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Review: Taylor Swift takes over MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Special

East Rutherford - Global music star Taylor Swift headlined MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on July 10, as part of her "1989 World Tour" and she put on a spectacular live performance.

DEA agents allegedly lied to govt. about running strip club

South Hackensack - Two Drug Enforcement Agency employees allegedly lied to the government about not having outside work, even though they owned a sleazy New Jersey strip club that employed illegal immigrant dancers from Russia and Brazil.

NJ lawmaker trying to toughen 'swatting' penalty gets swatted

Trenton - When a false phone tip reporting a crime brought 30 police officers to the doorstep of an innocent man's home in southern New Jersey last October, Paul Moriarty, a state legislator decided to do something about it. Then he got swatted for his trouble.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

Wagner legend is brought to life by a fast-rising star Special

Toronto - New Jersey native Christine Goerke may be making her role debut as a legendary Wagner heroine soon, but she's still a tweeting, Skyping wife and mom who thinks size has nothing to do with sex appeal.

Op-Ed: New Yorkers told to stay off roads, transit as blizzard strikes

New York City - There was a time, not too long ago, when the U.S. Post Office took great pride in delivering the mail to every American, six days a week without fail.

New Jersey apartment fire ruled accidental, tenants plan lawsuit

Officials have said that the fire that destroyed a major part of a luxury New Jersey apartment complex was caused when ongoing plumbing repairs sparked a fire that quickly spread through the building.

Authorities to investigate death of boy struck by police cruiser

An investigation is under way in Gloucester County, New Jersey to determine whether a police officer had his patrol car's lights and siren on when he struck and killed a boy while responding to a call on Sunday evening.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

Toronto - A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Fans of NFL's hapless Jets rent billboard to demand change

East Rutherford - Frustrated New York Jets fans who have seen their favorite National Football League team go from expected contender to downright embarrassment have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Vessel buried under New Jersey beach could be historical find

Brick - Debris from a shipwreck have been unearthed at a beach in Brick, New Jersey, and town officials and historians are eager to excavate the remnants of the vessel.

Seven NJ high school football players charged in hazing scandal

Sayreville - Seven high school football players have been arrested in connection with a hazing scandal and three of the players have been charged with sex crimes for alleged assaults on younger team members last month, prosecutors said.

Revel becomes fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year

Atlantic City - New Jersey's massive Revel Casino Hotel, a gambling behemoth billed as the key to revitalizing Atlantic City's faltering casinos, shut down completely Tuesday despite state intervention and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax incentives.

Family impacted by Hurricane Sandy wins lottery

Beachwood - The phrase "this storm shall pass" has proven true for the Endreson family. They recently won a $20 million lottery jackpot, two years after infamous Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of their community.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie's flip-flop on gun rights sparks ire Special

When New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have prohibited the possession of gun magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition, it sparked the ire of gun control activists and those who lost loved ones to gun violence.

Tracy Morgan files suit, says Wal-Mart negligent in deadly crash

Trenton - Famed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has filed suit against retail giant Wal-Mart for its alleged involvement in the crash that left him critically injured and one person dead.

Inspector gets 5 years' probation for stealing $460k in quarters

Hackensack - A former New Jersey inspector recently pleaded guilty to stealing $460,000 in quarters. He's been given five years' probation and will have to pay the city a significant amount of money per month.

39 cats stuffed into 5 small crates, abandoned at NJ shelter

Newark - Authorities are searching for a woman who dropped off five small cat crates stuffed with 39 cats at an Essex county animal shelter in the middle of the night on the evening of July 7.

Frank Sinatra's first driver's license available on auction day

Boston - If you are looking for something original to leave to your kids, how about bidding for Frank Sinatra's very first New Jersey driver's license, on auction Thursday in Boston. It even comes complete with a typo, but they did get the eye color right

Video: Couple assault officer, are grabbed and thrown from train

Union - Onlookers took cell phone video of a New Jersey (NJ) couple being grabbed by police officers and thrown off a train for refusing to leave after bringing their bikes onto the train.

Great white sharks making a splashy comeback off U.S. coasts

Cape May - A New Jersey man fishing with friends off the coast of Cape May has startling evidence that great white sharks are making a comeback after one of the huge fish bit the outboard motor on his boat.

Kayla Calabrese releases new single to country radio

Country music's rising Italian songstress, Kayla Calabrese released her latest single from her self-titled EP to country radio.

Interview: Scott Stapp from Creed talks upcoming solo concerts Special

Scott Stapp, the lead singer from the acclaimed rock band Creed, chatted about his upcoming solo concerts in New York and New Jersey.

Legislation to legalize marijuana in New Jersey planned Monday

State Senator Nicholas Scutari, a Union County, NJ lawmaker, is expected to introduce legislation on Monday that would both legalize and make subject to taxation the sale of marijuana.

Interview with Doug Gray from Marshall Tucker Band: The Paramount Special

Doug Gray is the lead singer of the iconic southern rock group,The Marshall Tucker Band. He opened up about their upcoming concerts in New Jersey and New York.

Op-Ed: Marijuana TV ads get their foot in the door

Newark - What does marijuana have to do with sushi? This weekend, the first TV add that could be seen as promoting weed premiered in New Jersey started out with a slippery guy selling black market sushi.

Poll: Online poker players in NJ deserting unregulated websites

A poll conducted by gaming research firm Commercial Intelligence (CI) has found that players are switching towards regulated online poker rooms in New Jersey.

Raise a spoon America, Yuengling's Ice Cream is back

Pottsville - Yes, I said Yuengling's Ice Cream. After a 30-year hiatus, the company that shares its name with the popular Pennsylvania brewery has revived its ice cream production.

FBI rescues 16 kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl and other big sporting events are lucrative venues for the sex trade in the U.S. There are few statistics on how much traffic increases during large sporting events, but New Jersey, like other states before them, was aware of the problem.
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New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Davis
The area in which the accident occurred that claimed the life of Matthew McCloskey  10.
The area in which the accident occurred that claimed the life of Matthew McCloskey, 10.
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At Viking Village there is an abundance of sea life around the docks  including a variety of differe...
At Viking Village there is an abundance of sea life around the docks, including a variety of different types of crabs.
This sea gull wandered over in hopes of finding some eats from the humans on the beach - found a pot...
This sea gull wandered over in hopes of finding some eats from the humans on the beach - found a potato chip and then rapidly took off with it.
Tree crushes two chimneys on Cranford New Jersey house during Hurricane Irene
Tree crushes two chimneys on Cranford New Jersey house during Hurricane Irene
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search a...
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Princess the Psychic camel died just weeks before New Jersey held its first Super Bowl
Princess the Psychic camel died just weeks before New Jersey held its first Super Bowl
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9  2014. Chris...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. Christie fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
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Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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Delran  NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
Delran, NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
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File photo: Mayor Cory Booker hand delivers diapers and milk to a Newark  N.J. resident without powe...
File photo: Mayor Cory Booker hand delivers diapers and milk to a Newark, N.J. resident without power
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
President Obama  NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy s Devastation
President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy's Devastation
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From Belamr s annual Sand Castle Competition in Belmar  NJ.
From Belamr's annual Sand Castle Competition in Belmar, NJ.
One group of beach-goers built an elaborate group of sand castles. You can see a large section of th...
One group of beach-goers built an elaborate group of sand castles. You can see a large section of them in this image. It was fun watching them in action, but notice how the water is getting closer. It wouldn't be long before the tide would come in and wash it all away.
Motorcycle stuntman performs on Atlantic City s boardwalk.
Motorcycle stuntman performs on Atlantic City's boardwalk.
Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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This box turtle crossed through a game of lacrosse near a side street to the beach and  scurried  of...
This box turtle crossed through a game of lacrosse near a side street to the beach and "scurried" off into the brush to escape.