Newark

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

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

Newark House Fire Kills 6 People, Including 2 Children

Six people — including two children — were killed in house fire early Sunday morning in Newark, Essex County officials said.

06/15/2014

Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

3,500 Athletes Set To Compete As Special Olympics Open In New Jersey

As the opening ceremony of Special Olympics USA Games is held Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, Fredericks, a gold medalist in 2010, is looking to capture more glory — and prove his doubters wrong.

06/15/2014

Flooding in Newark on June 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Floodwaters Wreak Havoc On Roads, Strand Motorists In Newark

Heavy rains turned Newark’s streets into lakes Monday, trapping people in cars all over the city.

06/09/2014

2 Dead, 1 Injured In Separate Newark Shootings

The shootings happened about a mile apart during a two-hour span on Friday afternoon, but it doesn’t appear that the incidents are connected, according to Essex County authorities.

06/07/2014

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Operator Dead After Excavation Crane Slides Into Newark Bay

According to published reports, a witness claims to have seen the crane operator inside the machine at the time of the accident.

06/05/2014

Developing Story 16x9 DL

Child Falls Out Third Floor Window In Newark

Officers found the 3-year-old boy’s mother cradling her child on the street after the fall, police said.

06/02/2014

Newark Fire

3-Alarm Fire Spreads To Multiple Residences In Newark

An extra-alarm fire burned its way through several apartment houses in Newark Friday afternoon.

05/30/2014

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9 Accused In Drug Smuggling Ring At Essex County Correctional Facility

FBI agents rounded up nine suspects who allegedly ran a contraband marketplace, smuggling drugs and cellphones into a federal pretrial detention facility at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

05/28/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

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

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