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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.

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.
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Visitors to the park can enjoy the views of the Atlantic and stroll along or go fishing off this wal...
Visitors to the park can enjoy the views of the Atlantic and stroll along or go fishing off this walkway.
There is much sea life to be found in High Bar Harbor  located at the northern end of Long Beach Isl...
There is much sea life to be found in High Bar Harbor, located at the northern end of Long Beach Island. Here a couple drops a net into the water to see what can be found.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
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A home was swept off of it s foundation and crashed into the Mantoloking Bridge after Hurricane Sand...
A home was swept off of it's foundation and crashed into the Mantoloking Bridge after Hurricane Sandy.
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A view of Barnegat Lighthouse from the sandy area behind the jetty. In the distance you can see a wa...
A view of Barnegat Lighthouse from the sandy area behind the jetty. In the distance you can see a walkway visitors can use that is extensive and provides the opportunity to see some really nice views. It is very common to see people fishing over the rails.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks after his swearing in ceremony inside of the Patriots Thea...
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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This image was taken at Viking Village  a commercial entity operational since the 1920s. Across from...
This image was taken at Viking Village, a commercial entity operational since the 1920s. Across from one of the docks is an incredible little inlet where all sorts of sea life can be found. In this particular section of the inlet, there were fish, fiddler crabs, mussels and clams, to name a few. A crane was also nearby, but quickly took to flight.
Delran  NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
Delran, NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
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Freddy Kaufman and residents of Port Huron  Mich. organized Mission: Operation Sandy to coordinate e...
Freddy Kaufman and residents of Port Huron, Mich. organized Mission: Operation Sandy to coordinate efforts to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
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Mayor Booker ordered food for residents taking refuge in his home after Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Booker ordered food for residents taking refuge in his home after Hurricane Sandy.
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Bumper cars are a popular activity on the Atlantic City boardwalk
Bumper cars are a popular activity on the Atlantic City boardwalk
Port Authority Trans-Hudson or PATH train passing through an industrial area in New Jersey while in ...
Port Authority Trans-Hudson or PATH train passing through an industrial area in New Jersey while in route to the transportation hub and terminal at the new World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. PATH is a rapid transit railroad serving Newark, Harrison, Hoboken and Jersey City in metropolitan northern New Jersey and Manhattan in New York City. It has an average weekday ridership of 259,100. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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New Jersey s baboon is finally captured.
New Jersey's baboon is finally captured.
Two stunt men ride their motorcycles performing all sorts of tricks as the crowd watches on during a...
Two stunt men ride their motorcycles performing all sorts of tricks as the crowd watches on during a summer morning.
Sunbathers  surfers and swimmers enjoy the breezy beaches of Long Beach Island during August 2013.
Sunbathers, surfers and swimmers enjoy the breezy beaches of Long Beach Island during August 2013.
Found this clam on the shore of High Bar Harbor. Initially shut  after a minute or so  it started to...
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.
New Jersey: Garden State Plaza seen from the airplane
New Jersey: Garden State Plaza seen from the airplane
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A sea bird looks to find its next meal
A sea bird looks to find its next meal
Which went viral  the Great White Shark or the t-shirt message?
Which went viral, the Great White Shark or the t-shirt message?
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Also saw a nice variety of snails along the beach on the bay.
Also saw a nice variety of snails along the beach on the bay.