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The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Offering Interest-Free Loans To Those Buying Homes In Sandy-Ravaged Communities

The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

08/06/2013

Authorities in Kenilworth, New Jersey are trying to figure out who called in a false report of a hostage situation near Kean University. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Prank Caller Who Reported ‘Hostage Situation’ In N.J. Will Be Prosecuted

A prank call that brought a massive response in Union County, N.J., was the subject of a criminal investigation Monday.

07/22/2013

Caleb Lawrence McGillvary appears in court on June 3, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Murder Suspect Caleb McGillivary, aka ‘Kai The Hitchiker’ Of Internet Fame, Hospitalized

McGillivary, 24, was being held in Union County Jail on $3 million bail while awaiting trial for allegedly beating Joseph Galfy, 73, of Clark to death.

07/18/2013

Officials from Union and Hudson County with the results of a weekend gun buyback. (credit: NJ Attorney General's Office)

Dozens Of Illegal Guns, Assault Weapons Turned In At N.J. Gun Buyback

A two-day gun buyback program staged in Union and Hudson Counties last weekend netted about 1,600 firearms.

07/16/2013

Vera Pecoraro's Clark Home (credit: CBS 2)

Investigators Search For Answers In Clark, N.J. Murder One Year Later

A Clark, N.J. woman was found dead in her home a year ago Sunday, and police have asked for the public’s help to solve the murder on the one-year anniversary.

07/07/2013

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Union County, N.J., Withholding Funding For Special Senate Election

One New Jersey county is holding onto its cash to spend on a special election for the U.S. Senate, until county officials find out of the state will reimburse them.

06/15/2013

Caleb McGillvary in court on Monday, June 3, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

YouTube Sensation ‘Kai The Hitchhiker’ Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

Caleb McGillvary, 24, is charged with murdering 73-year-old Union County lawyer Joseph Galfy.

06/03/2013

Caleb McGillvary is brought back to New Jersey to face a murder charge on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

YouTube Sensation ‘Kai The Hitchhiker’ Back In NJ To Face Murder Charges

Caleb McGillvary is being held in the Union County jail after he waived extradition following his arrest in Philadelphia on May 16.

05/30/2013

Caleb Lawrence McGillvary (credit: Handout via Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Starbucks Run Leads To Arrest Of YouTube Sensation Charged In NJ Murder

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary was arrested Thursday at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia and charged in the fatal beating of a 73-year-old New Jersey lawyer.

05/17/2013

Caleb Lawrence McGillvary (credit: Handout via Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Authorities: YouTube Star Arrested, Charged In Clark, N.J. Murder

A man known on YouTube as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” has been charged with murder in the beating death of a Union County lawyer, authorities said Thursday.

05/16/2013

Police in Roselle, NJ are searching for Andrew Cooke, 18, last seen on April 2. (credit: Roselle Police Department)

Authorities Searching For Bipolar NJ Teen Missing For Weeks

Andrew Cooke, 18, was last seen leaving his Union County home on the afternoon of April 2. He has been treated for depression and anger management in the past and is bipolar, police said.

04/17/2013

Asian Longhorned Beetle (file / credit: USDA via Wikipedia)

Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradicated From New Jersey

“I’m proud to announce the eradication of the beetle from Union and Middlesex Counties,” said state Agriculture Secretary Doug Fisher of the locations of the last two clusters.

03/14/2013

Gas Line in Manalapan, New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Gas Rationing In Effect As New Jersey Deals With Sandy’s Aftermath

If you’re planning to line up for gas Saturday, you had better check your license plate first.

CBS New York–11/03/2012

Monmouth Beach

Following Sandy, Gov. Christie Says It’s Now Time To Act And Rebuild Lives

Downed trees, utility poles and wires have tangled together in dangerous piles across the neighborhood. Transformers are down, wiping out power to thousands.

11/01/2012

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Union County Cop Hospitalized After Crash Near Summit

The officer was driving on a winding road when another car swerved, crossed over the double yellow line and into the path of his squad car, hitting it head on, police said.

10/10/2012

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