To Cut Gun Violence With New Initiative

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

04/16/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Braces For Gridlock As NYC-Bound Pulaski Skyway Closes For 2-Year Renovation

The skyway is scheduled to shut down just after midnight Saturday as part of a 24-month, $1 billion project to repair the 81-year-old span.

04/11/2014

Shareef Q. Nash

Second Man Charged In Fire That Destroyed Newark Candidate’s Campaign Bus

A second man has been charged with setting fire to a bus that belonged to the campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka.

04/10/2014

Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ (Photo by Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Cash-Strapped Newark Bears To Hold Liquidation Sale, Auction

Newark’s independent baseball franchise is down for the count. And now everything is for sale — maybe even the kitchen sink.

04/10/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Man Charged In Torching Of Newark Mayoral Candidate’s Bus

A man was arrested Friday after a candidate for Newark mayor’s campaign bus was torched.

04/04/2014

Police cordon off an area where a bus was struck by a bullet in Newark. (credit: CBS 2)

Bullet Hits School Bus Carrying Special Needs Children In Newark

Police said three to four men fired several shots around 3 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of First Street.

04/04/2014

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