Coast Guard crews comb by sea and air off Atlantic City at this hour, searching for a swimmer who entered the water at about 10 Tuesday night. and never returned. There have been four drwonings since last Friday in New Jersey ocean, lake, bay, pool and stream waters, and more than a dozen since June.

Starting tomorrow, disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients need no longer worry about feeding parking meters in New Jersey. The state Motor Vehicle Commission unveils placards to exempt them, in Asbury Park. The first ones will be issued at the VFW Hall on Lake Street at 10:30 AM.

New Jersey U.S.Senator Cory Booker launches a proposal for federal legalization of marijuana. His measure would offer incentives to states to decriminalize possession and use, and open the possibility of expungement for those convicted of possession or use.

A Burlington City man faces a murder charge, for allegedly stabbing his stepfather to death Tuesday. Stephen J. Paul was arrested without incident. The body of Edward Williams of Westampton was found, riddled with lacerations, in Paul's apartment. Investigators said that they recovered the knife.

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