Clouds arrive later today in advance of snow showers Friday, and if they arrive before 4:30 PM, booms from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will resonate far and wide through Ocean and Burlington Counties. Explosives training continues through the day.

Explosives training, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Sgt. Brad Mincey / DVIDS)

A Medford minister, accused of molesting minors over a 16-year span, is under medical care following his Wednesday arrest. Harry L. Thomas faces eight charges related to four juveniles between 1999 and 2015.

New Jersey's bear hunt goes into overtime. State environmental officials said that the 97 recorded bear kills doesn't reach the 20 percent of the population that they want to reduce.

The cause of a Neptune Township police officer's death this week has not been disclosed, but significantly, Chief James Hunt indicated that it involved no public safety threat. John Jackson Jr was ex-Navy with 19 years on the force, and also a lifeguard.

Bakers in the Garden State are challenging New Jersey's ban on the retail sale of home-baked goods. They argue in their lawsuit that it denies them the right to profit from their merchandise. New Jersey is the only state that restricts it.

Some of Point PLeasant's busiest streets have detour signs around them today. Arnold Avenue is under construction from Route 88 to Philadelphia Avenue. Atlantic and Trenton Avenues are viable alternates.

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