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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.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie booed at Super Bowl ceremony

New York - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was booed Saturday as he took the stage during the Super Bowl hand-off ceremony in Times Square. Some in the crowd booed, while at least one other heckler could be heard shouting: "we hate traffic, we hate traffic."

Justin Bieber's private jet searched for drugs

Justin Bieber‘s jet was held at an airport in New Jersey on Friday on suspicion that it was carrying marijuana. Bieber was on his way to the Super Bowl.

Toddler left on school bus due to driver's error

Franklin - New Jersey officials have fired a school bus driver after a toddler was left on his bus for me than six hours after the child was forgotten about.

Op-Ed: Why NJ Governor Chris Christie won't be our next President

Chris Christie is undoubtedly one of the main contenders for the Republican nomination to run for President in 2016; however, given recent events and his already moderate stances he is unlikely to be our next President.

Maple Leafs use familiar tactic to snap losing skid Special

Toronto - Desperate for a win after dropping their last four games, The flu-ridden Toronto Maple Leafs finally got themselves back in the win column Sunday night in Toronto as they now find themselves tied for first in shoot-out wins in the NHL.

On jobs, Sen Cory Booker sees need for 'hemisphere of progress'

With evidence that the U.S. economy may be finding its footing, recently appointed Democratic Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is tackling the question of American manufacturing.

Same-sex marriages begin in NJ after Christie drops challenge

Newark - New Jersey's Republican governor dropped the state's legal challenge against gay marriage as same-sex couples began marrying in the Garden State just after midnight on Monday.

Democrat Cory Booker wins special New Jersey Senate seat race

Newark - It looks as though Democratic mayor of Newark Cory Booker is going to be bringing his undeniable charisma to the District of Columbia.

New Jersey boardwalk destroyed by fire

Seaside Park - The Seaside Park, New Jersey boardwalk which had survived the wrath of tropical storm Sandy was destroyed by a raging fire Thursday.
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The bay up in Barnegat Light keeps all sorts of surprises. You never know what you might see as you walk along the bay beach.
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As gas rationing took effect in New Jersey, police remained at some gas stations and organized the lines where the stations had an "enter" and "exit" only driveway. Here motorists wait their turn to get gas.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Which went viral, the Great White Shark or the t-shirt message?
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Winter's first snowfall hits New Jersey
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks after his swearing in ceremony inside of the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey January 21, 2014
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It is common to find visitors have built small structures or spelled out words in the sand at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. It appeared some of the rocks had been moved, so it was hard to tell what the rocks originally spelled out.
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A man in a bathing suit in Asbury Park, NJ
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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.
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Hundreds of fiddler crabs heard us coming and scampered into the marsh. This is only a handful of the number of crabs that were present.
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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Dog in snow drifts during blizzard of 2010-2011 season. December 2010.
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Found this clam on the shore of High Bar Harbor. Initially shut, after a minute or so, it started to open up and show us the inside of its home. The invitation was only for a brief visit.
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I'm not sure of the name of this critter, but it was fun to watch them bury into the sand after the ocean waves washed them ashore.
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This group of beach-goers appeared to be having a blast at a volleyball court located on the beautiful shores of Long Beach Island.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his annual State of the State address in Trenton, New Jersey January 14, 2014
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