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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.

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.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his annual State of the State address in Trenton  N...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his annual State of the State address in Trenton, New Jersey January 14, 2014
With permission by Reuters / Lucas Jackson
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.
Woman and her dog explore the bay across from Barnegat Lighthouse
Woman and her dog explore the bay across from Barnegat Lighthouse
Atlantic City heavily relies upon its gambling industry. In recent years there has been a steady dec...
Atlantic City heavily relies upon its gambling industry. In recent years there has been a steady decline as neighboring states begin to allow gambling in their borders.
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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Down on the sand there is a variety of wildlife to be found on LBI. From crabs  mussels  clams  turt...
Down on the sand there is a variety of wildlife to be found on LBI. From crabs, mussels, clams, turtles, birds and fish to bugs and butterflies, there is much to explore. Here is a bug that happened to walk by while I was looking at other sea life.
As gas rationing took effect in New Jersey  police remained at some gas stations and organized the l...
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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Wet snow falling from
Endless Enigma plays live at Bound Brook public library
Endless Enigma plays live at Bound Brook public library
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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Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
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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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Bumper cars are a popular activity on the Atlantic City boardwalk
Bumper cars are a popular activity on the Atlantic City boardwalk
This group of beach-goers appeared to be having a blast at a volleyball court located on the beautif...
This group of beach-goers appeared to be having a blast at a volleyball court located on the beautiful shores of Long Beach Island.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) departs City Hall in Fort Lee  New Jersey January 9  2014. Ch...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) departs City Hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. Christie met with the mayor of Fort Lee to discuss a brewing scandal to settle a political score
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Bound Brook  NJ  September 18  1999 -- members of Port Authority Police Department s (PAPD) Emergenc...
Bound Brook, NJ, September 18, 1999 -- members of Port Authority Police Department's (PAPD) Emergency Service Unit go house to house to make sure no residents were trapped in their homes in the aftermath of a storm that brought severe flooding to the area. The PAPD occasionally provides assistance to local police departments in New Jersey which are mostly small-town agencies that lack the resources and expertise of police departments in large cities.
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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.
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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