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The Ocean County Mall in Toms River, New Jersey was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Wednesday, May 27. (Credit: Joelle Meimin)

Ocean County Mall In Toms River Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

The Ocean County Mall in Toms River, New Jersey was evacuated Wednesday when multiple bomb threats came in by phone.

05/27/2015

Middletown hostage scene (CBS2)

NJ Father Holding Baby Hostage Fatally Shot By Monmouth County SWAT Team

A New Jersey man who was holding his 17-month-old son hostage was fatally shot by a member of the Monmouth County SWAT team, officials said.

05/27/2015

Steven Tyler performs onstage during the "American Idol" grand finale in Hollywood, California on May 13, 2015. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Police In New Jersey Pull Plug On Steven Tyler Concert Hoax

West Windsor police have alerted area residents that Tyler will not be rocking the small pick-your-own strawberry farm, despite listings on concert websites saying otherwise.

05/27/2015

A crowd at Penn Station after NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains were delayed due to a downed wire. (Credit: CBS2)

Downed Wire Leads To Hour-Long Delays For NJ TRANSIT, Amtrak Trains

NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour at Penn Station late Wednesday afternoon, after an overhead wire came down.

05/27/2015

Eric LeGrand (CBS2)

Paralyzed Rutgers Football Player Eric LeGrand Talks About Inspiring Others, Walking Again

It’s been 4 1/2 years since LeGrand suffered a severe spinal cord injury. But he told CBS2’s Otis Livingston that there’s a reason it happened to him — so he could give hope to the hopeless.

05/27/2015

FILE -- Gamblers play the slot machines at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Hard Rock, Track Propose Long-Planned Casino At Meadowlands

Hard Rock International and the Meadowlands Racetrack are proposing a casino just outside New York City.

05/27/2015

Tracy Morgan (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit With Walmart Over Fatal Crash

A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.

05/27/2015

Madonna (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

9 NY Women Make Forbes’ Inaugural Richest, Self-Made Women In U.S. List

Madonna, Beyonce and Vera Wang are three of the women on the list.

05/27/2015

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Experts: NJ Turnpike Crash That Killed John Nash Highlights Importance Of Seatbelts

There have been seatbelt laws on the books for years, but an accident over the weekend has put a spotlight on how they can save lives.

05/26/2015

A brush fire broke out in West Milford, New Jersey on Tuesday, May 26. (Credit: CBS2)

Brush Fire Rips Through Forest Near Greenwood Lake In West Milford, N.J.

A brush fire raged late Tuesday afternoon in a forest near Greenwood Lake in West Milford, New Jersey.

05/26/2015

Rutgers Scarlet strawberries

Rutgers Scientists Create New Strawberry To Wow Your Taste Buds

Scientists at Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station began work on the perfect strawberry as a way to help local farmers diversify their crops and compete with strawberries flown in from places like California and Florida.

05/26/2015

A burger from a fast food outlet.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Newark Residents Upset Over Fast Food Restaurants Coming To New Development

Residents who live near a major development set to open this fall in Newark are up in arms over plans to include fast food restaurants.

05/26/2015

newark roaming toddler

Toddler Found Roaming Streets In Newark

A woman saw the toddler and immediately brought him to a firehouse on Sanford Avenue.

05/26/2015

Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Man In New Jersey Dies Of Lassa Fever After Returning From Liberia

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the man flew back from Liberia on May 17, became critically ill and died Monday night.

05/25/2015

NJSP patrol New Jersey's waterways

New Jersey State Police Step Up Patrols Of Area Waterways

Troopers say the water is much like the highways on Memorial Day weekend, there’s a lot of congestion.

05/25/2015