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    RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two New York-based antiquities dealers are accused of making up the provenance of the items they sold, possibly concealing that they may have been stolen or looted.The FBI raided a home in Ridgewood, New Jersey Tuesday, in connection with the probe.Officials say the owner of "Fortuna Fine Arts" in Manhattan,...
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — FBI agents raided a house in Ridgewood on Tuesday, looking for clues in an alleged art scam. It comes as two dealers in ancient art have been indicted on federal fraud and identity theft charges. Prosecutors say for the last five years, 50-year-old Erdal Dere, of New York City, and 47-year-old...
    If you’re looking to live in the happiest state, you’ll need to move to Hawaii. At least that’s what personal finance website WalletHub determined in its “2020’s Happiest States in America” report, which was released on Tuesday. MAN'S SURFBOARD, LOST IN HAWAII, FOUND 5,000 MILES AWAY IN PHILIPPINES The Aloha State scored the top spot...
    LODI, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Tuesday was another day of waiting and frustration at Motor Vehicle Commission offices in New Jersey. The line at the MVC office in Lodi stretched around the building. Many people were trying to get service after a statewide computer outage prevented all transactions Monday. MORE: New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Says...
    MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- Music students at one New Jersey university are taking their talents outside, rehearsing on the seventh floor of the on-campus parking deck amid the coronavirus pandemic.Students at the John J. Cali School of Music, part of Montclair State University, head to the Red Hawk parking deck every Thursday.And when singing...
    By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a $32.7 billion budget that hikes income taxes on millionaires and businesses. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate budget committees advanced the spending plan, with Republicans voting no. Votes are expected in both chambers on Thursday. The nine-month budget was shortened...
    HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — We’re sorting out the ways to vote on National Voter Registration Day. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy recently made it easier than ever by allowing people to register online. It’s one of several major changes when it comes to casting your ballot during the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Tuesday....
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A pair of broken water valves caused trouble for homes, businesses and and commuters in Jersey City Tuesday morning.Video from NewsCopter 7 showed crews working to repair the breaks in the city's downtown area.SUEZ officials said that a 12-inch valve burst on Brunswick Street between Wayne Street and Christopher...
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A pair of broken water valves caused trouble for homes, businesses and and commuters in Jersey City Tuesday morning.Video from NewsCopter 7 showed crews working to repair the breaks in the city's downtown area.SUEZ officials said that a 12-inch valve burst on Brunswick Street between Wayne Street and Christopher...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another person arrested in a 2018 federal takedown of a heroin distribution ring that operated in central New Jersey pleaded guilty Tuesday. The U.S. attorney’s office said Daniel McHugh of Sayreville admitted to conspiracy and possession with attempt to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. McHugh is the 13th person out...
    The New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced a bipartisan bill Monday that aims to allow construction companies and contractors to apply for permits and scheduled inspections online. The bill had the backing of numerous business associations including the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Apartment Association, the Utility...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- The state of New Jersey is giving away free naloxone this week as overdose rates increase during the coronavirus pandemic, putting the potentially life-saving antidote in as many hands as possible.Residents can obtain free naloxone at 322 participating pharmacies without providing name or a prescription from September 24-26."You actually can just...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey has been named among the top five happiest states across the country. WalletHub ranked New Jersey the fourth happiest state in its 2020’s Happiest States in America survey. To determine the ranking, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 32 key metrics, including depression rate, positive COVID-19 testing rate, income...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A college dorm in Newark is under quarantine after COVID-19 was found in the sewage water. The New Jersey Institute of Technology says a wastewater sample tested positive last week for Cypress Hall. The school says 266 students who live in the dorm were tested the next day. All of them...
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Broken water mains caused some trouble for customers and commuters in Jersey City Tuesday morning.Video from NewsCopter 7 showed crews working to repair two breaks in the city's downtown area.One was located at Brunswick Avenue between Montgomery Street and Christopher Columbus Avenue.The other was at Brunswick Avenue between Bright...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Two New Jersey counties have been ranked among the top 25 healthiest counties in the county. US News and World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, named Hunterdon and Morris Counties as the 15th and 22nd overall healthiest communities in its third annual Healthiest Communities rankings. This year, the rankings included...
    WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The FBI reports the true cost of tax fraud tops $27 billion each year, but the real face of that fraud belongs to people like one New Jersey couple who had thousands of their hard-earned money sent to a scammer 1,600 miles away.Frustrated by the feds' response, they e-filed for...
    Ivanka Trump traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday to highlight the Trump administration's efforts to combat human trafficking, after spending the weekend celebrating Rosh Hashanah in New Jersey with her family.  The 38-year-old White House senior adviser's first stop in Atlanta was the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, where she joined Attorney General Bill Bar and...
    TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is back up and running after a computer network connection problem halted all transactions Monday, the latest frustrating incident for customers after the agency's reopening led to long lines and confusion.The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was resolved around 1:30 p.m.,...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission could not process transactions Monday due to a computer network connection problem, agency officials said. The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was ongoing as of early Monday afternoon. Officials have not said what may have caused the problem or when service might...
    TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission could not process transactions Monday due to a computer network connection problem, agency officials said.The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was ongoing as of early Monday afternoon.Officials have not said what may have caused the problem or when service might be...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission said computers went down statewide Monday. The problem caused major lines at several centers. Due to network connection issues statewide, MVC is unable to process transactions. Every effort is being made to restore connections as soon as possible. — New Jersey MVC (@NJ_MVC) September 21,...
    A video showing the daily routine of three sanitation workers has gone viral after a neighbor shared footage of them dancing to the 'Cupid Shuffle' while collecting trash. Kenneth Cook caught William Watson, Rodrick Samuels and Chad Howard doing the popular choreographed routine to the track by Cupid as they made their way down his...
    A former research and development director has been arrested after making seven hoax 'swatting' calls to the police. Vadim Pinskiy, 35, made up a number of domestic disturbances and violent incidents which never occurred, New Jersey Police say.   Swatting, a form of retaliation where people make false reports to get police, often SWAT teams, to...
    At least one person was killed and another was "severely injured" following a shooting inside a New Jersey motorcycle clubhouse early on Sunday, according to authorities. Police responded to the Wheels of Soul clubhouse in Camden around 1:45 a.m. after a report of a shooting, authorities said. Jermaine Wilkes, 38, of Philadelphia, was found dead inside the clubhouse...
    GARFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey police department is asking for donations after one of its officers lost her car, her home, and everything inside in a massive fire.Flames broke out at the home on Van Winkle Avenue in Garfield shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.Firefighters' response went to four alarms after the flames...
    A trio of New Jersey garbage men was caught on now-viral video busting out moves in the middle of the street while working. As singer Cupid’s 2007 dance hit the “Cupid Shuffle’’ blared from speakers on the Roselle Sanitation truck in Keansburg in Monmouth County last week, the workers boogied while emptying residents’ trash...
    GARFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- First responders are on the scene of a four-alarm house fire in New Jersey.Officials say two houses are on fire on Van Winkle Avenue in Garfield.They say the fire started shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.There is no word yet on any injuries.This is breaking news. This story will be updated...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – More than two dozen people are without a home after a fire tore through a duplex Saturday morning in Paterson, New Jersey. It happened on Redwood Avenue just before 4 a.m. Officials said the fire started in a duplex, but spread, causing smoke and water damage to a single-family home nearby....
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have continued to dip in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.19, down three cents from the week before. The national average...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have continued to dip in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.19, down three cents from the week before. The national average...
    EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A couple who met at a New Jersey nursing home and had their wedding delayed by the coronavirus pandemic finally tied the knot Friday.Rose Angela Filippi and Paul Reuther both live at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates and never imagined that they would start a romance at the...
    Police in New Jersey are searching for three suspects after the home of two police officers—a couple—was shot at least half a dozen times while they and their newborn were inside. The shooting took place on Tuesday night and Camden police believe it was carried out by three people. The two officers and their newborn...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course again and dropped controversial testing advice that caused a big backlash. This comes as cases are on the rise in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Friday was the fourth straight day New Jersey has seen more than 400 new coronavirus cases. In...
    BLAIRSTOWN, New Jersey -- Bob Halberstadt, an 80-year-old resident of Blairstown, New Jersey, is redefining life after retirement.While many at his age sit back and enjoy life after years of hard work, Halberstadt is just getting started; becoming the oldest volunteer firefighter at Blairstown Hose Company No. 1."I didn't give it a second thought. I...
    The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee advanced a bill that would penalize residents who don’t wear a face covering in stores that require one. Residents would be fined $50 to $500 if they go into a store with a face covering over their mask or nose or if they remove it while inside under...
    A suspect targeted two New Jersey police officers by shooting into their home, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said on Thursday. A suspect opened fire on the home of two Camden County police officers on Tuesday night. The officers, along with their infant, were inside of the home at the time. “The attack on our...
    Rep. Tom Malinowski, a freshman Democrat, is fending off a tough challenge by a Republican lawmaker from a well-known New Jersey political family in the state's 7th Congressional District. Malinowski won his seat in 2018 after defeating five-term Republican incumbent Rep. Lance Leonard by a 5-point margin. A once-safe Republican district for 38 years, where...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you’ve been expecting unemployment payments in New York, relief is on the way. The state Labor Department says it paid out nearly $2 billion in lost wages to more than two million New Yorkers. The Labor Department said in a tweet that a bank used to process the payments failed...
    (CNN) — Nike released an all-black jersey to commemorate the four years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to peacefully protest against systemic racism and social injustice during the National Anthem. The Icon Jersey 2.0, which retails for $150, went on sale Thursday morning and sold out in less than a minute, Nike confirmed...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a”monumental reform” that puts New Jersey...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a“monumental reform” that puts New Jersey...
    By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a“monumental...
    Nike's new all-black Colin Kaepernick jersey that commemorates four years since he first took a knee during the national anthem sold out in less than a minute, the sports apparel company told CBS News on Friday. The kneeling protests inspired by Kaepernick are meant to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice.  Nike unveiled...