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Report: NJ Bail-Bond Industry Is Rife With Improper Practices

The State Commission of Investigation on Wednesday released a report that found several bail agents continue to operate despite losing their licenses because they abused the system.

05/21/2014

Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Public School Students Protest District Reform Plan

the students sat down in a meeting room Tuesday and did not get up until Wednesday morning. They then took their protest to the front of the school’s headquarters.

05/21/2014

Police investigate after a man and woman were found dead of gunshot wounds in Newark (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Police Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide In Newark

The prosecutor’s office said a male and a female who were believed to be a couple were found dead of gunshot wounds inside the home.

05/17/2014

Sen. Cory Booker

CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEO

U.S. Sen. and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been receiving a lot of criticism on how a $100 million donation to the Newark Public Schools, by Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, is being spent.

05/16/2014

Ras Baraka

Newark Mayor-Elect Ras Baraka Ready To Get To Work

Ideally, Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka would like some time off after his win Tuesday. “But your mind is racing,” Baraka told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral Race

City Councilman Ras Baraka declared victory Tuesday evening in the race for Newark mayor.

05/13/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Police: Robbery May Have Motivated Slaying Of Man, 83, In Newark

Police on Monday were investigating the stabbing death of an 83-year-old man in Newark this past weekend.

05/12/2014

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

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