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Damage In Freehold Township (Credit: CBS 2)

State Of Emergency Declared In Freehold Township Following Heavy Storms

A state of emergency has been declared in Freehold Township as thousands of utility customers in Central Jersey remained without power late on Sunday morning after a series of severe storms moved through the region.

07/29/2012

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jahmell Crockam Gets Life In Prison For Lakewood Cop Killing

Authorities say because Crockam was convicted of murdering Patrolman Christopher Matlosz, the law requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

03/22/2012

Lakewood Tent City

Judge Rules In Favor Of Lakewood Tent City

Homeless people living in the woods in Lakewood can stay there while a court battle between their advocates and city officials continues.

01/06/2012

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12-Year-Old Killed In Hit-And-Run In Ocean County

Investigators say the boy was with his siblings either walking home or to a friend’s house when he was hit.

12/17/2011

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Verizon Apologizes For Bogus Emergency Text Message Sent To NJ Residents

Verizon has issued an apology after sending out an alarming text message to New Jersey residents.

12/12/2011

Oxycodone

Dr. Clifton Howell, Drug Dealer Louis Lisi Sentenced In Oxycodone Ring

Dr. Clifton Howell and drug dealer Louis Lisi were both led away in handcuffs in Hudson County court on Friday.

09/16/2011

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New Jersey Officials Warn Against Eating Wild Mushrooms

The state’s Poison Information and Education System says two people were hospitalized in Hudson County.

08/24/2011

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Authorities: Drowning Death Of NYC Girl Possibly An Accident

Ocean County prosecutors say Meghan’s mother and a sibling were at the house pool with her when the incident occurred at the family’s summer home in Mantoloking, but further details were not disclosed.

08/07/2011

Morris County, NJ (file / credit: Morris County Tourism Bureau)

Morris County Tops Quality Of Life List In New Jersey Survey

The results are in from a new survey on the quality of life in the counties of New Jersey.

08/02/2011

The Jersey Shore cast in Italy. (credit: AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)

Poll Shows MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Might Actually Be Helping New Jersey’s Image Slightly

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t a fan of the show, but a new poll reveals that the program isn’t harming the state’s reputation, and may even be helping it by making it a bit more famous.

07/18/2011

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Ronnie From ‘Jersey Shore’ May Avoid Trial Over ’09 Nightclub Fight

A judge in Ocean County admitted the 25-year-old Bronx, N.Y., resident into a pretrial intervention program for 18 months. Under the program, he neither admits nor denies guilt.

07/12/2011

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Year-Old Toms River Child Survives Fall From House Balcony

Police say a year-old child fell about nine feet from the balcony of a house in Tom’s River.

07/10/2011

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Ex-NJ Police Officer Accused Of Stealing From PBA

Theft charges have been filed against a former New Jersey police officer who allegedly stole funds while serving as treasurer of a police union.

05/07/2011

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2010 Census: NJ Population Shifting Southward

Figures from the 2010 Census show population growth in New Jersey is tilting southward as the state’s suburbs continue to diversify.

02/03/2011

An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

NJ Sen. Still Wants Death Penalty; Christie Would Sign

Sen. Robert Singer says it should be applied to those convicted of murdering a child, killing a police officer in the line of duty, or committing a fatal terrorist attack.

01/26/2011

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